About Omidyar Network:
Omidyar Network is a market-oriented philanthropic investment firm. We support innovative start-ups and partner with organizations around the world in the service of driving individual empowerment. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, our efforts today focus on a core set of the most pressing and difficult issues that have emerged in society. Our resources and people are dedicated to education; reimagining capitalism; promoting the beneficial use of technology, and pluralism. To date, Omidyar Network has committed more than $1 billion to for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations whose work is aligned with our mission.
About the Education Team:
Our mission is to unlock human potential through learning by catalyzing people, ideas and systems – so every individual can contribute and thrive in a changing and interdependent world. We seek to establish the preeminent platform catalyzing the future of global learning, supporting generations of curious, life-long and life-wide learners to take on the challenges of their own lives, communities and the world. We approach our work with a sense of urgency and action to elevate quality learning for all and reach the millions of learners being left behind. We hold a unique position in the education sector, defined by our global platform and dual checkbook approach.
Reporting to the Managing Partner and serving as an integral, founding member of the senior management team, the Global Head of People and Culture will bring our values to life through an employee experience that develops and retains the best talent for our firm and a culture that aspires to be the change we want to see in the world. You will own our talent, human resources, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, driving positive outcomes that will enable each team member to bring their best self to work in the service of our mission. You will set people, culture, and DEI goals in consultation with the CEO and our Board of Directors, identifying internal systems that need improvement to reach those goals. You will oversee our people and culture efforts across multiple offices including Redwood City, CA; Washington DC; London, UK; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Nairobi, Kenya.
Additionally, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills and talents to our portfolio of mission-driven entrepreneurs and organizations who are unleashing potential around the globe. Working with our investment team, you will advise and coach our entrepreneurs and their teams on critical people and culture issues: from executive coaching to organizational design to performance management and more.
Internal - for our team:
External - for our portfolio: Across all functions, our vision is that all of our leaders also be in-service to our investees. Thus, while you will spend 50%+ of your time focused on internal People/Culture efforts, you will also act as an advisor to our portfolio of investees.
What you'll bring to the team:
At Omidyar Network, diversity, equity, and inclusion are directly aligned with our fundamental belief that people are inherently capable, but they often lack opportunity. We know that a diverse workforce allows us to see problems in more nuanced ways, creating the thought leadership needed to have outsized positive returns on the world. We actively recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Omidyar Network is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes people from all experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.