Head of People & Culture | AIP Publishing | $230-250k | Remote (US)

Head of People & Culture | AIP Publishing | $230-250k | Remote (US)

230,000 - 250,000 / year
Remote US
Application ends: July 13, 2024
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Job Description

Highlights of the Job Offer

  • Position and Company: Head of People & Culture at AIP Publishing, a leader in physical sciences publishing.
  • Salary Range: $230,000 – $250,000.
  • Location: Remote in the US, with possible need to reside in specified states (NY, NJ, CT, MD, VA, PA, MA, RI, DC).
  • Experience Required: At least three years as the head of HR or in a similar role, preferably in a STEM or academic environment.
  • Educational Requirements: BSc or MSc in Human Resources Management, Organizational Psychology, or a related field. SPHR or relevant certification is a plus.
  • Key Responsibilities: Strategic leadership and operational oversight of human resources and internal communications for 140 employees; development of people strategies aligned with business goals.
  • Skills and Qualities: Strong in organization development, strategic communication, and change management; proficient in HR functions; able to work with remote-first workforce.
  • Benefits and Work Environment: Flexible work schedule, competitive health benefits, retirement benefits, paid time off, tuition assistance, and training opportunities.
  • Additional Duties: Ensure compliance with employment laws, develop internal communication strategies, promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and oversee culture strategy execution.
  • Travel Requirement: Up to 15% travel.

Job Offer Details

AIP Publishing is a leading publisher of the physical sciences. Working at AIP Publishing means being part of a mission: to accelerate scientific discovery while reimagining the future of scholarly publishing.

AIPP is proud to have been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. We foster a collaborative, creative atmosphere and encourage an inclusive workplace culture that maximizes individual contributions.

Our excellent benefits package includes:

  • Paid time off
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision options
  • Exceptional retirement benefits
  • Training opportunities
  • Tuition assistance

AIPP is seeking a visionary leader, creative thinker, and clear and open communicator to oversee its human resources and internal communication functions for 140 employees distributed across eight northeast states.

As a member of the Executive Management Team, the incumbent will provide strategic leadership and operational oversight for organizational development, training, coaching, and all ongoing human resources/people and culture responsibilities and will be responsible for guiding and supervising the execution of the organization’s culture strategy. They will have cross-team relationships with legal, financial, and operations functions. They will ensure productive and collegial working relationships with the parent organization (American Institute of Physics located in Washington DC) in relationship to select shared services health and benefit programs. Noting that AIPP is a remote plus convening organization, the incumbent will also work closely with the technology team around O365 and other technologies essential to remote work and engagement.

The orientation of the role will be to a) deepen and integrate multi-year efforts to accelerate enterprise transformation and b) develop the strategic and operational capacity of the human resource and internal communication functions.

Reporting to the CEO, the Head of People & Culture will plan and execute strategies to ensure that AIP Publishing attracts, develops, and aligns employees for the purpose of accelerating scientific discovery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement a cohesive enterprise people strategy that aligns with AIPP’s business goals and reflects functional best practices. Developing enterprise capabilities in coaching, cross-function teaming, and distributed working will be early priorities.
  • Serve as the organization’s “Maintainer” in upholding enterprise ways of working, standards and methods; coach direct reports and colleagues on how to deepen and integrate best practices within their groups and across the organization.
  • Serve as a collaborative partner and strategic advisor to senior leadership in developing organizational strategy and focus on a transformational talent agenda designed to recruit, develop, and retain the very best talent.
  • Set direction for training, employee relations, performance management, compensation, and measurement for a high-performance culture.
  • Coach direct reports and other contributors for effective management and execution; individually contribute as necessary.
  • Evaluate current functional capabilities; architect and manage changes that result in reliable, best-in-class services that advance organizational priorities.
  • Develop internal communication strategies that align people to business priorities, the enterprise view, culture principles and ways of working. Promote best practices to measure and adjust tactics in a remote-first environment.
  • Build on the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the productive values of DEI by bringing an intentional focus on and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Cultivate a work environment that promotes psychological safety, inclusion, and trust.
  • Construct reports and recommendations for the executive team and Board of Managers.
  • Facilitate the cross-function culture change advisory group; partner with stakeholders to ideate strategies for training, deepening key practices, optimizing remote-first working, and evaluating progress.
  • Ensure the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommend best practices.
  • Lead new initiatives and steward resources with strong business acumen and proven methods.
  • Demonstrate our values and collective practices individually; advance them systemically: Effective Teaming; Agility; Leveraging Difference; Accountability & Results; Shared Purpose & Values.


  • Three or more years of experience as the head of HR for an organization or a business unit, preferably in a STEM or academic environment; business acumen reflective of deep cross-function strategic planning.
  • Significant experience with full responsibility for a team (structure; budget; hiring, development, and termination; vendor selection and management).
  • Proficient knowledge in all HR functions; ability to toggle tactical and strategic contributions.
  • Experience leading organization development and strategic internal communication initiatives, with a record of accomplishments in change management, people metrics and enterprise capability development.
  • Experience optimizing practices for a remote-first workforce.
  • 5+ years’ experience designing, implementing, and evaluating new initiatives (projects or programs).
  • A proclivity for analytic and critical thinking balanced with high emotional intelligence.
  • Executive-level communication and problem-solving skills that features thought leadership, curiosity, and authenticity.
  • Emotional maturity and resilience: effectively navigates through ambiguity, working in the gray and readily adapts to change; adjusts approach to work effectively with complex personas and conditions.
  • BSc or MSc in Human Resources Management, Organizational Psychology or relevant field.
  • SPHR and/or other relevant certification is a plus.
  • Up to 15% travel.
  • Must reside in NY, NJ, CT, MD, VA, PA, MA, RI, or DC.

Additional details:

$230,000 – $250,000

Salary within the above posted range is based on a variety of factors including relevant experience. This is a remote first plus convening opportunity.

A wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), AIP Publishing’s mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity by breaking barriers to open, equitable research communication and empowering researchers to accelerate global progress. AIP Publishing supports the charitable, scientific, and educational purposes of AIP through scholarly publishing activities on its behalf and on behalf of our publishing partners. Our publishing portfolio includes digital books, AIP Conference Proceedings, and peer-reviewed journals across a spectrum of research areas, including our flagship titles Applied Physics Reviews, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, and The Journal of Chemical Physics.

AIP Publishing is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Location: United States (Remote)