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M4Bl Director of People & Culture - REMOTE

Movement For Black Lives
California, United States
$120,000.00 - $150,000.00
Closing date
May 18, 2022

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Administrative, Human Resources
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Full Time
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Location: Remote

Reports to: M4BL Infrastructure Executive 

Salary: $120,000 - $150,000 with full health benefits for employee and dependents, employer-funded retirement plan, remote work stipend, and 28 days of vacation


Movement for Black Lives

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions; develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins; convene organizational leadership in order to debate; and co-create a shared movement-wide strategy. M4BL is an ecosystem of more than 150 Black-led organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country that have come together with renewed energy, strategy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda. Our ecosystem is united by core values and politics that seek to build an anti-capitalist, abolitionist and Black queer feminist future. The Movement for Black Lives’ budget has grown significantly to meet the needs of the ecosystem and the urgency of this political and cultural moment. M4BL’s donor base now consists of multi-year commitments from diverse funding streams across major individual donors, corporations, private, public and family foundations, trusts, and other assets. In this phase of our growth, M4BL is looking for new staff members to join the infrastructure team. 


As our Director of People Ops & Culture, you will take the leading role on our People Operations and will report to the Infrastructure Executive. You will be responsible for leading initiatives that provide a people-oriented, justice-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes diversity, equity, empowerment, quality, and inclusivity, while committing to a legacy of Black liberation. The People Ops team owns the team member experience and people processes through the entire employment life-cycle, while reinforcing the organization's mission and vision. We want to make the HR stuff fun, easy, and intuitive.


As the Director of People Operations & Culture,  you will be responsible for:


Organizational Leadership

  • Contributing to the vision and strategy as a Senior staff member with an expressed focus on how initiatives will shape people and culture. As the organization's People Ops visionary, you will offer strategic input to shape and grow the organization.
  • Modeling, managing and leading efforts to strengthen and reinforce the values and culture of the organization in an ongoing way.


Serving as the People Operations Functional Lead

  • Lead the oversight, design, implementation, reporting, and maintenance of the organization's People Ops strategies and key initiatives.
  • Manage the People Ops team's work streams for succession planning, organizational development, workforce planning, team member rewards & recognition, team member recruitment & retention, and all other activities involving management of our human capital.
  • Own and manage People Ops' team's work streams for all HR services and policies, including compensation and benefits, recruitment, training and development, team member relations, and compliance.
  • Own the coaching and development of all team members as a coach of coaches.
  • Improve and expand the functionality of all People Ops processes, tools, and team members
  • Own team member experience and serve as an advocate for all team members, including the collecting, analyzing, and sharing metrics to keep the "pulse" of the current culture and team member satisfaction. Own initiatives to continually improve culture and satisfaction metrics.
  • Build a metrics-driven department and lead the development of all People Ops reporting and analytics to support effective decision making.
  • Support and/or manage team members and serve as a champion development and improvement in the People Operations/HR practice.
  • Work closely with the security team to ensure alignment in People Operations policies, systems, and practices 
  • Act as a thought partner on scaling up staffing needs.


Note: The Movement for Black Lives is committed to responding flexibly to changing circumstances and priorities which means that the expectations of every position are dynamic. This description reflects the assignment of essential functions, but does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


What You'll Bring:

  • Passionate, determined leader with mid to senior level people operations and progressive HR experience
  • Energetic, strategy-focused team-builder with people leadership experience
  • Human Resources domain experience
  • Experience counseling, coaching, and acting as a strategic advisor across all people operation matters
  • Experience supporting organizations through grievances, harms, transformational justice, and healing
  • Experience working with movement organizations
  • Experience developing and implementing HR related initiatives
  • Experience managing department level budget
  • Experience leading/facilitating team development and growth
  • Experience and familiarity with membership model


We're excited about you because you have:

  • Significant People Ops domain experience (not all but most of the realms of HR, Culture, Learning and Development, Diversity and Recruitment/Selection)
  • Demonstrated capability to lead teams
  • Demonstrated capability to lead cross-functionally
  • Demonstrated ability to manage execution of large-scale product or projects
  • Values-based approach when describing strategy
  • Demonstrated commitment and alignment with M4BL’s mission and guiding principles
  • Expertise in various software/platforms used in HR, R&S, L&D realms
  • Coaching or facilitation expertise, experience or certification
  • Embrace technology as an enabler to help you get your job done (able to collaborate in a culture that promotes passion in technology)


Equal Opportunity Workplace

The Movement for Black Lives in partnership with its fiscal sponsor the Common Counsel Foundation is proud to be an equal employment workplace. We welcome and encourage job applicants who are motivated to work with us in addressing social injustice and those who have personal experience with injustice. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on any of the follow factors; race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), age, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/ or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV/AIDS, cancer, and genetic characteristics), and genetic information.

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