Human Resources Manager

August 17th, 2021
Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: HR
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Community Improvement, International/Foreign Affairs, Other

Job Title: Human Resources Manager
Industry: Non-profit / International Development
Job Location: Remote Work
Start Date: Immediate
Term: At-will
Salary: Competitive, based on experience

Founded in 2004, Build Change is an innovative international non‐profit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. We do that by designing disaster-resistant houses and schools; training homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them; working with governments to develop and implement building standards; partnering with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs; and facilitating access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs.

Build Change is the recipient of multiple awards, including a 2017 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship, OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge Winner, and was a top three finalist in IBM’s inaugural Call for Code Developer Challenge in 2018.

To learn more about us and our programs in Indonesia, Colombia, Philippines, Nepal and the Caribbean, visit


As Human Resources Manager, you will utilize your professional experience and excellent organizational skills to oversee the Human Resources Department for US-based employees and contractors and Expat employees and contractors. You will also be responsible for oversight of HR in Build Change’s country programs, ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are in place.

You will have the opportunity to recruit outstanding candidates for our US and international programs, identify and assist the Controller in managing benefits programs to meet the needs of staff, plan and coordinate a performance review process that engages and supports staff, and prepare and maintain policies that reflect the organizational culture.

As Human Resources Manager, you will be responsible for onboarding and orientation, offboarding when needed, and maintenance and updating of the Build Change employee handbook. You will also assist in the formation and management of job descriptions for Build Change employees.

The Human Resources Manager also holds the responsibility for maintaining the organization’s employee database and US/expat employee files, ensuring the Staff page of the Build Change website is current and providing employee data for a monthly internal e-newsletter.




You have:

  • A deep understanding of labor laws, regulations and requirements within the US, preferably SHRM or SPHR certified
  • You have experience working with multi-state US employees
  • You have experience with posting on several different recruiting sites
  • A familiarity with managing human resources for an international team
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to identify the missing pieces
  • Exceptional communication skills with an understanding of and sensitivity to the target audience


Your experience includes:

  • A minimum of three years as a Human Resources Manager
  • Working for an international organization, preferably in the nonprofit or social enterprise arenas
  • Providing outstanding support to a large team of colleagues, both local and remote


You are able to:

  • Build professional and collegial relationships with people of various backgrounds, abilities and cultures, both in person and remotely
  • Bend without breaking, willing and able to change priorities on a daily basis


You would describe yourself as:

  • A proactive and enthusiastic problem-solver
  • Willingly flexible to meet the needs of others
  • Eager to find and learn new technologies that improve efficiency
  • Optimistic, patient, friendly and having a good sense of humor
  • Fluent in English


And maybe you also:

  • Have worked in the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia or emerging nations, or for organizations operating in these regions
  • Speak Spanish, French or any of the languages spoken in our program countries



Then please visit and select the link for this position. Applications will be accepted until filled and will be reviewed as received. Build Change is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified women and citizens of Build Change’s program countries are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please. ­­­­­


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