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People & Operations Director



United States or Canada

Operations, administration, HR, project management, finance or accounting







Senior management

Mgmt responsibilities: 


Date posted:



About the Role

This newly created position will play an integral role in supporting our organization behind the scenes by overseeing our human resources and general operations, ultimately increasing our impact for animals. If you’re detail-oriented with a passion for animal protection, people management, and nonprofit operations, this is the career you’ve been waiting for. Read on to learn more about the position and how to apply!

Human Resources:
* Collaborate with the leadership team to identify staffing and contracting needs.
* Oversee compensation algorithm updates and benefits programs, ensuring that the organization is offering competitive packages to attract and retain top talent.
* Manage hiring processes, including developing job descriptions, engaging effective recruitment strategies; interviewing, and onboarding and training.
* Manage contractor relationships, including identifying contractors as needed (creating and maintaining an internal database for future reference), drafting agreements, and collecting necessary documentation and paperwork.
* Conduct a cost/benefit analysis of utilizing an Employer of Record (EoR); provide recommendation and if applicable, oversee transition, set up, and management.
* Develop and implement metrics to measure and track the success of talent acquisition efforts.
* Oversee and support staff in creating annual goals, assess opportunities for improved projects and goals tracking.
* Develop and implement new performance management and engagement processes to ensure that employees are productive, engaged, and meeting the expectations of the organization.
* Support leadership with preparing and conducting quarterly check ins and annual performance reviews.
* Develop and implement strategies to support staff professional development.
* Oversee employee and volunteer appreciation efforts, and “Fun Committee” planning of quarterly socials.
* Oversee external fellows; implement formal intern program.
* Oversee efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization, including preparing strategy recommendations based on our recent internal GDIB assessment.
* Stay up-to-date on federal, state, and local employment laws, regulations, and compliance requirements and ensure that the organization is adhering to all employment laws in the United States and Canada.
* Ensure that the organization’s employee handbook is up-to-date and that all employees are aware of the policies and procedures.
* Issue Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination and cybersecurity trainings to staff upon hire and annually thereafter (including updating these trainings as needed to ensure they stay up-to-date). Additionally, serve as a “designated person” to receive any harassment or discrimination complaints. 

General Operations:
* Oversee all business filings and compliance requirements, ensuring that the organization is in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
* Oversee nonprofit compliance and charitable solicitation registration, ensuring that the organization is in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
* Oversee updates of corporate documents (Bylaws, policies, etc.) as needed. Lead in the creation of new policies (e.g., PFML) as needed.
* Work closely with the executive director and the leadership team to execute the organization’s strategic plan (including personnel expansion plans); support the executive director in engaging strategic planning consultants and planning retreats/sessions as needed.
* Support leadership with the Animal Charity Evaluators review process (every other year).

Board & Advisory Support:
* Support the Board of Directors in staying on time and on task with various action items and committee responsibilities.
* Support Board recruitment efforts, including identifying candidates, arranging interviews, and leading onboarding. Additionally, support the Board in assessing and potentially implementing an open-application recruitment process.
* Update Board documents (handbook, welcome) with updated links as needed.
* Develop and implement learning opportunities to support continuous board member knowledge updates.
* Develop a new Global Advisory Council and engage Advisors in Faunalytics’ work as appropriate.

Financial Support:
* Conduct an annual programmatic cost (ROI) analysis for the organization.
* Renew GL, D&O, WC insurance policies.
* Support Executive Director and Operations & Finance Coordinator with financial tasks and responsibilities as needed.

About the Organisation

Faunalytics' mission is to empower animal advocates with access to research, analysis, strategies, and messages that maximize their effectiveness to reduce animal suffering.

Animals need you, and you need data. We conduct essential research, maintain an online research library, and directly support advocates and organizations in their work to save lives. The range of data we offer helps our movement understand how people think about and respond to advocacy, providing advocates with the best strategies to inspire change for animals.

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