RefugePoint
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
(hybrid)
Spotlight Preferred Member Company
10 days ago
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Duration
Indefinite
Salary
$127,215.00
Industry
Non-Profit / Charity
Min Experience
Over 10 Years
Required Travel
0-10%
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Other

Description

RefugePoint

Director of Human Resources 

Hybrid (Boston) or Remote (Other US home base)

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2005, RefugePoint partners with refugees to access life-changing solutions and transforms how the world supports them. As a leading innovator in the refugee solutions space, we identify pathways to safety and self-reliance for refugees and build collaborative efforts to embed our insights more broadly into global humanitarian response. As of 2023, RefugePoint has directly helped more than 140,000 refugees relocate to safety, supported more than 4,300 refugees in Nairobi to achieve self-reliance by establishing small businesses, and assisted partner organizations to reach more than 250,000 refugees globally. Our work spans 356 locations in 63 countries worldwide.

OUR VALUES

RefugePoint has core, cross-cutting principles and values that define our work:

  • Refugee-Centered: We create space for and elevate refugee voices and leadership within the organization to guide our work.
  • Anti-Racist & Anti-Colonial: Recognizing that racism, colonialism, and global white supremacy culture have caused many of the inequities driving the world’s refugee situations, we seek to integrate and center anti-racist and anti-colonialist principles in all that we do.
  • Equity-Focused: We deliver services, build capacity, and influence policies and systems to strengthen equity in the humanitarian sector.
  • Trauma-Informed: We integrate a trauma-informed approach and offer mental health and psycho-social support services to clients and staff.
  • Evidence-Informed practice: We use an evidence-informed approach to practice, i.e., the integration of research evidence alongside practitioner expertise and the people experiencing the practice.
  • Collaborative: The urgency of need and the magnitude of the problem requires shared responsibility and shared action. We seek opportunities to engage in networks and partnerships.

WHAT YOU’LL DO 

RefugePoint has grown considerably in recent years and is poised for further growth. At this critical inflection point, we are seeking a Director of Human Resources to bring leadership and capacity to the HR function, supervise a US- and Kenya-based human resources team, and ensure HR strategies are consistent, scalable, and people-centric across a global organization. Reporting to the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, the Director of Human resources will:  

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive HR management strategy for a 100+ employee organization in the United States, Kenya, and Geneva that aligns with RefugePoint’s mission and operational goals. 
  • Oversee all aspects of day-to-day HR management, inclusive of full-cycle talent management, workforce planning, performance management, compensation and benefits administration, training and development, employee relations, and labor law compliance. 
  • Institute standard operating HR policies and procedures, building upon existing policies and procedures and creating new ones. Bring a global perspective and develop policies and procedures that are relevant to international standards. 
  • Supervise and coach a US-based HR Manager, and Kenya-based HR Coordinator, providing strategic guidance in the core functions of their jobs. 
  • Oversee salary and total rewards administration, ensuring policies reflect RefugePoint’s compensation philosophy and commitment to fair pay equity.
  • Administer and promote optimal usage of HRIS (Paycor) and other systems, ensuring data integrity, privacy, and compliance with applicable employment laws and regulations. 
  • In collaboration with the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, address employee relations issues with effective, thorough, and objective investigations. 
  • Bring a forward-thinking and strategic approach to addressing HR challenges, taking the lead on formulating solutions that address short- and long-term organizational needs. 
  • As a member of the Executive Management team, foster a positive work environment that encourages a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity, belonging, and alignment across a global organization. 

