Human Resources Associate


We work with people and communities to create enduring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world. Over our nearly 60-year history, we have worked with thousands of organizations and leaders in the U.S. and worldwide to advance progress in the critical areas of science, ocean and land conservation, climate change, women’s reproductive health and rights, and the well-being of children, families, and communities. At a time of multiple, intertwined crises globally and here in the U.S., the Packard Foundation began in 2021 a long-planned review of our grantmaking strategies. The first step of our process was to rearticulate our vision and mission, reexamine our organizational values, and create a strategic framework that builds on and honors the Packard Foundation’s past while advancing justice and equity in all that we do.

OUR VISION: A just and equitable world where both people and nature flourish. 

Our new vision embraces a future where both people and nature flourish in a more just and equitable world. We explicitly acknowledge that the fate of people and the natural environment are inextricably linked. Solutions to the complex challenges we face must account for this interconnectedness.

OUR MISSION: We work with people and communities to create enduring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world.

Our new mission takes on the critical work of addressing root causes of the challenges we face and mobilizing people for collective action. In addition to building on approaches that have guided our philanthropy for decades — working in partnership, committing to issues over the long-term, and grounding our work in science, knowledge, and data – we focus on understanding the systems that either accelerate or impede progress. It is only through just and equitable systems that we can find and sustain solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face today.

OUR VALUES: Equity, Integrity, Belief in Individual Leadership, Thinking Big, Respect, and Effectiveness.

In addition to clarifying our long-held values, we added equity. We will champion equity by treating people with dignity, honoring a range of ideas and perspectives from those closest to the issues, creating inclusive processes, and funding people who have been historically excluded to spur progress for all.  For more information, including our definitions of key concepts, please visit our website.


The Human Resources team is focused on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people. The team designs, implements and facilitates HR programs around Recruitment, Learning & Development, Employee Engagement, Compensation and Benefits, and HR Processes & Policies. The Human Resources team partners with the foundation to support key organizational initiatives. The team is also responsible for finding and hiring the best talent for the foundation and partnering with our leaders on their people strategies. 


The Human Resources Associate will provide administrative support and will assist the Human Resources team in the efficient operation and maintenance of Human Resources system data, creating and running reports, supporting payroll, supporting recruiting activities and will contribute to and/or lead other ad hoc projects as assigned. This position will provide support to maintain the HR General Mailbox, schedule meetings, coordinate, and maintain the department calendar. They may also support certain Foundation-wide events. The incumbent will report to and partner closely with the Chief of People to process expenses, coordinate logistics for events and projects, file and maintain the organization of employee records, establish vendor relationships and manage agreement timelines, track deadlines and budgets.

This is an exciting role for an organized, collaborative, efficient, and detail-oriented professional to serve as a resourceful support to the Human Resources team. The Human Resources Associate must be comfortable with numbers. They will own or back-up processes while providing enhancements, improvements, and maintain documentation. They will work to support continuous improvement and alignment with the Foundation’s core values. This position maintains appropriate levels of confidentiality and ensures functions are completed accurately and in a timely manner while representing the Human Resources team and the Foundation in a positive way in all interactions.


 The salary range for this position starts at $85,000 per year. Offers are based on the candidate's years of experience and our practice of upholding salary equity within the foundation.


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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-12-06 12:20:00 -0500