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Associate Director, HR Operations

Department: 208 HR

Location: Waltham, MA

Company Overview:

Dyne Therapeutics is a clinical-stage muscle disease company focused on advancing innovative life-transforming therapeutics for people living with genetically driven diseases. With its proprietary FORCE™ platform, Dyne is developing modern oligonucleotide therapeutics that are designed to overcome limitations in delivery to muscle tissue. Dyne has a broad pipeline for serious muscle diseases, including clinical programs for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) and Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), and a preclinical program for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). For more information, please visit, and follow us on X, LinkedIn and Facebook

Role Summary:

The Associate Director of HR Operations is responsible for many aspects of HR operations including benefits administration, HRIS administration and maintenance, vendor management, process documentation, HR compliance, training, analytics and reporting, and talent management cycle administration. This role is an important part of the HR team as we continue to grow and expand.

This role is based in Waltham, MA without the possibility of being remote.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee all aspects of HR operations, including but not limited to performance management, compensation and benefits, and HR compliance
  • Develop and implement HR policies and procedures that align with the company’s mission, values, and business objectives
  • Assist with the operational components of recruitment and onboarding process for new employees, ensuring a positive candidate experience and seamless integration into the organization
  • Provide guidance and support to managers and employees on HR operational processes and policies
  • Collaborate with HR leadership to develop and implement talent management strategies that support employee growth and development
  • Manage HR data and analytics to track key performance indicators and provide insights for decision-making.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Deliver hire-to-retire lifecycle administration and services
  • Partner closely with the HR Team to ensure alignment on proposed processes, working through change management, training, and education to ensure new ways or working are adopted and implemented
  • Ensure processes are documented and simple to follow
  • Help drive the HR roadmap for process excellence, optimization, and simplification
  • Partner with the HR team on a continuous improvement strategy across the function utilizing data and stakeholder feedback to drive organizational excellence
  • Assist with components of the HR technology strategy and innovation roadmap for enterprise-wide HR technology
  • Collaborate to drive the people analytics strategy and development of an HR roadmap for leveraging people analytics to drive business outcomes
  • Identify opportunities and provide support for the implementation of new technology and business process optimization and automation
  • Partner closely to ensure we have the necessary policies in place across our global organization, actively monitor changes in legislation to remain compliant
  • Ensure SLAs are in place and are met or exceeded and drive to resolution when performance lags
  • Monitor vendor contracts, cost, and service level risk
  • Manage HR budget


Education and Skills Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field, Master’s degree preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in HR operations
  • Experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry is highly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of HR best practices, employment laws, and regulatory requirements
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Strategic thinker with a track record of driving HR initiatives that support business objectives
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification is a plus


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time.  The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned. All Employees are expected to adhere to all company policies and act as a role model for company values.

Dyne Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.