Manager/Senior Manager of Human Resources

DataKind, Inc.

About the organization

About DataKind
DataKind is a global nonprofit dedicated to harnessing the power of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) in the service of humanity. Named one of Fast Company's 2017 top 10 innovative nonprofits, DataKind teams talented pro bono experts from academia and industry with visionary changemakers to collaboratively design innovative solutions to tough social challenges. We help social organizations apply their data to predictive analytics, machine learning algorithms, and AI needs in a way that both increases impact and prioritizes ethics.


DataKind is looking for a Manager or Senior Manager, Human Resources!

This is an onsite opportunity for a candidate located within commuting distance of our Brooklyn, NY headquarters. Note that our Brooklyn office is currently closed until at least fall 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic during which time we’re offering flexible scheduling to staff as they manage life demands like childcare alongside their jobs. We’d be open to candidates currently based outside the NYC area who are planning to relocate if/when the office reopens.

About the Opportunity
The Manager or Senior Manager of Human Resources will ensure the well-being and productivity of the growing DataKind team. You’ll be responsible for making sure we’re living the values we espouse in the way we treat our people: from hiring strong, diverse team members to ensuring their feedback is heard and acted upon, we’re walking the walk as an equity-oriented, anti-racist organization. Reporting to the Director of Operations, you’ll manage our day-to-day people operations, combining deep people orientation and passion for working across lines of difference with experience coordinating across stakeholders, mobilizing others, and getting things done. You’ll relish the room for creativity in this role, looking for ways to innovate and improve, while also respecting critical details, business needs, and compliance requirements.


Enthusiastic alignment with DataKind’s mission and values, with an understanding of how identity impacts power and access differently in different parts of the world and an ability to build trusting relationships across lines of difference.
At least 3-5 years of work experience for a manager, 5-7 for a senior manager.
At least 3 years of experience in human resources roles like HR generalist, HR specialist, learning & development specialist, or talent recruiter.
Strong project management skills with experience managing complex processes with multiple participants/stakeholders from start to finish.
Clear and compelling oral and written communicator: able to adapt approach to influence others and to actively listen such that others feel heard.
Experience leveraging technology to streamline processes; bonus if familiar with a specific applicant tracking system, CRM database, and/or project/performance management software.
Experience working in a nonprofit or start-up organization preferred, ideally across multiple time zones or countries.

Application instructions

To Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their interest in our mission and qualifications for the position here.

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