Nonprofit

Director of People and Culture

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
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Published 14 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
July 8, 2024
Application Deadline
June 16, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Director
Salary
USD $120,000 - $130,000 / year

Description

About CorpsAfrica:

Founded in 2011, CorpsAfrica provides the opportunity for Africans to serve as volunteers in their own countries, along the lines of the Peace Corps model. We train college-educated young Africans and send them to live for up to one year in rural, high-poverty communities to facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects that are identified by local people. CorpsAfrica aims to promote a culture of public service in Africa by giving participants the opportunity to apply their education, skills, and energy toward helping their fellow citizens overcome extreme poverty. www.corpsafrica.org

CorpsAfrica has steadily expanded operations from Morocco to Senegal, Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, The Gambia, and Uganda over the last decade. Having successfully proven the power and effectiveness of the model, CorpsAfrica has begun to receive significant funding from large donors. As we reach a point of significant inflection leading to future expansion, we seek to add motivated, capable, and highly effective staff to our team.

Overview of the Position:

CorpsAfrica is looking for a mission-focused, strategic self-starter to serve as the organization’s Director of People and Culture. A new role, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of HR, including employee relations, recruitment and onboarding, compensation and benefits, performance management, employment law compliance, staff retention, and more. This position requires a dynamic and motivated individual to support more than 130 employees (and growing) across Africa and the US. The team currently includes two direct reports who will support the many facets of human resources.

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, exempt

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The compensation range for this position is $120,000-$130,000 for US-based employees. For applicants based outside of the US, the pay range will be adjusted to the country of hire. Compensation is commensurate with experience and will vary depending on the hired candidate’s country of residence, in accordance with local laws and regulations. CorpsAfrica offers paid time off, pension/retirement, health, and other benefits commensurate with similar level CorpsAfrica employees in the country of employment. 

LOCATION: CorpsAfrica office in one of the following countries:  Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, or the United States.

REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Officer

Specific responsibilities: 

  • Builds, leads, and manages a growing HR team that oversees all aspects of HR and the employee life cycle.  
  • Fosters and leads a CorpsAfrica culture that is inclusive, responsive, respectful, and empathetic. 
  • In collaboration with senior leadership, regularly reviews and forecasts staffing needs and ensures the organization has the right people and structures in place. 
  • Conducts regular compensation and benefits studies and advises senior leadership on recommended changes to ensure CorpsAfrica remains a competitive and desirable employer. 
  • Ensures employee handbooks are current and reflect all local laws and organizational policies. 
  • Communicate regularly with senior leadership and Country Directors about policies and other HR matters that are relevant to them. 
  • Supports Recruitment Specialist with recruitment, including collaboration on improvements and implementing best practices. 
  • Supports HR Manager with onboarding and offboarding of employees.
  • In collaboration with senior leadership and Country Directors, develops programs and incentives for employee retention, health and well-being, professional development/training, and work/life balance. 
  • Develops curriculum for and leads new employee orientations and periodic employee training on relevant topics throughout the year.
  • Leads annual performance review program across the organization. 
  • Supports professional development and training programs for employees to ensure ongoing and multiple opportunities for continued learning. 
  • Coaches, counsels, and guides managers before executing employee disciplinary actions.
  • Responds to employee relations issues, including employee complaints.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field; a master’s degree is preferred.
  • At least seven to ten years of relevant and increasingly responsible experience, including experience managing human resources for an organization with multiple office locations, ideally in Africa. 
  • Demonstrated experience building and leading teams.
  • Takes initiative and is a self-starter. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer proficiency.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • A hands-on management style and the ability to address and solve problems as they arise.
  • Diplomatic and of the highest integrity; possess sound judgment and can hold confidential matters in confidence.
  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in French would be a big plus.

Application period closes June 16, 2024.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CorpsAfrica encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.

About CorpsAfrica:

Founded in 2011, CorpsAfrica provides the opportunity for Africans to serve as volunteers in their own countries, along the lines of the Peace Corps model. We train college-educated young Africans and send them to live…

Benefits

=CorpsAfrica offers a comprehensive benefits package including employer-paid medical insurance, 401(k), and paid time off.

=CorpsAfrica offers a comprehensive benefits package including employer-paid medical insurance, 401(k), and paid time off.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English is required; fluency in French would be a big plus.

Fluency in English is required; fluency in French would be a big plus.

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Please follow the instructions on the applicant portal.

Please follow the instructions on the applicant portal.

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