Director of People and Culture

Human Resources · Berkeley, California
Department Human Resources
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Office location: Berkeley, Arcata, Davis, or Los Angeles, CA; or Portland, OR


Stillwater Sciences (www.stillwatersci.com) is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in scientifically based solutions to aquatic, terrestrial, and watershed resource management. We assist government agencies, NGOs, and private clients with environmental problem solving, planning, and permitting using a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates physical and biological processes. We have approximately 95 full-time dedicated and enthusiastic employees throughout the Western U.S. in nine offices. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes productive and rigorous applied scientific research. We pride ourselves on defining and shaping our individual careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Stillwater requires a blend of passion, initiative, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork 


Job Summary

The Director of People and Culture (DoPC) is a new position that will complement our current leadership including our benefits and payroll lead, executive management, and operations committees. The DoPC will develop and execute HR strategy in support of Stillwater’s culture, mission, goals, and values. The DoPC will lead, create, implement, guide, and administer Human Resource programs in alignment with the overall business plan and strategic direction of Stillwater, specifically in the areas of benefits and wellness, training and development, hiring and onboarding, workload alignment with career paths, performance management, compliance with Federal and State employment laws, staff retention, resolution of interpersonal matters, DEI initiatives, and strategic recruiting. 

 

The DoPC will report to the CEO and act as a partner to leadership and operations-related committee chairs. They will advocate for employees while balancing the goals of the firm’s strategic plan. This position requires a passionate, energetic, creative decision-maker with a highly developed EQ who can mentor, develop, and inspire our staff by overseeing all aspects of employee experience at Stillwater. This is a full-time, exempt position with a requirement to be in the office at least 3 days/week.  


Qualified applicants should possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree a plus with emphasis in Human Resource related discipline
  • HR certification (i.e., PHR or SPHR preferred)
  • 10-15 years of experience in Human Resources and at least five years in a senior leadership position
  • Experience working in a professional services and/or environmental services setting preferred


Availability, Compensation and Application Details:

  • Full-time position with benefits.
  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Stillwater Sciences provides a competitive compensation package including a 401(k) plan, ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), and full health and dental care.
  • Please provide a cover letter (including your requested salary range) with a resume in MS Word or PDF.
  • Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • Position will remain open until filled.


About Stillwater Sciences:

Stillwater Sciences (www.stillwatersci.com) is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in scientifically based solutions to aquatic, terrestrial, and watershed resource management. We assist government agencies, NGOs, and private clients with environmental problem solving, planning, and permitting using a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates physical and biological processes. We have approximately 95 full-time dedicated and enthusiastic employees throughout the Western U.S. in nine offices. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes productive and rigorous applied scientific research. We pride ourselves on defining and shaping our individual careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Stillwater requires a blend of passion, initiative, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork. Stillwater Sciences is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Due to the collaborative nature of our work and given that our company is a Federal contractor, Stillwater Sciences employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or apply for an accommodation for a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief), and we strongly encourage employees receive a booster.  


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  • Location
    Berkeley, California
  • Department
    Human Resources
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor