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Director of Human Resources Management


The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is seeking an experienced Director of Human Resources Management to develop and lead an organization-wide human resources strategy. The Director will be responsible for overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the Human Resources function at FCNL as well as advancing HR-related initiatives that support FCNL as we work to find common ground on vital issues of justice and peace.

FCNL is an established Capitol Hill, non-partisan Quaker lobby in the public interest. We advocate for peace, justice and a sustainable environment. We seek to live our values of integrity, simplicity, and peace as we build relationships across political divides to advance federal public policies.

The Organization

Concluding its 75th year, FCNL works for social and economic justice, peace, stewardship of the environment, and good government, bringing Quaker values to bear on national policy. FCNL draws on the expertise of registered lobbyists in Washington, DC, the commitment and passion of people around the country in our advocacy network, and the relationships we cultivate with elected officials and community leaders. We act in faith to create a world free from war, a society with equity and justice for all, a community where every person’s potential may be fulfilled and an earth restored.

FCNL has played a pivotal role in some of our country’s landmark legislation, including the creation of the Peace Corps, passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Our strength stems from the integrity of our positions, our effective non-partisan approach to lobbying, and our committed national grassroots network. FCNL witnesses from a basis of spiritual and ethical purpose and seeks to change government policy and practice for the better.

Headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, FCNL is a 501(c)(4) non-profit lobbying organization with the companion FCNL Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation. Governed by a General Committee of 190 Quakers from across the country, FCNL and the FCNL Education Fund currently employ a staff of 50, with an annual budget of $8.5 million. For additional information please visit our website at www.fcnl.org.

The Position

Reporting to the Executive Secretary (CEO), the Director for Human Resources Management (Director) is a senior position within the organization and interacts extensively with the management team and staff across the organization. The Director will lead human resources strategies to advance culture, employee relations, evaluations process, the young adult fellows program, and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Key Priorities and Responsibilities

FCNL currently outsources employee benefits administration. The Director will focus on the following priorities:

  • Oversee the development and execution of an organization-wide human resources strategy.
  • Provide leadership for HR-related projects that address our strategic priorities, including salary administration, diversity and inclusion initiatives and other projects that arise.
  • Develop and maintain standardized Human Resources processes for hiring, training, onboarding, departures, and evaluation processes. Actively work with managers to identify strategic hiring opportunities that will support and grow our lobby and outreach work.
  • Manage FCNL’s processes for employee relations. Work with management and legal counsel as necessary, develop communications and soft skills training to improve communication and counsel both managers and staff to identify areas of differences and potential improvement.
  • Coordinate all aspects of benefits administration, including open enrollment, compliance reporting, budgeting and selection of additional options for employees.
  • Ensure timely and accurate HR-related reporting and compliance.
  • Interpret personnel policies and procedures to staff on an ongoing basis, including standard policies for specific instances, changes in law or employment practices and will update and distribute personnel manual updates at least annually.

Experience and Attributes

  • 7+ years of experience as a HR manager, non-profit experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to support and enhance desired changes in organizational culture.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, training and implementing plans to build diversity and equity within the organization.
  • Comprehensive understanding of local, state and federal employment laws.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced environment, set priorities and work independently as well as be an effective team member.
  • Ability to be decisive and persistent while making good judgments.
  • Collaborative mindset. Ability to establish trust and build relationships with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Self-starter who is comfortable building programs and structures.
  • Attention to detail is essential.
  • Comfortable working in an office environment that reflects the Quaker testimonies of peace, equality, simplicity, and truth; supportive of FCNL’s approach; comfortable working within the Quaker process.
  • Facility in using and overseeing Personnel Management/Payroll software.
  • Master’s degree and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or Certified Professional (SHRM- CP) credential preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience required such as Bachelor’ Degree in Human Resources.

Salary will be competitive with a generous benefit package, including health, disability, vision and dental insurance, paid holidays and vacation, medical, personal and other leave, and employer investment in a 401(k) plan.

Application Process

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: FCNL-HR@marcumllp.com (e-mail applications are required). Only complete applications will be considered. For other inquiries contact Ginna Goodenow at ginna.goodenow@marcumllp.com . Resume reviews begin immediately.

FCNL seeks to create a diverse workplace. They are actively soliciting applicants from all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds.

About Raffa - Marcum’s Nonprofit and Social Sector Group

On behalf of FCNL, Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit and Social Sector Group is working with the leadership team to advance the search. Founded in 1984 and recently merged with Marcum, Raffa is, and always has been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies. We exist to do meaningful work for organizations like FCNL who are making a difference in our communities and our world.