Senior Lead, HR Workday Project

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 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. 


After nearly two decades of continued growth and operational success in pioneering the work of protecting the poor from violence, IJM has become an $80 million organization with 1000 global employees. As IJM continues this trajectory of growth and scaling of its impact, IJM is rolling out Workday to its global team. To ensure the project represents the needs of IJM’s people around the world, the Global People Support (GPS) division is building a team to work on the project and represent the needs of global HR. The project requires work in many areas including data management and cleansing, business process development, change management and training. 


The Senior Lead, HR Workday will be responsible for representing Global People Support in all Workday Global roll-out project meetings and serving on the project’s Core Team with HR’s perspective and needs.  It will be responsible for ensuring timely completion of all tasks assigned to GPS related to the Global Workday Roll-out as well as collaborating with HR Functional Area Owners and other members of the project team to ensure the global roll-out best serves the organization. It will work to synthesize input from the implementing partner, Regional HR Business Partners and Functional Area Leads and present clear guidance and feedback to project leadership on behalf of GPS.


This position is based at IJM Headquarters in the Washington, DC area and reports to the Director, Global HR Operations.


  • Workday Project Deliverables: Ensure that the Workday project deliverables for the HR team are completed on time including business process flows, data definitions, governance models, project status updates and other relevant resources.
  • Change Management: Work alongside the project team to ensure an effective change management process across the globe for Workday roll out, specifically related to HR.
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Serve as an expert in briefing key stakeholders and represent the project on all HR matters. Serve as the liaison between the project team and end users, effectively communicating the necessary information and updates to both parties, contextualizing information as needed.  Master the relevant business processes and ensure they effectively meet the organization’s needs.
  • Project Management: Clearly document the project status, processes, challenges, system performance and sustainment plan to effectively communicate with project related stakeholders.
  • GPS Business Readiness: Ensure the timely completion of necessary projects that prepare HR for the Workday Roll-out project.  This includes finalizing governance and organizational structure models, developing and editing relevant global policies, cleaning data and various other tasks.


  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in Human Resources Operations;
  • Experience with HR Business Process development;
  • Extensive experience with HRIS roll-outs or maintenance, preferably Workday;
  • Experience with global project management for global projects, preferably related to HR;
  • Experience implementing IT systems, preferably HRIS;
  • International experience preferred;
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse team of experts and specialists; and
  • Proven strategic thinker with experience in program management, project management and product


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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