Human Resources Manager

  • Climate Solutions
  • Hybrid (Seattle, Portland, or nearby)
  • Apr 02, 2024
Full time Administrator/Executive Management

Job Description

Human Resources Manager


Climate Solutions is offering an exciting new opportunity for an HR and Payroll Manager who has strong value in centering a positive employee experience and who has an excellent understanding of human resources through a racial equity lens.  The top candidates for this role have an excellent understanding of HR, both its strengths and weaknesses, in creating a positive work environment; foster an environment that supports staff in bringing up sensitive topics; have a strong eye for detail; and experience doing payroll. Climate Solutions is growing significantly as an organization, and this new position is critical in helping us make sure our growth forwards our mission and allows us to maintain the highest standards of excellence for our growing team.

As a Northwest-based nonprofit, Climate Solutions' mission is to accelerate clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. Since 1998, Climate Solutions envisions a thriving, equitable Northwest, powered by clean energy, inspiring the transition to sustainable prosperity across the country and beyond. Climate Solutions advances local, regional, and state action on climate and clean energy through championing transformational policies and market-based innovations; catalyzing powerful partnerships and a diverse movement for action and accountability; and communicating a bold vision for solutions at the scale required by climate science. For more information about Climate Solutions, visit

The position is a full-time, exempt position with a hybrid work schedule located in either Seattle or Portland and supervised by the Operations Director.


·      Create an HR environment where employees feel valued and respected.

·      Complete all duties using a racial equity lens.

·      Process and enter payroll for the organization, including 401K system entry.

·     Create and implement staff recruitment strategies, including recruitment from communities most impacted by climate change.

·      Provide support for hiring processes including anonymizing applications, scheduling interviews, candidate follow up, and participating in interviews while following and enforcing hiring procedures.

·      Coordinate the onboarding of new staff.

·      Maintain staff information with benefits partners.

·      Coordinate annual evaluation process in collaboration with the Operations Director.

·      Maintain HR documentation per legal and industry standards.

·      Stay abreast of updates in federal, state, and local HR laws.

·  Provide thought partnership on issues related to HR with the Operations Director.

·      Maintain appropriate confidentiality.

·       Participate in Climate Solutions staff meetings, trainings, racial equity conversations, and team meetings.  Lead or coordinate meetings when appropriate.

·       Incorporate Climate Solutions’ Equity, Diversity and Inclusion commitments, Commitment to Leading our Work with a Racial Equity Lens, and Climate Solutions’ values into all aspects of the job.

·      Meet staff reporting deadlines for program, development, and administrative tasks.

·       Additional duties may be assigned within the course of the work.


Skills and Knowledge:

·      A thorough understanding of best practices in Human Resources.

·      A deep understanding of HR through racial equity and social justice lenses.

·      The ability to create an environment of respect and value for employees.

·      Excellent social skills.

·      Well organized and a strong eye for detail.

·      The ability to process and enter payroll using online platforms and Quickbooks or a similar accounting software.

·      Be collaborative in your approach to your work and in your relationships with your colleagues.

·      Operate desktop computer and Microsoft Windows and Office Software, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and specialized software applications in a network environment.

Experience and Certifications:  

·     2 years of experience in Human Resources or 1 year experience and

a degree that includes Human Resources Certification.

·      1 year experience doing payroll.

·      Authorization to work in the United States.


This is a salaried position with an annual salary range of $77,000-$98,000 with the top end for the most experienced candidates.

Climate Solutions cares about you as a whole person so we provide the following benefits to support your ability to be successful in the position and your health and well-being:

·      Insurance premiums fully paid for the employee:

o  Medical

o  Vision

o  Dental, including orthodontia

o   Disability and Life Insurance

·      Flexible Spending Account for medical, childcare, and commuter expenses

·      30 days of Paid Time Off accrued annually

·      14 annual flexible holidays

·      401K starting after 3 months of employment with a 5% contributionby CS

·      Flexible work policy

·      A work environment that recognizes your family and community responsibilities

·      A commitment to professional development, including both funds and time

·      Paid time dedicated to work on equity and inclusion with a racial equity lens

·      Annual performance reviews and ongoing feedback to support your development

·       A strong commitment to successful onboarding and retention


·    Email a résumé in PDF format to There is no need to include a cover letter, and one will not be considered as part of your application.

·    Please put HR MANAGER and YOUR NAME as the subject line of the email and label the resume with your first and last name.

·    In the body of the email, please let us know how you found out about the position.

·   This position is open until filled.

If you are concerned that you don’t meet the minimum qualifications but have other skills or experience that we have not considered and would be valuable in this position, please apply.

If you need reasonable accommodation in applying or interviewing for this position, please let us know.

Climate Solutions recognizes that institutional racism, including systems and behaviors that maintain white power and privilege, exists within our organization, the broader climate and environmental movement, and throughout society. We also recognize that the impacts of the climate crisis, pollution from fossil fuels, and the costs of proposed solutions fall disproportionately on communities of color, low income, Tribal Nations, and frontline communities, both in our region and across the world. This is a barrier to a more equitable future and our ability to achieve our mission.

Climate Solutions has chosen to lead our work with a racial equity lens as a strategy to address all forms of oppression.  Climate Solutions is committed to equal opportunity in employment and promotion for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, caste, citizenship, military or veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, pregnancy and childbirth, family responsibilities, or any other basis protected by applicable laws, regulations, or guidelines relating to discrimination in employment.

Job Level

Mid-level, Senior-level


Nonprofit- NGO



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