Senior Director of HR Business Partners

People Operations Team | San Francisco

About the Team

The People Team’s mission is to enable talent across the organization to do their best work while innovating for the future. Our team is global in nature and focuses on exceptional client service while being genuine, authentic, and empathetic to employees and their needs across the organization.  In this role, you have the unique ability to influence across many verticals of HR while leading and setting the direction for the business partners and talent broadly across Ellation.

The Senior Director of HR Business Partners is a working business partner with client groups. That client facing work is balanced with serving as an instrumental part of the HR leadership at Ellation and managing the business partner team.

Location: San Francisco

Our headquarters is located in downtown San Francisco, where our group of cross-functional experts assemble to create experiences for Crunchyroll and VRV’s passionate communities.

About this Role

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will apply a thorough understanding of client functional work and relevant business operations in order to balance HR and business priorities while executing key HR strategies and initiatives
  • You will cultivate and foster relationships with leaders and teams across Ellation to understand capability needs and aligning those needs with talent solutions, coaching, development, and performance
  • You will partner with business on organizational diagnosis, design, talent assessment, and change management strategies and tactics
  • You will define and drive talent engagement metrics that inspire team performance while helping business leaders to make data-driven decisions around capabilities and talent
  • You will lead and effectively manage the People Partner Team’s performance while fostering a collaborative, nurturing, and development focused team culture
  • You may assume various roles in project management related to talent programs and initiatives (conceptualization, PM at times, consultant, etc)
  • You may be called upon to assist in compensation analysis and planning within the organization
  • You may be called upon to help facilitate and foster learning experiences that drive overall capability growth in our employees

About You

  • You have had 8-10+ years experience as an HRBP, generalist, or HR Manager where you were directly working with and supporting leaders and their teams with measured results
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in either HR, Business, or relevant social science fields required. Master's degree in those areas strongly preferred.
  • You have a strong solutions focus, ability to quickly identify problems and drive appropriate solutions within the culture of the organization
  • You have experiences where you excelled in conducting objective employee investigations with high degrees of empathy and care
  • You are an excellent connector who collaborates, problem solves and can help celebrate wins while learning from mistakes and always keeping the team in mind
  • You have the ability to work effectively in an environment with a high level of ambiguity and with complex matrix relationships
  • You have balanced the responsibilities of HRBP with managing other HR Projects end to end
  • Strong preference for a candidate who has also had direct roles in learning or compensation in their career in combination with their HRBP experience

Benefits and Perks: San Francisco Office

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer paid commuter benefit
  • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and wellness classes
  • Support program for new parents
  • Catered lunch 4 days per week
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Pet friendly - pet insurance and dog friendly office


What’s with the name, Ellation? We’re all a cast of characters that get passion and strive to celebrate fandom in all its forms. So we’re building a collection of destinations (a constellation, if you will) that connect people with their passions. Each day, we work to achieve complete fan elation (our vision), starting with popular subscription-video-on-demand brands, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and VRV. Our team spans across San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Chișinău, and Tokyo to develop the product, design, engineering, marketing, and content that brings our communities of fans together.


Crunchyroll is the world's most popular anime brand. We’re an international business focused on creating both online and offline experiences for anime fans, through content (licensed, co-produced, and originals), merchandise, events, gaming, news, and more.  

Rooster Teeth

Rooster Teeth is the entertainment company for gamers. A pioneer in digital entertainment, we’ve spent 16 years fostering a passionate worldwide community around original western-style anime, animation, podcasts, gaming personalities, and comedy content. Rooster Teeth’s diversified business encompasses subscription video, live events, merchandise, brand integrations, licensed studio productions, game development, and more.


VRV is a collection of fandom brands on a unified platform and includes Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Viacom’s NickSplat, and more. Our community connects through immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Ellation. Pursuant to applicable law, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.