Human Resources Manager

Accountability Counsel

About the organization

Accountability Counsel amplifies the voices of communities to protect their human rights and environment. As advocates for people harmed by internationally financed projects, we employ community driven and policy level strategies to access justice. Since our founding in 2009, our team has partnered with communities and advocates from 50 countries to defend their rights, demand justice, and achieve historic victories. Our respect-based approach underlies all that we do: internally, it guides how our team treats one another, and externally, it ensures that marginalized people, particularly Indigenous Peoples, women and girls, are included as full participants in community-led strategies seeking accountability.


Accountability Counsel is seeking a full-time Human Resources Manager with a broad range of experience in employee relations, benefits administration, supporting training and professional development, and compliance. As public health guidance allows, this position will require at least one day per week of on-site work at our headquarters office in San Francisco, California, and will also provide virtual support to our teams in Washington DC, Asia, and Africa. The position reports to Accountability Counsel’s Director of Finance and Administration. The role contains five essential duties, and will include weekly participation in team meetings, and occasional events and community-building work:

• Benefits Administration and Employment Practices (30%)
• Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Engagement (15%)
• Recruitment and Hiring (30%)
• Staff Training, Policy Compliance, and Other Support (15%)
• Operations, Office Management, and Broad Organizational Support (10%)



• Personally committed to Accountability Counsel’s mission and values. You believe in the agency of communities around the world to protect their human rights and environment. You are inspired to help Accountability Counsel grow as a world class organization. You resonate with and are eager to celebrate Accountability Counsel’s respect-based approach and values.
• A versatile and well-rounded human resources professional. You bring at least four years of experience and/or training in human resources, business administration, or a related field, and are knowledgeable regarding human resources systems, processes, and best practices. You seek a role on the leading edge of human resource management and to be part of the movement for progressive workplaces.
• A thoughtful relationship builder who develops rapport and trust across lines of difference, both internally and externally.
• A tech-savvy and well-organized project manager. You are experienced in leading multiple projects with concurrent deadlines. You take a hands-on approach to challenges and opportunities and are skilled at building and improving processes and systems. You strategically use limited resources to create the biggest impact.
• A flexible, self-directed team member. You are at home in a lean, but collaborative nonprofit environment, with the ability to stay focused and nimble in the face of growth and change.

See full job listing for additional qualifications.


$67,500 - $80,000

Application instructions

If this opportunity calls out to you, please submit: 1) a tailored, authentic cover letter that explains why this mission calls to you and why this particular role is a fit, and 2) your resume. Please address your cover letter to Hannah Schiweck. We will review applications on a rolling basis starting on September 13th and strive to get back to applicants within two weeks.

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