Organization Summary:

For more than a decade, One Earth Future (OEF) has worked to solve complex problems at the root of armed conflict. Through its unique culture of iterative learning and improvement, OEF designs, tests, and partners to scale programs that help communities see problems in new ways and solve them collectively. With its headquarters in Colorado and offices around the world, OEF operates as a portfolio of peace-building programs, each with its own director, strategy, and budget. What holds them together is a common purpose: to provide an impartial platform for diverse stakeholders to form adaptive problem-solving networks for peace. 

At the foundation level, OEF very much operates like a private sector organization with an emphasis on efficiency, growth and making tangible impacts within the conflict contexts in which it works.  OEF provides the financial, strategic, and operational support needed to iteratively develop solutions to complex problems that could not have been designed in advance.

Primary Role:

The Human Resources Director is responsible for leading and managing the Global Human Resources function for the Foundation which has offices in the US, Colombia, Somalia, and Austria.  The person who fills this role will work with senior management to comply with current processes and procedures in the US, and help determine the direction of the foundation regarding employee processes and systems for the various global offices. This includes recruiting and staffing with an emphasis on diversification, performance management, organizational design & development, employment and compliance to regulatory concerns, employment and labor law knowledge, employee on-boarding, development and training, HR policy development and documentation, compensation and benefits setting and administration and employee relations. 

Job Type:

Full time, Exempt, Salaried

Reports to: 

Chief Operating Officer


This position is located at the OEF central office in Broomfield, CO.

Areas of Responsibility

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute on a global recruitment plan that aligns with OEF strategic objectives, incorporating traditional and non-traditional recruitment sources, and to ensure the casting of a “wide net” to attract qualified and diverse candidates to the organization;
  • Work with HR team to direct and execute the recruitment process; advertising, job descriptions, applicant screening, interview scheduling, and reference checks;
  • Formulate, execute and maintain new employee “on-boarding” process;
  • Evaluate employee benefit programs and makes recommendations for changes and improvements in line with industry expectations;
  • Create a talent development strategy for the leadership team, and subsequently, in partnership with foundation leadership that ensures our employees gain the critical skills to continuously improve our work, their careers and are prepared for future promotional opportunities;
  • Set and implement strategy for performance management across the organization;
  • Map and improve overall processes to ensure streamlined HR operations as our organization grows;
  • Monitor wage and salary structure, pay policies, job descriptions and performance appraisal procedures;
  • Effectively coach leadership in matters relating to people, including compensation recommendations, HR processes, employment practices, employee relations, and organization-wide HR initiatives;
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance;
  • Be a catalyst in building an inclusive and diverse workforce;
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of US legal requirements as well as the relevant legal requirements for OEF’s foreign offices related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. 
  • Manage and advise on HR related aspects involved with opening and growing  international offices;
  • Collect, consolidate, and interpret data from engagement surveys and other forms of feedback to build and influence HR strategy;
  • Effectively communicate to the organization, especially during challenging times, to help quickly establish buy-in and alignment;
  • Other duties as needed. 
  • Bachelor's degree required;
  • Minimum 7+ years of relevant experience required;
  • Strong preference for candidates with private sector and nonprofit experience; working in organizations with multiple locations; 
  • Deep knowledge and experience with a variety of Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, and Talent Development issues,
  • ncluding recruitment, hiring, coaching, mentoring, professional development, benefits, administration, compliance, employment and labor laws in multiple jurisdictions, and compensation;  
  • Ability to serve as a strategic business partner to the COO and leadership team ensuring human capital alignment with the organization’s growth plans and overall Foundation strategic mission;
  • Experience building HR frameworks in various locations.
  • Proven ability to use “people analytics” and data to influence business decisions;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage the day-to-day tactical requirements of an HR team focused on being a valuable resource in a high-growth environment across multiple geographic regions;
  • Experience with being a resource for all staff who handles difficult conversations with tact and integrity, and ensures all individuals feel comfortable and supported in the workplace.
  • Preferred: International experience will be given strong consideration;
  • Preferred: SPHR, PHR, or SHRM Certification;
  • Preferred: Experience with building HR framework for new international offices from the ground floor;
  • Preferred: Experience with supporting the HR needs of a growing international organization looking to scale further;
  • Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Somali, or German.
  • You’ll need to like variety and moving between tasks and responsibilities; rolling up your sleeves and getting the work done while also being more strategic;
  • Passion for the organization;
  • Ability to think analytically and problem solve, combined with a willingness to ask questions and work collaboratively;
  • Hard-working team player, positive and enthusiastic;
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented self-starter;
  • Ability to work under time pressures with multiple priorities while able to meet deadlines with accuracy;
  • Discretion with confidential information;
  • Comfort with ambiguity and working in a fast-paced and culturally and geographically diverse environment.
How To Apply

At One Earth Future (OEF), we celebrate difference and welcome its benefits.  Therefore, we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


To apply, please click HERE.  

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