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HR/DEI Manager

Posted: 09/12/2023

Do you have a passion for creating and sustaining culture initiatives that focus on the support of engaged staff, a positive and collaborative work environment, and employee development and retention of staff? Come join a highly-functioning, talented team at one of the most respected charities in the area and use your people, organization, and communication skills to help make a real difference in people’s lives. 
The HR/DEI Manager reports to the Chief Talent Officer and is engaged in a wide variety of human resources initiatives, programs, projects and administrative support and assistance aimed at developing and evolving organization wide routines, systems, and infrastructure to support talent acquisition, culture, and professional development.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead recruiting activities for the organization by implementing strategies, processes and procedures that build a high quality and diverse talent pipeline, including overseeing all stages of candidate experience, from applications/resumes and interviews to communication and onboarding;
  • Assess external labor market conditions and develop effective recruiting channels and methods that support and advance the organization’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) framework;
  • Act as subject matter expert and resource on all facets of the talent acquisition process, serving as an advisor to hiring managers on recruitment policies, procedures, and best practices;
  • Actively participate, facilitate, and contribute to the Culture Committee in its ongoing work to build and strengthen our internal culture with respect to diversity equity and inclusion;
  • Participate in and contribute to DEI initiatives, including organizing, developing, facilitating, or implementing programs or activities that support organizational DEI efforts;
  • Assist with and contribute to designing, developing, organizing, and evaluating training and development opportunities based on identified development plans or needs, available opportunities and budget resources;
  • Provide ongoing support and assistance with HR administrative tasks, including payroll, benefits and leave administration, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements.
Required Job Qualifications:
  • Associate degree in business administration, or equivalent amount of relevant training and/or experience. Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business Administration, Psychology, or related field of study preferred;
  • Minimum 2 years relevant HR experience in at least two of the following areas: talent acquisition, employee engagement and culture, staff training and development, or leading, contributing or participating in the development and implementation of organization-wide DEI initiatives or programs, are required. Non-profit experience preferred.
  • Highly proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Project), web-based systems, programs or platforms, and ability to quickly adapt and achieve fluency with a variety of HR, payroll, benefits and learning management systems.
  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a diverse range of individuals and teams;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and high emotional intelligence;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to effectively multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle information with great sensitivity;
  • Basic knowledge of health and wellness plans, including maintenance, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Duties may require occasional work during evenings and on weekends. Occasional driving and travel throughout the Food Bank service area is required.
The HR/DEI Manager role is full-time, and based on-site at our headquarters in Verona, VA. The Food Bank offers a collaborative and healthy work culture, competitive salary, generous benefits, and PTO.
To be considered for this role, please submit a cover letter and resume, or cover letter and BRAFB job application, to, or mail to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 937, Verona, 24482. The position will be open until filled. To learn more about the mission and work of the Food Bank, or to obtain a job application, please visit our website at
About the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is a respected, regional nonprofit providing nourishing food and hope to neighbors living with food insecurity. Founded in 1981, the Food Bank serves 25 counties and eight cities in central and western Virginia out of four distribution centers in Winchester, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and Verona, our headquarters. We provide food to 110,000 visitors each month through a partner network of more than 400 community partners. Total revenues of approximately $50 million and an operating budget of $12 million support the work of more than 70 employees.
The Food Bank is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspective and lived experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.