Human Resources Director
MomsRising Together and MomsRising Education Fund
MomsRising.org is an on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to increase family economic security, decrease discrimination, and help build a nation where everyone can thrive.
MomsRising takes on the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families by educating the public and mobilizing massive grassroots actions to:
- Bring the voices and real world experiences of women and mothers straight to our local, state, and nation's leaders;
- Amplify women's voices and policy issues in the national dialogue and in the media across all platforms (from print, to radio, to blogs, social media, and more);
- Accelerate grassroots impact on Capitol Hill and at state capitols across the country;
- Hold corporations accountable for fair treatment of women and mothers and for ensuring the safety of their products.
The MomsRising team includes 43 people, as well as numerous project consultants. Although the organization is based in Bellevue, Washington, most of the team is nationally distributed and works remotely. MomsRising’s annual operating budget is approximately $8,355,000 million. The MomsRising movement is powered by two separate organizations. MomsRising Together is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that has fueled important wins on legislation and policy issues, and MomsRising Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan public charity that educates and advances conversation around critical issues affecting working people and families. The MomsRising Education Fund is governed by a 5-member board of directors.
About the Position
The Human Resources Director (“HR Director”) will support the MomsRising high-performing team as the organization grows. The HR Director will be responsible for leading processes and initiatives that proactively build towards a people-oriented, high-performance culture and that supports diversity, equity, empowerment, inclusivity, and impact.
As a key member of the administrative team, the HR Director will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and will serve as a true strategic partner to organizational leaders, providing HR-related guidance and expertise to inform key decisions, as well as advising on talent strategies and performance management challenges.
As MomsRising’s staff, program work, and revenue have grown, its HR function has become more complex. The HR Director is in charge of taking its people-oriented systems and processes to the next level of excellence during this particularly exciting time in our growth.
More specifically, MomsRising envisions that the HR Director's work will include:
Improve Organizational Leadership
- Maintain a finger on the pulse of the culture of the organization, and use your sphere of influence to constantly work to improve our staff experience.
- Co-design and and help implement staff meetings, trainings, and retreats, including leading on the pieces that build our organizational culture and strengthen interpersonal and cross-team relationships
- Co-develop and help implement strategies to nurture an inclusive, healthy work culture that values different viewpoints and provides opportunities for all team members to grow, learn, and thrive.
- Serve as the central coordinator for affinity groups at MomsRising, including bringing thought partnership and advice on best practices for all affinity group leaders.
Optimize Strategic and Operational Human Resources
- Develop policies and processes, providing HR support and advice to supervisors across the organization as needed, managing payroll, ensuring payroll compliance, and overseeing hiring and performance management
- Own the design and implementation of all HR-related training programs, including wellness, equity and inclusion, and staff development.
- Own and improve our performance evaluation system by thoughtfully presenting solutions of how we can stay results focused and get the most impact through the easiest process
- Lead a welcoming and seamless hiring and onboarding process/off boarding process for all new employees, and proactively work to improve the process over time to make it easier and more valuable for staff and managers
Administer Company Benefits
- Manage MomsRising’s benefits program, including managing the annual enrollment process, troubleshooting any changes or questions from staff, working with brokers and outside contractors to ensure accuracy and a seamless experience for staff, and proactively improving the benefits program to meet the evolving needs of our team
- Administer the retirement program, including overseeing the employee Simple IRA accounts; disseminating notices for annual Open-Enrollment; and processing any changes in deferral amount.
- Develop and deliver all training and information sessions about our benefits or retirement programs, to ensure all employees are informed and able to easily access our programs
- Lead benefit working groups, including the Healthcare Working Group and Retirement Working Group, from creation, implementation, benefit selection, to information dissemination.
- Work closely with external counsel to monitor changes in legal, regulatory and administrative environments; implementing changes in procedures as needed to maintain compliance
- Assist the CFO to manage insurance policies and other risk management vehicles, manage employment insurance renewal with brokers, coordinate and maintain workers’ compensation policies, and conduct broker research to obtain optimal coverage.
Ideal Experience and Qualifications
To be successful in this position, s/he/they will demonstrate the judgment, depth, and wisdom of an experienced HR leader who can garner the trust of a diverse, high-performing team. Fundamentally, the ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a world of systems and processes, enjoys figuring out how to make things work more efficiently, and who has the people skills and commitment to equity and inclusion to do that in a MomsRising context. The individual has led significant HR work in the past and genuinely enjoys creating a fun, supportive, values-aligned work environment that helps all employees thrive.
More specifically, the ideal candidate will have or be most or all of the following:
Demonstrated experience as a Talent leader
- Has the ability to diagnose issues, exercise judgment in complex and sensitive HR situations, anticipate HR-related risks to the organization, and build and manage key HR systems and processes.
- Understands the importance of both implementing HR best practices and proactively building towards a people-centered, values-aligned organizational culture that supports all employees to thrive and succeed in their roles.
- Has the ability to quickly gain trust and develop trusting relationships across lines of difference.
- Able to build strong rapport through warmth, humility, optimism, and empathy.
Solutions-oriented and flexible
- Possesses strong critical thinking and an orientation towards systems and processes.
- Has the ability to adapt to the evolving needs of our growing organization and to think several steps ahead to ensure things run smoothly, all with a focus on making life easier for our staff.
Fast-paced and detail-oriented
- Brings a passion for making things work well and an ability to handle a significant volume of work impeccably.
- Strategically prioritizes the most important projects while keeping all the others on track as well.
Commitment to racial equity
- Has experience creating equitable and inclusive environments, and demonstrates an understanding of how values-aligned policies, management practices, and organizational culture can drive towards equity and inclusion.
- Able to proactively spot where bias may become an issue and thought partner with staff and managers towards actionable solutions.
Prior experience in the progressive advocacy arena is a plus, but not a requirement. Salary and Benefits
The position is remote only and involves minimal travel, i.e., less than 10% each year. This position is full-time, with a salary of $90,000 - $100,000, commensurate with experience. MomsRising offers a robust benefits package including medical/dental/vision coverage and a retirement plan.
To learn more about MomsRising, please visit momsrising.org/about
To apply for the position, please submit a current resume and substantive cover letter describing your interest and fit with the requirements of the position to: Lauren I. Gumbs, Senior Partner, Gumbs + Partners, via e-mail - email@example.com
It is expected that you will spend some of your time working for both MomsRising Together and MomsRising Education Fund and that you will have an employment relationship with each organization.
MomsRising is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to economic, social, and racial justice. MomsRising is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) laws and strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, height and/or weight, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or partnership status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status, and any other characteristic protected by law. People of color, women, gender expansive people, LGBTQIA+ people, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are strongly encouraged to apply.