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US Human Resources Manager

Deadline: 30 September 2022

Organisation: GiveDirectly

United States

Location: This role is fully remote but applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S. and must be prepared to work at least 5 hours a day on U.S. Eastern Time.

About GiveDirectly

GiveDirectly (GD) aims to reshape international giving – and millions of lives – by providing cash grants directly to the world’s poorest. The Brookings Institution estimates that $70B of cash transfers would be required to eliminate the poverty gap; the aid sector currently spends $135B each year, much of it on evidence-free interventions. GiveDirectly wants to change that, establishing cash transfers as a benchmark for foreign aid – as the index fund is a benchmark for the financial industry – and in the process accelerating the end of extreme poverty.

GD has raised over $700M since launching in 2011, delivered cash to more than 1 million people, and launched offices in 10 countries. We’ve also supported large-scale, experimental research that indicates strong recipient impact of our programs. As a result, GD has been celebrated as one of the most innovative non-profit companies by Fast Company, while the growing cash transfer movement (and GD’s leading role within it) have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, This American Life, Foreign Affairs, and The Economist.

We’re looking for exceptional talent to grow our collaborative, diverse team. Joining GiveDirectly provides the opportunity to work alongside individuals who come from 21 different countries and speak 69 different languages. We’re actively working toward an equitable and inclusive environment for all team members, and seek candidates who will bring diverse perspectives and experiences to our organization. We recruit from organizations across all industries: our team has hailed from sectors including start-ups, government, consultancies, investment banks, and nonprofits.

Across our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and fast-paced. We value ability, adaptability, and willingness to learn. We offer competitive salary and benefits, as well as performance-based bonuses.

About this role

The U.S. Human Resources (HR) Manager will play a key role in sourcing and managing talent within GiveDirectly’s growing U.S. operations team, as well as managing some core office and administrative functions to support global staff residing in the U.S. The HR Manager will build robust protocols to support rapid onboarding of staff and cost-effective monitoring of ongoing performance, including for part-time, temporary, and project-based staff. The HR Manager will also play an important role in managing the country office by supporting general team operations, procurement, travel administration, and logistics. The HR Manager will award exceptional communication skills, strong attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, rapid problem-solving for a range of logistical challenges, and a deep interest in building and scaling GD’s organizational culture and values.

This role is fully remote but must overlap with US Eastern Time for at least 5 hours per day.

Reports to: Sarah Moran

Level: Manager

What you’ll do:

Support US team recruitment and retention.
Lead on recruitment and sourcing top talent for U.S. operations staff positions.
Own candidate screening and pipeline management, including resume reviews and coordination with candidates.
Provide administrative support during review cycles, including scheduling and updating system to reflect changes in title / compensation.
Provide administrative support to managers during review cycles, including reviewing and updating templates and guides for development discussions.
Ensuring US staff are aware of professional development opportunities available to them, and supporting team members to connect with PD opportunities that might be relevant to them.
Coordinate offer letter and contracting process with the Global People.

Strengthen onboarding and training processes.
In partnership with the Global People Team, ensure high quality onboarding of new staff, including orientation on HR manual and benefits / payroll set-up.
Assist with professional development training and planning.
Segment onboarding and training processes for 1099 contract and staff, and clarify requirements for different classes of staff/contractors

Support rapid project staffing
Support rapid project staffing for new awards and domestic disaster response, including finalizing the job descriptions/status (temp/part time, staff/contract)

Lead sourcing
Support adherence to local labor laws
In coordination with GiveDirectly’s global compliance team, ensure is in alignment with state or local labor laws that would impact our recruitment or training of field staff

Procurement and administrative support
Assist operations staff in procurement and management of inventory and supplies
Support vendor performance management by ops staff
Assist with ad hoc logistical tasks to ensure smooth running of office functions and team events (retreat set-up, internet breaks, etc.)
Strengthen team and US-wide culture and values
Ensure organizational values and culture is maintained
Own tracking and measurement of personal sustainability and wellbeing barometers
Lead on implementing activities and events oriented around team-building
Facilitate initiatives to codify and promote GD’s culture and values

Talent Administration (Support)

Facilitate benefits provision and coordinate with insurance providers
Maintain up-to-date personnel files
Office security and maintenance (Support)

Source for additional domestic office locations as needed
Ensure that all domestic office equipment is stored safely

What you’ll bring:

Alignment with GiveDirectly Values and active demonstration of our core competencies: emotional intelligence, problem solving, project management, follow-through, and fostering inclusivity. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates who have personal or professional experience in the low-income and/or historically marginalized communities that we serve.
At least 2+ years in a Talent, Recruitment, People or Human Resources function
Experience leading recruitments for diverse positions, ideally including both contract and staff positions
Strong understanding of U.S. labor regulations and best practices in non–profit staffing (benefits, compensation)
Exceptional emotional intelligence and a demonstrated ability to work cross-culturally and cross-functionally
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
Exceptional communication skills, including ability to navigate challenging HR situations that involve complex interpersonal dynamics
Strong ownership mindset and ability to work in a self-directed manner
Comfortable operating in a culture of direct, candid feedback


At GiveDirectly, we strive to pay our employees generously and equitably. We use an accredited third party salary aggregator to ensure that staff’s total compensation package (base compensation + bonus) falls within the 75th percentile of similar roles, at similar organizations. We also have a no negotiation policy to ensure we are paying staff equitably across roles.

The United States base salary for this role is $81,400

Why work at GiveDirectly?

At GiveDirectly, we work to ensure that you have everything you need to excel in your role and on your team, including:

A positive and supportive team with opportunities for advancement
A demonstrated commitment to helping all staff develop and grow
A competitive salary, including bonus
A robust health benefits plan (exact details will vary by country)
Unlimited PTO (that we encourage staff to take!)
Desk allowance and flexible work location
Read more about our ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts here and about our decision to move our central support teams to remote first here.

About the hiring process

Format: The hiring process follows the same general outline for all open roles:

First interview (30 mins)
Take home skills assignment (~1-2 hours)
Panel interview (1 hour)
Final interview (1 hour)
Reference checks (30 mins each)

Venue: We conduct interviews over Google Meet with camera on (unless communicated otherwise).

Accessibility: Closed captioning is available during all Google Meet interviews, and interviewers will also post interview questions in the chat box throughout the call. If you need assistance accessing either of these features, please let your interviewer know at the start of your interview!

We’re committed to running an inclusive and accessible application process for all of our open roles. If there are questions or concerns you have about the accessibility of our hiring process, we warmly invite you to reach out to

**GD is committed to observing all local, national and international laws that protect children, vulnerable adults, and basic human rights of all. GD is committed to a policy of “zero tolerance for sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH)” and expects anyone who works for GD to uphold the protection and safeguarding of our recipients as a priority.**