Human Resources Specialist

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington DC, with a proven record of triggering and affecting systemic change to protect the Earth’s environment. Over the span of more than three decades, EIA has established a unique paradigm of methods to drive change – including pioneering the use of undercover investigative, cutting-edge, evidence-based research, and data analysis techniques to expose environmental crimes. These crimes include illegal trade in endangered wildlife, illegal logging and associated trade in illegal timber, illegalities of the extractives sector, and the trade in both climate-damaging and ozone layer-depleting gases.

EIA-US is looking to hire a talented and highly motivated Human Resources Specialist to dedicate their energy and creativity to enhance the human resource capacity within EIA and help foster a working environment of high performance, transparency, and impact toward fulfilling EIA’s mission.

Main Activities and Responsibilities

The Human Resources Specialist will be responsible for managing the full employee life-cycle, including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, employee support, compensation and benefits, compliance, training and development, and offboarding.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In close coordination with the designated team, manage the full-cycle recruitment process, including job postings, resume screening, developing job descriptions, candidate selection criteria, coordinating interviews, and extending job offers.
  • Manage the onboarding of new employees and the exit and off-boarding processes for departing employees. 
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal employment laws and regulations.
  • Serve as a resource for employees to address concerns related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and provide guidance and support. Facilitate training to promote awareness and understanding within the staff.
  • Provide guidance and support to managers and employees on HR policies and procedures.
  • Manage employee HR-related issues.
  • Administer and manage employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans, and PTO.
  • Manage the performance review process.
  • Develop and deliver training programs on HR policies and procedures, as well as other HR-related topics.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date HR records and files.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of HR strategies and initiatives.
  • Review HR policies and practices to ensure they promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and provide guidance and support.
  • Provide guidance on international hiring to improve processes and ensure ongoing compliance. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
  • HR certification preferred: PHR and/or SHRM-CP
  • 4 – 6 years of experience in Human Resources, with experience in recruitment and employee relations
  • Knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
  • Familiarity with international employment. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and HR information systems
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular a collaborative and cooperative approach to work, as well as an ability to network and build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people, across a variety of settings.
  • Passion for environmental and human rights issues.

Commitment to Inclusion, Racial Justice and Anti-oppression

EIA strives to integrate values of equity, fairness, inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability into our work, which includes reflecting our commitment to racial justice in our programmatic work and our organizational structure and values. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create an inclusive work environment and world.

EIA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. All employment at EIA is decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business need.

Compensation, Benefits, and Location

This is a full-time position with an estimated starting salary range between $63,000 and $71,000, commensurate with experience. EIA offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance coverage, 401K, paid time off (vacation, sick and personal leaves), disability benefits, workers’ compensation, professional development support, flexible hybrid working arrangement, cell phone monthly allowance, and commuter monthly allowance.

This position is based in our Washington, D.C. office.


Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Human Resources Specialist.” Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applicants, we are not able to answer emails or phone calls.