Stephanie Steinberg’s passions are to help people identify, succeed in, and grow their careers, as well as to ensure inclusive, productive, and innovative workplaces. She recently joined the NYU SPS community as its new human resources director, and we are delighted to welcome her. Steinberg has years of experience in managing the HR function for numerous large and complex organizations. She brings a wealth of expertise in both the nonprofit and corporate environments.
Most recently, Steinberg was human resources director at Hachette Book Group (HBG), the fourth-largest US trade book publisher. She oversaw talent acquisition, onboarding, employee relations, and training and development, supporting a workforce of 800 employees in multiple locations nationwide. Steinberg created and co-led the HBG Management Training Program, designed and led change-management workshops to support managers and employees during the pandemic as well as recruitment and goal-setting workshops, and instituted the HBG Publishing Skills Training Program. She spearheaded divisional talent planning, mentoring, and wellness programs, and diversity and inclusion initiatives, including the Office Culture Diversity Committee.
While at Hachette, Steinberg was invited to speak on employment policies and inclusive customer service strategies to bookstore owners and managers at the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association and the American Booksellers Association conferences.
Steinberg started her career in nonprofit management, working in program and administrative management roles at Girls, Inc., the American Red Cross in Greater New York, and The Floating Hospital. After being exposed to HR in the nonprofit sector, she moved into HR roles in apparel and public relations firms. At Time Inc., she recruited talent for creative and business roles at all levels for magazines and websites. She led HR at the NYC Department of Investigation during the agency’s expansion. Steinberg also has served as co-chair of the Workforce Readiness Committee of the Society for Human Resource Management, NYC Chapter.
In her previous roles on higher education, Steinberg was executive director of career services at Long Island University - Brooklyn. There, she collaborated with faculty members to integrate workforce skill development into the curriculum. With her team, she enhanced career coaching, led workplace readiness workshops, and connected students with internship and employment opportunities. She was selected to serve as the Student Services representative on the University’s Middle States Accreditation Committee.
Steinberg holds a master’s degree in human resource management from The New School, a master’s in political science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from The College of New Jersey. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and cat. Her daughter will be graduating college in May.