About Us

Orr Group believes that by working with leading- and cutting- edge nonprofits, we can significantly increase the social sector’s ability to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through our embedded partnership model, Orr Group supplies the people, resources, and custom approaches to drive missions forward, making us more than just a consultancy. Our services include strategy development and implementation, fundraising and event planning, campaign assessment and execution, talent acquisition and management, planned giving expertise, and leadership development. For the last 30 years, we have partnered with an incredibly diverse and influential assembly of clientele to assist in generating revenue and leveraging resources more effectively, while remaining flexible and nimble to ideate solutions in an ever-changing nonprofit landscape.

Visit our website at www.orrgroup.com to learn more about what we do and our impact on the sector.

Position Summary

Orr Group is seeking a results-driven Human Resources professional to join our team. The role will oversee and provide strategic leadership for connecting individual employee performance with company goals; employee engagement and recognition; performance management; benefits and total rewards; compliance; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and culture and employee development. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the role will build, coach, collaborate with, and lead the People & Culture team and strategically partner with leaders across the organization to support the evolving organizational needs and priorities as our rapid growth continues. 


  • People & Culture Leadership
    • Lead Orr Group’s people function, helping to set the vision and strategy for Orr Group’s talent acquisition, management, growth, and retention. Plan, develop, coordinate, and implement policies, processes, trainings, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization’s people and culture strategy and compliance needs.
    • Administer or oversee the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to: compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
    • Collaborate with Executive Team to support the advancement of people and organizational culture in alignment with the firm’s strategic plan.
    • Lead DEI strategy to enable greater education, knowledge sharing, and adoption to support inclusion and belonging, ensuring DEI is fully embedded and integrated into all aspects of the organization.
    • In partnership with the COO, develop and implement a plan to establish a people management program at Orr Group, including:
      • Identify training programs for managers that aligns with and supports management ethos; ensure all people managers participate in training program.
      • Develop people manager roles and responsibilities and develop guides, tools , and other resources needed for both managers and direct reports.
      • Ensure organization systems, policies and procedures are updated to reflect establishment of people management program.
    • Oversee People & Culture team.
  • Talent Acquisition and Management
    • Partner with senior leadership to proactively identify staffing needs across all departments, and define recruiting plans.
    • Oversee management of our inbound recruiting and employee referral program.
    • Oversee all full-cycle recruiting responsibilities from working with hiring managers to carefully defining roles through managing the hiring process.
    • Continually improve onboarding and orientation activities.
    • Partner with our finance team to sustain a competitive benefits program.
    • Oversee the design and implementation of Learning & Development program and development of related resources and tools.
    • Serve as a trusted resource for all staff deepening employee engagement and satisfaction.
  • Performance Management & Leadership Development:
    • Manage overall performance management cycles, including promotions, performance reviews, goal setting and developing career paths across all areas of the company. 
    • Provide guidance and coaching to managers (once established) and leadership on retention, compensation, employee relations, and performance improvement plans.
    • Manage our compensation benchmarking with mid-year and annual performance review programs.
    • Coach, advise, and train managers (once established) on their leadership effectiveness and how to employ various techniques, including conflict resolution, team building, professional development, role & responsibility clarity, and performance management.
    • Respond to and own resolution of all employee-related incidents, consulting with leaders, managers (once established), and employees.
  • Administration
    • Conduct research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics from the organization’s human resource information system (HRIS) or talent management system.
    • Monitor and ensure the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; review and modify policies and practices to maintain compliance.
    • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law, applying this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to leadership.
    • Oversee internal HR systems (Paychex, etc.).
    • Oversee administration of payroll and benefits function.
    • Take a lead role in internal, people-related corporate communications.
    • Perform other duties as required.


  • 10+ years of progressive experience in HR/People Ops with expert knowledge of human resources strategies, processes, policies, and laws.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP (or equivalent certification) is advantageous.
  • A strong track record of delivering results across all People Operations disciplines, including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, employee relations, performance management, reward and recognition, compliance, and diversity initiatives.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Experience developing and monitoring HR policies and compliance.
  • Experience working in client services a plus.
  • Strong focus on customer service, quality and teamwork.
  • Collaborative approach to strategy, problem-solving and leadership. Passion for empowering employees to engage in our collaborative and inclusive culture.
  • Excellent time/project management and organization skills. Comfortable operating in and leading a work environment with rapid change. Accustomed to pivoting when organizational needs or priorities change, and can take on unanticipated new initiatives with ease.
  • Well versed in change management strategies.
  • High degree of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to communicate professionally and respectfully with staff at all levels and to deal with confidential information and all employee matters with diplomacy and discretion.
  • Understanding of the nuances of diversity, equity, and inclusion work, and have leveraged these nuances to develop inclusive programs or policies in past roles.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
  • Analytical capability to evaluate information and make data-driven decisions.
  • Highly proficient in MS Office products.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn HRIS and talent management systems.

Additional Information

Base salary starting at $135K annually with bonus potential; subject to adjustment based on geolocation.

We recognize the systemic inequities that shape our world, and we're committed to combating them. We strive for equity in our workplace; the salary for this role has been carefully crafted in alignment with the market.

Comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, vision plans and 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, paid holidays, and generous paid time-off.

We are committed to providing advancement opportunities for our employees where they can explore their talents, potential, aspirations, and dreams that will strengthen their personal growth and development.

Orr Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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