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Job Opening — Human Resources Specialist – CLOSED

Position: Human Resources Specialist
Global Investigative Journalism Network


GIJN, a dynamic journalism nonprofit, is looking for a human resources specialist. This is a full-time, remote position.

GIJN is an association of 227 organizations in 88 countries dedicated to strengthening and advancing investigative journalism around the world. This is a unique chance to be at the center of the global hub servicing the world’s investigative journalists at a time of unprecedented opportunities and challenges. You’ll work with a committed international team, helping to spread worldwide the latest tools and techniques about quality investigative and data journalism.

We’re a distributed nonprofit; the successful candidate can be based anywhere with a strong broadband connection. GIJN is staffed by a unique multicultural team in more than 20 countries. You’ll work in a collaborative network that is having impact every day on the front lines of journalism.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with training in human resources or related areas, and at least three years of experience working in human resources management at a US nonprofit organization. This position reports to the GIJN business manager.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist in recruitment of employees and contractors;
  • Help manage onboarding of new employees and contractors;
  • Delist employees;
  • Advise staff on compensation, benefits, and bonuses;
  • Track sick days, vacation days, leave;
  • Advise staff on setting goals and meeting performance standards;
  • Ensure that evaluations are handled in a timely and effective way;
  • Assist in internal training and professional development of staff;
  • Help monitor and support diversity, equity, inclusion, and a collaborative, supportive work environment;
  • Update and renew contracts;
  • Provide strategic recommendations to the director, deputy director and business manager on recruitment, retention, and staff development.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with training in human resources or related areas;
  • At least three years of experience in human resources or related areas at a US nonprofit organization, and familiarity with US laws, regulations and standards;
  • Experience working independently, including prioritizing and follow-through on tasks with limited supervision;
  • Experience with confidential information such as HR records;
  • Highly organized with attention to detail;
  • Ability to work effectively in a distributed organization that operates largely online;
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment with staff from around the world;
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion goals

Location: Flexible. GIJN is a virtual nonprofit. You’ll need good, dependable broadband.

Salary: We’re a nonprofit but we pay a living wage. Salary will depend on your experience and location.

Note: GIJN is a strong believer in diversity and welcomes applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, or disability.

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