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Director, People & Culture

Company: Sequoia Climate Fund
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Sequoia Climate Fund is a new philanthropy that seeks to decarbonize the world economy at a speed and scale equal to the problem. We support bold strategies and efforts that will have both near-term impact and the greatest probability of long-term success. We believe that solving climate change requires the adoption of ambitious, evidence-based policy solutions that transform markets, advance clean technology, and lead to large-scale change.

Job Description

The Director, People and Culture will implement best practices, provide leadership and bring a "roll up your sleeves attitude" to this position. The role serves as a key implementing partner to the Chief Operating Officer and will lead the build-out of this key function of the employee experience for the organization from the ground up. This position is responsible for leading talent acquisition efforts, organizational design, benefits administration, payroll administration, leaves of absence administration, employee relations management, and enforcing company policies and practices. Working well as a collaborative member of the team, as well as part of the broader leadership team is imperative to the success of this role, as is the ability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment where systems and processes are still being developed and implemented.

  • Collaborates with the Executive Committee to support the organization's goals and strategy related to culture, staffing, recruiting, and growth.
  • Develops and executes strategies to foster and ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in all aspects of employment at Sequoia. Monitors and reports on DEIB efforts and results to executive leadership.
  • Creates and executes a plan to build a function people and culture internal team that is fully staffed to support Sequoia Climate Fund.
  • Responsible for leading the development of Sequoia's culture that emphasizes the importance of each individual within the organization.
  • Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization's human resource compliance and strategy needs.
  • Administers and oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; corrective action issues; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Identifies staffing and recruiting needs; develops and executes best practices for hiring and talent management.
  • Manages the talent acquisition process, including recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for hiring needs.
  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
  • Oversees corrective action programs, terminations, and investigations.
  • Monitors and ensures the organizations compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of and compliance with local, state, and federal employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; creates and maintains policies to ensure compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Develops and implements a departmental budget.
  • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.
  • Performs other duties as required. Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Master's degree preferred.
    • At least five years of human resource management experience is required.
    • Previous experience working for either a philanthropy or nonprofit is highly preferred.
    • Human Resources Certification, such as PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP is highly preferred.
      Additional Information

      All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

      Sequoia Climate fund's institutional culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion

      Sequoia Climate Fund believes we are strengthened by the diversity of our staff, and welcome such diversity including race, gender identity or expression, educational attainment, disability, veteran status, and personal experience with the criminal justice system. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and we strongly encourage people of color and persons with disabilities to apply. We actively cultivate an institutional culture that reflects the values of respect, equity, and inclusion that we seek to amplify in the larger world.

      Sequoia Climate Fund hires, promotes, and retains employees based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by Sequoia's service needs and business requirements. All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on any protected characteristic as defined by law, e.g., race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and prior criminal convictions, as well as educational attainment.

      COVID-19 HirIng update

      We have temporarily transitioned to a work-from-home model, and this role is expected to begin as a remote position. To ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, we will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as local advisories from the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency. Once circumstances allow, staff will be required to work full-time from our office in Irvine, California. We are flexible and willing to discuss the logistics and financial considerations raised by relocation, if needed.

      Click the "I'm Interested" green button to apply for this position.

Keywords: Sequoia Climate Fund, Irvine , Director, People & Culture, Executive , Irvine, California

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