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LaFORCE is a culture-first agency and is passionate about creating a positive workplace for all. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, accessibility, equity and inclusion where all employees are valued for their individual differences, unique talents, abilities and contributions. We invite everyone to be themselves, which we believe helps our team members reach their full potential.

We’re always looking for talented people to join our team. If you’re smart, hardworking and value inclusivity, we’d love to chat about our job openings.

Job Openings
  • Human Resources Generalist

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    • At least 4-5+ years of experience
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    Please apply via LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2426033083

    We are looking for a dynamic team member to join our lean and effective HR/Operations Team. Our team’s mission is to provide support, facilitate growth and drive change across the agency as well as ensure that the employee experience is positive and seamless throughout their career with LaForce.

    In this role, you will help create, manage, facilitate and execute the functions and programs of our HR team. You will work closely with our Director of People & Operations, HR Manager and Talent Acquisition Specialist to set all employees up for a successful and meaningful experience here at LaForce and help create efficiencies throughout the agency. Candidates must be highly efficient, have strong problem-solving and multitasking capabilities and possess a “Go-Getter” attitude. Our ideal candidate has a deep understanding of people development, can build engagement, is thoughtful, curious, resourceful, and has a propensity for creating and maintaining efficient, effective workflows. Candidates should have the ability to be comfortable with high-volume workload and not be afraid to “roll up their sleeves.” Experience working in Public Relations or related industry preferred. This is an exempt position.

    Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

    • You will manage a broad range of HR responsibilities including, but not limited to, employee relations, performance management and career development:

    Hiring and Onboarding Process/ Offboarding:

    • Shares final stage recruitment efforts with HR counterparts: responsible for hiring and delivering offer letters
    • Prepares for new hires: organizes, manages and conducts new hire orientations working with all departments necessary to prepare for employee’s first day
    • Manage employee separations and conduct exit interviews

    Employee Relations:

    • Serve as HR Business partner to designated team(s)
    • Be a trusted advisor and provide expertise and counseling for team leaders/ managers/ employees on issues or questions
    • Manage performance management process with HR counterparts; manage performance review and goal setting for the agency and assigned teams
    • Conducts ongoing meetings and check-ins with employees on assigned teams
    • Monitor overall agency environment and “pulse” of employee engagement in partnership with HR team members and Leadership Team
    • Identify opportunities and ideate events/ programs for agency culture and employee welfare

    HR Compliance, Policies and Procedures:

    • Help define new and/ or improve policies and procedures while ensuring compliance with any company, legal or regulatory laws
    • Stay up-to-date on federal, state and city laws and ensure company is navigating and implementing any timely changes that are necessary
    • Assist with ensuring handbook and any necessary addendums are up-to-date
    • Maintain accurate and consistent employee personnel files and other related HR files

    Payroll, Benefits and Administration:

    • Assist with / review agency payroll for exempt and non-exempt employees along with time tracking and entry for non-exempt employees; manage overtime approvals
    • Assist with benefit programs and enrollment as needed and identify and source new programs as necessary (including, but not limited to insurance, 401K, health & wellness, etc.).
    • Partner with PEO and assist with administration

    Miscellaneous:

    • Help identify organizational/ employee training opportunities and plan/ manage trainings in partnership with Director of People & Operations and HR Manager
    • In partnership with Director of People & Operations and HR Manager, create committees to bring team members together to discuss a variety of topics that will in turn lead to newly created programs (i.e.: philanthropy, diversity, etc.)
    • Serve as a member of the Recruitment pillar of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
    • Write HR internal communications as necessary to explain policy changes, etc.
    • Assist with updating internal tracking grids and documents that require ongoing updates
    • May assist with operations duties as required by the Director of People & Operations

    Exercise discretion when dealing with information of a sensitive and confidential nature

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree with at least 4-5+ years of experience in Human Resources
    • Experience partnering with all employee levels, including senior management on complex employee issues
    • Proven experience working closely with top management in consulting, coaching, understanding the business needs and translating them into actionable HR plans
    • Possesses strong business acumen
    • Knowledge of employment law at the federal level and across various states
    • Natural and expedient problem-solver; strong communication skills; proactive; strong sense of urgency; dependable; trustworthy
    • Excellent coaching skills; takes an amenable, empathetic approach to HR and People

    We offer great benefits too!

