Director of Human Resources

Friends Committee on National Legislation
Washington D.C.
Dec 13, 2021
Jan 17, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time

The Director of Human Resources leads and advises on the overall strategy, administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resources functions at FCNL. This includes ensuring implementation of an effective inclusive strategy to attract and retain top talent toward achievement of the organization’s vision.

Reporting to the Associate General Secretary for Finance and Operations, this is a senior position within the organization that requires extensive interaction with the management team and staff at all levels. The director supervises and mentors one full-time employee and, as a HR team, will actively work with managers to identify strategic hiring and retention opportunities that will support and grow FCNL’s lobby and outreach work.

This is a full-time exempt position, based on a 37.5-hour work week.  This position can either be in the office or remote and must work with their supervisor to determine dates throughout the year for when being in the office would be required. There may be times when the employee is required to come into the office for meetings, events or to complete special projects.

Key Priorities and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and administer all aspects of human resources including compensation, benefits, employee relations and engagement, recruiting/onboarding/retention/departures, organizational development, performance management, and training and development.
  • Partner with the General Secretary and managers to investigate complaints and resolve issues. Manage and engage in comprehensive employee relations processes to promote positive interoffice interactions. 
  • Act as a key strategist for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in partnership with senior leadership and the staff led Inclusion, Diversity, Equity in Action (IDEA) committee.  Facilitate the development and execution of an inclusive human resources strategy that promotes diversity and equity in alignment with organizational vision and goals.
  • Evaluate and provide leadership for people strategies that advance FCNL’s priorities, including hiring, retention and compensation strategies, DEI initiatives, performance management and employee development, succession planning, and other priorities that arise.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all federal, state, and local employment laws to ensure ongoing organization compliance; implement policy changes as appropriate; complete all HR-related reporting and compliance on a timely and accurate basis.
  • Develop and maintain standardized human resources processes through a lens of inclusivity for the full employment cycle from employee recruitment through departure.
  • Work with and manage a variety of consultants including attorneys, insurance brokers, payroll support, and others to ensure effective service delivery. Write and review contracts for independent 1099 workers.
  • Coordinate all aspects of benefits administration, including open enrollment, compliance reporting, departmental budgeting, and monitor trends for potential selection of additional resources in support of employees.
  • Develop communications, soft skills, and other training and development plans to improve communication; counsel and act as liaison to both managers and staff to identify areas of differences and potential improvement.
  • Manage performance review process including annual reviews and ongoing performance management efforts. Work with managers on employee development and improvement plans when necessary.
  • Develop, implement, interpret, and update personnel policies and procedures on an ongoing basis.
  • Serve as liaison to Personnel Committee providing updates and partnering on special projects and initiatives as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in human resources or related field; master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • 7-10 years of nonprofit experience as an HR manager or director, faith based nonprofit experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, training, and implementation of plans to build diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a robust onboarding structure and enhancing onboarding processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to support and enhance desired changes in organizational culture
  • Comprehensive understanding of local, state, and federal employment laws
  • Detail oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of various types of employee benefit plans
  • Facility in using and overseeing an HRIS and other applicable software, ADP preferred
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a constantly changing environment, set priorities and work independently
  • Ability to engender confidence, be decisive and persistent while making good judgments
  • Collaborative mindset with the ability to establish trust, maintain confidentiality, carry out internal HR processes, and build relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter who is comfortable building programs and structures
  • General agreement with FCNL’s policy positions and understanding of faith-based perspective of lobbying

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee is expected to perform additional tasks as directed by the supervisor.

Compensation: $120,000-$135,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Offering generous and comprehensive benefits.


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