Director of Human Resources

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Norfolk, VA

A property of: Atrium Hospitality Posted 7 days ago


Norfolk Sheraton

Director of Human Resources

Full time

Atrium SPIRIT – where teamwork, passion and appreciation ignite service excellence

Atrium are looking an experienced HR Leader with a love for Employee Relations to be the next Human Resource Director for the beautiful Sheraton Norfolk. With 466 rooms and 46,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities, including the renowned Waterside Seafood Company, you will lead an esteemed establishment dedicated to delivering unforgettable guest experiences. Our vision is to create a workplace where everyone wants to work, ensuring our guests always want to stay.

As the Director of Human Resources is to support property leadership and associates by providing consultation and guidance on various human resources matters such as staffing plans, associate relations, compensation, benefits, training and development as well as any strategic business initiatives impacting the business and/or the associates.

The Director will be tasked with the following duties, responsibilities, and assignments: 

  • Provide advice and counsel regarding employment decisions to operational leaders in areas including but not limited to the following areas:  Talent Acquisition/Recruitment, Compensation Management, Benefits Administration, Training and Development, Performance Management, Employee Relations, and Compliance Management;

  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws; 

  • Foster and represent Atrium’s Core Values and culture through effective application of policies and procedures as well as via associate events and recognition programs; 

  • Support and lead as appropriate full cycle recruiting including but not limited to partnering with hiring managers, candidate experience, effectively managing applicant tracking system and compliance; 

  • Engage, support and represent the local community in alignment with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) pillars and other areas of need, as appropriate.  the property and Atrium in the local community to maintain a positive image;  

  • In partnership with Regional and Corporate leadership, responsible for the training, development and performance management of all property associates; 

  • Maintain associate files in accordance to the established guidelines;  

  • Educate associates on benefit plan offerings and other available resources; 

  • Assume a leadership role regarding Workers Compensation matters as well as, co-chairing the safety team to ensure all Atrium, local, state and OSHA guidelines and procedures are achieved; 

  • Fostering an open-door policy to encourage transparent and honest communication using all available communication vehicles;  

  • Partner with designated Corporate functions and teams to ensure payroll is processed correctly and finalized within the designated timeline; 

  • Manage associates by ensuring they understand employment practices, recommending employment decisions and corrective action, supporting performance management, and implementing discipline; and 

  • Any and all other work as required to complete the primary purpose of the position. 


Required Prior Experience:

5+ years of Human Resources experience as a HR leader with broad HR Generalist skills

Working knowledge and practice of FLSA, FMLA, ADA, EEO, OSHA, COBRA, etc. and an understanding of state and federal law

Preferred Prior Experience:

Hospitality experience

Prior experience implementing HR strategies and initiatives

Required Education:

Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management, Business Administration or related field of study; or equivalent experience

Required Licenses/ Certification:

HR Certification active or in process

Required Technology:

Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Technology:

Workday experience 


8+ hours at a desk/computer


Excellent communication, presentation and listening skills

Bi-Lingual Preferred


When you’re an Atrium Associate, you’re a part of a crucial workforce providing the ultimate ‘Home Away From Home’ for our guests. We know that it takes a lot of time and effort to provide these exceptional experiences, so we reward your efforts with a competitive compensation plan and other benefits and perks that allow you to offer your best to our guests. These benefits include:

  • Daily Pay
  • Significant Travel Discounts on Marriott and/or Hilton properties

  • 401k Plans
  • Medical Insurance
  • Other property specific benefits

Plus, we make sure you can grow your career the way you want to through Internship programs, training and development and over 80 hotels that offer incredible opportunities for career driven associates.


Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.Atrium Hospitality provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Atrium Hospitality brinda igualdad de oportunidades de empleo a todos los empleados y aplicantes de empleo y prohíbe la discriminación y el acoso de cualquier tipo sin distinción de raza, color, religión, edad, sexo, origen nacional, estado de discapacidad, genética, estado de veterano protegido, orientación sexual, género de identidad o expresión, o cualquier otra característica protegida por las leyes federales, estatales o locales. Esta política se aplica a todos los términos y condiciones de empleo, incluido el reclutamiento, la contratación, la colocación, la promoción, la terminación, el despido, el retiro, la transferencia, las licencias, la compensación y la capacitación.Notice of candidate Privacy Rights:

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

Our Hotel

With inspiring views of downtown Norfolk and the Elizabeth River, the newly renovated Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel boasts an eclectic restaurant, well-appointed rooms and 17 impressive event venues. Main attractions such as Norfolk Naval Base, Town Point Park and Old Dominion University are nearby. The city is a hub for all sorts of intriguing sightseeing and entertainment, including Nauticus and Chrysler Museum of Art. Enjoy the convenience of room service along with the luxury of a sleeping experience that encompasses pillowtop mattresses, soft duvets and hypo-allergenic pillows. Take advantage of our 17 versatile meeting and wedding spaces, where our specialists will help you accomplish the ideal setup, catering options and decor for your group. Our International Ballroom is well-suited for banquets, while our Grande Promenade area makes for a spectacular reception setting.

Address 777 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
Property Type Hotel
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