Director of People

$121,000 - $193,000 yearly
  • Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Aug 25, 2021
Full time role Human Resources Operations

Job Description

The Role                      Director of People

Location                      Currently remote, but this position would be located in either Boulder/Denver, CO, or Washington, DC once REBA returns to the office

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About the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) is an alliance of large clean energy buyers, developers, and service providers who, together with NGO partners, are unlocking the marketplace for all non-residential energy buyers to lead a rapid transition to a cleaner, prosperous, zero-carbon energy future.  REBA’s vision is a resilient zero-carbon energy system where every organization has a viable, expedient, and cost-effective pathway to renewable energy.

About the REBA Institute 

The REBA Institute delivers transformational renewable energy research, thought leadership, and education to identify barriers, best practices, and solutions to today’s clean energy challenges. 

More about REBA:

Position Overview

REBA’s Director of People will report to the CFO / COO and will have primary responsibility for the full spectrum of human resource, compliance, and training & development functions at a rapidly growing, non-profit trade association.  This is an opportunity is to build an HR function from the ground up vs executing a mature organizations' established policies and procedures.  This role helps realize REBA’s vision by growing a world-class team where talents are unleashed, processes zoom and work is fun. 

This role will directly manage a team of two dedicated professionals and will play an essential role in creating an inclusive culture that enables a diverse set of individuals to thrive while increasing the collective impact of the team in creating a zero-carbon energy system.   

Core Responsibilities

  • Supports cross-functional initiatives to enhance diversity and ensure equity and inclusion in hiring, HR policies, and organizational procedures and norms
  • Oversees the development and implementation of consistent human resources policies, practices, and processes which maintain legal compliance and support REBA’s desired culture
  • Builds effective relationships with employees across the organization and engages with conflict management and employee discipline issues as needed
  • Ensures effective staffing activities including assisting hiring managers develop inclusive job descriptions, participating in recruiting and interviewing candidates, collaborating with hiring managers on candidate selection, and negotiating employment offers
  • Manages consistent compensation and benefits structure by researching periodic pay surveys, recommending annual updates, and ensuring pay equity
  • Manage and support learning and development opportunities as a key element of REBA’s desired culture
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A combination of prior experience and/or education equivalent to a Master’s degree and 7 or more years’ relevant experience.
  • Professional HR Certification or equivalent education
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Detailed and organized yet comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with frequent changes
  • Lived experience with, or authentic attention to, diverse, inclusive, equitable and justice-based approaches and issues
  • Multi-lingual abilities a plus
  • Experience in non-profit organizations is helpful but not required


REBA strives for pay equity, based on experience, qualifications, and performance.  REBA's Deputy Director / Director / Sr. Director salary band is $121, 000 to $193,000 with a 20% bonus opportunity and very generous benefits. REBA strives for salary equity based on the job, and the candidate’s experience, skills, education, and (once hired) performance at REBA—not based on a candidate’s negotiation skills, gender, race, sexual orientation, or any other non-skills-based attributes.    

Our Benefits
We offer competitive compensation plus a comprehensive benefits package that aims to develop a world class team by holistically supporting the individual.  REBA believes that supporting all employees to have a full life, inside and outside of work, results in a team that feels personally engaged in REBA’s success. 

Benefits including:

  • Quality Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, with substantial employer subsidy
  • 401(k), with employer match
  • Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible and Casual Work Environment
  • Highly Flexible paid time off policy including generous parental leave for both parents, elder care leave and provisions for paid sabbaticals

Our Commitment to Diversity

Achieving REBA’s vision of a resilient, zero-carbon energy system requires creative problem-solving and a wide range of perspectives; REBA knows that diversity not only makes our organization stronger, but also is foundational to our mission success.

REBA is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in company policy and the way we do business at REBA and is an important principle of sound business management.

Inclusion goes beyond diversity. All REBA staff shall be committed to accepting and encouraging different perspectives. Creative solutions to tough problems is fostered by respectful challenging of one another’s thoughts and assumptions. REBA will strive for inclusion also by being open to a variety of cultural practices and norms. We will strive to ever increase our understanding and unveil our unconscious biases.

REBA provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, results of genetic testing, caregiver status, and past, present or prospective service in the military in addition to any other protected categories required by state, federal or local regulations. Equal employment opportunity, applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, discipline, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, benefits and training.

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