Director of Human Resources
The Committee to Protect Journalists
Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)
Function: Human Resources/Recruiting
Primary domain: Human Services
City: New York
Postal code: 10001
State: New York
Country: United States
CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ ensures the free flow of news and commentary by taking action wherever journalists are attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, censored, or harassed.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists (“CPJ”) is an independent, non-profit organization defending journalists worldwide without regard to their political ideology. Through its work to safeguard journalists, CPJ protects the rights of all people to have access to diverse and independent sources of information. For nearly four decades , CPJ has helped win the early release of imprisoned journalists, secure convictions in journalist murders, and enable positive legal reform in countries where the climate for free expression has deteriorated.
Learn more about CPJ’s fight to defend freedom of the press here: http://cpj.org/
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Human Resources (“HR Director”) will build and lead an exceptional human resources function for CPJ, and will serve as a key liaison between CPJ’s management and its recently unionized staff. The HR Director will oversee CPJ’s efforts to recruit, engage, develop and retain talent across the organization with an explicit focus on supporting CPJ’s core commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Moreover, the HR Director will serve as the organization’s leader on culture and talent, continually improving broader organizational effectiveness.
The HR Director’s responsibilities shall include, but will not be limited to:
NYC (strongly preferred) or Washington, DC (second choice); CPJ may consider qualified candidates who need to reside elsewhere, but are willing to travel to CPJ’s offices on a regular basis.
In order to be successful, the HR Director must possess the highest levels of integrity and discretion, be collaborative and service oriented, and able to build deep trust and credibility with both CPJ’s leadership and staff.
Additional qualifications, characteristics and competencies include:
Commitment to CPJ’s mission
Minimum of 10 years of professional experience, with no less than five years of experience in at least two of the following HR disciplines required: HR Operations, Employee Relations, Talent Recruitment, Engagement and Development
Experience working in an HR department at an organization that has a global reach, and a diverse, international and unionized staff, strongly preferred
Knowledge of employment law compliance and legal liability awareness, strongly preferred
Meaningful experience leading DEI-related initiatives and trainings, strongly preferred
Exceptional judgement and ability to make informed, fair decisions
Ability to balance a strategic, broad perspective concurrent with an operational and execution-oriented focus
Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills, with the ability to navigate complex, confidential staff issues in an environment that can be intense at times due to the nature of CPJ’s work
Technologically savvy, with the ability to point to work with IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems that improve compliance and efficiency in a fast-moving environment
Self-starter, with the ability to operate autonomously
Salary for this position will be competitive and commensurate with experience; CPJ provides a comprehensive benefits package to each of its employees.
Commensurate with Experience
Posting Expiration Date:
How to Apply:
QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY:
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or current employment status.
On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We’re partnering with the team at CPJ to build a diverse talent pool that includes numerous lines of identity, and we encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
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