WHO YOU ARE

  • You are inspired by RefugePoint’s mission and values. You are energized to join an organization that partners with refugees to access life-changing solutions and transforms how the world supports them. 
  • You are a versatile, strategic, and proactive human resources professional. You bring 10+ years of relevant experience, inclusive of 3+ years in a senior role, with demonstrated skill in all aspects of HR management. Experience working at a global nonprofit organization is a plus. 
  • You are a thoughtful people manager who provides clear direction and support. You are experienced in managing and coaching staff for high performance and accountability, and enable others to take ownership of their roles. 
  • You are a strategic thinker with the ability to implement tactically. You approach HR through an analytical lens and take a hands-on approach to translating strategy into tangible activities. 
  • You are a solutions-oriented and collaborative problem solver. You take ownership of proactively proposing solutions to HR challenges. You leverage HR best practices and innovative thinking in working with others to address problems. 
  • You are an effective communicator who operates with emotional intelligence. You translate HR policies and procedures for all staff to easily understand. You are a deep listener and seek to understand others' perspectives and needs before responding.
  • You are an action-oriented, resourceful, and tech savvy doer. You thrive in a lean nonprofit setting with the ability to stay focused and nimble in the face of growth and change. You are proficient in using HRIS and other commonly used HR and office technologies. 

LOCATION, SCHEDULE, AND COMPENSATION

For Boston-based staff, this is a hybrid position with 2 days/week in office preferred. For staff who are not in the Boston area, there is an expectation of occasional travel to the Boston and Nairobi offices. Staff have the option to work 4-day (10 hours/day) or 5-day (8 hours/day) work week.  Given the supervision of the Nairobi HR team, early mornings should be expected. 

The salary for this position is $127,215. Benefits including 33 days of PTO (combined sick and vacation) in addition to 12 major holidays, 8 weeks of paid parental leave and 4 weeks of unpaid parental leave, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, comprehensive health and dental benefits with a significant portion of the premiums paid by the organization, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance, and 401k plan with match up to 6% after 1 year of service.

TO APPLY

Please apply here with 1) a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in RefugePoint and the Director of Human Resources position, 2) your resume. Please address your cover letter to David Weaver, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer. We review applications on a rolling basis.

A diverse workforce helps RefugePoint realize its fullest potential. RefugePoint is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all persons in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, ancestry, or any other factor unrelated to job performance.

Additionally, RefugePoint is aware that the pursuit of our vision, mission, and values is strengthened by integrating anti-racist principles in all that we do. Therefore, we are committed to being an anti-racist organization, and realize that doing so involves making a sustained commitment.

Candidates from historically underrepresented group(s) are encouraged to apply

RefugePoint has retained DH Search to lead recruitment for this position. DH Search partners with mission-driven organizations to hire the people they need to create a more just and equitable world. Learn more at www.dhsearch.net.



Requirements

WHO YOU ARE

  • You are inspired by RefugePoint’s mission and values. You are energized to join an organization that partners with refugees to access life-changing solutions and transforms how the world supports them. 
  • You are a versatile, strategic, and proactive human resources professional. You bring 10+ years of relevant experience, inclusive of 3+ years in a senior role, with demonstrated skill in all aspects of HR management. Experience working at a global nonprofit organization is a plus. 
  • You are a thoughtful people manager who provides clear direction and support. You are experienced in managing and coaching staff for high performance and accountability, and enable others to take ownership of their roles. 
  • You are a strategic thinker with the ability to implement tactically. You approach HR through an analytical lens and take a hands-on approach to translating strategy into tangible activities. 
  • You are a solutions-oriented and collaborative problem solver. You take ownership of proactively proposing solutions to HR challenges. You leverage HR best practices and innovative thinking in working with others to address problems. 
  • You are an effective communicator who operates with emotional intelligence. You translate HR policies and procedures for all staff to easily understand. You are a deep listener and seek to understand others' perspectives and needs before responding.
  • You are an action-oriented, resourceful, and tech savvy doer. You thrive in a lean nonprofit setting with the ability to stay focused and nimble in the face of growth and change. You are proficient in using HRIS and other commonly used HR and office technologies.
Job ID: 73803624
Services (non-profit)
Cambridge , Massachusetts , United States

RefugePoint advances lasting solutions for at-risk refugees, and supports the humanitarian community to do the same. RefugePoint was founded in 2005 to provide lasting solutions for the world’s most at-risk refugees. We support those who have fled persecution, war and/or violence, in particular unaccompanied and other vulnerable children, women, survivors of violence and torture, refugees from LGBTIQ communities, and others. We work with those in need of basic human protections, struggling to survive with limited/no humanita...

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