    -Generous vacation package that increases with tenure in addition to sick days, personal days and your birthday off too!

    -Employer contributions towards medical, dental and vision plans

    -Additional benefits you may opt-in for: FSA (personal and dependent care), Legal Insurance, Pet Insurance, Life Insurance, etc.

    -Pre-Tax Transit Benefits

    -Very generous employer match towards your 401K

    -Summer Friday schedules

    -Generous holiday schedule- we close between Christmas and New Years!

    -Parental Leave policy that increases with tenure

    -Gym benefits

    -Partnerships with HealthKick as well as fitness studios around NYC to provide our employees with corporate discounts

    -Strong company culture and happy work environment!

    -Ability to forge your own path (express an interest in a client you want to pitch, suggest new ideas/ policies, express an interest in a course and we will help you participate!)

  • Community and Campaign Manager

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    • At least 2 years of experience
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    Please apply via LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2379897099

    The Community + Campaign Manager (CCM) plays an essential role with social media strategy execution. You will work as part of the Digital Practice to support and manage social media communities across multiple accounts by interacting with each brand’s handles daily, while also keeping in constant communication with key partners (digital team members, PR account team members, clients, etc.).

    The CCM guides the creation of social media content calendars while supporting a team of social media strategists to execute organic and paid content strategies across owned and operated, influencer and paid platforms for a diverse set of clients in the luxury lifestyle and wine and spirits’ space.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Be the brand voice for clients, interacting with consumers via brand handles on a daily basis
    • Post as the brand’s account on social media networks, responsible for posts, replies and continued engagement
    • Executing social media content strategies into social media posts – paid and organic
    • Crafting the social calendar to align with brand priorities
    • Be comfortable writing copy, supporting in tone of voice work
    • Collaborate with Digital Content Manager to develop social media campaigns from the ground up
    • Maintaining and executing partnerships with influencers, partner groups and brands
    • Establishing performance metrics and reporting performance to team of social media strategies
    • Co-manage paid social media programs i.e. creation of relevant content based on targeting recommendations
    • Brainstorm ideas on how to recruit more community members for the brand, across social and digital platforms
    • Keep up to date with pop culture, trends, creative communities and new technologies.
    • Bring creative thinking and collaborative spirit to team when developing work
    • Liaise with client on day-to-day basis

    We offer great benefits too!

    -Generous vacation package that increases with tenure in addition to sick days, personal days and your birthday off too!

    -Employer contributions towards medical, dental and vision plans

    -Additional benefits you may opt-in for: FSA (personal and dependent care), Legal Insurance, Pet Insurance, Life Insurance, etc.

    -Pre-Tax Transit Benefits

    -Very generous employer match towards your 401K

    -Summer Friday schedules

    -Generous holiday schedule- we close between Christmas and New Years!

    -Parental Leave policy that increases with tenure

    -Gym benefits

    -Partnerships with HealthKick as well as fitness studios around NYC to provide our employees with corporate discounts

    -Strong company culture and happy work environment!

    -Ability to forge your own path (express an interest in a client you want to pitch, suggest new ideas/ policies, express an interest in a course and we will help you participate!)

  • Account Supervisor: Consumer/Lifestyle Focus

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    • 6 years of experience
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    Please apply via LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2427368205

    LaForce is currently seeking an Account Supervisor with experience in Consumer/CPG and Lifestyle focused brands. In this position you will oversee client programs and day-to-day client contact. You will be responsible for understanding client’s business needs and objectives – advise on goals, communication needs, strategy and image. Strong candidates will have the ability to facilitate integrated programs and synergy across agency partners, client partners and team.

    Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

    Budget/ Expense Management

    • Creates, oversees and is responsible for plan budgets

    Writing

    • Seasoned ability to develop proposals, strategy documents and strategic program recommendations

     

     Media Relations

    • Expert in media relations; established relationships with key media
    • Consistently strengthens relationships with major media contacts
    • Consistently demonstrates ability to secure “WOW” hits
    • Provides strategic counsel to clients/team with regard to media opportunities

    Program/Project Management

    • Responsible for program strategy and development
    • Accountable for program success
    • Appropriately delegates assignments to team and manages program workflow
    • Ensures deadlines are met and work is “packaged” effectively for calls, meetings, etc.
    • Demonstrates seamless knowledge of the structure and resources of the agency (i.e. Digital, Accounting, HR, IT, Graphic Services)

    People Management

    • Supervises, reviews the work of and provides effective feedback for coordinator (s)/ junior account executive(s), account executive(s) and senior account executive(s), as applicable
    • Participates in solving team issues and is an effective leader and aspirational role model
    • Works closely with senior team members to identify and address training, development, education and skill-building needs for reporting staff

    Business Management /Development

    • Regular participant and contributor to the new business process
    • Regularly seeks out ways to add value to the client/agency relationship
    • Ability to translate new business and annual program ideas into proposals

    Client Management

    • Ensures client work is delivered on time, within budget and is value-producing
    • Offers strategic advice about programs, measurement criteria, results and overall landscape
    • Perceived by clients and team as a strategic thought-leader
    • Anticipates client challenges and needs

    Skills, Qualifications and Knowledge:

    • Bachelors degree with 6 plus years of agency experience
    • Strategic and innovative
    • Understands overlap between marketing and communications practices
    • In-depth knowledge of client business/industry
    • Dynamic presentation and overall skills that gain confidence of client
    • Honed problem-solving skills
    • Strong project and people management skills
    • Consistently keeps up with industry trends and understands how they apply to client’s overall business
    • Solid understanding of social media in relation to client objectives; well-versed in all platforms and trends
    • Proven success incorporating digital and social marketing into PR campaigns

    We offer great benefits too!

    -Generous vacation package that increases with tenure in addition to sick days, personal days and your birthday off too!

    -Employer contributions towards medical, dental and vision plans

    -Additional benefits you may opt-in for: FSA (personal and dependent care), Legal Insurance, Pet Insurance, Life Insurance, etc.

    -Pre-Tax Transit Benefits

    -Very generous employer match towards your 401K

    -Summer Friday schedules

    -Generous holiday schedule- we close between Christmas and New Years!

    -Parental Leave policy that increases with tenure

    -Gym benefits

    -Partnerships with HealthKick as well as fitness studios around NYC to provide our employees with corporate discounts

    -Strong company culture and happy work environment!

    -Ability to forge your own path (express an interest in a client you want to pitch, suggest new ideas/ policies, express an interest in a course and we will help you participate!)

  • Submit Your Resume!

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    Looking for a new role, but don’t see one listed here? Submit your resume and we’ll hold on to your information for when an opportunity opens up that’s a fit!

    We offer great benefits too!

    -Generous vacation package that increases with tenure in addition to sick days, personal days and your birthday off too!

    -Employer contributions towards medical, dental and vision plans

    -Additional benefits you may opt-in for: FSA (personal and dependent care), Legal Insurance, Pet Insurance, Life Insurance, etc.

    -Pre-Tax Transit Benefits

    -Very generous employer match towards your 401K

    -Summer Friday schedules

    -Generous holiday schedule- we close between Christmas and New Years!

    -Parental Leave policy that increases with tenure

    -Gym benefits

    -Partnerships with HealthKick as well as fitness studios around NYC to provide our employees with corporate discounts

    -Strong company culture and happy work environment!

    -Ability to forge your own path (express an interest in a client you want to pitch, suggest new ideas/ policies, express an interest in a course and we will help you participate!)

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