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Tor Project - Human Resources Manager

by Georgia Young Contributions Published on Apr 21, 2016 11:59 AM
The Tor Project needs a human resources manager!

The Tor Project is seeking a hands-on Human Resources Manager to support our Seattle-based executive director and our internationally-distributed team of technologists and activists fighting to protect freedom around the world.

Some of the job responsibilities include:

  • Develop and administer the Tor Project's human resource procedures, including recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and termination.
  • Develop and implement a culturally-sensitive performance review process.
  • Write an employee handbook and ensure that it is kept accurate and up-to-date.
  • Administer and improve the Tor Project's employee insurance benefits programs.
  • Update and distribute forms and policies related to employee travel.
  • Implement a travel service agency procedure for employees who travel.
  • Look into offering flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and retirement benefits.
  • Track employee personal time off (PTO) hours.
  • Explore additional things the Tor Project can do to show appreciation for our employees, contractors and volunteers and help to retain them.
  • Review the Tor Project's corporate insurance packages on a yearly basis to ensure that our coverages are adequate.

In addition, a successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • At least three years of experience in an hr role.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must scrupulously preserve confidentiality and protect the privacy of all personnel.
  • Ability to present information clearly and effectively.
  • Passion for justice, technology, free speech, privacy, innovation, and a better digital future worldwide.
  • Commitment to team-based brainstorming, planning, and decision-making.
  • Flexibility to work in an environment where each employee assumes multiple responsibilities.
  • Highly resourceful, flexible, entrepreneurial, and with an excellent work ethic.
  • Team-focused and willing to assist other departments as needed.
  • Appreciation of an intellectual, focused, distributed unconventional and creative office culture.
  • Eagerness to engage with a diverse, global community utilizing numerous communication styles, from less formal developers to more formal external communications.
  • Comfort level with common free software and encrypted communication technologies preferred. You will be required to use these tools as part of your job.

Salary low- to mid-$60,000s, depending on experience.

If you think you'd like to be part of our team, please send your resume along with a cover letter explaining why you think you'd be a good fit to This is a full-time position based in the Tor Project's new office in Seattle, WA. Inquiries about whether this job can be done remotely or part-time will not be answered. No phone calls please!

The Tor Project, Inc. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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