The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online supporters. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. For two decades, NRDC has been a thought leader and trusted adviser to our partners in China. With a highly effective team of more than 30 people based in our Beijing office, NRDC China Program have worked hard at both the national and local levels to recommend, develop, and help implement innovative laws, policies, technologies, and market tools that conserve natural resources, curb pollution and accelerate China's transition to a clean, low-carbon economy. NRDC's Beijing Representative Office is registered under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and supervised by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China.
NRDC is seeking a Human Resources Manager to work in our Beijing office. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to partner with NRDC’s staff of administrative professionals, lawyers, scientists, and policy analysts who protect the environment and public health through advocacy, action, and education.
We are looking for a well-rounded HR professional with strong relationship-building and management skills to join the Beijing team. The Human Resources Manager acts as an advisor and coach to dedicated client groups on a variety of issues including, employee relations, developing and delivering feedback, talent development, organizational development and employee engagement. The ideal candidate will have generalist and functional HR experience, sound judgment and strong interpersonal skills.
The position reports to HR Home Office in New York with a dotted line to the Sr. Director for China.
In support of the HR Home Office and the China Office, takes the lead on recruiting, departure, employee relations, compensation, benefits and staff policy development and administration.
Provides professional support to and works with people managers in the China Office on NRDC’s compensation and performance management processes and implementation. Works with clients and with colleagues who have functional responsibilities and expertise in various disciplines and may take the lead in a functional area, as well.
Acts as an advisor, partner and coach to leaders and managers on talent acquisition and management, staff development and career progression, performance management and feedback, engagement and morale, employee relations issues, in helping them manage and navigate changes, instill best HR practices and comply with NRDC policies.
Acts as a resource, advisor and coach for staff in every aspect of the employee life cycle and helps the institution to develop strong staff relationships.
Interacts with both in-house NRDC stakeholders and various external stakeholders such as HR Agencies, insurance providers, government regulators, etc., to help the institution maintain sound and competitive HR policies for employees.
Ensures that the HR practices and operating framework are implemented in a compliant and lawful manner. Manages HR related regulatory reporting and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Maintains accurate confidential employee records.
Supervises the implementation of timekeeping protocols required for funder and sector accountability.
Examines and utilizes staff data to gain insights and make recommendations regarding employee experience and programs.
Support the China Program in the implementation of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan. In particular, serve as the liaison with the HR Home Office to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of HR-related DEI issues at the institutional level.
The HR Manager shall bring 7 or more years of successful HR professional experience, talent management, benefits administration, employee policy administration, compensation, and employee relations practice. Functional experience in one or more areas of HR is a plus. Understanding of diversity, international and Pan-Asian HR and the non-profit sector in these areas is also a plus.
A graduate degree or equivalent in Human Resources, business administration, or other discipline is required. Mandarin and English required with one being of native fluency and the second language at or above a strong business communications level.
The successful candidate will also have excellent interpersonal, leadership, problem solving and organizational skills. They will work collaboratively and independently, as required, and will assert functional leadership and influence to communicate ideas, proposals, and decisions (both written and oral) in a professional and effective manner.
Commitment to NRDC’s values and mission.
NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming a diversity of voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment.
We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with skills and experience.
To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. Due to the high volume of resumes, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please send an email with the position title in the subject line to BJHRManagerHire@nrdc-china.org. Applications will be accepted until filled.