People and Culture Coordinator - Amazon Frontlines

About Amazon Frontlines

Amazon Frontlines ( is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the Ecuadorian Amazon that works alongside Indigenous Peoples to advance indigenous rights and autonomy, defend indigenous rainforest territories and cultures, and protect some of the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth.

The Position: People and Culture Coordinator

Your job is to take our human resources (HR) game to the next level by applying your knowledge and skills to support an important cause. Along with a background in HR and organizational systems, you will be flexible, bilingual (Spanish/ English), and up for the challenge of supporting a People and Culture team in a multinational setting.

Your main mission will be to provide consistent, high-quality HR support to our teams. You’ll invest in connecting with people, maintain a sense of staff needs, and be an advocate for the team within the organization. You’ll thrive on recruiting and retaining top notch people, and relish the chance to co-create a workplace culture that aligns with our organizational values.

This is a chance to be at the center of a dynamic and passionate multicultural network of people who are deeply invested in the fight to protect the Amazon, Indigenous cultures, and our global climate. You should be committed to supporting a successful grassroots movement based on hard work, humility, mutual respect and honest partnership. The job is a great fit for someone who wants to apply their HR experience to a growing NGO doing important work.

This full-time position will be based in Ecuador. Regular travel within Ecuador will be required, including to our headquarters in Lago Agrio.

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll have a background in human resources honed in an NGO or other professional setting, and have experience providing HR support to a dynamic team that is mostly remote. You’ll be organized, diplomatic, and a dependable resource within our team. You’ll be bilingual (Spanish/English), and be familiar with employment law basics (preferably in Ecuador).

You’ll be supported and work closely with the People and Culture Director, but also need to be proactive in managing your workflows. You’ll need to be a self-starter and able to keep tasks on track and moving through the organization.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Hiring. Working closely with team leaders, and People and Culture Director, you’ll support the hiring process from start to finish, including drafting job posts, screening applicants, participating in interviews, and providing guidance on interview questions. You’ll also produce offer letters, employment agreements, and contracts for staff and consultants using standard templates. Hiring processes are in English and Spanish.
  • Integrate new staff. You’ll provide key administrative and logistical support to ensure new staff are welcomed, given proper training, and supported as they learn the ropes. Your ingenuity and creativity in this area will make a significant impact.
  • Personnel Policies. You’ll be a go-to person for questions about personnel policies and procedures. Your ability to provide clear guidance will help keep everyone on the same page. You’ll also support AF’s anticipated registration within Ecuador.
  • Training and Professional Development. You’ll apply your flair for logistics and coordination to support a robust and culturally-appropriate training and professional development program. You’ll also support and advise staff and managers, assist the Director on more serious HR matters, and coordinate staff reviews.
  • Safety. You’ll play a coordinating role for AF’s Security Committee and assist with integrating security into policies. You may also be an emergency contact for field staff.
  • HR Data and Systems. You’ll take the lead on day-to-day administration of HR platforms (Gusto and Bamboo) and work with others to maintain accuracy of HR data.
  • Compensation and Benefits. You’ll be a key point person for helping AF staff access and understand the portfolio of benefits offered to staff.

 Essential Requirements:

  • This position requires a robust set of HR and administrative skills, demonstrated by at least one year of relevant professional experience, preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Your team will rely on you for honest and reliable written and in person communication.
  • This role involves working closely with an incredibly diverse group. You’ll need to bring awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from varying cultures and backgrounds into your work.
  • People will depend on the work that you’ll accomplish in this role, so you’ll need to stay organized, prioritize, plan, and solve problems as you go. We’ll be looking for a track record of follow through and effective task management in a professional setting.
  • AF is a multilingual team. To be effective in your role, you’ll need to be bilingual in both English and Spanish and able to communicate at a high level in both. You may also be asked to translate documents or assist with translation in small, non-public meetings.
  • This role will require some travel, typically within Ecuador. Opportunities will also be provided for you to travel into the rainforest to get to know partner communities. There will also be times you’ll need to work outside normal business hours.

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Amazon Frontlines offers equal opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination based on race, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, or any other legally protected status or classification.

We cannot protect the climate or stop the extinction crisis if we don’t protect the Amazon rainforest.