Administration / Global

Director of Human Resources


Generation’s Human Resource Director will be responsible for the operation of the human resources department. This includes creation and execution on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, and labor relations. The Director is expected to take a leadership role in developing a culture that enables employees to perform in accordance to Generation’s objectives.

The ideal candidate will effectively plan, design, develop and evaluate human resource-related initiatives that support organizational strategic goals. In addition, the candidate will lead performance management, talent assessment, and effective labor relationships, including negotiating and administering individual employee labor agreements.

Please send resume/cover letter to jobs@generation.org.


To be successful you'll need:

  • BS/BA and five+ years of experience
  • Broad knowledge of HR functional areas, HR processes and utilizing systems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience leading cross-functional teams, as well as leading a diverse staff
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines, while exercising sound judgment and to making timely, value-based decisions
  • Ability to excel in fast-paced, changing, and challenging environments
  • Proficient in computer and Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Strong internal and external relationship building skills. Experience hiring, mentoring, inspiring and developing exceptional people
  • Ability to occasionally travel both domestic and international as business needs require. Position is based in Washington DC, and would typically not require more than 5% travel

What you'll do:

The Director of Human Resources has primary responsibility for the following activities:

  • Oversee design and implementation of human resources policies, procedures handbooks and updates, including set up of payroll, benefit’s plan, online timekeeping system, etc.
  • Be a leader in promoting Generation’s culture, approach, and processes across the organization. Contribute to the strategic goals of Generation through ensuring an appropriate human resource base across the organization
  • Maintain Generation’s business licensing, insurances, workers comp and liability policies, including D&O insurances, etc.
  • Oversee and manage all new hires for Generation’s global team, as well background investigations, onboarding, etc.
  • Support the recruitment, hiring, and training of staff as necessary for Generation program offices. Work with Generation country teams to processing VISAs for international travel
  • Establish appropriate onboarding policies for all types of roles within Generation, and work with Country leaders to ensure their implementation
  • Manage and file unemployment tax withholdings and state tax registrations by employee state
  • Ensure Generation staff awareness of HR policies and procedures
  • Process payroll and retirement contributions

About Generation

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.

Today, Generation is active in eight countries—more than 64 cities and 150+ sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.

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