Director of Human Resources (People Services)
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on behalf of our members for organic policies, support the growth of organic through education and grants, and provide organic certification that is personal and accessible.
CCOF is a nonprofit organization governed by the people who grow and make our food. Founded in California more than 40 years ago, today our roots span the breadth of North America and our presence is internationally recognized. We are supported by an organic family of farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, consumers, and policymakers. Together, we work to realize a future where organic is the norm.
The Director of People Services will lead programs, services, and compliance strategies related to CCOF employees. This is an incredible opportunity for a leader to shape the future of our People Services department. The ideal candidate will have a passion for developing and implementing systems that help CCOF advance organic agriculture for a healthy world. As a service-based organization, CCOF values its individual staff and the unique needs of its diverse departments. We are a seeking a collaborative director with experience in all human resources functions—including but not limited to recruiting, onboarding, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, human resource administration and training, professional development programs, coaching, and leadership development.
The Director of People Services leads a team of five with three direct reports (two HR staff and the operations/facilities manager who supervises two front desk staff) and provides direction and support to the Certification Training Manager. This is an exempt position reporting to the Chief Operations Officer (COO). This position is based in Santa Cruz, CA. Candidates must be available to interview in person. Relocation assistance is not available for this role.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Knowledge, Education, Skills and Experience Required:
CCOF takes pride in offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The compensation package will be based on the applicant’s qualifications and experience and will include base salary with bonus potential. We offer an excellent benefits package with your choice of HMO or PPO medical plans, dental, vision, chiropractic care, and life insurance. We encourage employees to save for retirement and offer a 401k plan with up to a 5% salary match. And, CCOF provides a generous paid time off plan that includes sick and vacation time, and a floating holiday to use on your birthday!
Located just 1 block from the beach, we encourage a work/life balance. And if you have a well-behaved dog, we welcome your furry friend in the office.