Head, Human Resources

Full Time Flex position in Remote

Job Description

Inkwell’s client is seeking a Head of Human Resources to join their mission and purpose driven company.  This full-time position is currently remote, with the ideal candidate being based in the Fairfield, Connecticut, area. 


Our client is the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive management solutions for private foundations and charities.  Their services include administrative support, active compliance monitoring, tax and legal expertise, online foundation management tools and philanthropic advisory services.  By working in concert with financial advisors, legal and accounting professionals, consultants, family offices, corporations, as well as directly with individuals and families, they are able to bring philanthropic visions to life.  Now in their third decade, our client supports nearly 2,000 family, corporate and professionally staffed foundations of all sizes, and has enabled more than $7 billion in charitable grants.


Reporting to the CEO and President, the Head of Human Resources will be an integral part of the executive team.  This person will lead in driving employee engagement, culture and values.  The priorities - and measurements of success - for this role include diversity & inclusion, along with the implementation of employee satisfaction tracking, performance management system and leveling framework.

Strategic Human Resources Responsibilities:

  • Focus on experiential efforts versus solely relying on tactical, programmatic solutions.

  • Provide candid guidance to the C-suite and senior leadership teams so they are fully informed on the reality of the employee experience.

  • Connect the dots for employees between their individual purposes and that of the organization.

  • Design company policies that reinforce diversity in the workplace, address harassment and protect minority groups. 

  • Training of hiring managers and HR staff on how to select, manage, evaluate and retain diverse employees.

Tactical Human Resources Responsibilities:

  • Enhance the organization’s HR function by planning, implementing and evaluating employee relations and HR policies, programs and practices.

  • Maintain the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.

  • Support the organizational staff by establishing a recruiting, testing and interviewing program; counsel managers on candidate selection; conduct and analyze exit interviews; and recommend changes.

  • Prepare employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs.

  • Manage a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys; schedule and conduct role evaluations; prepare pay budgets; monitor and schedule individual pay actions; recommend, plan and implement pay structure revisions.

  • Ensure planning, monitoring and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees; schedule management conferences with employees; hear and resolve employee grievances; counsel employees and supervisors.

  • Implement employee benefits programs and inform employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefits needs and trends; recommend benefits programs to management; direct the processing of benefits claims; obtain and evaluate benefit contract bids; award benefits contracts; design and conduct educational programs on benefits programs.

  • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable HR federal and state requirements, conduct investigations, maintain records and represent the organization at hearings.

  • Enforce management guidelines by preparing, updating and recommending HR policies and procedures.

  • Complete HR operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees and following up on work results.

  • Lead HR staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees.

  • Advance HR staff job results by counseling employees and instituting performance plans when necessary; plan, monitor and appraise job results.

  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • At least 5+ years of U.S.-based HR experience.

  • Experience administering a full-featured and competitive benefits plan, especially with medical insurance.

  • Experience in high-tech HR working with and recruiting R&D personnel.

  • Experience working on integration and retention following an acquisition is desirable.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience with platforms such as Slack.

  • Collaborative work style.

  • Great interpersonal skills with proven ability to build trust and convey empathy.

  • D&I experience.

  • Experience in driving employee engagement and culture.

The compensation for this role is $150k-$200k plus bonus based on performance.​

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at their company. They do not

discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age,

marital status, veteran status, or disability status.