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5 Dec 2023

Full-Time Director of People & Culture

Bat Conservation International – Posted by BCI.People.Team Anywhere

Job Description

Status: Full Time, Salaried

Location: Remote in the United States

Reports to: Chief Operations Officer (Michael Nakamoto)

Key Relationship: People Team Manager (Stephania Alexander), Operations Team (People, Finance, IT), and Senior Leadership

Salary: $110,000 to $125,000, depending on organizational equity, experience and qualifications + benefits


Bat Conservation International and our Mission

Bat Conservation International (BCI) is a growing global conservation organization with a $15.3 million annual budget. BCI employs a primarily remote staff of more than 65 full-time biologists, conservation experts, and administrators distributed across the United States and is supported by members in 60 countries.

BCI’s mission is to conserve the world’s bats and ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. Bats have been on Earth for over 50 million years, with more than 1,400 species worldwide. Annually, bats provide billions of dollars of pest control, plant pollination, and seed dispersal services, making them essential to the health of global ecosystems. Today, bats are threatened by widespread habitat destruction, accelerating climate change, and other stresses. Without concerted action, their populations will continue to fall, driving many species to extinction. BCI is committed to ending bat extinctions, working worldwide to conserve caves, restore habitats in danger, and ensure the survival of these extraordinary mammals.


Primary Responsibilities and Expectations

We believe our people are our most valuable asset to achieving our mission. We are dedicated to fostering an environment that attracts, develops, empowers, and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Based remotely in the United States and reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Director of People & Culture will lead our efforts in cultivating a healthy, thriving, and inclusive workplace. The Director of People & Culture will be a strategic partner, visionary leader, and champion of company culture. This role is responsible for developing and executing HR strategies that drive organizational excellence, employee engagement, talent development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

The Director of People & Culture will lead the People Team and collaborate closely with senior management to align HR practices with business objectives.

BCI is deeply committed to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and embeds JEDI-centered practices in our conservation work and organizational culture. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of cultural competencies, a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion, and a demonstrated ability to build and sustain a healthy and inclusive organizational culture.


Essential Functions

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop and execute the organization’s HR strategy in alignment with overall business objectives. Drive initiatives that enhance the company’s culture, values, and mission.
  • Talent Acquisition & Management: Oversee the full talent lifecycle, from attracting and hiring top talent to employee onboarding, development, and retention. Collaborate with department heads to ensure we have the right people in the right roles.
  • Performance Management: Implement and manage performance evaluation processes, setting clear expectations and promoting a culture of continuous learning, feedback, development, and recognition.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Drive diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an equitable and inclusive workplace, fostering a culture of belonging for all employees.
  • Employee Engagement: Develop and implement programs that enhance employee engagement, well-being, and work-life balance. Measure and monitor employee satisfaction and take action to address concerns.
  • Organizational Development: Lead efforts to build a high-performance organization by promoting leadership development, career planning, and succession planning.
  • Compliance & Policy Development: Ensure compliance with labor laws and regulations while developing and maintaining HR policies and procedures that reflect best practices.
  • Benefits & Compensation: Oversee the design and administration of competitive compensation and benefits programs that attract and retain top talent.
  • Employee Relations: Handle complex employee relations matters, investigations, and conflict resolution, maintaining a positive and respectful work environment.
  • HR Analytics: Utilize data and analytics to make informed decisions, measure HR performance, and provide insights to drive continuous improvement.


This Job is for you if you:

  • Are intrinsically motivated to create a more sustainable and healthier world. Working for a mission-driven non-profit organization is a plus.
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or relevant certifications (e.g., SPHR, SHRM-SCP) is a plus.
  • At least five years of progressive HR leadership experience, with a strong understanding of HR best practices and trends.
  • Proven success in designing and implementing HR strategies and initiatives that align with business goals.
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. employment laws, regulations, and HR compliance. Basic understanding of international hiring outside of the United States.
  • A track record of fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Experience managing, leading and developing a team of HR professionals.
  • Proficiency in HRIS systems and analytics.
  • Experienced managing projects that build new capabilities and/or improve existing people processes, including approaches to change management and staff adoption.


Work Characteristics and Competencies

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build strong relationships and work effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to challenges.
  • Extremely skilled at managing sensitive situations and working through conflict with empathy.
  • Possesses a growth mindset and desire to build a learning culture.
  • An entrepreneurial attitude that thrives at building new things within a complex working environment.
  • Adept at working in a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly matrixed organizational environment.
  • Ability to work in a distributed organization and collaborate with others in a remote setting.

What We Offer You 

The salary range for this position is $110,000 to $125,000. BCI offers a competitive compensation package with an organizational culture that supports staff well-being and professional development. Salaries are paid twice a month via direct deposit or check. Benefits include but are not limited to paid vacation and sick time; 401(k) plan with employer match, health, dental, and vision insurance plan.


Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI)

BCI is deeply committed to JEDI and embeds JEDI-centered practices in the conservation work and organizational culture. BCI is determined to be an employer of choice and believes that the best organizational performance will come from a safe, diverse, and inclusive work environment. Read more about our JEDI statement at www.batcon.org/about-us/justice-equity-diversity-and-inclusion/

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How to Apply

To Apply If you have 70% or more of the skills, knowledge and experience listed above, you are encouraged to apply. Candidates interested in this position should submit their resumes and attach a document with brief answers the following questions:
  1. What interest you most about this position?
  2. How has your work and lived experience prepared to take on this role?
The deadline to apply for this position is January 8, 2024. Interviews are anticipated to begin mid-January with an ideal start date in February. Applications are reviewed within ADP Workforce Now (https://1.adp.com/npP338PEXVQ).

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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