Pesticide Action Network (PAN) is seeking a bilingual (English and Spanish) HR/Admin Coordinator to provide human resources and administrative support to the staff of PAN and our sister project, Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR). This position will be either 0.8 or 1.0 FTE, depending on skillset and availability, and is non-exempt, with a flexible schedule. We are looking for an energetic person who enjoys problem-solving and helping others, and thrives in a collaborative workplace. People of color and people who have roots in, or experience working with, agricultural or rural communities are particularly encouraged to apply.
This position will be based in Lindsay, CA and reports remotely to PAN’s Managing Director and works under the direct in-person supervision of CPR’s Organizing Director.
PAN North America works to create a just, thriving food system, working with those on the frontlines—farmers, farmworkers, families with young children, Native people and rural communities—to tackle the health, economic, and environmental problems created by our industrialized system of food and farming. We are part of a global network that works to reclaim the future of food and farming from corporate interests. Our work in California focuses on building the power of frontline communities to shape our food system. In spite of the limitations of policy processes, we emphasize policy change in order to hold decision-makers – not individuals – responsible for the problems in our food system. Our organizational values are here: http://www.panna.org/about-us/mission-values.
Founded in 1996, CPR is an environmental health and justice coalition of over 200 organizations committed to protecting public health, preserving environmental quality and supporting a sustainable and just agricultural system by building a diverse statewide coalition to change statewide and local pesticide policies and practices. CPR is fiscally sponsored by PAN North America and shares administrative staff and facilities.
Human Resources – 0.6 FTE
This position will be responsible for human resources administration for all of PAN’s employees, including those of PAN’s fiscal sponsorees (CPR, El Quinto Sol de America, and Toxic Taters Coalition) in addition to core PAN staff. PAN employs a total of 30 people in 8 states. Under the direction of PAN’s Managing Director, you will be responsible for:
- Day-to-day administration of all of PAN’s employee benefit programs, including open enrollment, onboarding, offboarding, and assistance with coverage issues
- Semi-monthly payroll processing through our payroll service, Rippling
- Coordinating the annual evaluation process for all staff, including scheduling evaluations and coordinating the written review process, and ensuring that all records are kept up to date
- Maintaining personnel files
- Coordinating new employee hire and orientation processes
- Assisting with hiring processes as requested (e.g. posting positions online, forwarding resumes, etc.)
- Assisting with implementation of HR policies such as conflict resolution and leaves of absence as requested
- Participate in PAN’s internal work toward becoming an anti-racist organization
Administration – 0.2 FTE – 0.4 FTE – negotiable
Under the supervision of CPR’s Organizing Director and with direction from CPR’s co-Directors, you will be responsible for:
- Scheduling meetings with legislators and agency staff
- Assisting with English to Spanish translation and occasional consecutive interpretation (English-Spanish/Spanish-English). Simultaneous interpretation skills highly desired but not required.
- Assisting with planning and logistics for CPR’s in-person meetings, strategy sessions and gatherings (roughly 2-4 per year)
- Assembling materials for quarterly Steering Committee meetings
- Assisting with light fundraising tasks and financial accounting/tracking
- Assisting with local organizing in Tulare County. Duties may include phoning members to encourage participation in coalition meetings, keeping notes and rosters, planning and logistics for in-person meetings.
- Collaborate with CPR and Steering Committee organizers in implementation of CPR’s pesticide campaigns.
- General clerical assistance, including assembling sign-on letters, writing thank you notes to funders, ordering printed materials, and mailing packages.
- Handling information requests
- Other administrative tasks as needed
- At least two years of relevant experience administering health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision, life, etc.) and onboarding/offboarding employees
- Fluent in Spanish and English, both written and verbal. Because PAN/CPR have both monolingual Spanish and monolingual English employees, fluency in both languages is required.
- Ability to take directions and work well under minimal supervision
- Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, and an eye for detail
- Ability to multitask, be flexible and support the needs of various staff members
- A strong customer-service orientation
- Experience with GSuite apps (Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs, Sheets and Drive), and proficiency in Word and Excel
- A commitment to racial, economic, environmental and social justice in the workplace and in the world
Salary low to mid $50s adjusted for FTE, depending on experience. PAN offers an extensive benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance for staff and dependents, a 403(b) retirement plan, generous vacation and sick leave, and flexible scheduling.
In PDF format, please submit the following: 1) a letter of application in English with a Spanish translation describing your specific interest in and qualifications for this position, 2) a resume in English and 3) the names and contact information for three professional references, to email@example.com. Include “HR Admin” in the subject line. Please do not send links in lieu of application materials. The position is available now and is open until filled. Selection of candidates for interview is ongoing.
PAN embraces Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) and is actively committed to increasing diversity among our staff, Board and volunteers. We are seeking applicants from a wide variety of ethnic, racial and social backgrounds for this position. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, individuals with roots in communities most impacted by chemical-intensive agriculture (particularly farmworker, rural and Indigenous communities) and people with international experience. PAN does not discriminate against applicants or employees for reasons of race, color, disability, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, prior convictions, incarceration or age. For more information about PAN North America please visit: http://www.panna.org.