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Chief Research Officer


Be part of a non-profit organization that is making the world a healthier place. Healthy Building Network (HBN) is growing! We are seeking an experienced Chief Research Officer that will have a critical role in leading our research, policy, and educational efforts, supporting our transparency and hazard avoidance agenda, developing and driving our growth strategy, and maximizing our mission impact.

The Chief Research Officer (CRO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is an integral part of HBN’s executive leadership team as we aim to double in size to meet expanding demand over the next three years. A current staff of four report to the CRO, including two senior researchers, a chemist, and a collective impact director (leading education initiatives).

HBN envisions a future where all people and the planet thrive when chemical hazards are eliminated. Our mission is to advance human and environmental health by improving hazardous chemical transparency and inspiring product innovation. Since 2000, HBN has been the leading national organization to pioneer technology platforms, research, and policies that elevate human health and environmental justice to a top priority in the building and environmental health industries. To advance our mission we partner with companies like Google, research universities like Harvard, and non-profit environmental and housing sectors. It is an exciting time of growth and diversification and HBN needs a leader who will help us achieve our ambitious goals.





The ideal candidate will be an accomplished professional with experience in organizational leadership and the following:


LOCATION: Preference for San Francisco Bay area, California. Will consider candidates in Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Minnesota.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience, range: $95,000 - $120,000. We provide a very generous benefits package in addition to salary.

How to apply: email in PDF format a letter of interest, resume and writing sample(s) or other relevant documents to Please, no phone calls. Applications accepted until position is filled.

HBN is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. HBN is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, gender identification, family or parental status.


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