Position Description

Senior People Advisor
Location United States
Department HR
# of openings 1
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Are you seeking an opportunity to bring your professional expertise to a global organization focused on re-imagining public health? 

The Senior People Advisor is a new position at Vital Strategies and will guide and support our expanding Public Health Program division that currently has over 100 employees across 5 continents. This exciting new opportunity includes partnering with programmatic leaders in workforce planning, job design, onboarding, and engagement. The Advisor will also provide supervisor coaching, manage employee relations issues, and support managers on talent advancement and development opportunities. Our ideal candidate has a passion for solving complex people challenges, comfortable managing multiple stakeholders at various levels, and an ability to negotiate competing priorities and deadlines.   

This position will be part of the global people team providing dedicated support to the PHP division bringing technical expertise and ensuring organizational alignment. The Advisor will collaborate with the global people team to shape a work environment that aims to be diverse and inclusive.  The Advisor will also partner with the team in the design and implementation of new processes and systems including performance management and learning and development initiatives. 

Vital Strategies is committed to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protecting the safety of our employees. All U.S. employees will be required to be fully vaccinated unless the employee is approved for a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or a religious reason. 

Vital Strategies is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI) organization. We believe our programs are strengthened when they are developed and supported by individuals with diverse life experiences, whose understanding of social and cultural issues can help make our work and workforce more inclusive.  

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, actual or perceived age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity or expression), partnership status, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, status as a victim of sex offense or stalking, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. 

Read about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Vital Strategies: https://www.vitalstrategies.org/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-at-vital-strategies/

This is a full time position based out of our New York City office location, where a hybrid office schedule is in place. We offer highly competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. The salary range for this position is $100,000-$120,000 USD. The candidate much have eligibility to work in the U.S. at time of hire. 


Vital Strategies is an international public health organization. Our programs strengthen public health systems and address the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death. We currently work in 73 countries, supporting data-driven decision making in government, advancing evidence-based public health policies and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Vital Strategies’ priorities are driven by the greatest potential to improve and save lives. They include non-communicable disease prevention, tobacco control, road safety, obesity prevention, overdose prevention, environmental health, vital statistics systems building and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment research. Our programs are primarily concentrated in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific; the Overdose Prevention Program is our first initiative in the U.S. Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work. 


  • Talent acquisition and onboarding: partner with divisional leadership to create workforce plans, support hiring managers in addressing their business needs and translating that into defined job descriptions for recruitment. Collaborate with divisional leaders to develop and deliver high quality divisional onboarding.  

  • Performance management:  support divisional and program management reinforcing a continuous feedback culture, coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions.  

  • Learning and development: identify training needs for business units and liaise with Director of Talent Acquisition and Management to address.  

  • People Operations: provide input on policies and core business processes to reduce legal risk and ensure regulatory compliance. Collaborate with global people team in areas such as: compensation administration, onboarding, employee relations, and internal investigations.   

  • Ensure diversity, equity and inclusion is embedded into all people practices.  

Skills & Abilities: 

  • Experience in all HR functional areas, with strong consult and coaching skills, successfully partnering with business leaders to drive individual, team, and divisional performance 

  • Ability to build strong, ongoing, impactful relationships at all organizational levels and across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational, and social backgrounds 

  • Excellent written/oral communication skills, confident, persuasive presentation skills, organizational influence, and conflict resolution skills 

  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, negotiation, problem solving skills. 

 Experience required: 

  • 10 years’ work experience in human resources 

  • Experience working in a strategic business partner/leadership role 

  • Experience working in a global environment with non-profit experience highly preferred 

Professional certification: 

  • SHRM or HRCI certification a plus 



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