HR Specialist

  • New York, NY
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

We are looking for an HR Specialist to provide support for our HRBP team. You will partner with HRBPs to bring HR programs and initiatives to completion. You will work with partners to oversee and deploy projects both within specific teams and departments. Your success means helping HRBPs turn ideas into reality and coordinating and delivering impactful People programs to guide employee engagement. You will also help innovate and improve these programs as we continue to grow. This role will report to one of our Human Resources Business Partners.

You will:

  • Execute on both administrative and project-based work across multiple HR programs, such as the annual performance review cycle, bi-annual promotion cycle, and Pulse survey
  • Facilitate trainings and onboarding for all employees
  • Manage the end-to-end project management of ad-hoc projects, such as team reorgs, talent reviews, team-building exercises, and M&A work
  • Assist HRBPs in creating, preparing, and analyzing surveys and reports
  • Develop a collaboration with cross-functional teams, both locally and globally, such as HR Operations, Learning & Programs, People Analytics, Office Experience, Compensation, Benefits, Talent, IT, and Security
  • Escalate concerns beyond your scope and navigate employees and leads to the right contact when that contact is not you




You have:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 3+ years of HR, operational, project management, and/or program management experience
  • Experience working with HR systems (e.g., Workday, Visier, Glint)
  • People Operations, Recruiting Coordination or Executive Admin Experience
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to build partnerships and establish rapport and credibility at all levels
  • An ability to manage multiple ongoing projects, and programs with high attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ethics around confidentiality and sensitive information

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources