Associate Director, People Operations

Closing date:

**POSTING: Associate Director, People Operations

LOCATION: New York City, US; London, UK; or Nairobi, Kenya

REPORTS TO: Lead, Culture & Talent

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Up to 5% (once travel safety resumes)

POSTING DEADLINE: This position will close at 11:59 pm EDT on April 1

SALARY: If based in London, anticipated starting base salary range is GBP 59,000 – 67,000. If based in New York, anticipated starting base salary range is USD 79,000-$87,000. If based in Nairobi, anticipated starting base salary range is KES 7,321,600 – 8,465,600


The END Fund is the world’s leading collaborative philanthropic investment vehicle dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:

  • Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact,
  • Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and
  • Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.

By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030.

Since our founding in 2012 through 2020, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 1.1 billion treatments for NTDs worth more than $1.3 billion. In 2020 alone, we reached more than 91.9 million people with more than 133.6 million NTD treatments, representing an almost 10-fold increase from 2012. The END Fund works globally in 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.

You can learn more about the END Fund and our 2020 impact story here.


The Culture & Talent team is responsible for designing and shepherding initiatives that promote employee engagement, an organizational culture and practices in line with the END Fund’s values and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and team development and retention. Reporting to the Lead, Culture & Talent, the Associate Director is a new role that will work in close collaboration with the Strategy & Operations and Finance & Administration teams. In a period of ongoing, significant projected growth and organizational change, the Strategy & Operations team seeks to optimize performance by ensuring the END Fund strategically and thoughtfully deploys all available resources in pursuit of the mission to end NTDs.


The END Fund is seeking a resourceful, curious, mission-driven recruitment specialist to support the team’s growth through best-in-class, equitable recruitment and onboarding with a relational approach. The Associate Director, People Operations, will oversee and implement a portfolio focused on team member recruitment and onboarding, people operations systems administration, and special projects to promote talent development and people operations effectiveness. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a collaborative mindset with experience in people operations, human resources or recruitment who is interested in learning more about nonprofit organizational development and strengthening their operations and human resources skills in a global health organization.


Lead team member recruitment and onboarding

  • Liaise proactively with Strategy & Operations and Finance & Administration colleagues and hiring managers to develop the recruitment calendar and budget
  • Manage the recruitment and on-boarding efforts of a rapidly growing organization, including drafting job descriptions, maintaining candidate files, scheduling interviews and onboarding trainings, filing confidential HR materials, conducting interviews, preparing offers and other tasks as assigned
  • Manage engagements with external search firms and temp placement firms when necessary
  • Support the continual strengthening of the organization’s recruitment practices from a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens
  • Represent the END Fund by serving as primary liaison with job candidates, ensuring the best possible candidate experience, reflective of the END Fund’s values and relational approach
  • Oversee and continually refine the onboarding process to ensure each new team member is set up for success and that the END Fund’s recruitment and onboarding processes evolve as the organization grows

Support people operations for a global organization with a distributed team

  • Serve as the primary liaison between Culture & Talent, Strategy & Operations, and Finance & Administration colleagues with regard to recruitment-related data, updates and timelines, and develop mechanisms to ensure prompt and full information-sharing and reporting
  • Serve as an administrator of people operations systems, including CultureAmp, Lever, BambooHR and Paycom, and support data systems strengthening, education and administration
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders and the employer-of-record agency to manage the offboarding and exit processes for all team members

Support special projects and complete other tasks upon request for the Lead, Culture & Talent and broader organization


  • At least four years of recruitment, people operations, human resources, or other directly relevant experience
  • Strategic about achieving objectives; handles multiple projects simultaneously with excellent follow through and attention to detail
  • A self-starter motivated by an entrepreneurial and results-oriented culture
  • Willingness to work flexible hours to support a global organization with team members in 12+ countries
  • Ability to travel occasionally, up to 10% as travel begins to resume
  • Desire to continuously improve processes in support of achieving greater results
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with a facility for preparing and clearly presenting information to multiple audiences and a keen editing eye; comfortable communicating with a variety of audiences, including senior leadership and job candidates at all levels
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and the highest level of discretion with confidential human resources files
  • Adheres to high professional and ethical standards, and will represent the END Fund externally with the utmost respect
  • Passionate about philanthropy, international issues and public health, with a global mindset and perspective
  • Proactive communicator and collaborator who enjoys working in a dynamic, evolving team
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively across teams
  • Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office, Google products (i.e. Drive, Mail, Calendar, etc.)
  • Experience with cloud-based systems administration preferred (i.e. Asana, CultureAmp, Paycom, BambooHR etc.)
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (i.e. Lever) strongly preferred
  • Work authorization in either Kenya, the United Kingdom, or the United States required


The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

The END Fund offers a competitive compensation package intended to motivate employees to perform at the highest level by acquiring superior skills and competencies. Our philosophy is shaped by the following guidelines: 1) understandable, 2) fair and defensible, 3) competitive, and 4) flexible.

The END Fund is at an exciting stage of organizational growth and we are rapidly expanding our global footprint in order to bring on the most talented team members to help advance our mission. Currently, the majority of our team is based in the United States. We maintain physical headquarters in New York City, and other team members work from their homes across the US, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

This specific role is open to candidates who live and have the right to work in New York City, London, or Nairobi. If based in London, anticipated starting base salary range is GBP 59,000 – 67,000. If based in New York, anticipated starting base salary range is USD 79,000-$87,000. If based in Nairobi, anticipated starting base salary range is KES 7,321,600 – 8,465,600.

Our benefits packages are also informed by local contexts to ensure appropriateness and competitiveness within specific markets. Regardless of location, all END Fund team members receive cell phone and WiFi connectivity support, flexible work arrangements, a healthy annual professional development allowance, and more. In the United States, the END Fund offers 100% employer-paid health and life insurance benefits and twelve weeks fully paid family care leave; similar benefits will vary modestly by country of residency. **

How to apply


Visit our site and complete the online application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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