The International Executive Service Corps (IESC) is a leading U.S. nonprofit organization that fosters private sector development in the economically developing world. Since 1964, we have delivered lasting solutions that have resulted in more than 1.5 million jobs in 137 countries. We partner with businesses, cooperatives, entrepreneurs, jobseekers, and governments to sustainably build capacity, create jobs, and grow enterprises, sharing proven skills and experience that improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities around the world. Our major funders today are the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), among others.

Based in the Washington, DC headquarters of IESC, the Director of Human Resources seeks to develop an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, and standards. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the oversight, implementation and improvement of human resources systems, processes, and metrics that support the achievement of the organization's business goals and strategy. The Director of Human Resources is also responsible for the human resources policies and best practices for the organization, administering benefits, and leads activities related to performance management, professional development and personnel compliance of home office and overseas employees.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Director of Human Resources coordinates the implementation of people-related services, policies, and programs; supervises the HR team; reports to the Vice President, Operations; and assists and advises IESC senior management regarding Human Resources issues. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Providing reliable and timely advice related to employment issues in the home office and existing and pending international office sites
  • Managing employee relations issues for home office and international staff, including coordinating and engaging with field office-based HR staff
  • Managing and lead organizational development related to HR
  • Playing a leading role on IESC diversity, equity and inclusion efforts
  • Providing tools and guidelines to support and implement policies and procedures, domestic and international employment agreements, field office employee manuals, benefit summaries and compensation guidelines
  • Refining and implementing a training, mentoring and professional development plan for US headquarters staff and provide support for overseas staff training needs
  • Managing compensation and benefits administration, including 401(k)
  • Managing employee safety, welfare, wellness and health programs
  • Helping to successfully onboard and retain employees at all levels, both domestically and internationally
  • Ensuring compliance with U.S. and international labor laws, supporting audits as necessary
  • Coordinating with the International Talent Acquisition Specialist regarding contingent offer letters and employment agreements with prospective employees for new business efforts
  • Providing oversight and improving functionality of the IESC talent management system (Taleo)
  • Managing the performance management process and facilitate improvement of performance management systems and training for domestic and international staff
  • Immediately reporting to the President and CEO and/or the Board Chair any and all allegations of misconduct of any IESC officer
  • Reviewing bi-weekly payroll
  • Managing human resources assistant
  • Other HR related tasks and initiatives as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree with at least 6 years of relevant experience
  • At least 3 years of human resources and/or recruiting experience in international development industry preferred
  • Previous management experience required
  • Superior communications skills, verbal and written
  • Excellent networking and interpersonal skills as well as strong organizational skills and initiative
  • Exposure to interviewing techniques, knowledge of personnel policy and procedure and federal and state laws regarding employment
  • Advanced computer knowledge (Talent management Systems, payroll systems, Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Fluency in English required

Applicants must have US citizenship or an authorization to work in the US. IESC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.