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Location: San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; Denver, CO. Office-based role with flexible, hybrid office/home working offered
Expected duration: Mid-February 2023 through mid-July 2023
Salary: $10,000-14,000 USD per month dependent upon experience and location

About the role

Team: Operations, Human Resources
Reports to: Chief People Officer

On 3 November 2021, the IFRS Foundation Trustees announced the creation of a new standard-setting board—the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)—to help meet the demand from international investors for high-quality, transparent, reliable and comparable reporting by companies on climate and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. The ISSB builds on the success of the IASB as well as the work of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board and the Value Reporting Foundation (formerly IIRC and SASB), which both consolidated with the IFRS Foundation in 2022.

The Director of HR, Americas will be an expert in people and organisations, partnering with leaders to translate company and department goals into the people and process design needed for success. They will know how to attract and recruit top talent and how to support managers in developing that talent once hired.

The Director of HR, Americas will be thoughtful and strategic, as well as detail oriented. They will also be a steward of the culture, participating in it and helping it to evolve in ways that integrate new team members and new organisations; accommodate growth and change; promote diversity, equity, and inclusion; and keep people aligned and engaged.

Key responsibilities

Relationship management

  • Partner with leaders across the organisation to understand their work and their goals and help continue open lines of communication to resolve challenges and liase with executive leadership.
  • Assist executive communications to further refine our systems of for career development, ensuring structure and transparency for titles and levels of responsibility and ensuring equity in compensation.
  • Work with managers to understand organisational needs regarding training and development, and help create department-and role-specific development opportunities.

Talent acquisition

  • Work with managers to refine job descriptions that both describe the work and attract the level of talent we desire.
  • Ensure the structure of the interviews is consistent and equitable across all given roles.

HR operations

  • Oversight of compensation and benefits program, with ongoing benchmarking to ensure appropriateness of both for our sector.
  • Engage executive leadership with HR policies and procedures with reference to local practices as well as current and forthcoming legislation, harmonising approaches where possible and appropriate.
  • Lead performance management process, including the receipt of annual appraisals, employee goal setting and mentoring managers on best practices for feedback, coaching and performance improvement.
  • Engage with HR team to support the management of payroll and all legal and compliance matters related to personnel.


  • Report key HR data and activities to executive leadership and funders when requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills, experience and qualifications sought

  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the IFRS Foundation.
  • Significant experience in Human Resources, with experience leading most of (if not all) of the HR functions listed.
  • Conversant in US and Canada employment law and employment practices.
  • Experience growing and scaling an organisation; experience with mergers and acquisitions a plus.
  • Experience managing an HR function with the ability to establish credibility and build trusted relationships in a multi-office, multi-country environment.
  • Demonstrable passion for working with people and developing people-focused solutions.
  • Strategic thinker, able to see the big picture and how HR can enable achievement of organisational goals.
  • Solid executer—can manage the details, both personally and through delegation.
  • Collaborative work style and commitment to getting the job done well with the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Flexible, adaptable and comfortable with change and ambiguity as we continue to grow.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; HR certification(s) desirable, with evidence of continuous professional development.

Supervisory responsibilities

  • Direct management of two staff.

To apply

Please send a detailed CV/résumé and cover letter to Please include the following information or your application may not be considered:

  • the job title/position you are interested in and the location of the job (in the subject line of your email); and
  • covering email/letter detailing how you meet the specified role requirements and your salary expectations.

Closing date: Closed

Interviews are held via video conference as part of our standard international recruitment process.

Due to the number of responses we receive, we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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