Deputy Director Of Human Resources

Physicians for Human Rights
New York, United States
$100,000.00 - $110,000.00
Closing date
Nov 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Human Resources
Advocacy, Community Development, Health, Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time
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Role Description

The Deputy Director of Human Resources will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer. This leader will need to be strategic and guide the organization as the senior Human Resource professional, while also managing many priorities, in this busy, fast-paced environment. We are looking for someone who has seven to ten years’ experience as a generalist with a proven record as an effective, action-oriented, multi-tasker who achieves results.  



  • Employee Relations and HR Partnership – You will build relationships with the executive leadership team, departments and leaders across the organization to increase communication and transparency and to support HR needs. This role will also need to serve as a tactful HR leader for employees to discuss and problem-solve confidential and personal experiences within the organization. 
  • Building and Managing Effective Systems, Policies, and Practices – You will evaluate the HR function for continuous improvement and identify and implement effective and efficient solutions.
  • Recruiting and hiring top talent – Working with the hiring managers, you will drive the entire hiring process from securing approvals, posting strategically on external sites, screening the candidates, helping facilitate the hiring decisions and extending offers on behalf of PHR.
  • Managing Total Employee Lifecycle – This will include recruiting, onboarding, talent management, performance management, learning and development, compensation and benefits, to transition management and offboarding.
  • Leading on Organizational Culture, Equity and Inclusion – In partnership with senior leadership, you will play a critical role as “culture keeper” to create strategies that promote employee engagement, development and retention and that fosters a workplace that supports, accepts, and values differences between its people. You will lead and collaborate to evaluate, modify, and implement equitable organization-wide policies and systems that embrace and advance diversity at all levels of the organization – and enable people to thrive.


Skills and Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate


While no one candidate will possess all of the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences.

  • A deep commitment to advancing human rights and the communities affected by social injustice and human rights abuses.
  • Seven to ten years of experience with the ability to draw on experience and knowledge in all aspects of the employee lifecycle 
  • Ability to be effective and comfortable in roles that require both strategic thinking and project management, as well as tactical implementation.
  • Excellent communication skills with the intuitive ability to tailor communication style to diverse audiences, including globally.
  • Strong EI and the ability to build professional relationships, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and sound good judgement with high levels of integrity and accountability.
  • Responsive, solutions-focused, and results oriented.
  • Demonstrated success in fast-paced environments, and the ability to prioritize workload in response to dynamic contexts.
  • Experience with organizations doing international work a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience. A master’s degree a plus.


Salary and Benefits


Salary for this position will range from $100,000-$110,000. PHR offers competitive compensation, with options for medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, a retirement savings plan, and generous vacation. PHR observes the last week of the calendar year as an opportunity to refresh, with all offices closed.

How to Apply


Please combine your cover letter and resume as a pdf or word document and send it to Please indicate “Last Name/First Name, Deputy Director of HR” in the email subject line.

A complete application consists of:

  • A thoughtful cover letter explaining why you are qualified for/interested in this position with PHR.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae.


 Only complete applications in the format requested sent to will be considered.

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