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Director of Human Resources, UnidosUS

Washington, DC

Director, Human Resources
Washington, DC 


The Director of Human Resources (HR) will work closely with the Deputy Vice President to ensure that UnidosUS uses best practices and meets the highest HR standards. The Director of HR will be an outstanding strategic thinker and serve as a thought partner with the Deputy Vice President to ensure that HR policies and procedures promote best practices and foster an organizational culture that promotes UnidosUS’s values (Excellence, Accountability, Respeto) as well as welcomes diversity, equity, and collaboration.
UnidosUS’s HR Portfolio consists of eight major areas: Staffing, Compensation and Benefits Management, Employee Relations and Engagement, Employee Development and Training, Performance Management, Data and Analytics, HR Compliance, and HR Legal. The HR Director must have a generalist knowledge of all these areas, with a particular emphasis on developing and overseeing HR functions within a national nonprofit, standardizing operating procedures and processes, analyzing HR data, and prove experience in enhancing training, professional development, and performance management practices. In addition, they will serve to ensure legal compliance and implementation of the organizations mission and talent strategy. The Director of HR will also play an essential role in daily functions of HR that include payroll, recruitment/retention, compensation, and benefits which requires solid experience touching all aspects of HR. This position will report directly to the Deputy Vice President, HR, and will supervise the HR Manager and HR Coordinator.

Oversee Daily HR Functions

  • Coordinate and implement a range of activities and processes to support the organization’s HR compliance and strategy.
  • Oversee the administration of human resources, including, but not limited to, payroll, compensation, benefits and leaves of absence, disciplinary matters, disputes and investigations, performance and talent management, productivity, recognition and morale, and training and development.
  • Develop programs and strategies to recognize staff achievements and contributions, provide opportunities for team building, and boost morale and well-being.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommend best practices; review and modify policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; apply this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to leadership.
  • Assist the Deputy VP in developing and implementing HR budget.
  • Facilitate professional development, training, and certification activities for HR staff.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Compensation & Benefits Management

  • Oversee biweekly payroll update process to include approved status change forms and other supportive paperwork.
  • Benchmark compensation against the market using third party vendor.
  • Manage and track employee compensation
  • Work with HR Manager, 401k plan administrator, and financial advisor to ensure compliance.
  • Oversee management of HRIS system, including leaves of absence, benefits invoice reconciliations, and rollout of other platforms not currently being used.
  • Ensure benefits invoices are processed and paid on a monthly basis and in a timely fashion. 

Data & Analysis

  • Analyze HR data and create reporting dashboards for all HR functions.
  • Conduct research and analysis of organizational trends, including review of reports and metrics from the HR information system (HRIS) or talent management system.
  • Accurately report on HR data, including aggregation of data, maintaining HR data quality, and the analysis of data.
  • Assure data integrity is accurately maintained by creating and reviewing various standard and/or tailored HR reports on regular basis.

Performance Management

  • Provide support and coordination on various projects and activities related to the performance management process.
  • Review, monitor, and analyze performance results organization-wide and report them accordingly.
  • Contribute expertise to the development and delivery of performance management policies and procedures.

HR Compliance

  • In partnership with HR Manager, review and approve all benefits forms 5500s for submission to appropriate federal/state agencies.
  • Oversee the review and approval process of ADA Tax Forms
  • Partner with finance and participate in 401K audit.
  • Ensure compliant HR processes and procedures for all aspects of HR. 


  • Advise and guide all aspects of recruitment efforts (e.g., ensuring compliant job descriptions, finalizing position announcements, presenting jobs offers, etc.).
  • Serve as sounding board to hiring managers across the organization for questions or additional resources needed.
  • Ensure recruiter adherence to all hiring processes and best practice.
  • Manage compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws regarding recruitment.

Supervisory and Team Responsibilities

  • Supervise, manage, and further develop HR Manager and HR Coordinator.
  • Oversee the daily workflow of the team.
  • Provide ongoing constructive feedback and timely performance evaluations
  • Collaborate with Deputy VP to understand the organizations goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree in human resources, business administration, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of human resource management experience required. Experience in a nonprofit setting preferred.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years supervisory experience required.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR, highly preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365, to include Teams platform required.
  • Knowledge of and experience with ADP Workforce Now System, a plus. 

Skills & Abilities

  • Steadfast commitment and passion to UnidosUS mission, vision, and values (Excellence, Respect, Accountability).
  • Familiarity and commitment with the U.S. Latino community, Latino nonprofit organizations, and the Latino market a plus.
  • Must be service-oriented, diplomatic, flexible, and resourceful.
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, oral, and written).
  • Strong interpersonal and excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Sound judgment and excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Impeccable organization skills and high degree of attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Superior multitasking skills and the ability to prioritize projects to meet deadlines.
  • Proven strong problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Keen understanding of organizational telework and key ongoing communication strategies for continued strong productivity.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills a plus.


  • Problem Solving—Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills—Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Interpersonal Skills—Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication—Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication—Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork—Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Diversity—Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment- free environment; builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics—Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Strategic Thinking—Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changingconditions.
  • Judgment—Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Accurately complete detailed forms and reports.
  • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Perform some repetitive motion activities.
  • Sit for long periods of time.
  • Frequently required to stand.
  • Frequently required to walk.
  • Frequently required to sit.
  • Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.
  • Frequently/Continually required to talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to lift/push light weights up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include [close vision, distance vision, peripheral, depth, and ability to adjust or focus].
  • Utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard.
  • The noise level in the work environment usually is quiet to moderately loud.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
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