About the Internet Society
The Internet Society is the world’s trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development. Based on its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society works with its members and chapters around the world to promote the continued evolution and growth of the open Internet through dialog among companies, governments, and other organizations around the world.
Summary of the Position
The Resource Director is one of two roles that manages ISOC’s pool of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), reporting to the Senior Vice President of Expert Staff (SVP). The primary responsibility of the Resource Director is effective personnel management of individual contributors on dynamic teams (project teams). The Resource Director will work together with the SVP to ensure that ISOC projects are properly staffed and that the SME pool has the necessary skills and competencies to meet ISOC’s long-term goals. They help ensure that their direct reports are successful in meeting their project commitments and ensure compliance with company policy and practices.
Secondary responsibilities include defining the long-term processes and mechanisms for the successful management of subject matter expert staff within project teams. This may include establishing predictable feedback mechanisms for project performance, mapping competencies that align with project needs, building staff allocation processes and building resource planning and allocation tools.
A successful Resource Director will have deep respect for the subject matter expertise of the staff, a commitment to problem solving, and a willingness to remove barriers to successful execution of ISOC’s strategic priorities. The ideal candidate would have strong talent management skills and experience working in the Internet technology field.
The Resource Director works closely with the entire leadership team.
Position Location: Open to Any USA Location
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Assistance with and support of resource planning and allocation
- Project assignments and periodic reviews
- Maintenance of ISOC’s competency inventory
- Identifying, anticipating and planning for future training and skills needs
- Assisting with time allocation of SMEs
- Career path counseling
- Coaching and performance management
- Liaise with HR as appropriate
- Ongoing recruiting
- Other duties and assignments as identified
Compensation and benefit package for this position will be competitively commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications. Information about the Internet Society and its activities may be found at http://www.InternetSociety.org.
Applications will be evaluated until the position has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation committee.
- Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
- 8-10 years of management experience
- 5-7 years of direct or peripheral HR experience
- Knowledge of and experience working in the Internet technology sector
- Fundamental understanding of talent management and human resource topics
- Strong customer/client focus
- Excellent planning and organizational skills;
- Strong written and communication skills
- Command of basic business technologies and tools
- Advanced problem-solving and analytical skills
- Ability to travel