Project Manager, Square HR Programs & Initiatives

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • 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

About the team

You will report directly to our Global HR Specialist Leader for Square and Foundational Engineering and partner with the Head of People for Square and Square People Leads regularly. Our HR Specialist function at Square supports the rhythm of the business for our people and inspires operational excellence across our cyclical HR programs, employee lifecycle events, and people initiatives at scale. We are problem solvers at heart, and support our partners through HR project coordination, insights partnership, and process improvement.

About the role

Square is looking for a Project Manager on the Square HR team to help us move the needle on core people-related programs for the Square team. You will use available resources to understand where we can improve on these people processes, standardize how we refine and build consistency across employees' experience at Square, and help build an exceptional people brand.

You will work with teams such as Square People Leads, PMO, Compensation, HR Business Partners, HR Specialists, People Tech, Internal Comms, Talent, Legal, and other partner teams across the organization to ensure that we can guide process improvements to support the strategic growth of the business.

You Will:

  • Project manage ongoing process improvement and operational plans i.e. separation process, re-organizations, performance management, and accommodations.
  • Identify areas of improvement through research, analyzing data, and outreach for feedback to grow our people programs
  • Evaluate current pain points and make process recommendations to internal partners and guide implementation of process changes
  • Evaluate systems setup to lead improvements from a people experience standpoint
  • Solve complex challenges related to scaling of people programs, and create risk mitigation plans
  • Build and improve core people programs by creating process maps and other documentation, facilitating retro discussions, developing guides, sharing best practices, and rolling out tools
  • Monitor important HR activities across the team to inform senior leaders and partners in decision-making and action plans.


You Have:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in HR and/or project management
  • Experience coordinating a large portfolio of HR projects
  • Experience leading projects and leading global or regional change programs within high-growth tech environments
  • Experience working with teams and demonstrated background in process improvement and results on time
  • Ability to manipulate and analyze data to understand trends and provide data driven recommendations
  • Familiarity with HR systems such as Workday, Visier, Glint, and SmartRecruiters
  • Familiarity with Project Management tools i.e Asana
  • [Preferred] Experience strategic partnering with partners on multi-year company or company-wide people projects
  • [Preferred] A PMP certification with agile methodology or PM experience equivalent

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $125,600 - USD $153,600
Zone B: USD $116,800 - USD $142,800
Zone C: USD $110,500 - USD $135,100
Zone D: USD $100,500 - USD $122,900

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information. 

Benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans including company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance 
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D. and disability benefits 
  • Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources 

This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

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, 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, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, 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. TBD 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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