United States of America: Deputy Director of Human Resources

Organization: Social Impact
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 09 Mar 2017

Deputy Director of Human Resources, Social Impact, Arlington, VA

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Position Description:

SI seeks an experienced Deputy Director of Human Resources to develop and implement best practice human resource management in employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance. The duties described in this position apply to US-based staff and expatriate staff based overseas. The Deputy Director manages the HR Assistant. This position reports to the Director of Human Resources. The Deputy Director will serve as acting Director in the Director’s absence.


Employment Processing

  • Directs separation and exiting of employees;

  • Maintains employee personnel and benefits records; ensures accuracy, completeness and security of files.

  • Maintains company organization charts and the employee directory; maintains human resource information system;

  • Compensation: maintains job description library;

Performance Management: leads the performance review process; provides staff training and consultation on performance management; ensures compliance with performance management policies and procedures.

Health and Welfare Benefits:

  • Implements, communicates and administers the corporate employee benefit programs such as health insurance, professional development, disability insurance, life insurance, retirement programs, worker’s compensation and other plans;

  • Acts as main point of contact for benefit plan providers and vendors, ensuring prompt replues ti vendor information requests and processing of invoices and timely addition/removal of employees;

  • In conjunction with HR Director, identifies programs/initiatives that are competitive in the industry and geography, and frequently benchmark best practices to position SI as an employer of choice.

Employee Relations: Advises and coaches employees on personnel-related issues; proactively assists managers in successfully handling employee relations issues;

Strategy: participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems; works with HR Director to identify and track key metrics and assist in developing timely reports on results and trends to Senior Management.

Policies and Procedures: provides guidance to employees on personnel policies and procedures; ensures compliance with personnel policies and procedures; recommends improvements to personnel policies and procedures.

Compliance: Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations; directs the EEO, Veteran, Equal Pay annual reporting; assists with the implementation of affirmative action programs.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree and at least 5 years’ relevant human resources experience or equivalent in education/experience.

  • Supervisory experience.

  • Human Resources Certification (PHR or SPHR) a plus.

  • Experience with USAID or international development consulting firm a strong plus.

  • Highly detailed oriented.

  • Strong leadership ability, excellent written and verbal communications skills and organizational skills and the ability to work will all levels of employees and management.

  • Demonstrated integrity and confidentiality

  • Able to multi-task, prioritize workload, and meet strict deadlines.

    Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

    To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

    SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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