Director, People & Culture
Company: Sequoia Climate Fund
Posted on: January 16, 2022
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.
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
- Responsible for leading the development of Sequoia's culture
that emphasizes the importance of each individual within the
- 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
- 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
- Maintains knowledge of and compliance with local, state, and
federal employment laws and regulations, and recommended best
practices; creates and maintains policies to ensure
- 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
- 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.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO
Sequoia Climate fund's institutional culture of respect, diversity,
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.
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