Director, Employee Culture & Programs

Howard Hughes



The Woodlands, TX


Position summary

The Howard Hughes name is synonymous with an unrelenting passion for excellence.  While his achievements in aviation and the silver screen are legendary, it was his investments in real estate that form the foundation of our company. With passion, determination and limitless imagination, he built one of the great American empires of the 20th century. At Howard Hughes, we live by our purpose to help people discover new ways of experiencing life - because it’s not just buildings and places that matter, it’s what you do with them that can change the way people live.

We aspire to be the most creatively driven real estate company in the world and we believe in fostering a culture that is built to last by cultivating curiosity and empowering every employee to find their story in this great organization.

About The Role

We are seeking a Director of Employee Culture & Programs that will serve as a champion and change agent committed to crafting a culture of belonging at The Howard Hughes Corporation. Reporting directly to the Chief People Officer, this individual will partner with senior business leaders, HR Business Partners, Corporate Communications, and other key collaborators to develop and drive our employee culture.

What You Will Do

  • Strategically drive People and Culture Program objectives through effective design, delivery methodology, and defined project plans.

  • Lead implementation activities and develop processes, documentation, and communications for  program/process rollout and ongoing support, emphasizing their vital integration into the business strategy in collaboration with the regions and employees.

  • Develop strong relationships with leaders to gain a deep understanding of the business, driving inclusivity and other C & P initiatives.

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and departments in the strategic planning, design, implementation, and monitoring of Employee Culture Programs across all parts of the talent life cycle. 

  • Actively contribute to the communication strategy, working closely with corporate communications to promote and highlight these C&P programs.

  • Integrate inclusivity principles and processes into global talent management programs, including performance management, talent review, organizational planning, high-potential identification, and total rewards practices.

  • Regularly measure, analyze, and report data, providing consultative support to identify areas for improvement and showcase areas of strength and growth.

  • Champion employee culture initiatives internally, employing a balanced and consultative approach to drive success through strategic and tactical/operational execution.

  • Lead the design and implementation of Employee Resource Groups, overseeing all aspects from nomination and selection to event management, communication, success metrics, and impactful business influence.

  • Serve as an organizational ambassador, representing available services and resources to the business and represent the company at diverse forums and events, consistently exemplifying our core values and behaviors.

About You

  • 7+ years leadership level work experience preferably in the areas of HR employee engagement programs or business management.

  • 5 years validated experience working specifically in employee engagement initiatives.

  • Cultural awareness, sensitivity, and flexibility is crucial.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy and improvement opportunities.

  • Strong program and project management skills, with demonstrated ability to operationalize and scale programs focused on this space.

  • Ability to empower, influence and optimize working relationships with senior leadership, partners and peer groups; ability to challenge conventional wisdom.

  • Excellent communicator and collaborator, able to establish relationships, lead expectations and influence employees everywhere.

  • Ability to influence others without direct authority to achieve solutions to meet organization’s objectives, and be proactive in providing solutions, resolving issues and overcoming hurdles to results.

  • Passion for diverse talent attraction, retention, development and belonging.

This job description is not meant to be an “all-inclusive” list of the duties and responsibilities of this job.  Other related duties and responsibilities may be assigned.  The Howard Hughes Corporation reserves the right to change or modify job duties as necessary based on business necessity.


Please note that The Howard Hughes Corporation does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, HHC will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, HHC explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of The Howard Hughes Corporation.

Why you should apply for a job to Howard Hughes:

  • 4.6/5 in supportive management

  • 89% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 78% would recommend this company to other women

  • 71% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • HHC will be offering 100% paid maternity leave benefits for a 12-week period.

  • HHC will be offering a Child Bonding benefit of four weeks per event for any births, adoption or child fostering for all genders.

  • The Howard Hughes Corporation's Employee Growth Program offers employees $10k a year as part of our growth and career funds.