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Employee Experience, Inclusion and Operations Director

ABOUT RAN

For more than 30 years, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned to preserve forests, protect the climate and uphold human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through research, education, partnerships, non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, strategic campaigns and communications. We are committed to working with Indigenous communities and frontline communities directly impacted by profit-driven systems of injustice. In partnership with allies from around the world, RAN challenges corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies that reduce their contributions to climate change. RAN is committed to doing what is necessary, not only what is considered politically feasible.

The Position:

The Employee Experience, Inclusion and Operations Director will be part of the RAN Leadership team and will report to the Deputy Executive Director. In collaboration with the Executive, Leadership and Administrative team this person will act as the owner for all employee relations matters in the organization. This is an outstanding opportunity for a seasoned HR leader who wants to put their passion for coaching, leadership, relationship building, dispute resolution and staff and organizational development to work for an organization committed to protecting our planet and its inhabitants. To be successful in this role, candidates should have at least 10 years of progressive HR experience that includes significant experience leading HR functions in a nonprofit setting and a demonstrated ability to provide strategic guidance on building organizational effectiveness and manage complex employee relations issues. RAN is committed to Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in our work and within our organization. This position will play a key role in ensuring those values are echoed in our employee relations matters, guidance and coaching of staff and managers and in the administration of conflict resolution.

Specific duties:

Management and Operations

  • Establish and maintain a collaborative, service-oriented team to deliver efficient, professional, and compassionate HR results.
  • Supervise HR Generalist and PEO. ○ Assign work and establish standards and priorities.
    • Ensure timely and accurate data entry and record management.
    • Benefits administration and oversight of the PEO
    • Work with the PEO to ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations, Leaves of absence and ADA process.
  • Supervise Office Manager ○ Responsible for overseeing physical office space, including adequacy for interaction with remote staff, lease negotiations, and real estate prospecting
    • Oversee information systems administration by third party ensuring ongoing maintenance and upgrading of all technology
    • Create and maintain disaster recovery plan
  • Serve as back-up support for other HR and office matters and when assigned staff are unavailable.

Employee Experience Oversight

  • Ensure proactive and impactful Employee Relations support.
  • Directs and coordinates the Employee Relations function, stepping in on highly sensitive, complex, or confidential issues including conducting investigations, EEOC claims, and grievances.
  • Oversee recruitment, hiring, retention and compensation
    • Job authorization and hiring process, including recommendations on compensation and job grades.
    • Advise supervisors to ensure integrity and consistency in hiring, salary, performance reviews, promotion, termination and all other employee decisions.
    • Ensure development and training of staff on hiring and retention practices.
    • Ensure quality and consistency in new hire onboarding procedures and in the implementation of all personnel policies.
    • Regularly evaluate and update employee performance systems and compensation guidelines to ensure adequate compliance.
  • Develop and deliver trainings to support inclusive and equitable HR practices, staff development, and management training plan for new and existing RAN managers.
  • Serve as the primary owner of staff policies and employee handbook revisions and updates to ensure accurate, effective practices.
  • Serve as an organizational advocate for equity, inclusion, and justice.
  • Responsible for complex conflict management and employee support associated with change management and workplace investigations (in coordination with PEO)
    • Engage in complex conflict resolution to mediate or resolve disputes or on-going concerns while applying our Equity, Inclusion and Justice values.
    • Identify and escalate critical matters to ED and/or LT

Organizational Leadership and Planning

  • In collaboration with RAN leadership and staff, help build and maintain a culture that reflects RAN's core values and aligns with our anti-oppression principles.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Create and upkeep organizational systems of policies and internal controls.
  • Responsible for carrying out the HR and Operations priorities as included in the 5-year organizational Strategic Plan
  • Undertake special projects, such as geographic pay adjustments, salary benchmarking, PEO evaluation, office move, succession planning, etc.

Knowledge and skills required:

  • Displays strong leadership capabilities, sees the big picture, and operates with perspective.
  • Proven track record of success in facilitating progressive and innovative organizational change and development
  • Must be able to work autonomously with high-level direction.
  • Strong commitment to creating a workplace culture grounded in the values of equity, inclusion and justice
  • A keen awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations, including comfort and flexibility in working with remote and international staff.
  • A leader in the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
  • A strong project manager with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, pushing to meet deadlines; must remain cool and calm under pressure.
  • Ability to diagnose and successfully handle organizational development issues.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - must be an articulate and persuasive communicator to all levels.
  • Ability to interface with PEO on current state and Federal employment laws, and guide the organization on appropriate record keeping requirements. Knowledge of HR systems and employment record keeping requirements.
  • Detail-oriented, proactive, excellent organization and time management skills, good collaborator.
  • A commitment to the environment and social change.
  • A good sense of humor.

