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TreeSisters, Remote
Starting from £65,000 per annum (FTE)
Are you passionate about making restoration the new normal?
Posted 6 days ago
Closing in 5 days
Friends of the Earth, Remote
£35,095 - £40,252 per year
You will also lead the Governance Team, optimising support for the Senior Leadership Team and helping the organisation run effectively.
Posted 1 week ago
Inclusive Mosque Initiative, Remote
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Posted 1 day ago
Closing in 6 days
Iona Community, Glasgow (Hybrid)
£43,454 per year
The Iona Community has a vacancy for an Executive Director to develop the Community's strategic vision and business potential.
Posted 1 week ago Quick Apply
Open Briefing, Remote
£65,000 per year
Seeking a highly-experienced leader to make a significant positive impact in the fight for rights and justice around the world.
Posted today
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£48,000 - £58,400 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


SumOfUs is looking for a People Operations (Human Resources) Manager to help us grow our team to win campaigns against corporations behaving badly. If you are excited about global economic justice, and if you are hungry to support an amazing team to thrive in a stable and supportive workplace, then this might be the role for you.

This role will primarily focus on maintaining the day-to-day work of the People Operations team, supporting our global and fully remote team, and helping scale our work and initiatives with a growing team and organization. This role requires exceptional project management and organization to keep our work running smoothly in a global, unionized workplace, and a grounding in anti-oppression principles. Experience working in People Operations (or HR) in more than one country is a must.

This position is full-time, remote and can be undertaken by anyone between GMT -5 (East Coast Americas) and GMT +1 (Central European Time, West Africa Time).

A bit about us

SumOfUs is a global movement of consumers, investors, and workers standing together to hold corporations accountable for their actions and forge a new and sustainable path for our global economy. We are a movement of more than 20 million people, brought together by a global team of 40 campaigners, fundraisers, product and operations staff who are passionate about creating a more caring, equitable society.

We are aiming to fundamentally reshape the global economy to put people and planet over profit, but we know we can not do it alone. We build partnerships with on-the-ground activists and organisers, and we follow their lead. We innovate, experiment and embrace professional and organizational growth. We invest in people and we invest in how we work, because our vision calls on us to build the most effective, global, diverse, and talented team possible.

We highly value a diverse team and an equitable work environment where every member of our team is set up to thrive. We have taken steps to nurture this environment including an Anti-Oppression Leadership Team that leads work to transform injustice within the organization. We expect all team members to take responsibility for co-creating an equitable work community where everyone is able to do impactful, world-changing work. We offer benefits including additional sick days for parents and caregivers, flexible working hours, and professional development stipends. We review our policies and practices for equity frequently. We recruit and encourage people identifying with marginalized communities to apply.

What you’ll do as part of our team

  • Lead day-to-day of HR functions and the People Operations team. As a skilled HR generalist, maintain key people operations functions (such as connecting individual performance with organizational goals, change management, culture development and transformation, continuous engagement, employee recognition, and employee development and learning) and the processes, practices and systems SumOfUs uses 

  • Work closely with the Director of People Operations to execute strategic priorities, goals, and special projects, using project management and change management strategies 

  • Continually work with the People Operations department to develop and streamline processes and systems in line with best practices in the field, using technology to connect the work of our remote team across time zones

  • Apply and monitor policies and procedures across organization, including auditing and monitoring adherence, ensuring equitable and anti-oppressive application of policies, and tailoring to local context

  • Ensure equitable and anti-oppressive application of People Ops policies and processes, and identifies improvements 

  • Maintain knowledge of HR best practices, trends, laws, regulations, and technology to support our work and work with the People Operations team to apply them at SumOfUs

  • Other duties as assigned, this role is part of a growing People Operations department and there will be opportunities to take on other duties

Skills and experiences you’ll need to bring:

We have no formal education requirements – if you can meet the responsibilities of the role and are willing to grow, that’s all that matters. 

All roles at SumOfUs require you to be:

  • Dedicated to building a fairer and more sustainable global economy

  • Demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work community

  • Work remotely (SumOfUs provides funds to set-up a home office or to work from a co-working space)

And, this role in particular will require you to:

  • Bring at least 3-5 years of HR experience across a range of HR functions

  • Have a strong equity lens, understand oppression, and bring anti-oppression principles into all aspects of work

  • Have excellent organizational and project management skills, be able to track multiple moving pieces and coordinate the work of several stakeholders

  • Familiar with change management strategies to be used within the People Operations team and broader organization

  • Be comfortable with technology, learning and figuring out new systems, then providing support to team members

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Be able to handle sensitive information with integrity and maintain confidentiality of HR related information

  • Be familiar with applicable best practices, rules, and laws in hiring and HR, and navigate operating in several countries (note: you will not be expected to know labor laws in all the countries we operate in, but will be expected to be able to raise questions and challenge assumptions you may have based on how things are done in your home country)

  • Have excellent time management skills, and the ability to navigate working across multiple time zones

  • Have excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Have experience working in nonprofit HR in multiple countries, especially outside the United States

  • Be willing to learn and approach challenges with curiosity and from a solutions based mindset

Big pluses

We know that no one can possibly have all these skills and experiences - you will likely be able to bring 2 or 3 of the following to our team:

  • Familiarity with online campaigning organizations 

  • Experience with a unionized workplace

  • Experience with Greenhouse applicant tracking system, Clear Review review software, and/or Bamboo HR

  • Fluency in French, German, or Spanish

How to apply

We don’t find cover letters particularly helpful in seeing how someone might fit a role. Instead, use the form on our website to upload your resume and your answers to the following questions in English:

  • Why are you applying for this job? (suggested word limit: 200);

  • Please describe a human resources process that you have successfully created or maintained. 

    • What was the problem or goal that the process addressed?

    • Who did you consult when implementing or adjusting this process?

    • What steps did the process include? How did you communicate these to others?

    • How did you ensure equity and inclusion was built into the process?

  • List which of the “BIG PLUS” qualifications above you believe you bring to your work at SumOfUs, with a few words of explanation.

Applications close 11:59 pm ET on August 21, 2022, but will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications are only accepted through our website.

Further details

Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on a combination of experience, seniority, and location. For some context: this position in the UK would pay between £48,000 - £58,400. In other regions, compensation will be adjusted for local currency and local market rates. SumOfUs's compensation policy is calculated with a focus on equity and where staff can thrive.

SumOfUs is a fully remote and distributed team, as such we offer stipends to offset cell phone and internet costs. We offer stipends to set-up home offices or to rent space in a coworking environment. We offer five weeks paid vacation (plus additional sick leave and all major public holidays off and 6 months paid parental leave), contributions to retirement, and the ability to work from home and work with a degree of flexibility outside our core hours of operation. We cover private health insurance premiums for employees and dependents who live in countries without public insurance. We are happy to answer any questions you have about our leave policies and other, similar benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and are committed to racial equity and social justice.

Posted on: 26 July 2022
Closing date: 21 August 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Human Resources

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