Reports to:  Director of Training & Development and CEO

Employment Status:  Full Time/Exempt

The Manager of People (HR Generalist) is a new role at SLT designed to ensure the recruitment and retention of top talent (in alignment with company Core Values) to the SLTeam, as well as oversee the onboarding and payroll processes.  The Manager of People will recruit, interview, hire for all positions in the company.  They will identify candidates, pre-screen and audition/interview potential candidates for corporate, studio-specific, and digital roles.  They will also oversee the day-to-day communications with the existing SLT team. They are tasked with managing employee relations practices that foster a positive organizational culture and effective management and growth.  They will administer pay, benefits and leave, and enforce company policy and procedures.  They will own company culture and make sure both the company and staff are living by established values.  They will be a resource to all staff members for sharing their ideas, thoughts, and feelings related to their jobs at SLT.

The Manager of People is passionate about the SLT brand, product and culture, and is personable, positive, empathetic, caring and efficient in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Recruit top instructor, manager, client services team and corporate staff candidates for SLT
  • Communicate roles and responsibilities effectively to ensure candidates are well informed; communicate training program requirements, costs, and timing to instructor candidates
  • Interview candidates to determine fit with the company and role
  • Attend instructor auditions and work with the Director of Training and Development and the Instructor Operations and Development Manager to determine who is accepted into the training program
  • Maintain a thorough candidate database
  • Complete reference and/or background checks on potential candidates
  • Coordinate with departmental leads (including the Director of Training and Development and CEO) to ensure all open positions are posted
  • Work with the Director of Marketing to design resources on recruiting materials
  • Build local relationships with Instructors at SLT and other boutique fitness studios
  • Manage on-boarding of instructors
  • Manage the on-boarding of new employees, including training and orientation procedures
  • Spearhead human resources initiatives and practices throughout the company to make SLT a compliant, organized and positive place to work
  • Oversee all Diversity & Inclusion initiatives throughout the company to make SLT a more diverse work environment where everyone feels represented and treated fairly
  • Maintain employee handbook
  • Conduct exit interviews
  • Communicate and administer benefits plans and policies
  • Handle all unemployment claims and needs
  • Share Instructor issues/feedback with Director of Training and Development
  • Model the way; live the SLT core values and culture


  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong work-ethic, positive attitude and influential personality
  • Extremely organized and data-savvy with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to think and react quickly
  • Ability to receive and give performance feedback constructively
  • 3-5 years recruiting or relevant experience

Work Requirements

  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends
  • Travel within NYC and SLT markets as required
  • Position based in New York, NY


  • Full Time – Medical, Vacation, Sick, Holiday, Associate Discount, and Drop in Class Participation

To apply, please send resume to [email protected].