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10 plus years (progressive in nature) of work experience in the Human Resources field that includes managing HR professionals and Administrative teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage complex employee relations issues and workplace investigations
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic guidance on building organizational effectiveness, staff development and performance management.
  • Demonstrated track record of developing effective relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Prior experience building HR function/capacity within an organization preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred.

RACIAL JUSTICE

RAN strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing an intentional racial justice analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities while also staying committed to providing accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. We encourage applicants of color to apply for this position.

COMPENSATION

This is a 4 days/week position based in our San Francisco office. Target salary range at 80% employment is intended to be between $72,000 - $80,000 with the final salary determination being based on candidate experience, overall qualifications and geographic location. Benefits include full health coverage for the employee and their partner/family, an employer funded HSA, vision & dental insurance, pro-rated 4 weeks PTO (increases to 5 weeks after 2 years), and a Simple IRA retirement plan with a 3% fully vested employer match. Additionally, after 5 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month fully-paid sabbatical.

HOW TO APPLY

Please include a cover letter with your application 

https://rainforest-action-network.breezy.hr/p/a58bfb6cce80-employee-experience-inclusion-and-operations-director

Supervisor: Deputy Executive Director

Status: 4 day/wk, 80% FT, with benefits

Location: San Francisco

Energy Finance Campaigner

ABOUT RAN 
For 30 years, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. In coalition with Indigenous communities and allies from around the world, RAN uses non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, education, and strategic communications to challen​ge corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies that reduce their contributions to global warming.​ 

Position responsibilities:

RAN is looking for a passionate and hard-working Campaigner to join our Climate and Energy Program. In this position you will use your writing skills and strategic smarts, high level of professionalism, mastery of project management, and negotiating savvy ability. The ideal candidate will enjoy interacting with people whether inside RAN or in corporate meeting rooms or on street protests. You will spend most of your time planning and implementing strategies to get insurance companies and banks to stop supporting fossil fuels. You must be able to travel domestically on a regular basis and, occasionally, internationally. This position is based in the US, preferably in RAN’s San Francisco office.

Specific duties may include:

  • Assist in designing and implementing a campaign to get US insurance companies to stop insuring and investing in fossil fuels, in particular tar sands and coal;
  • Develop a solid knowledge of the role of insurance companies in funding climate change, as well as the political, economic and human rights issues that relate to RAN’s climate and energy work;
  • Assist in implementing RAN’s ongoing work to get banks to stop financing coal;
  • Conduct, direct or support research to be used for crafting campaign strategy and activities;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with potential and established allied groups
  • Engage with corporate and government campaign targets;
  • Act as a spokesperson for RAN in the media and at public events, and represent RAN in activist coalitions;
  • In conjunction with the Communications and Digital teams, write and review compelling communications materials, including press releases, supporter emails and social media content;
  • Work with other Climate & Energy team members to research, write and produce reports and briefing sheets;
  • Support other aspects of RAN’s work (e.g. helping during major fundraising events, grassroots trainings, direct actions, or campaigns priorities as requested by supervisor);

Experience and skills required:

  • Preferably experience with justice-related or environmental campaigning, ideally with a financial sector focus;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Highly organized, ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced campaigning environment with tight deadlines;
  • ability to design and implement corporate/finance campaign strategies;
  • Passionate commitment to climate justice, human and Indigenous rights;
  • Understanding or interest of the science and politics of climate protection;
  • Understanding or interest of how financial institutions, in particular insurance companies and banks, impact climate change;
  • Skills, or able to demonstrate aptitude to develop skills and/or expertise, in the following key areas: use of media and social media; financial analysis; collaboration with activist and grassroots allies;
  • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
  • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. 

EQUITY AND RACIAL JUSTICE

RAN strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing an intentional racial justice analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities while also staying committed to providing accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. We encourage applicants of color to apply for this position.

COMPENSATION

Target salary range is intended to be between $51,000 and $57,000 with the final salary determination being based on candidate experience, overall qualifications and geographic location.

The salary for this position is competitive for the small non-profit San Francisco Bay Area market. Benefits include full health coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus an employer funded HSA), VSP & dental insurance, 4 weeks PTO (increases to 5 weeks after 2 years), and a Simple IRA retirement plan with a 3% fully vesting employer match. Additionally, after 5 years, staff becomes eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.

HOW TO APPLY

Deadline to apply is August 3rd, 2018.

Please apply directly with the link below:

https://rainforest-action-network.breezy.hr/p/9f0e1824b0b2-energy-finance-campaigner

Supervisor:      Jason Opeña Disterhoft

Status:             Full-Time benefited

Location:         San Francisco preferred