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International Rescue Committee HR Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

Requisition ID: req52281

Job Title: HR Manager

Sector: Human Resources

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Compensation: USD 62,840.00 - 69,420.00 Annually

Location: Atlanta, GA USA

Work Arrangement:Hybrid

Job Description

Job Overview/Summary:The HR Manager oversees and implements human resource activities, providing a spectrum of services from tactical to strategic. The HR Manager is part of the Leadership Team for the Georgia & Florida offices and is expected to contribute to the strategic direction setting and operational problem solving through their areas of professional expertise. The HR Manager engages with the Regional HR Partner to ensure compliance with all organization-wide policies and procedures and leads local labor law compliance efforts. This position is based in Atlanta, Georgia while providing remote support to staff in the IRC’s offices in Miami and Tallahassee.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide support and drive progress of key bodies of work within a broad range of people management topics:

  • IRC Way: model, promote and uphold a culture of values as reflected in our code of conduct, The IRC Way: Standards for Professional Conduct – Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

  • HR Knowledge: serve as a reliable source of HR policies, practices, and processes in response to employee and/or supervisor requests, ensuring compliance with internal and external standards and applicable labor laws, including state- and city-specific labor law. Support the development and refinement of key HR lifecycle processes as needed.

  • Employee Relations: facilitate resolution of escalated issues related to basic employee welfare needs regarding benefits, payroll, HRIS, Leaves of Absence, and general employee questions.

  • Employee Relations: lead intake, make recommendations, and support resolution of sensitive employee relations matters and workplace investigations.

  • Talent Acquisition: in conjunction with hiring managers, responsible for overseeing all aspects of recruitment processes including job description development, job postings, review of resumes, interviewing, reference checks, background checks, and job offers.

  • Talent Acquisition: provide onboarding of new staff, with the goal to ensure new hire and orientation practices are implemented in accordance with IRC standards.

  • Talent Management: participate in core talent activities as relevant and become proficient in delivering select training and development seminars.

  • Talent Management: lead the development of a local talent-development strategy and oversee implementation.

  • Employee Exits: monitor and intervene as necessary to ensure IRC standards are met for separation forms, exit paperwork, and exit surveys.

  • HR Administration: Manage and maintain electronic office personnel records of employees and prepare paperwork with supporting documentation for all Workday transactions to include new hires, staff transfers, supervisory changes, separations, etc.

  • Manage the background check procedures for staff, and independent contractors.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment and remote work.

  • May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

  • Some travel (less than 10%) to offices in Miami and Tallahassee may be required.

Job Requirements


Bachelor's degree, preferably in Human Resources or Business Administration; or equivalent experience. Master’s degree in Human Resources Management a plus.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum three (3) years progressively responsible Human Resources experience.

  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification preferred.

  • Strong working knowledge of at least one human resources discipline including: employee relations, compensation and benefits, performance management, learning and development, organizational development, etc.

  • Prior experience leading workplace investigations and supporting the resolution of employee relations matters strongly preferred

  • Experience in a large, matrixed organization a plus

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Foundational knowledge of HR concepts, including Federal & State employment laws

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Highly learning agile: capable to adapt quickly to change and apply new information and skills to work duties.

  • Self-motivated to plan, prioritize and problem solve independently.

  • Ability to build and foster effective and positive working relationship with colleagues and maintain confidentiality to the highest degree.

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience in Workday and applicant tracking systems a plus

  • Facilitation, Change Management and/or Project Management experience a plus.

  • Experience successfully working in a multicultural environment.

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12-month time period.