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Senior Director, Human Resources

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Flexible, West Coast Preferred


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Nov 9, 2023

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For more than three decades, Pacific Environment has worked to serve people, wildlife, and ecosystems by promoting grassroots activism, strengthening communities, leading strategic campaigns, and working for policy changes. Pacific Environment and its partners fight fossil fuels and champion clean energy, challenge industrial models that disregard local interests, and bring grassroots concerns - and whenever possible grassroots leaders - to national and international bodies to advocate for policy solutions that reflect community needs and values.

Reporting to the Executive Director and supervising a Human Resources Generalist, the inaugural Senior Director of Human Resources will build and lead all aspects of Human Resources (HR), including recruiting and retention; compensation and benefits; hiring and onboarding; performance management; employee relations; compliance; training and development; Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) initiatives, and all other HR strategy and operations. A key member of the Senior Leadership Team, they will be involved in a wide range of strategic planning and internal initiatives, including the review and implementation of organizational strategies, staffing plans, policies, and practices.

The ideal candidate has a thorough understanding of HR best practices combined with innovative and progressive strategies and tactics. This person has sustained a culture where staff feel supported by their HR department while not losing sight of strategic organizational goals. The Senior Director will provide executive leadership with thoughtful, insightful advice grounded in functional knowledge to inform strategy and decision making.


The salary range for this position is $130,000-$155,000, which is carefully considered to account for equity, and the final offer will be based on candidate’s qualifications.


Pacific Environment staff currently work from home. West Coast residents are preferred, followed by candidates located in other states. This position requires working West Coast Time Zone hours, and potentially some evenings or weekends. Some travel to the Bay Area may be required if the successful candidate is based outside the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The position may also involve some other travel.


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