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Director of People Ops at Propagate

Propagate Propagate Support / HR Full-time

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About Propagate

Our mission is to make agroforestry 馃尦 a cornerstone of agriculture.

Propagate is a software, development and financing ecosystem that makes it easy for farms to transition acreage to agroforestry. Our platform provides access to agronomic insights, technical assistance, and financing so that farms can reduce risk while integrating 馃殰 fruit, nut and timber trees with animal or crop farming systems.

Outside of work, you’ll find us connecting locally with 馃鈥嶐煂攫煈ㄢ嶐煂攫煈┾嶐煂韭爁armers, playing music 馃幓, and getting active 馃弮outdoors. Read our manifesto, and meet our team.

We鈥檙e looking for a Head of People Ops to partner with our CEO to drive operational excellence across the employee experience at Propagate. This is a new role.


  • 4+ years of experience working in a People Ops role at an early stage (Seed, Series A) startup

  • Strong people process optimizations skills in a remote-first environment

What you鈥檒l do

  • Develop and execute our foundational People Ops processes, strategy, and playbook

  • Own the employee experience. The handoff begins when a new-hire is made. You’ll own that experience end-to-end getting an employee onboarded and equipped for their first day of work.

  • You’ll write a lot!!!!! 馃槉 We’re a fully remote team striving for an async culture and have no meetings on Thursday’s.

  • Design and own the development, delivery and effectiveness of people processes across the employee journey including: onboarding and offboarding, vendor management, compliance/policy management and employee branding

  • People process optimization, driving automation and efficiencies in by identifying the best workflows, applications, and tools to help our people collaborate effectively

  • Vendor management, HR Analytics, and HRIS ownership (we use Gusto)

  • Experience handling confidential and sensitive information with the ability to exercise discretion, good judgement, and integrity

  • Be a champion for company culture by planning virtual and offsite gatherings like company meetups and lunch and learns

Nice to haves

  • Project management and organizational skills (we use Notion, Slack, and email)

  • You were the first-hire in a People ops org at a quickly growing startup

  • You鈥檝e worked in remote-first settings with an async communication style

  • Studied Human Resources or acquired an HR certifications a plus, but not required

  • Previous experience working in Agtech or on a farm

  • Knowledge of permanent crops and/or regenerative agriculture is a plus

  • Entrepreneurial background

  • Strong writing skills


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)

  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)

  • Stock Option Plan

  • Work From Home

  • Paid farm or volunteering time

  • Salary: $125,000 – 165,000 USD

Who we are

At Propagate, we believe that by equipping people with the best tools to solve problems, we can tackle big challenges, together! We’re always looking for talented people who are interested in building a more resilient future. We are a venture-backed startup, founded in 2017, backed by The Grantham Environmental Trust, The Nest, Agfunder, the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good and more. Propagate is a Techstars-backed company, a portfolio company of Elemental Excelerator as well as a partner of USDA’s Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities.

Propagate is strongly committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs. People of color, women, LGBTQ-identifying, individuals with disabilities and/or veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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