Director of HR at XL Fleet

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This position is a key leadership role within the company responsible for all elements of the people processes and guiding company culture. It will also be a go-to-team member for the entire XL organization. This individual should be a highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, creative, resourceful, adaptable, entrepreneurial team player who shares a passion for clean technology. He/she should possess excellent organization and communication skills, a strong work ethic, as well as flexibility to adapt to new and unforeseen challenges that regularly confront a start-up organization. The role is well-suited for someone with a desire to make a significant mark on an emerging business and to drive an inclusive and high performing organization. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and will work closely with the leadership team and entire XL organization.

Responsibilities covering HR, Communications and Facilities are diverse and include; leadership guidance and coaching across the executive team, driving employee engagement and communications, leading compensation & benefits programs, championing positive employee relations, providing strategic facilities oversight and management, evolving staff training programs, optimizing performance development and management processes, continually improving onboarding and off-boarding of personnel and HR process development and implementation including recruiting, employment law compliance, and payroll administration.


  • Compensation and benefits administration.  Throughout the year – coordinating compensation planning, health, dental, 401(k), life and disability insurance, and others; serve as the lead point of contact within XL during open enrollment; implement other creative company benefits & rewards with the goal of attracting and retaining top talent
  • Employee engagement and communications –developing and managing ways to share business and performance updates, company messaging and value proposition for employees and candidates, working with the leadership team to implement a two-way engagement/communication plan 
  • HR Processes and Policies.  Assist in the development and implementation of people processes for example prepare and maintain employee handbook and other policies as needed; ensure all policies, procedures, employee classifications, etc., are up to date and are legally compliant and reinforce the company culture
  • Recruiting. Manage XL's recruiting efforts to attract the best and brightest talent to the company; this includes working with hiring managers to understand job requirements, developing relationships with and serving as key company liaison for all recruiters, ensuring jobs appear on key job boards, coordinating the entire interview process, maintaining relationships with universities and co-op programs, reporting against key performance indicators on recruiting to senior management team. Manage XL’s presence on key job boards/platforms
  • Employee relations. Own positive employee relations efforts and optimize processes for successful and smooth on-boarding and off-boarding of all employees
  • HR Processing. Maintain and ensure compliance of all key confidential records of business (i.e. employee records, confidentiality agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and other contracts); maintain HR information system records through various platforms 
  • Performance Development. Implement and administer the performance development program and the annual evaluation program to ensure employee development, performance and, compliance within the organization. Champion employee learning plans and CI capabilities.
  • Payroll. Manage payroll in conjunction with the HR PEO (outsourced service provider) for both bi-weekly and semi-monthly basis
  • Facilities Management.  With an eye on employee engagement and the culture, champion all aspects of space and facility management including future space planning and on-going liaison with landlord management for existing sites 
  • IT Support. Manage outsourced IT resource and activities


  • Strong interest in work that makes a difference, learning every day, and having fun along the way
  • Bachelor’s degree and five-to-eight years of human resource experience; MBA a plus
  • SHRM certification a plus
  • Experience with ADP is preferred but not required
  • Strong organizational and time-management capabilities
  • Proficiency with basic productivity software (e.g., Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Creative and impactful written and oral communication skills and excellent facilitation skills
  • Vendor management expertise
  • High level of professionalism, ethics, integrity, and experience coaching leaders
  • Capable of working both independently and as part of a fast-moving team

Additional projects and focus areas.  Champion items that evolve as the business grows and expands 

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145 Newton Street, Boston, MA 02135

What are XL Fleet Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
XL employees can contribute up to $5000 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $10000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of expenses up to the calendar year maximum benefit.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $150 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
XL's health insurance policy covers 80% of the plan's premium.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
XL provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by ADP. We match 100% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay and and additional 50% on the next 2% of eligible earnings.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 8 weeks of parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
XL provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
XL hosts company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday.
We offer employees free on-site parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
XL hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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