WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas


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WOLA Assistant Director for Human Resources

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks an Assistant Director for Human Resources to use her/his expertise and talents to strengthen our team and our mission. With strategic vision and detail orientation, this person will take our current HR systems to the next level. S/he will build on our existing infrastructure a robust set of human resources systems with smart, organized procedures that facilitate recruitment, onboarding and offboarding, benefits plan management, organizational development, performance management, and even better employee relations, retention, and leadership development than we currently have. This person will be an important part of the team handling a broad range of issues.  S/he will have unmatched initiative and excellent problem-solving skills and a flair for working with others. WOLA staff and visitors come from many cultures and someone with cultural awareness and sensitivity will excel. This is a great opportunity for a person committed to our values to intersect with the human rights and foreign policy communities in Washington and Latin America. It’s also an opportunity for someone who wants to grow along with the organization—someone looking to define his/her own vision and see it through.

At WOLA everyone is self-motivated, goal-oriented, and passionate about their work. As individuals and as a team, we are committed to what we do, and WOLA is committed to supporting us all as we excel in our field. Right now our organization is growing and evolving and this position would assist in the strategy behind that growth. Our leadership works hard to provide a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence, and it shows. WOLA was recognized by Washingtonian Magazine twice as one of DC’s “Best Places to Work” and by The Washington Post as one of DC’s best-managed nonprofits. The Assistant Director for Human Resources will make it even better.

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WOLA Associate for Congressional Relations

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks a motivated and well-connected individual to coordinate and expand WOLA’s outreach to the U.S. Congress. S/he will have substantial Capitol Hill experience, an understanding of U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, and the ability to work collaboratively across the organization. This individual will work closely with WOLA’s subject matter and policy experts to develop and implement strategies to build congressional support for WOLA’s policy recommendations and further establish WOLA as a go-to source for analysis on U.S.-Latin America relations.

The position is an opportunity for a committed individual to invent and implement processes to streamline and coordinate the complex advocacy needs of a leading organization.

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WOLA values a diverse workplace, and encourages minority candidates to apply. WOLA is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate based upon race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, prior record of arrest or conviction, or caregiver status.