Faunalytics is now accepting applications for our People & Operations Director! 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.

Qualifications & Details:

  • Belief in and commitment to Faunalytics’ mission (experience in animal protection preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, or related field (graduate degree or Bachelor’s with supplemental certifications preferred)
  • 5+ years of progressive leadership experience in human resources and operations (in a nonprofit setting preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing effective HR policies and programs that align with the organization’s goals and values (experience with multinational teams preferred)
  • Strong understanding of nonprofit regulations, employment laws and regulations, compensation and benefits practices, and talent recruitment and management strategies
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate HR-related information to non-HR stakeholders
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and demonstrated ability to build and maintain inclusive work environments
  • Interest in social and behavioral psychology a plus


  • Reports to: Executive Director
  • Oversees and works closely with: Operations & Finance Coordinator
  • Schedule: Full time (40 hours/week)
  • Salary: Approximately $70,000 USD (salary will be determined using our compensation algorithm, which factors in cost of living in your area)
  • Vacation Package: 15 paid vacation days, 10 paid floating holidays, 10 paid self care/sick days. PTO increases after three years with the organization.
  • Benefits: Health care, vision, and dental stipend; equipment stipend; paid professional development opportunities; and retirement matching
  • Location: Permanently remote (open to candidates in the U.S. or Canada)

Application Timeline and Process: 

  • February: Accepting applications (the application deadline is March 1, 2024).
  • March: Select candidates will be invited to one video interview with 1-2 Faunalytics team members.
  • April: Finalists will be invited to a second and final video interview with 2-3 Faunalytics team members. Finalists will also be asked to complete a short work task. Finalists who are not selected for the role will receive a small stipend for time spent on the task and final interview.
  • May: The target start date is May 1, 2024.

How to Apply: 

Please complete this brief application form and attach your resume as a PDF at the end of the form.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, but all applications will be processed in strict confidentiality. No phone calls, please. We sincerely thank all candidates for their time and interest.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunities:

At Faunalytics our mission is to empower the animal protection community, and that means supporting advocates from all backgrounds and walks of life. We celebrate diversity in the movement, we’re committed to promoting diversity within our organization, and we believe that animal advocacy will be stronger when equity and inclusion are priorities. We strongly encourage women, BIPOC or people of the global majority, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons living with disabilities, and people of varied national origins to apply for this position, even if you don’t meet 100% of the criteria listed above.

Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility is available here.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, size, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Our Non-Discrimination And Anti-Harassment Policy is available here.

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About Faunalytics

Faunalytics is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that empowers animal advocates with access to the research and data they need to reduce animal suffering. With our small team, we conduct essential research, maintain an online research library, and directly support advocates and organizations in their work to save lives.

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