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Director, People and Culture

Company Name
Location 125 Maiden Lane, United States
Date Posted January 11, 2018
Category Human Resources
Job Type Full Time
Experience Required 10+ years


The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit

Director, People and Culture

The Director of People and Culture is an in-house position that will lead on culture practices, and provide expertise and support in the areas of Performance Management, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Policy and Procedure Development, and HR Compliance. This position reports to the Vice President of Human Resources and Administration.

Key Responsibilities/Outcomes (include but are not limited to):

•Develop and implement strategies to increase Diversity & Inclusion within the organization.

•Partner with internal stakeholders to implement strategies for employee engagement and retention.

•Manage Performance Appraisal process and assist with goal development. Collaborate on suggestions for individual training that will enhance growth and development.

•Participate in coaching, counseling and advising management and staff to ensure resolution of employment related matters.

•Prepare and analyze HR metrics and provide reports that support decision making in specified areas.

•Create and / or update policies, procedures, and guidelines as needed.

•Function as primary liaison to internal committees and working groups.

•Implement new, and enhance existing staff recognition and reward programs.

•Participate in the exit interview process.

•Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation. Ensure adherence to federal, state, and local legal requirements, advise management on needed actions to remain compliant.

•Keep abreast of industry knowledge and trends by participating in conferences and educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining professional networks, and participating in professional organizations.


•Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred), and a minimum of 10 years of HR experience in the above areas

•Thorough understanding of HR policies and procedures, and knowledge of Federal and State regulations, including FLSA, FMLA, COBRA, ADA, HIPAA, and EEO laws and regulations

•Familiarity with all aspects of HR, including compensation, recruitment, benefits, training

•Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are essential. Ability to lead meetings and presentations, and ability to interface with all levels of staff with tact and diplomacy

•Must be a collaborative team player, possess a strong customer service orientation, and be a consultative problem solver

•Ability to advocate for both staff and management

•Highly proactive style of work, with a demonstrated track record of developing innovative approaches

•Strong organizational and analytical skills

•Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Knowledge of ADP Workforce Now desirable

•Must demonstrate UNICEF USA Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service

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Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition, UNICEF USA offers a comprehensive benefits package.

UNICEF USA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
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