Food & Water Watch (FWW) and its sister organization Food & Water Action Fund, champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment. We are working to create a healthy future for our families and for generations to come—a world where all people have the resources they need, including wholesome food, clean water and sustainable energy. Making this happen requires organizing people from all over the country to build a large movement with the political power to make our democratic process work.

We are a growing organization of more than 100 employees, dozens of interns and some 14 offices around the country with half of our staff at our headquarters office in Washington, DC. We believe that our people are the heart of our work and our impact. We are looking for an innovative, compassionate, and practical Human Resources Leader who can help drive success with the most important part of our business, our people.

FWW has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in its recruitment efforts for its next Human Resources Leader.  The HR Leader is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization.  The position of HR Leader is a critical and visible position requiring substantial experience managing talent development and human capital initiatives for a growing organization, demonstrated ability to coach and develop others and build a strong and inclusive team culture.

The HR Leader provides strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the executive management team.  Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the HR Leader will establish and implement HR efforts that effectively communicate and support the firm’s mission and strategic vision. The HR Leader will function as a strategic business advisor to the senior management of each department leader or specialty group within the organization regarding key organizational and management issues. The HR Leader will proactively mediate staff concerns to ensure that they are addressed before they become major issues.  The HR Leader will also implement processes and procedures to ensure that FWW is in compliance with state and local labor regulations in the organizations various locations in states and localities throughout the country.

The HR Leader must have broad management experience in human resources including succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation.  Although not required, a combination of experience to include non-profit organizations is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field and a minimum of 10 years of experience of which at least 5 years should include experience successfully managing a human resources department at a strategic and leadership level. The position requires someone with proven success in building relationships among and working effectively with diverse groups, with a strong commitment to ethical practices, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the mission of FWW.  It is essential that S/he possess excellent written and oral communication skills, with considerable experience in writing and presenting information to a variety of audiences.

For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications being sought. Send materials to: ATTN: “FWW HR Leader” in the subject line. Electronic submissions highly preferred. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Please visit: for more information about the organization.