Human Resources Business Partner


  • Location
    • Los Angeles
  • Date Posted
  • 02 Sep 2020
  • Function
  • HR
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

Squarespace’s HR Business Partner team is looking for a HR Business Partner to guide people programs across our US Customer Operations Department and our West Coast employee base (spanning our Creative, Engineering, and People departments). You will partner with management and employees on all things people-related such as employee relations, coaching, development, compensation, organizational development and much more.

You will have the ability to zoom out and keep considerable focus on scaling for growth and retention. You’ll also work with the broader People Team on programs to cultivate our unique culture and people practices. This is the perfect opportunity to further our culture of innovation, shape career paths at Squarespace, and redefine what it means to be a strategic partner.

You will report to our Director, Partners and Programs and be based in Portland, OR or Los Angeles, CA.


  • Partner with leadership on organizational and people related strategy—develop programs focusing on retention, engagement, recognition and talent management
  • Coach managers on performance management, feedback, employee development and career pathing
  • Be a trusted advisor in all areas of HR including employee relations, investigations, leaves of absences and compensation
  • Lead the Customer Operations's compensation cycles and become an expert on our compensation philosophy and practices
  • Partner with the Learning & Development team to develop manager and team trainings focused on development, culture and career progression
  • Partner with the Recruitment and FP&A team on strategic headcount planning and succession planning, identifying essential roles, opportunities to diversify our teams through external recruiting and internal mobility
  • Work with the HRBP team to accelerate a culture of innovation and development while providing employees and managers the tools they need to be successful


  • 10+ years of progressive, multidisciplinary HR experience, including 5+ years as an HR Business Partner working directly with department executives and senior leadership
  • Understand people dynamics, organizational strategy and talent processes
  • Desire to push the status quo and improve inefficiencies to shift increased focus on impactful partnership with leadership
  • Experience working in both private and public organizations
  • Experienced with HR practices, including employment law and regulation, in particular California employment law
  • Ability to travel to Portland and LA offices and occasionally, the NYC office

Technology company experience preferred

[Nice-to-haves] Certifications in change management, coaching, compensation, or organizational design

About Squarespace

Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. Squarespace’s team of more than 1,000 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit

Benefits & Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you and your dependent children
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave

Equity plan for all employees

Retirement benefits with employer match

Fertility and adoption benefits

Free lunch and snacks at all offices

Education reimbursement

  • Dog-friendly workplace in New York office
  • Commuter benefit in the form of reduced tax (Ireland) and pretax (US)