Regional Director, Human Resources, North America

Job Location US-DC
Human Resources
Position Type
Jobs | Regular Full-Time

The Need

IJM is the global leader in protecting the poor from violence in the developing world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 offices. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable.


Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve. 


IJM is seeking a highly experienced, service-minded professional to serve as the Regional Director of Human Resources for North America.  The Regional Director will be strategic and innovative in translating IJM’s vision into HR initiatives that will improve performance and drive employee engagement. Further this position will be responsible to implement programs, processes and KPIs related to Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Leadership Development trainings, etc. for the U.S. and Canada offices.  This position is also responsible for maintaining and enhancing IJM’s human resources by planning, implementing, developing and maintaining employee relations, human resource policies, procedures, and practices in the region. 


This position is based at IJM Headquarters in the Washington, DC area and reports to the Regional President, North America.


  • Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall organization vision and program goals resulting in high performance culture and increased employee engagement;
  • Oversee the planning and execution of Talent Acquisition, establish and maintain Performance Management and Training and Development to equip staff and create a collaborative working culture;
  • Monitor overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures and ensure legal compliance to nurture a positive working environment; and
  • Proactively develop strategic partnership with the senior management as well as line managers.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in human resources or organizational development preferred;
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in the HR field and minimum of 5 years in a leadership position;
  • Experience in creating Diversity & Inclusion programs preferred;
  • Extensive knowledge of the regions labor laws;
  • Ability to lead organizational transformation;
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic planning and management for results; and
  • Ability to travel to Canada office.


Critical Qualities:

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Self-starter with strong initiative; 
  • Disciplined with priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication;
  • Flexible, collaborative and eager to support others;
  • Effective team player who fosters collaborative environment; and
  • Adept at creative problem solving.


What does IJM have to offer?
- Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision benefits
- Monthly commuter and parking benefits
- Generous 6% retirement contribution
- Paid leave starting at 23 days
- 11 holidays (plus early release the day prior)
- Relocation reimbursement
- Daily, quarterly and annual community spiritual formation
- Robust staff care resources


Upload Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* in one document.


*What is a statement of faith?
A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.


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