HR Director

Human Resources on the ship look after all Crew arriving and departing, living and working, extending commitments and transferring departments, with over 1,200 crew annually from over 40 different nations!

Department

Human Resources

Commitment

Min. 2 Years

Department

Human Resources

Commitment

Min. 2 Years

About this Role

The Human Resources (HR) Director is responsible to develop and manage the Human Resources and Staff Development departments onboard. You will monitor staffing levels and overall work performance, provide support to ship management and crew in the areas of compliance with policies and procedures, assistance with conflict resolution, investigation of conduct concerns and career path development in an engaging and professional way.

What You Will Contribute

• Advise the VP of HR and Ship Managing Director on the development of new HR policies, systems, and processes in order to increase effectiveness

• Train and assist managers in HR policies, systems, processes, and procedures

• Sharing in responsibility for overall health of the crew community and oversight of the crew’s activities onboard and ashore

• Monitor conditions of crew health with other stakeholders (e.g, ship Managing Director, Crew Physician, Senior Chaplain, Academy Principal) and initiate improvements where necessary

• Work with the Housing Coordinator to manage Crew Housing

• Oversight of training of all new Crew, annual performance reviews, leave requests, commitment extensions, and staffing allocations

• Supervise, encourage and coach direct reports, providing regular feedback and spiritual leadership to ensure that they and their teams are functioning effectively and growing spiritually

For This Role, You Will Need

• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program

• Supervise, encourage and coach direct reports, providing regular feedback and spiritual leadership to ensure that they and their teams are functioning effectively and growing spiritually

• Must possess strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills

• Excellent communication skills in English required – both written and verbal

• Strong computer skills required, including advanced knowledge of Excel

• Ability to think ahead, plan ahead, forecast changes, needs, problems, etc

• Minimum three years experience in Human Resources or related field (experience in working in a cross-cultural environment preferred)

• 3-5 years management experience

• French language fluency desirable

Full job description available upon request.