Director of Human Resources

Community Change is dedicated to building the power and capacity of low-income people, particularly low-income people of color, in order to change the policies and institutions that impact their and lead powerful and dynamic movements for social change. Community Change is a national organization founded in 1968 by leaders of the civil rights, labor, and anti-poverty movements as a living memorial to Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

Community Change is composed of high-performing talent. It imparts values of courage, compassion, and creativity across its organization and team members, who help build the power of people directly affected by injustice—people of color, women, immigrants, people struggling to make ends meet—to envision and fight for a society where all people and communities thrive.

To ensure Community Change’s success in its aspirational goals and to support its exceptional workforce, the organization is seeking a Director of Human Resources to effectively manage employee relations and creatively leverage talents to maximize output and impact.

The Director of Human Resources will be trusted to drive strong employee engagement while the organization continues to evolve and make critical advancements in building power from the ground up. This transition will occur in a high-stress and fast-paced external and political environment, and the Director will guarantee that it is as seamless as possible.


The ideal Director of Human Resources will possess:

  • At least 7 years of experience as an HR professional, with broad, generalist experience in all areas.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of all HR functional areas, including compensation and benefits, organizational structure, employee relations, performance/ talent management, recruiting, training and development, HR information systems, and compliance with labor and employment laws.
  • Working knowledge of technology, data analytics, and software applications necessary to perform and advance the responsibilities of this position.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, work independently as well as collaboratively, manage multiple competing demands from a variety of sources, build credibility, and demonstrate personal integrity.
  • Extensive knowledge of employment trends, innovations, best practices, laws, and regulations.
  • Unwavering commitment to organizational mission and values.
  • Experience within a nonprofit organization is very strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree desirable.


DRi is leading this search for Community Change. For more information and to apply, please visit or email [email protected].