Human Resources Specialist

Job Title:       Human Resources Specialist - - We will consider applications from individuals interested in both full- or part-time work (at least 50% LOE).

Reports to:   Senior Director of Finance and Administration

Location:      Rosslyn, VA
At this time, GFEMS is not sponsoring applicants for work visas and is only able to consider candidates with existing work authorization in the United States.

About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold international fund forging public-private partnerships and catalyzing a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery. Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.


GFEMS will make grants across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom.  The Fund’s strategy also includes the development of public-private investments across key industries and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at

Position Summary

GFEMS seeks an energetic, experienced, multi-dimensional human resource professional. The Human Resources (HR) Specialist will be an integral part of a high-growth organization, providing hands-on support across all key human resources functions: recruitment, compensation and benefits, performance management, staff engagement, and compliance / policy development. The HR Specialist’s scope will include both US and global staff.


Please note, this is a staff position, and so we will not be able to consider applications for independent consultant roles.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with relevant team leads, project manage and advise on the recruitment and selection of employees to fill vacant positions.

  • Develop and conduct robust new employee orientation approach and materials, to ensure common understanding of organizational goals and modern slavery foundations. Identify other opportunities for on-the-job knowledge development.

  • Develop or enhance relevant Company policies and procedures (e.g., equal employment, compensation, benefits). Periodically Consult counsel to ensure GFEMS is in compliance with all relevant laws.

  • Develop and conduct management training on interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance review, and sexual harassment.

  • Develop and maintain a human resources information system that meets organizational needs.

  • Develop and launch a performance evaluation system by year-end, and develop other mechanisms to foster professional development.

  • Analyze wage and salary data to maintain competitive compensation payscale.

  • Serve as primary point of contact and quality assurer for payroll and benefits administrator, to ensure proper execution of recordkeeping, payroll, benefits administration, etc. Maintain additional records in-house as necessary.

  • Serve as employee resource for employment relations issues; liaise with legal counsel when necessary to solicit guidance on appropriate resolution.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; and at least five years experience and/or training in relevant HR functions specifically; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Excellent communication, organization, and project management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to represent employer with utmost poise and professionalism at all times.

  • Demonstrated commitment to follow-through and results.

  • Experience working in a startup organization is a plus.

To Apply

Email cover letter (max 1 page) and resume in a single PDF to Please title document [firstname lastname] – HR Specialist and use subject line HR Specialist. Please use your cover letter to specify whether you are interested in full- or part-time work; if the latter, please also specify the LOE. Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.


GFEMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


GFEMS is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take all possible measures to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.