The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 130 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.
The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.
To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.
The Center seeks a Senior Director, Global Human Resources who will serve as the head of the Human Resources function and serve as a key business partner to the management team in leading and creating initiatives, systems, and best practices to recruit, develop, and train a diverse and high-performing global workforce and to build an organizational culture across all offices that supports effective advancement of our mission and strategic plans. The Senior Director will report to the Chief Operating Officer and partner closely with the Center's management team.
The Center is completing year one of its ambitious five-year strategic plan which will grow the organization both in its ability to have impact and its size. In this senior role, the Senior Director will help lead and develop a four-year strategy to manage the anticipated organizational growth under the strategic plan, which will include a refresh of the organizational structure, staffing plans & talent strategy, internal communication processes, performance management linked to the strategic plan, and the development of a leadership & professional development plan. Additionally, the Senior Director will drive a four-year strategy to support the Center's efforts to be one of the best non-profit employers to attract, develop, and retain a diverse workforce and encourage innovation, learning, and cross-cultural collaboration. Finally, the Senior Director will review and refresh the core human resource functions including onboarding, performance management, hiring processes (including our global offices), and the internship program.
The Senior Director will manage, coach, and mentor a small HR team of three (Senior Manager, Compensation & Benefits; Senior Manager, Talent & Organizational Development; and Human Resources Assistant), empowering this team to be effective and influential in their respective areas of focus. The Senior Director will also have a solid knowledge base to drive HR best practices in a range of areas including benefits, compensation, and international labor/employment compliance.
Bringing passion to the role, the Senior Director will be a strong coach and problem solver, diplomatic change agent, and expert in understanding organizational dynamics and helping to create the right structures that address challenges that are inherent in a geographically and functional diverse team. The Senior Director will serve as a close adviser to the President and the global leadership team to help build and scale the organization, bringing strategic talent skills, expertise in core human resource functions, and a deep commitment to our mission and movement building.
This position will be based in New York City.
The primary job responsibilities of the Senior Director, Global Human Resources include, but are not limited to:
Talent Acquisition & Talent Development
Leadership, Organizational Development & HR Management
Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.
How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position. Please include these application materials as attachments.
Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.
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