Assistant HR Manager

To Apply: Please send an email with the subject line “Assistant HR Manager” along with your resume and a cover letter to No phone calls please.

About Flow

Since Flow Yoga Center’s humble beginnings in 2004, we’ve had two primary goals: 1) to create a warm and uplifting space for people to gather in community, support one another and explore the depths of a modern day yoga practice, and 2) to create an authentic home for the DC area’s most beloved and experienced yoga teachers. Today, we host nearly 100 classes/week and serve over 2,000 weekly students in the heart of DC’s bustling Logan Circle neighborhood. You can learn more about Flow here.

About The Job

Flow’s HR Assistant will serve as the assistant to Flow’s Senior HR Manager and help lead Flow efforts to hire, train, retain, supervise, and nurture community within our front of house team - which currently includes 20 managers and 60 volunteers - and create an exceptional experience for all Flow guests and staff. 

This is a part-time, at-will, FLSA-exempt management position.

Job Responsibilities

  • walk the talk - lead a yogic lifestyle that inspires people to commit to their own consistent practice in a way serves their deepest wellbeing.

  • assist Flow’s Senior HR Manager in all HR-related functions including:

      • Training

      • Scheduling

      • Proactive Shift Coverage Solutions

      • Emergency Coverage Solutions

      • Onboarding

      • Offboarding

  • manage Flow’s front desk on scheduled shifts.

  • collaborate with Flow's Senior Management team to help define, implement, and uphold policies that best care for our staff and guests.

Job-holder Qualities

  • a passion for service – esp. as it relates to caring for the well-being of others

  • mastery of “soft-skills”

    • high EQ

    • warm/welcoming/glass-half-full personality

    • an extroverted, people-person who leads with grace and enthusiasm

    • expert in the the art of “holding a line with sunshine” (i.e. balancing firmness with kindness)

  • a natural team-player - comfortable managing “up” and working collegially with colleagues and direct reports. Knows when to go with the flow and how/when to disagree constructively.

  • exceptional follow-through skills

  • reflexive leadership qualities - including key qualities not mentioned elsewhere in this job description: integrity/authenticity, patience, passion, focus, confidence, open-mindedness, persistence

  • hard-working/self-starter/takes initiative

  • reliable

  • thrives in a fast-paced environment -  comfortable multi-tasking and working efficiently

  • exemplifies work-life balance

Job-holder Qualifications (required)

  • at least 1 year of guest service experience in a leadership role 

  • at least 1 year of people and/or team management experience

  • demonstrable leadership experience - with proven ability to anticipate and respond to needs proactively, work independently, and problem-solve constructively

  • excellent written & verbal communications skills - including strong public speaking

  • demonstrated ability to handle sensitive/confidential information with tact courtesy, diplomacy and discretion

  • highly organized with a superb attention to detail

    • familiar with “Getting Things Done” task management or similar

    • uses an online task management system

    • uses an online calendar

    • zero inbox

Job-holder Qualifications (preferred)

  • a passion for yoga and a regular yoga practice

  • tech savvy - expertise with all things Google, MS Office, staff scheduling software, etc.

  • proficiency with MindBody Online

  • work experience at Flow Yoga Center

  • experience managing a yoga  studio

Job Hours

  • 10-15 hours/week managing Flow’s front desk 

  • 5-10 hour/week for project/administrative work (most telecommuting, with some on-site)

  • flexibility to work some evenings and weekends

  • flexibility to take on more hours as needed when Senior HR Manager takes time off

Salary & Benefits

  • salary - a competitive manager salary commensurate with skills and experience.

  • paid time off - accrued as follows…

    • 20 PTO hours/qtr (80 hours/year) - for employees working 20-29 work hrs/week

    • 30 PTO hours/qtr (120 hours/year) - for employees working 30-35 work hrs/week

    • 40 PTO hours/qtr (160 hours/year) - for employees working 36-40 work hrs/week

      Any hours not used in given quarter will be rolled over to the next quarter, and any hours not used in a given year will be rolled over to the next year. 

  • 401k retirement plan After one year of service, for employees working 20+ hours/week. We currently match up to 4% of employee's voluntary contributions.

  • healthcare plan - For employees working 30+ hours/week only. We currently have two options: 1) a PPO plan with United Healthcare where we pay for 50% of premiums. Employee contributions are deducted pre-tax by our payroll company. 2) 50% coverage for staffer's individual healthcare plan premiums (up to $100.00/month)

  • unlimited free yoga classes at Flow

  • 15% discounts on designated workshops by Flow teachers

  • 20% discounts on full-priced retail sold at Flow

  • social and educational events (for the Flow staff family).

  • a relaxed and dynamic work environment (e.g. no shoes necessary, committed yogi/yogini work colleagues, work that brightens our world – one human being at a time.) ;)

We're also always looking for great folks to join our team of managers and karma yogis

Flow Yoga Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, veteran status, or liability for service in the Armed forces of the United States.