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2022-060 Senior Manager, Human Resources 163 views


Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our water planet. Informed by science, our work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.


The Senior HR Manager leads both strategic and tactical activities associated with key HR functions including performance management, employee relations and the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures. The position supports a population of approximately exempt and non-exempt employees located in multiple states and has supervisory responsibility for one HR staff position.


  • Manages Ocean Conservancy’s recruiting, staffing and retention activities to facilitate the hiring and retention of highly productive and effective staff at all levels; fosters practices and programs that embrace diversity among applicants and employees.
  • Regularly upgrade and delivery the new hire orientation by planning and scheduling new hire activity with hiring managers and others involved in the onboarding process.  Facilitates distribution, collection and filing of all required new hire paperwork and submission into HR Conducts 90-day check-ins with new hires to solicit feedback on the Ocean Conservancy onboarding experience, initial impressions of the organization, and opportunities for the organization to provide additional support. Provides summary of the new hire feedback in the form of a quarterly report.
  • Develops and implements Human Resources policies and practices that support a healthy organizational culture; directs the implementation, interpretation and application of policies and practices to ensure consistency throughout the organization.
  • Stays abreast of relevant developments and changes in employment law to ensure that Ocean Conservancy policies and practices are up to date and effective for all states in which OC employs staff.
  • Resolves sensitive employee relations issues with the goal of promoting a positive work environment characterized by high employee morale.
  • Directs the annual organization-wide performance evaluation process and promotions; provides ongoing coaching and counseling to Managers and staff regarding performance management. Makes recommendations to the Executive Team for pay increases based upon organizations’ compensation guidelines.
  • Supports the organizational communications efforts related to Human Resources messaging, with a particular focus on content development for the organization’s (Fintranet) intranet. Keeps Fintranet HR site up to date with relevant HR information.
  • Manages and addresses all requests for verification of employment for former and current employees to include governmental requests, mortgage loan, student loan forgiveness and employment requests.  Responds to inquiries from state agencies and other external parties seeking data collection for industry surveys, or participation in mandatory compliance reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief People and Culture Officer


  • 8+ years’ demonstrated success in senior level, hands on HR role.
  • Strong experience in employee recruitment, establishing training programs, culture building and retention.
  • Strong understanding of employment laws; ability to research and stay up to date on HR and compliance changes for multiple states.
  • Good knowledge in broad benefits management
  • Ability to review policies and practices and identify gaps and revisions needed.  Able update practices and policies to support relevance, consistencies and efficiencies
  • An effective project leader who is attentive to details and adheres strictly to deadlines and deliverables.
  • High ethical standards and ability to maintain absolute confidentiality in all employee situations.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills capable of reaching across organizational hierarchies and structures.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to develop and administer realistic budgets, solid understanding of the financial impact of HR programs and services.
  • Proficient HR software acumen and mature computer skills to include Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Applicant Tracking, Project & Performance Management and Training
  • Experience with ADP software or similar.
  • Non-profit experience in a similar organizational structure and size a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or closely related discipline. HRCI or SHRM Certifications a plus.


Ocean Conservancy is committed to equity in its pay practices and posts the minimum and midpoint of the range for each of its open positions.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with the skills, years of experience and unique background of the candidate. Salary minimum is $79,900; salary midpoint is $99,800.  Salary may be higher as appropriate for the selected candidate, with internal equity being considered


If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy’s team, please apply here.

Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Ocean Conservancy is continually seeking to diversify its staff, particularly to broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.


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  • Company Address 1300 19th St NW 8th floor, Washington, DC 20036
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