Shirlene Archer

Shirlene Archer

Associate Vice President for Operations
Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe & Eurasia, Middle East & North Africa

Shirlene Archer is Associate Vice President for Operations at IREX. In this role, Shirlene serves as a member of and strategic partner to the IREX senior management team.

She ensures that IREX support services are effective, efficient, and assists the organization in achieving its strategic goals and mission. Shirlene has both oversight and management responsibilities for human resources, field office operations, global security, facilities, general administration, and internal communications.

Shirlene has over 15 years of experience leading and directing human resources, finance, procurement, administration, and information technology functions in the nonprofit sector. She has a proven track record of excellent analytical, communication, leadership and relationship management skills. She is also an attorney with experience in the areas of contracting and compliance, labor and employment law, business law, and nonprofit law.

From 2010 to 2015, Shirlene was the Chief Administrative Officer at Results for Development (R4D). She oversaw and managed human resources, finance, information technology, facilities/administration and contracts and compliance during a period where R4D grew from 30 to over 120 employees.

Shirlene served in a similar role at Genocide Intervention Network (now United to End Genocide) from 2007 to 2009 when the organization was in its infancy. She functioned as Chief Operating Officer and managed and oversaw the organization's human resources, information technology, finance, and general administration functions.

As Director of Administration and Board Operations in the Public Interest Directorate at the American Psychological Association (APA), for ten years, Shirlene managed the Directorate's multi-million dollar budget, supervised the Executive Office staff, and managed and coordinated the Directorate's administration, board relations, and communications and human resources functions.

Shirlene has a Juris Doctorate from American University's Washington College of Law and a BA in Political Science from the University of the District of Columbia.