Director of Human Resources

From July 13-16, 2020, Democrats from all over the country will gather together in the City of Milwaukee to participate in the Democratic National Convention, where we will nominate the next President of the United States. The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) is assembling a diverse team with skills in community engagement, event logistics, finance, operations, IT, and more under the leadership of Tom Perez, Chair, and Joe Solmonese, Chief Executive Officer. The DNCC team will oversee and deliver on all aspects of the planning and execution of this Convention, from housing the delegates to convening Platform Committee meetings to producing the Convention’s live programming, which will be seen by hundreds of millions of people around the world.


The Director of Human Resources will be responsible for managing day-to-day HR operations of the Convention, including organizational development, HR initiatives and programs, employee communications, engagement and relations; payroll and benefits, and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

The Director of Human Operations is housed within the Finance & Administration Department. The Finance & Administration team is responsible for the fiscal and administrative aspects of the DNCC, including finance, budget management, human resources, and general business operations.

The goals of the Finance & Administration team are ensuring the Convention operates effectively and efficiently through the creation of policies, procedures, and processes that allows staff and other departments to accomplish their goals.

This is an exempt position under the FLSA.

Reporting Structure

The Director of Human Resources reports to the Senior Director of Finance & Administration.

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct new-hire orientation and on-boarding process.

  • Serve as primary point of contact for staff regarding all benefits and payroll matters.

  • Maintain and administer personnel policies, including the employee handbook and job descriptions.

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements and advise management on needed actions.

  • Manage and oversee all HR-related issues including reporting procedures, documenting, investigating, and providing recommended disciplinary for policy violations.

  • Support management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions.

  • Work closely with HR staff at the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C.

  • Other duties as required.

  • Willingness to be a proactive team member to help accomplish the goals of the Convention.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field.

  • 7+ years of human resources business partner experience.

  • PHR/SPHR or similar related certifications preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability in HR and strong leadership skills.

  • Familiarity with Wisconsin and Milwaukee specific human resource requirements.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Previous experience working with large special events is a plus but not required.


This position may require limited travel - less than 10%.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The DNCC will mainly operate out of the Headquarters Office, but will also maintain a number of satellite offices and additional venues. All of these spaces are professional office environments, and will require the operation of office equipment such as computers, phones, and copy machines. This is a mainly stationary position.

Job Location: Milwaukee, WI. No opportunity for telecommuting.

Benefits: The DNCC offers a benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, and disability and life insurance.

How to Apply: Please go to to apply through the portal. Please include a cover letter and resume as a single document when uploading.

The Democratic National Convention Committee Committee (DNCC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that is best able to deliver a Convention that reflects the values and diversity of our Party and Country. The DNCC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNCC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.