Employee Engagement Coordinator

We are currently looking for an Employee Engagement Coordinator with 5-10 years’ experience to join our growing New Orleans studio.

The role will involve collaborating with studio leaders and administration to implement strategies that promote a positive company culture and strengthen team cohesion for a 60-person architectural practice with studios in New Orleans and Washington DC. Responsibilities will include employee relations, recruiting, on-boarding, staff development and communicating company policies and practices. The Coordinator reports to the Principal in Charge of Office Culture and works closely with the Culture Group, the Director of Finance, and the administrative team as well as other teams in the studio as appropriate (Hiring, Team Leaders, etc). This position requires a perceptive person with a high degree of emotional intelligence who can relate to all employees and facilitate action in response to individual and company needs.

The Employee Engagement Coordinator is an in-office position in New Orleans. Occasional travel is expected for this role to build and maintain relationships with employees in our DC studio and effectively perform duties to the benefit of all employees.


Implement strategies to increase employee engagement and to promote a highly engaged workforce, fostering a sense of belonging and purpose among employees.

Maintain knowledge of best practices, trends, regulatory changes, and new tools available in human resources, talent development, and employment law.

Coordinate and track performance feedback, advocacy, and professional development plans.

Facilitate the hiring of qualified applicants for open positions in collaborations with the Hiring Team and Team Leaders.

Implement New Hire orientation.

Administer and execute human resource programs, including talent development, achievement recognition, morale, diversity and equity, and communication improvement.

Coordinate resolution of employment-related concerns from applicants and staff, while referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the Director of Finance, Principal-in-Charge of Office Culture, or appropriate staff member.

Coach, counsel, and guide team members while providing critical feedback to coworkers or staff.

Work with firm leaders to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations and recommending best practices based on review of current regulations.

Maintain Employee Field Guide (employee manual), Professional Development Guide, and other communication tools to help staff understand Leadership team expectations and how to develop successfully in the studio.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.

Five to 10 years of human resources experience.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Ability to prioritize tasks.

Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

Global and Cultural awareness.

Knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.


EskewDumezRipple offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, competitive PTO, and parental leave. Our studio also hosts weekly happy hours and numerous employee events throughout the year.

To Apply

EskewDumezRipple is a welcoming studio dedicated to equity and inclusion and encourages applications from diverse candidates. To be considered for employment, please complete the survey and submit your resume at the link provided here.

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