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Director of Human Resources
Property Name
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao
Job Title
Director of Human Resources
Work Permit
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in this country will not be considered.
Position Categories
Human Resources / Training
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At BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company the definition of success is as individual as each of the over 10,000 employees worldwide who compose our award-winning teams. Each person brings unique skills, talents, experience, history, and culture to our company. Together, they form an extraordinary mosaic that supports BENCHMARK's very entrepreneurial culture. Each team member's desire for accomplishment is supported by our determination and passion to build successful and rewarding futures.

Job Description

BASIC FUNCTION: The Director of Human Resources directs and coordinates all duties related to the position of Human Resource Generalist; recruiting, employee benefits, wage and salary, job evaluations, personnel counseling, employee relations and the creation and implementation of formalized training programs for all personnel


  • Bachelor degree in Human Resources
  • Five years Human Resources Management experience required in a comparable hotel/resort, luxury preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, Dutch and Papiamentu. Spanish is a plus
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential matters.
  • Computer literacy/hands on experience.
  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Extensive knowledge about local law, including but not limited to labor and immigration laws (in Curacao).
  • Citizen or permanent resident of Curacao, Aruba or St. Maarten.


  • As a member of the Executive Committee, assists top management in the formulation of personnel policies.
  • Direct employment activities, ensuring that qualified employees are recruited for the property. 
  • Ensure the selection and interviewing process is within guidelines. 
  • Coordinate all employment activities for management candidates.
  • Direct promotion, transfer and separation of staff.
  • Develop programs, policies, procedures and controls and other personnel statistics. Coordinate health and benefit program.
  • Develop the wage and salary program; ensuring wages are competitive to other hotels in the area.
  • Monitor and evaluate employee orientation program.
  • Develop and implement formalized training programs for all personnel.
  • Conduct research into other hotels’ Human Resource programs and activities and recommend changes and/or innovations where desirable.
  • Maintain and update necessary personnel records and employees.
  • Conduct management training and advise management of labor law issues. 
  • Ensure management is compliance with all current state and federal labor laws. Oversee preparation of reports required by government agencies, Department of Labor and similar compliance agencies.
  • Monitor Workers Compensation programs, ensuring claims and reports are submitted in a timely basis.
  • Supervise employee communication program; including publication of employee newsletter and job postings.
  • Responsible for employee incentive related events and awards, planning of social functions, end of season parties and holiday events.
  • Establish “Open Door Policy” with employees to ensure the atmosphere is one of management involvement.
  • Direct recruiting efforts by advertising in newspapers and other media, contracting local organizations, other community sources and academic and professional schools; establishing contact with key personnel throughout the industry; and utilizing other personal contracts.
  • Aids Manages and Supervisors in evaluating existing personnel as a basis for rewarding, analyzing promotion possibilities, helping to correct errors in performance, discovering talent and unused abilities and installing proper performance management procedures.
  • Administers the Company’s social benefit program, including but not limited to the Employee of the Month program, Leader of the Quarter program, the bulletin boards and recreational and other social programs.
  • Continually assesses employee morale by analyzing absenteeism and turnover records, lateness and resignations; by conducting exit interviews; and by interviewing employees periodically I order to ascertain possible trouble areas.
  • Respond to any reasonable task assigned by General Manager, Ownership and Benchmark Hospitality.

Job Requirements

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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