Wildlife Works is a community-centered wildlife conservation company that implements market-based initiatives to protect the planet’s threatened wilderness and endangered wildlife. The company was founded on the premise that if we want wildlife in our world, it has to work for local communities who share their environment. Wildlife Works’ conservation projects drive direct financing to forest communities to fund their own economic development while preventing millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere annually.
The Human Resource Manager will run the daily functions of the HR Department including hiring and interviewing staff, administering benefit programs, ensuring compliance, and enforcing company policies and practices. Preference will be given to candidates located in countries where WWC has REDD+ Projects.
- Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with managers to understand skills and experience required for openings; Prepares contracts and job offers.
- Implements new hire orientation and coordinates onboarding activities for new employees.
- Monitors and ensures the organization’s compliance with employment laws and regulations in each country, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
- Develops programs for professional development and training for career development, continuing education, anti-harassment training and company values.
- Responsible for maintaining employee records including compensation and employee data and compliance records in keeping with applicable privacy standards.
- Administers compensation and benefits programs including leaves of absence, cost of living salary increases, compensation benchmarking, and benefits compliance.
- Manages performance and talent management programs including administering probationary and annual performance evaluations.
- Drives employee engagement activities including employee recognition and morale programs.
- Handles employee relations issues such as disputes and investigations and disciplinary matters.
- Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required in Human Resources, Business or related field.
- At least five years of human resource experience required.
- Ability to work autonomously but also collaborate effectively with international colleagues in an organization that values transparency, accountability, and democratic decision making.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to cultural differences and communication nuances with indigenous and ethnic communities and with individuals from rural and remote forest areas, is highly desirable.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent time management skills and prioritize tasks to manage and meet deadlines.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English; fluency in Portuguese highly desired. We also value any fluency in indigenous languages of the Amazon lowlands.
- Willing and able to travel throughout the Americas for work, including to the United States, Panama, Brazil, Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia, and other countries. A current travel visa to the United States is a plus.
- Willing and able to travel and work at remote rainforest locations of ethnic communities for 3-15 days at a time, with limited facilities, several times a year.