Human Resources Business Partner

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Energy Foundation

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17 days ago

Energy Foundation’s (EF) mission is to secure a clean and equitable energy future to tackle the climate crisis. We envision a healthy, safe, equitable economy powered by clean energy. We believe a thriving clean energy economy can create sustainable opportunities, spur innovation, and protect our climate—for today and future generations.

EF supports education and analysis to promote non-partisan policy solutions that advance renewable energy and energy efficiency while opening doors to greater innovation and productivity—growing the economy with dramatically less pollution. For more than 30 years, EF has supported grantees to help educate policymakers and the general public about the benefits of a clean energy economy. Our grantees include business, health, environmental, labor, equity, community, faith, and consumer groups, as well as policy experts, think tanks, universities, and more.

At EF, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are top organizational commitments. We are working daily to uproot racism and other forms of oppression and create equitable systems that support people to flourish. We aim to bring humility, transparency, respect, and an appreciation for others’ lived experiences to our interactions with colleagues, grantees, and partners.

EF is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and our more than 90 staff members are based in locations throughout the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Western regions where they can best serve our programs, partners, operations, and other functions.


The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) will be responsible for driving programs, policies, and procedures in the areas of talent management, recruitment, employee relations, and compensation. The HRBP serves as a thought partner and sounding board, providing advice and guidance to EF’s Programs department on HR best practices. With a keen ability to navigate the organization and collaborate effectively, this position will consult with employees of all levels, coaching and guiding managers and employees across a variety of people-oriented concerns. This individual will have experience influencing leaders in a fast-paced environment and have the interpersonal savvy required to drive HR strategies in a complex remote national workforce.
EF actively seeks to expand Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within our organization and through our work. We encourage people of color and candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to apply.
The HRBP’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Implements HR policies, programs, and procedures in the areas of DEI, recruiting, talent management, employee relations, and compensation; supports biannual study of compensation program.
  • Partners with management to design and drive HR initiatives that help EF staff thrive, such as performance reviews and compensation program changes across the Programs department with a focus on creating equitable outcomes for all employees.
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of equitable recruitment practices designed to drive diversity and minimize bias, including recruitment protocols, interviewing guidelines, evaluation methods, and training for hiring managers, and provides direction to contract recruiters; ensures hiring managers follow DEI best practices.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the internal HR team–especially the Learning and Development Manager–to develop talent solutions, programs, and policies.
  • Provides day-to-day thought partnership and guidance on performance management to people managers (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Develops equitable compensation terms for new hires, promotions, and transfers.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Experienced HR professional who has experience in multiple disciplines, such as DEI, leadership development, staffing, compensation practices, performance plans, exit/termination process, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, and talent management.
  • Engages in cultural competence, has experience participating in or leading DEI initiatives, and has a track record of contributing meaningfully to a workplace where equity and inclusion are core values in our internal and external EF work.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, influencing, and decision-making skills.
  • Sound judgment and discretion; able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
  • Excellent facilitation and oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports and deliver formal presentations or training to all levels in the organization.


  • Reports to the Senior Director, Human Resources

This is a full-time position. The target salary for this position is $121,500 for a candidate based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and $107,100 for candidates in other areas of the US. EF provides a comprehensive benefits package, including competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, disability, and retirement benefits and paid time off.
Ability to travel 1-2 times a year for 3-4 business days at a time.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to spend extended hours at the computer. This position requires moderate levels of domestic travel.

This position may be based in any of Energy Foundation’s offices or may work remotely from anywhere in the U.S.
The office environments include some shared workspace, some individual offices, shared kitchen facilities, with moderate noise levels and a collegial atmosphere. On occasion, there are activities or events after work hours.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $121,500.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Remote