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.


As Senior Director of People Operations, you will help support our team and drive operational excellence, efficiency and performance. Your role will partner with cross functional teams from Legal, Finance, Tech, Communications and external Business Partners. You will leverage your broad HR experience in systems and project management to continuously improve our policies, procedures and operations.

You will manage our growing People Operations team and help design and drive our people programs, processes, systems, and tools to ensure scalability and efficiency. You are super process-oriented, love to inspire change within an organization, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.


The Humane League’s People Operations team is dedicated to creating and delivering an exceptional employee experience at every stage of the employee lifecycle efficiently and seamlessly. We strive to remove barriers and provide the tools needed to help our team develop and thrive. We’ve built an organizational culture that is unparalleled and we’re dedicated to elevating our own bar of excellence. This position reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Operations.

This is a full-time, remote position. This position requires domestic travel, this is equivalent to approximately 2-4 trips per year.


  • Hire and manage a growing team accountable for the global employee experience throughout the employee lifecycle (recruiting, onboarding, employee engagement, employee relations, transfers, performance cycles, benefits, compensation, leaves of absence and offboarding). Provide vision and role clarity, leadership, coaching, training, and accountability. Our People Operations team also acts as the first point of contact for HR-related concerns for both employees and managers.
  • Continuously model anti-racism in leadership and embrace THL’s commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; and through leadership promote an ongoing learning and evolution in anti-racism and equitable practices throughout the organization.
  • Define and execute the organization’s people, culture, and operations strategy that aligns with the organization’s values, mission, DEI vision, and long-term strategic objectives.
  • Actively contribute to the organizational design and operational planning to continuously inspire org-wide engagement, sustained organizational health, and a positive, people-focused culture.
  • Implement the best methodologies, tools, systems, and processes required to run our people and talent functions with a focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity while providing real-time transparent evaluations and ensuring alignment to our objectives.
  • Counsel and coach THL leadership and management on all people and culture matters to ensure we are thinking about our needs in an open-minded, inclusive way that will build and sustain a healthy and diverse organization.
  • Own HR compliance and assess readiness in close partnership with legal and finance on everything from EEO filings, 5500s, wage and hour laws, ADA, FMLA, etc.
  • Oversee and improve organization-wide performance management programs, professional development, feedback, employee relations, promotion, and compensation cycles, as well as other critical people programs.
  • Recognize and anticipate gaps, opportunities, and challenges as they relate to operations and administrative systems; generating ideas, innovative solutions, and strategies to drive transformational organization-wide collaboration and deepening impact.
  • Train team members on new technology and process updates to ensure competency in our HRIS and HR related processes as well as policy and program compliance.
  • Utilize metrics as a tool. Manage the development of the HR reporting and analytics function to support effective decision making and establishing business needs. Develop key operational metrics and dashboards for the team and monitor key performance metric scores.
  • Manage the team’s budget and spending.
  • Ensure that all operational decisions are supported by sound business practices and systems, and in alignment with THL’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and anti-racism.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess most, if not all the following qualities, skills, and characteristics:

  • You are a skilled and passionate people operations leader with 10+ years of relevant experience in people operations, talent or a progressive HR role, with a minimum of 4 years management experience. You have a professional certification (SHRM-CP or PHR), or willingness to obtain it.
  • You can demonstrate your ability to define and execute the organization’s talent, people, and cultural needs and have relevant experience across all of the core people functions – talent, HR operations, and culture.
  • Experience leading, empowering, and supporting Black, Indigenous, and people of the global majority.
  • You are committed to a diverse and inclusive approach with a developed multicultural competence.
  • You have the experience to implement effective tools, processes, and behaviors to build a unique human-centered and value-based experience for everyone.
  • You have and can operate as a counselor, coach and strategic advisor on all people operations matters and their impact on the organization’s strategic and cultural goals.
  • You have a high-proficiency using contemporary office software applications and people software platforms including applicant tracking systems (like Greenhouse) and HRIS systems (like Namely and Rippling). You have a demonstrated ability to learn new software quickly.
  • You have excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills.
  • Your work style is collaborative, solution-focused and you are a team player with low-ego.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to manage through ambiguity and contending priorities.
  • You lead with your can-do, make it happen attitude.

Starting salary $103,100 or salary to commensurate with experience.

Employees enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, optional pet savings plans, 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 (rhw@thehumaneleague.org) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

About The Humane League

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 a 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.

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