Rainforest Action Network

Senior Manager of People and Culture

Rainforest Action Network

In partnership with allies from around the world, RAN challenges corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt policies that reduce their contributions to climate change.​ RAN is committed to doing what is necessary, not only what is considered politically feasible.

The Position:

The Senior Manager of People and Culture will oversee all employee relations matters in the organization. This is an outstanding opportunity for a seasoned Human Resources leader to apply their passion and experience in staff and leadership coaching, racial justice and equity, relationship building, conflict resolution and organizational development in service of protecting forests, fighting climate change and upholding human rights. The position will report to the Deputy Executive Director.

To be successful in this role, candidates should have demonstrable experience leading HR functions and building organizational effectiveness and management in a nonprofit institutional setting. RAN is committed to equity, inclusion, and justice in our work and within our organization. This position will play a key role in ensuring those values are reflected in the support and guidance of staff, managers and the leadership team by serving as an organizational advocate for equity, inclusion, and justice. The person in this role will help build and strengthen a culture that reflects RAN's core values and aligns with our anti-oppression principles.


Human Resource

● Establish and maintain a collaborative, service-oriented team to deliver efficient, professional, timely and compassionate Human Resource support.

● Ensure and maintain legal compliance in all employee matters, including on international staff jurisdictions.

● Ensure HR system meet the organization's needs.

● Supervise the Sr. HR Generalist.

● Oversee and manage HR budget.

● Undertake special projects, such as international salary assessment, annual U.S. staff salary benchmarking, PEO evaluation, etc.

Employee Experience

● Guide and coordinate proactive employee relations and problem solving with a strong racial justice and equity lens

● Oversee fair and consistent hiring, retention and promotion practices

● Supervise the Office Manager, with a focus on maintaining positive in-office and remote employee experience, and all-staff gatherings.

● Oversee and manage facilities-related budget.



RAN strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing an intentional racial justice analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities while also staying committed to providing accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. We encourage applicants of color to apply for this position.


This is a full-time position. RAN salaries are adjusted by geographic cost of labor, so the final salary would be determined by location, in addition to a candidate’s overall experience and qualifications. (Ex: hiring an employee in Green Bay, WI would result in a lower target salary range than in San Francisco CA due to the geographic cost of labor). The target annual salary range is $83,000– $88,000 for an employee based in San Francisco. Salary ranges for other cities shown below:

Green Bay, WI: $61,600 - $65,300

Chicago, IL: $61,900 - $71,900

New York: $75,800 - $80,400

Benefits include full health coverage for the employee and their partner/family, an employer funded HSA, vision & dental insurance, 4 weeks PTO (increases to 5 weeks after 2 years), and a Simple IRA retirement plan with a 3% fully vested employer match. Additionally, after 5 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month fully-paid sabbatical.

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