Volunteer Opportunity

Director of Human Engagement and Experience

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Helpful Engineering
Sylvania, OH
Published 3 months ago

This is a volunteer position with a startup Nonprofit; it is unpaid at this time as we seek funding.

It is an opportunity for the right, mission-driven candidate to showcase their ability to help build and direct the Helpful Talent Pool, Human Engagement, Journey, and Experience for a distributed global volunteer platform with a volunteer list of nearly 19,000 producing impactful innovation for the benefit of everyone and everything on the rock.

I won’t lie; it’s a big job. Only the most intrepid and determined will want to consider this undertaking.

Job Specification

This is a NON-PAID, Volunteer position.

Are you looking to make a positive difference? Are you looking to leverage open-source technologies? Helpful Engineering is bringing volunteers together from across the globe in order to fight COVID & other global-scale challenges. As volunteers, we contribute to this cause because we want everyone to have access to essential items needed to survive this pandemic. We need talented individuals like yourself. No matter your experience, we have a role for you!

The Director of Human Engagement is a senior-level management position that works closely with executive management to provide critical Human Resources, general operations, and organizational development guidance to the rapidly growing organization. The Director reports to the Chief People Officer and will guide the development and administration of HR operations, volunteer coordination, community, and performance management policies that promote a

Major Responsibilities:

Collaborate with executive management to define the organization’s long-term mission and goals and identify ways to support this mission through the full-cycle talent management goals.

Build and manage a resilient volunteer HR team.

Manage the volunteer onboarding and offboarding process to ensure effective support through all stages of the employee lifecycle

Work with the Helpful Recruiting team to develop, manage, and continuously refine a centralized, efficient system for attracting, evaluating, and onboarding Helpful volunteers.

Identify and implement culture-based initiatives that promote organizational values and foster a strong sense of community across the team.

Serve as an advisor and resource person for management and staff in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, while developing, recommending, and effectuating creative strategies to foster the organization’s diversity and equity goals.

Provide technical expertise and leadership regarding department activities and participate in the formulation of policies, procedures, and programs; advise on trends or challenges and recommend appropriate courses of action

Serve as the main point of contact for HR personnel issues and respond in collaboration with Helpful Executive Team, Directors, and Board.

Deliver presentations to Executive leadership, Department Heads, Staff, the Board of Directors and other constituencies on human resource programs, activities, and operations and make relevant recommendations

Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization’s human resource compliance and strategy needs.

Provide guidance with respect to business ethics and be the voice that reminds the organization to always do the right thing on behalf of its volunteers and projects.

Develop and support operational and process improvement programs that lead to a more lean and efficient organization and develop company Human Resource policies and procedures that support organization, cost containment, and growth objectives.

Identify the organization’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for HR and talent management functions, develop project plans to achieve goals and monitor the organization’s performance.

Preferred Qualifications:

You have superior supervisory and leadership skills with experience working with executive leaders.

You have excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

You are a proven strategic planner with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

You have excellent written and oral communications skills, particularly as it relates to communicating internal processes to staff.

You have a demonstrated knowledge of Human Resources principles and best practices – and knowledge of and experience with various HRIS.

You have experience working in a non-profit, startup, or campaign environment

A pragmatic, collaborative, team-oriented leader with highly developed relationship-building skills; adept as an influencer and consensus builder

An unquestioned reputation for integrity and ethics; a strong character that will quickly gain the trust of others

Creative, versatile, intuitive, and driven; mission-oriented

Demonstrated competency across all Human Resources disciplines

Strong business and financial acumen with the ability to translate these into People initiatives

A collaborative partner who acts with a sense of urgency

Analytically driven with experience working with people metrics to guide decisions

Demonstrated project management and change management skills

Self-starter, highly motivated, ability to work independently and achievement-oriented.

Able to maintain a strict code of confidentiality and discretion


This is a volunteer position with a startup Nonprofit; it is unpaid at this time as we seek funding.

It is an opportunity for the right, mission-driven candidate to showcase their ability to help build and direct the Helpful Talent Pool, Human…

Details at a Glance

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Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
5745 Post Office Way, Sylvania, OH 43560, USA

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