Director of People Operations and Strategy
People & Culture
Bargaining Unit Position: No
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent nonprofit that puts rigorous, independent science into action, developing solutions and advocating for a healthy, safe, and just future. We envision a peaceful, healthy, and just world where science serves people and the planet by guiding policy decisions, reducing risks, and improving lives.
For over five decades, we have been working as scientists, engineers, economists, advocates, and everyday people to create and advocate for innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting disinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war. Values informing our work include:
UCS’s People & Culture Department
Summary of Responsibilities
The Director of People Operations is responsible for establishing, implementing, and improving People + Culture policies, procedures, processes, and systems to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of operational infrastructure and ensure employee satisfaction in line with the strategic goals of the organization. This role is responsible for establishing and implementing best-in-class programs and operational infrastructure and ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local employment policies, laws, regulations, health, and safety standards (e.g., EEO, FLSA, FMLA, Employee Handbook, Employment Agreements, OSHA, etc.). Will develop and recommend process improvement initiatives to enhance staff support and maximize the effectiveness of UCS’s internal HR operations.
Ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice themes and practices are embedded throughout day-to-day People + Culture practices, as well as within program, process, project, and initiative content.
The essential job duties/responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.
Qualifications and Experience
Supervises one Operations Manager. Dotted line supervision of P&C, Finance, and other staff assigned to training coordination, internship management, benefits, and payroll duties.
Little or no exertion; may require extended periods at a computer.
Some travel is required.
Non-profit, Management, Human Resources, Business Partner, People, Employment Law, Training, Performance, Change, Leadership.
UCS is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to diversify its staff. We’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities.
This is a full-time remote position. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary range is $129,001 to $145,130. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. *CA resident only, we offer a 12% salary differential*
Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org.
Comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
More about the team:
Our team is made up of a dedicated group of researchers, scientists, communicators, campaigners, and advocates from wide-ranging backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and a collaborative and supportive work environment where all staff can thrive. We continually strive to create an environment which is a welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, parents, empty-nesters, and people with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.
To Apply: We know there are great candidates who won’t check all these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. Please upload a cover letter and resume. In the cover letter, please confirm that the listed salary meets your expectations. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.
This position is NOT in the bargaining unit.
Covid Mandate for New Hires:
For in office roles, UCS employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees are considered fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC. All new hires who will be reporting to an office location must provide notice of their vaccination status and vaccination documentation, on or before their first day of work. For all others, UCS strongly encourages full vaccinations among its employees, up to and including booster shots, even if working remotely.
All new employees must comply with the mandatory vaccination requirements outlined in UCS policies as soon as practicable. Union of Concerned Scientists will notify candidates for employment of the requirements of this policy before the start of employment.
Deadline: Until filled.
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