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Senior Manager, People (Human Resources) (Council on Foundations)

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Council on Foundations

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The Council on Foundations is a nonprofit membership association that serves as a guide for philanthropies as they advance the greater good. Building on our 75-year history, the Council supports over 900 member organizations in the United States and around the world to build trust in philanthropy, expand pathways to giving, engage broader perspectives, and co-create solutions that will lead to a better future for all.

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Job Description

Location: Full-time, remote (5% travel required)

Compensation: Starting salary range of $90,000 -$120,000. Salary range is based on D.C./DMV area. Compensation will be adjusted for other geographic locations.

The Senior Manager, People is responsible for actively managing recruiting, on/offboarding, benefits administration, compliance, leaves of absence, payroll (via a vendor), and HR technologies.

-Be a steward of the Council’s culture, modeling values and demonstrating behaviors in support of inclusion, equity, and access; participate as a member of the Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) committee.
-Implement People initiatives and programs in new ways to adapt to evolving staff and organizational needs; create and report metrics documenting the success of HR initiatives.
-Support departments in the execution of HR programs in alignment with REDI, organizational culture and operating principles.
-Partner with VP and colleagues to implement annual employee engagement surveys; recommend strategies to address areas of concern in survey responses and prepare related action plans.
-Identify staffing and recruiting needs; develop and execute best practices for hiring and partnering with vendor resources.
-Manage the recruitment process, including job postings, utilization of the applicant tracking system, partnering with People Managers to assess candidate skills and facilitate the offer process.
-Coordinate semi-monthly payroll processing and new state registrations in concert with the Finance team and external vendor.
-Oversee the workers’ compensation program, including enrollment for new states and accuracy of policy coverage throughout the plan year.
-Manage both the on and off boarding process, ensuring the process is regularly updated and reflective of the Council’s culture and principles.
-Administer multiple HR programs, including benefits, leave of absence, payroll, and performance review process to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization.
-Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable federal and state employment law requirements.
-Actively participate in the writing and updating of programs and policies in support of the organization.
-Assist in implementing the Council’s compensation program, including job description updates, job market analysis and researching geographic differential data.
-Coordinate the work of multiple vendors, monitor the relationships and key performance indicators, research additional resources and vendors in support of organizational programs.
-Foster a learning culture within the organization by collaborating with People Managers to identify training needs.
-Maintain regular, consistent availability to consult with People Managers and employees regarding People matters.
-Keep leadership informed of important developments, potential problems, and related information necessary for effective management.
-Actively participate in the overall maintenance of the department, including managing HR data, employee files and records, and ensuring compliance with required filings, disclosures, and communications.

Job Qualifications


-8 years of recent experience performing similar HR duties
-5 years of recent experience researching and complying with Federal regulations and multi-state employment
-Substantive knowledge of several HR functions and best practices
-HR Certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) preferred
-Performing HR functions in a nonprofit or philanthropic organization preferred


-Bias towards action; preference for getting things done and working hard because you love to
-Demonstrated project management skills with experience in effective stakeholder engagement.
-Dedication to actively championing an inclusive and equitable culture
-Demonstrated human resources skills with proven ability to drive activities across the full employee
-Experience supporting progressive organizational change within an evolving organization.
-Proficient knowledge of payroll systems, preferably ADP WorkforceNow.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Ability to maintain the highest level of integrity, confidentiality, professionalism, and ethics.

How to Apply

Interested candidates apply here.

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