Human Resources Manager

Firm Name: 
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
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Formed in 2005, the Michael Hsu Office of Architecture “MHOA” is a nationally recognized architecture firm. The Michael Hsu Office of Architecture was formed in 2005 in Austin, Texas with the goal of producing locally-engaged, design-driven architecture and interiors. MHOA endeavors to create livable, neighborhood-oriented urban spaces.  Our work includes diverse projects ranging from mixed-use developments to one off commercial interiors and residences.


The HR Manager will partner with the firm’s Managing Partner and leadership to build a place where employees can have a long and successful career. This role will be key in supporting the organization’s values and goals, managing processes for all stages of the employee lifecycle from pre-employment to post-employment, and supporting leadership needs to maintain multi-state labor laws and compliance.

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Manage and own the full onboarding cycle, liaising with necessary department leads to ensure process completion.
  • Maintain all employee HR records and documentation.
  • Complete all compliance related activities; EEO-1, ACA, FMLA, etc.
  • Manage and own the employee benefits process; including but not limited to, annual review, employee enrollment, eligibility audit.
  • Maintain and update the MHOA handbook for any necessary labor or firm needs.
  • Manage employee PTO process (adding to scheduler, supporting employee questions, auditing periodically for accuracy)
  • Maintain any policies necessary to support our hybrid work model.
  • Work closely with leadership on hiring, recruitment and & reference vetting.
  • Handle complex human resource matters with a heightened sense of calm and optimism.
  • Work with firm leadership to coordinate employee offboarding, escalating when necessary and documenting employee exit process.


  • Ability to seamlessly work in both the strategic and tactical realms.
  • Self-starter, happy to take the initiative and to work autonomously when appropriate.
  • Willing to roll up your sleeves to dig into details, but equally as proficient at presenting new ideas to the Partners.
  • Possesses exceptional attention to detail, strong follow-up skills and a high level of discretion & confidentiality.
  • A team player who enjoys building relationships and promoting a positive tone for workforce engagement.
  • 5-7 years of experience in fast-moving, growth environments
  • Strong generalist experience across all HR functions
  • Experience in an organization of 100+ employees preferred
  • Experience in architecture, design or similarly creative professional services environment a plus
  • Familiarity with ADP or similar HR and payroll platforms, preferred