HR Specialist Lead

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block. 

Job Description

We’re looking for someone to lead the Seller HR Specialist team and help create a best- in- class partnership with our HRBPs and other stakeholders. This role is key in providing critical support to our HRBP team and effectively leading and scaling our HR Specialists to drive programs and initiatives to completion. You will be on the frontline collaborating with cross-functional partners to oversee and deploy projects both within specific business units and functions, as well as company-wide programs. Success in this role means coaching and developing our HR Specialists as they partner with HRBPs to effectively deliver impactful People programs to drive employee engagement. You will also help innovate and improve these programs as we continue to scale by identifying inefficiencies and streamlining our processes, tools, and resources.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player and leader with a strong sense of accountability and a growth mindset. You’re effective at managing multiple projects at once, very detail-oriented and organized, and have a track record of effectively developing team members and scaling programs and processes. 


  • Own and maintain documentation of internal HR processes

  • Provide regular guidance and coaching to our HR Specialists

  • Oversee the flow of day-to-day operations for the HR Specialist team

  • Engage in general administrative work as needed (eg, reports and data analysis in partnership with People Analytics)

  • Collaborate with the HRBP leads and other partners on projects for process improvement, etc.

  • Be responsible for the end-to-end project management of ad-hoc initiatives, such as team reorgs, talent reviews, team-building exercises, and M&A work

  • Assist HRBPs in creating, preparing, and analyzing surveys and reports

  • Build and maintain a highly effective and collaborative partnership with cross-functional teams such as HR Operations, People Analytics, Compensation, Benefits, Talent, IT, and Security


  • Minimum of 5 years operational and/or generalist Human Resources experience (at least 2 years management experience is preferred)

  • Passion for coaching and developing team members

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a successful track record of implementing processes that scale

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal), with an ability to build partnerships and establish rapport and credibility at all levels

  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects and programs with high attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others toward mutual objectives

  • Experience working with HRIS (Workday experience is preferred, not required)

  • Exceptional ethics around confidentiality and highly sensitive information

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD54566975 is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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