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Director of U.S. People

The Humane League

The Humane League

United States







Senior management

Mgmt responsibilities: 


Date posted:



About the Role

The Humane League’s (THL) People team seeks a new Director of U.S. People. At THL we're dedicated to providing an exceptional employee experience, supporting our team seamlessly at every stage, striving to remove barriers, and equipping our organization with the tools needed to develop and flourish. We're seeking someone who shares our vision and commitment to a culture of excellence. The Director of U.S. People will be responsible for creating feedback loops and open communication channels between staff and leadership to foster a positive culture. They will lead effective initiatives and embed THL’s values into People policies and procedures. The Director of U.S. People is newly tailored to overcome previous challenges in the scope of the role (making it U.S. specific only) and it will be important to prioritize team building as a result of recent turnover. This position will work collaboratively with the Director of Global People. Join us in creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels empowered to do their best work.

As Director of U.S. People, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and enhancing the workplace experience for THL’s U.S.-based employees, while ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements, and fostering a culture consistent with THL’s values. The successful candidate must have experience leading a team of direct reports at a multi-state, national organization and will use that experience to lead our 6-person team. You also must have previously managed and mentored staff, and worked with external providers such as PEOs and benefits administrators to maximize the services they provide to your organization. You should enjoy leading a team to support the employment relationship, from recruitment to retention, and driving initiatives to optimize organizational performance and effectiveness. You will use your experience to oversee the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of THL’s policies, procedures, and initiatives to ensure the organization has a strong team that is well-trained, motivated, and productive. You should also be process-oriented, love to inspire change within an organization, and thrive in a dynamic setting.

This is a full-time, remote position, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer. This position may require domestic travel, equivalent to approximately 2-4 trips per year averaging a week in duration.

About the Organisation

The Humane League (THL) is a global nonprofit ending the abuse of animals raised for food. THL fosters a high-energy culture of teamwork and mission-driven problem solving, and we have earned recognition as Top Charity from Animal Charity Evaluators for all of their rating periods. Over the past few years, we’ve grown to a staff of 100+ talented individuals dispersed across the country and around the world. At THL, how animals are treated in the food system is at the forefront of our everyday work. As such, many of our staff are vegan by personal choice, and all of our THL-hosted events offer fully vegan menus. We welcome all mission-aligned candidates to apply, no matter where you are in your journey to end the abuse of animals raised for food.

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