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Director, Global Human Resources (hybrid/remote) - Panagora Group

Staffing Advisors of Maryland
Silver Spring, MD
Closing date
Oct 7, 2022

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Executive, Management, Director
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Overview: Director, Global Human Resources (hybrid) Panagora Group is a woman- and employee-owned social enterprise that leverages the power of local NGOs, private companies, and government agencies to implement solutions that stick. Over the past three years, Panagora has experienced significant growth and was ranked in the top third of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. That growth stems from our steadfast commitment to our mission, intentional partnerships, and a focus on technical expertise. Panagora Group has shown how engaging local stakeholders paves the way for more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable development outcomes. As Director, Global Human Resources, you will reimagine Panagora's end-to-end employee experience by embracing those same values of inclusion, equity, and sustainability to create a culture of belonging where our staff feels genuinely invested in their work and our long-term success. You will work closely with the Executive Vice President, meet regularly with the executive leadership team to discuss big-picture HR goals, and collaborate with department heads across the organization to both envision and implement solutions. Since our 2011 launch with two employees, Panagora is now over 180 employees strong and growing. We are looking for a forward-thinking, highly strategic senior HR professional to expand and deepen employee engagement to keep pace with our growth. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President, you will build and lead a team of three, empowering them to realize your strategic vision and scale our systems as we grow. You will oversee your team in all recruitment, hiring, performance management, professional development, employee relations, compliance with employment regulations, job satisfaction, onboarding, implementing HR strategies, mitigating risks, structuring competitive compensation and benefits, maintaining employee records, and supporting domestic and international employment needs. Panagora Group has a hybrid work structure where employees can work remotely or from the office, as needed based on demands of specific tasks, or based on personal work preference. Working from the office is encouraged when working on tasks that require a high degree of collaboration. About UsPanagora Group is dedicated to providing novel and integrated solutions in health, development, and learning through approaches that build country capacity and independence. We have an impressive history of delivering results. Every day, we work collaboratively to identify and promote evidence-based, sustainable solutions that drive improvements in health, equity, and well-being for disadvantaged populations around the world. Panagora holds seven cutting-edge monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) prime awards on three continents (Dominican Republic, Colombia, Philippines, South Africa, Indonesia, and India). These include many innovations and creative CLA (collaborating, learning, and adapting) solutions embraced by USAID. Panagora lives its core values of bringing passion, innovation, and excellence to our work. ResponsibilitiesDirect and oversee the HR functions of domestic and global recruitment, hiring, onboarding, compensation, benefits, performance management, employee engagement, and employee relations.Implement an effective human resource management plan that emphasizes efficient resource allocation, quality customer service, and the ability to balance global inputs; effectively manage communications, implement policies and procedures, and execute strategy.Ensure that Panagora is compliant with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations, and internal/external audits as they pertain to human resources function.Ensure confidentiality is maintained among and by HR staff in its work with those served by the business unit.Implement innovative business processes and HR technology solutions that enhance transactions, confidentiality, and accurate recordkeeping of all employees, both domestic and internationally, to comply with state, local, and federal regulations.Coordinate with leadership to determine home office staffing needs and manage the recruitment process including selection, hiring, and onboarding the highest qualified staff.Develop and revise policies and update the personnel handbook and associated HR forms, as needed.Support team-building events and present during staff meetings relevant HR management topics based on company needs.Assist and perform other relevant duties as may be required to ensure an efficient and effective work environment.Supervise, mentor, and evaluate HR staff, communicating clear performance goals and standards, regular performance feedback and prompt resolution of problems, and opportunities to grow and develop in key competency areas. QualificationsBachelor's degree is required, master's preferred, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in a relevant technical competency area.Minimum of 10 years of human resource management experience required; a significant amount of that time within the international development industry is preferred.Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience in human resource management for a USAID government contractor, preferred.Knowledge of the company's main client, the US Federal Government, and its operations preferred.Strong proficiency in all areas of human resources and proven ability to apply it in a variety of situations: staffing and recruitment, compensation, performance management, employee relations, workforce planning, and organizational development.Demonstrated ability to think and act on strategic HR issues, projects, and initiatives.Proven ability to lead and manage HR work in an international development team-based environment.Demonstrated ability to resolve complex issues without detailed instruction in accordance with company policies, values, and applicable laws.In-depth understanding of applicable employment laws and regulations in different legal and regulatory frameworks, including within local country contexts.Strong ability to partner with activity management teams on strategic HR issues; ability to provide direct, balanced feedback and coaching at the global level.Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong presentation skills.Strong business acumen and the ability to connect HR solutions with business performance.Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor HR Staff. Ability to lead your team to deliver HR services that meet the needs of the organization and create partnerships with leaders and members.Experience living or working in developing countries is preferred. AttributesEntrepreneurial spirit. You are a high performer, deeply invested in your work and our mission, and embrace the change necessary for growth.Strategic thinker. Your focus is on the future. You can move beyond the tactical day-to-day and develop effective strategies to reach beyond our organizational goals. Practical and results-oriented. You have the proven ability and experience to bring about change. You see the big picture, monitor key performance metrics, and take action; you have the ability to be effective within a matrix structure.Experienced change manager. You have direct experience leading an organization through transition and know what it takes to drive initiatives forward in a growth environment. You share information, coordinate effectively, and execute your responsibilities while working across teams. In projects, you seek out relevant information, decide the appropriate steps, and facilitate to get the desired results. What's Attractive to the Right Candidate? We care deeply about our work, embrace challenge and complexity, bridge people, ideas, and technology, work and partner ethically, and deliver solutions that stick. You will make a direct impact on the health and success of our organization and the nations we serve. Your work will make the world a better place for good.Move beyond the transactional and truly shape company culture. We have spent the past several years intentionally strengthening our HR processes; you will have an effective team to support day-to-day work. You will be able to capitalize on this solid foundation and use your experience-driven strategic vision to shape the future of employee engagement.You will have a valued seat at the leadership table. You will work closely with the Executive Vice President, meet regularly with the executive leadership team to discuss big-picture HR goals, and collaborate with department heads across the organization to both envision and implement solutions. Panagora is employee-owned. We are proud to be both woman- and employee-owned and as we strengthen our ownership and DEI culture, we are building a path toward sustainability, equity, and deep employee engagement, ultimately making us even more able to do good work in the world.We offer competitive salaries including regular performance reviews and merit increases with an excellent insurance program (health, dental and vision) paid leave, holidays, bonuses, employee assistance program, training and development assistance, commuter allowance, phone allowance, Society for International Development and Humentum Memberships, as well as employee stock ownership (ESOP) and 401K programs. To ApplyWe encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at with "Panagora - Director Global HR #2022-2739 SA" as the subject of the email. Job responsibilities are similar to the following positions: Global HR Director, Senior Manager of Human Resources, Human Resources Director, Human Resources Lead. Please note: An independent compensation consultant will evaluate this position to determine the most equitable salary. Staffing Advisors is committed to reducing bias in every aspect of the hiring process. We have long recommended an evidence-based approach to hiring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. This position may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. IND123

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