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Posted on: 19 August 2023





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Director of People and Culture

Position: Director of People and Culture 

Reports to: COO

About Majority Action:

Majority Action is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering shareholders of all sizes to hold corporations and their leaders accountable to high standards of long-term value creation, corporate governance, and social responsibility. Our campaigns expose harmful corporate governance and behavior, catalyze investor and public action, and confront the minority who make corporate abuses possible to defend the long-term financial, environmental, and social interests of the majority. Majority Action staff collectively believe that transformational change is possible and that achieving such change requires tenacity, creativity, rigor, and collaboration. We strive to balance strategic pragmatism to advance campaigns with the courage to challenge ideas and systems that undermine sustainability, equity, and inclusion. 

Our team values: 

  • Integrity in our relationships
  • Asking hard questions and adapting based on what we learn
  • Excellence in our work
  • Nimbleness and strategic flexibility in the face of challenge
  • Deep, equitable, and mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Working with awareness of and respect for our needs

About the Role:

Majority Action campaigns to transform corporate behavior on climate change, racial justice, and inequality. We do this by weaving together investigative research, institutional investor engagement, strategic communications, and grassroots partnerships into integrated strategic campaigns to hold corporate boards accountable. While Majority Action is not a traditional membership-based organization, the team works in close partnership with grassroots organizations. We work together to develop strategies and execute tactics that support activists to make their power felt in corporate boardrooms.  

Majority Action is seeking a Director of People and Culture who will be leading all aspects of our people operations. This role will be responsible for the overall management, coordination, improvement, and operation of HR functions, policies, and procedures that support the success of the organization. This includes employee relations support and ensuring HR compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This position will work closely with the COO to create, roll out and implement HR policies, strategies, and best practices. Success in this role will rely on the ability to multitask, proactively foster internal coordination, and perform creatively with nimbleness in the face of changing circumstances. 

Irresponsible corporate behavior disproportionately harms communities of color, working-class communities, women, and LGBTQ people. Centering diverse perspectives is critical to breaking down systemic structures of oppression and holding those in power accountable. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 



  • Prepare written materials and presentations for all-team meetings, team-building activities, and retreats.
  • Communicate effectively with external contacts and actively promote and ensure clear communications with internal staff at all levels.
  • Support the COO in the daily people operations of the organization
  • Assist in managing HR vendors, renewing subscriptions, benefit plans, and handling consultant contracts. Collaborate with the Business Manager to guarantee prompt payment of invoices, as necessary.
  • Be a thought partner to the COO in having a strategic lens in organizational development and building capacity across the organization as it relates to staffing.

Human Resources/People Ops

  • Anchoring staff development, building teams, and serving as our connective tissue in the organization
  • Lead in advancing goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to align with Majority Action values.
  • In collaboration with senior leadership, refine Majority Action's organizational culture by assessing and implementing HR policies, researching tools, systems, and best practices to address staff needs, including enhancing staff engagement strategies, developing team-building activities, planning staff retreats, and fostering communication across departments.
  • Effectively manage staffing plans to attract and retain a skilled and inclusive team through strategic recruitment, hiring, and retention practices in alignment with Majority Action's mission and goals.
  • Led the learning and professional development committee by identifying and assessing the learning needs of employees, organizing group training programs that align with Majority Action's goals, and evaluating the effectiveness of these opportunities.
  • Oversee the benefits program that meets the needs of employees, including communication with vendors and employees
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and manuals that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in the workplace, working together with staff and other stakeholders to identify and address any barriers to inclusion and creating a culture of respect and belonging for all
  • Coordinate with the Business Manager to ensure the organization's compliance is being properly executed in accordance with regulatory-based best practices
  • Coordinate with departments on projects to ensure HR tools and systems are in place within a specified timeframe


  • Five or more years of human resource/people operations management or related work experience, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Strong understanding of HR laws and regulations
  •  Ability to multitask and prioritize competing demands to ensure timely and accurate completion of tasks
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to foster internal and external coordination

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Deep commitment to racial, economic, and climate justice demonstrating priority for racial equity in the development and execution of internal culture, strategies, and tactics
  • A knack for simplifying complex organizational issues, and meticulous attention to detail 
  • Ability to drive work forward effectively and quickly in a rapid response moment
  • Ability to work with confidential information, details, and time-sensitive issues 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency, and inclusivity with the ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Interest in environmental advocacy, racial justice, and/or corporate accountability is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and time management with the ability to manage multiple processes independently 
  • Proficiency in the use of Google Drive and exposure to Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail, etc.) and other operations programs, including project management software such as Asana
  • Ability to work effectively as a geographically dispersed team member and communicate with staff in different time zones. This includes comfort with communicating via phone, Zoom, Slack, etc.
  • Familiarity with Slack, CRMs, and basic accounting, is preferred but not required.
  • Clear alignment with our mission around corporate accountability, with prior experience in corporate accountability campaigning and/or shareholder advocacy, helpful but not required

This is a full-time, Exempt position based anywhere in the US. While we are a fully remote organization, COVID vaccinations are required for in-person meetings and work. 

Majority Action is proud to offer the following:

  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision insurance, life & disability insurance
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental & vision insurance for your dependents
  • Unlimited PTO (plus winter break between December 25 - January 1)
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Home office stipend 
  • 401k Safe Harbor Plan - Employer contributes 3% for all employees
  • Professional development opportunities

This is a full-time, exempt position. Majority Action is an equal-opportunity employer. Majority Action prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.


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