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Head of People Operations & Administration

Omidyar Network
Redwood City, California 94063
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


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 reimagining capitalism; promoting the beneficial use of technology; building bridges in a pluralistic world; and fostering individual capabilities. To date, Omidyar Network (ON) has committed more than $1 billion to for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations whose work is aligned with our mission. ON has recently reset its strategy and approach, attuned to the demands and realities of our current times. Our goal is to not only make markets and technology work for all, but to deliberately experiment with our programmatic approach in search of the cutting edge of philanthropy.


Position Summary:

We're looking for a globally-minded, mission-oriented, energetic Head of People Operations who will manage an employee experience that develops and retains the best talent for our firm, and support the creation of an open, reflective, and inclusive culture spanning across our offices in Redwood City, CA; Washington DC; Mumbai, and London. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Head of People Operations will manage a small team, and partner closely with the Recruiting, Finance, IT, Facilities, and Legal teams.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Aligning all People/HR programs and initiatives in support of Omidyar Network’s strategy and mission
  • Developing and maintaining a world-class People experience through the full employee life cycle, including onboarding, performance management, 360s, employee relations, career development, manager training, and offboarding
  • Establishing and updating systems and policies in support of the world class people experience, including career progression and promotion, job family descriptions, manager training, professional development, etc.
  • Managing global compensation, as well as benefits, retention, and reward strategies
  • Leading company culture efforts, developing and implementing new approaches to building and strengthening organizational culture, including, potentially, internal communications
  • Overseeing People and Culture programming, including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity initiatives
  • Managing HR compliance as well as supporting handbooks, policies, and procedures
  • Owning and managing all HR-related systems, vendors and tools, including HRIS, Applicant Tracking System, Performance Management Tools, Payroll, and PEO relationship
  • Functioning as the point person and advisor for all things people-related in the organization
  • Supervising organizational travel safety and security and providing immigration support as needed
  • As needed, developing and implementing new, efficient processes and governance in support of all People programs and policies to deliver on business needs


Professional Qualities & Experience:

  • 8+ years of experience in HR operations or a similar function
  • Strong “people person," with extraordinary ability to listen, understand, and connect with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Strong communications skills, including verbal, written, and presentation
  • Collaborative with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent at project management, particularly with respect to organization, prioritization, and time management and ability to manage and participate in multiple projects at once
  • Knowledge of HRIS systems and basic HR measurement
  • Knowledge of key compliance issues and procedures
  • Experience of working in a global organization preferred
  • Passion for social impact
  • High sense of personal responsibility and integrity
  • Highly adaptable, able to work in change management and changing environments. Able to guide staff navigating organizational change
  • BA/BS degree



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.


Posted: 2019-09-11 Expires: 2019-10-11

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