Director or Senior Director, Human Capital

The END Fund
New York
Mission Statement: 

The END Fund is a leading philanthropic investment vehicle with a mission to control or eliminate diseases that affect the world’s poorest people, specifically five of the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs): intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis.

Position Description: 

POSTING: Director or Senior Director, Human CapitalLOCATION: New York CityREPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer and Vice President, Strategy & Operations OVERVIEW The END Fund is a leading philanthropic investment vehicle with a mission to control or eliminate diseases that affect the world’s poorest people, specifically five of the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs): intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis. Since the END Fund’s inception in 2012 through the end of 2017, with its partners in 29 countries, the END Fund has provided: over 500 million donated treatments worth close to $933 million, over 11,500 surgeries for people suffering from the effects of the advanced stages of elephantiasis and trachoma, and training for more than 1.1 million people in NTD control and elimination efforts. In a short time, the END Fund has thus established a strong track record in private philanthropic giving. The END Fund accomplishes its mission by:

  • Mobilizing and investing resources to where they can have maximum impact;
  • Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and
  • Facilitating private sector engagement to end diseases of poverty.

 The END Fund’s strategic programming and priorities are in line with the WHO and global NTD community’s common roadmap to control or eliminate the most common NTDs. To meet its ambitious growth objectives, the END Fund is actively seeking to expand its community of visionary and engaged philanthropists, foundations, and corporations committed to treating and preventing the spread of NTDs. THE ROLE The Director or Senior Director, Human Capital will be part of the END Fund’s Strategy & Operations department (S&O), with dual reporting to the VP, Strategy & Operations and the CEO.  The high-level goal of the S&O team is to design and implement the decision-making, planning, and evaluation approaches and processes of the Fund as a means to enhance its strategic objectives: effective grantmaking and advocacy to end the most prevalent NTDs among the world’s poorest people. In a period of significant projected growth and organizational change, the S&O team is responsible for strengthening the organization’s strategic plans, operational systems, governance practices and human resources to optimize performance while ensuring alignment both culturally and operationally. The successful candidate will be a thoughtful human resources strategist, with experience at a mission-driven organization strongly preferred. A natural team player, s/he will have a demonstrated track record of working to establish people operations systems and organizational talent development strategies. S/he will be motivated to attract, motivate, develop and reward the best talent for the END Fund. The Director or Senior Director, Human Capital will work closely with the VP, as well as the CEO, to develop and drive the END Fund’s approach to organizational health and talent management. S/he will engage in reviewing and evaluating the full spectrum of talent processes, including talent assessment and planning, performance evaluation, employee engagement, and diversity strategy.  S/he will assess gaps in HR/talent management, and research, design, and implement best-in-class systems to accompany the END Fund as it grows into its next stage.  Furthermore, the Director or Senior Director will provide trusted advice and support to the VP, CEO and other Senior Leadership Team members around HR best practices and priorities. The Director or Senior Director, Human Capital position is a full-time position; however, a part-time schedule may be possible for the successful candidate, if desired.  ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • As a HR subject matter expert, serve as a trusted senior advisor, consultant, and coach to the Senior Leadership Team; advise on best practices and considerations
  • Work with the Senior Leadership Team to establish long-term organizational HR goals, priorities and initiatives, driven by the END Fund’s needs and aligned with the organization’s strategic plan
  • Drive ongoing organizational assessment (i.e. conduct annual benchmarking survey and lead analysis and discussion at all levels of the organization; recommend priorities for optimizing employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, talent development and culture)
  • Work in partnership with managers to develop and execute talent acquisition and talent development strategies; lead recruitment processes; provide interview training and process guidance for team members involved in hiring
  • Oversee strategy and content of new team member onboarding in a period of rapid growth, in coordination with the END Fund’s benefits administration consultants and S&O colleagues; refine the set of trainings and materials provided at onboarding to optimize culture and engagement
  • Recommend and implement professional development and learning opportunities for continuing employees (i.e. manager training, other)
  • Oversee performance review process and recommend refinements on process design based on best practices and stakeholder feedback
  • Develop and support employee resource groups as desired
  • Manage relationship with benefits administration consultants to optimize the employee experience
  • In partnership with benefits administration consultants and S&O and Finance colleagues, ensure compliance with internal and external measures, required trainings and advisories, and employee education
  • Develop and maintain a content development strategy for internal communications platforms, including a new HRIS (anticipated January 2019)
  • Research, recommend and implement internship/fellowship opportunities
  • Participate in and support workstreams outside of the specific job description for the sake of the END Fund’s mission
  • Other projects as agreed

 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT AND COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment. 



    • Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree in relevant field, and HR certification(s) required
    • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience, including directly relevant experience in human resources and people operations; HR business partner preferred
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; strong credibility and ability to build trusted relationships across all levels of the organization
    • Demonstrated cross-cultural skills and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
    • A self-starter who enjoys working in a start-up environment
    • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a collaborative team
    • Familiarity with global health issues, and NTDs specifically, and/or an appetite and interest to learn
    • Ability to work in the U.S., and ability and desire to travel domestically and internationally (estimated travel less than 10%)
Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 26, 2018
Application Instructions: 

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Country/US Territory: 
United States