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10 May 2021

Full-Time Training and Retention Specialist

larndt – Posted by larndt United States

Job Description


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 90+ talented individuals dispersed across the country and around the world.


We are looking for a Training and Retention Specialist to lead and innovate our retention and training strategies. We want you because you have a true understanding of how organizational culture drives performance and morale. You are ideal for this position because you have excellent interpersonal and observation skills. You are collaborative, articulate, detailed oriented, and have superb communication skills.

This is a full-time, remote position. This position requires limited domestic travel, this is equivalent to approximately 2-5 trips per year. We are only able to consider applicants who reside in the United States and possess United States work authorization. This position reports to the Director of People Operations.


  • Drive engagement initiatives through retention goals
  • Develop, maintain, and distribute employee engagement survey reports
  • Develop and conduct “stay” interviews towards the goal of strengthening employee retention strategies
  • Conduct exit interviews and track reasons for voluntary terminations to inform future HR recruitment and retention strategies
  • Instruct new managers on their roles and reports regarding engagement and retention
  • Assist Talent Acquisition Specialist with recruitment postings, applicant screenings, and interview scheduling
  • Lead and facilitate the Fellowship program, a 16 week program for two semesters a year
  • Lead and facilitate departmental volunteer needs in partnership with our separate volunteer program with our Organizing team
  • Identify training needs throughout the organization and create plans to address them
  • Develop, provide, audit, update and maintain staff trainings
  • Manage the Learning Management System (LMS)


  • Minimum of 2 years experience in employee engagement and/or human resources
  • Experience using HR and training software (Ex. HRIS, ATS, LMS, Etc.)
  • Ability to articulate and champion the key business drivers and ROI of employee engagement
  • Ability to convey complex information in a way that people understand
  • The ability to work autonomously and to deal with ambiguity is critical
  • Proven organizational skills – be willing to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced challenging environment
  • Solid facilitation and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to make sound judgments on job-related matters
  • Works with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrates initiative and manages multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Starting salary $47,350 or salary to commensurate with experience.

Employees enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, optional pet insurance, working from home, up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for eligible employees, paid holidays, flexible vacation time, professional development, and the supportive environment at The Humane League!

At The Humane League (THL), animal welfare 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.

The Humane League is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with laws and in furtherance of our commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

The Humane League is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please email People Operations ( and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: employee engagement, human resources, retention, and training. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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