The People Operations Team (led by People Operations Manager Anna Weldon) works to manage everything people-related at Open Philanthropy. The team’s core areas of work span:
- Onboarding & offboarding — as we grow our staff, we are working to streamline and improve these key processes to ensure every employee has great first and last impressions of Open Phil that reinforce our cultural values.
- Developing and retaining employees — our team handles biannual performance reviews and promotions, collects feedback on employee engagement and manager satisfaction, connects new employees with mentors, and works to make sure staff at Open Phil have the tools they need to grow and succeed.
- Keeping the team connected while working remotely — we manage the programming at our quarterly togetherness weeks, annual team retreats, monthly all-hands meetings and other team gatherings. We actively solicit feedback and ideas about how else we can create meaningful opportunities for staff to connect across time zones and focus areas, and are working to develop a new set of principles around remote work at Open Phil.
- Helping Open Phil grow more international — we recently added capacity by hiring a Business Immigration and Global Workforce specialist to join our team, and are working to adapt how we work to ensure international employees, and employees going through visa sponsorship, have as seamless an experience as possible.
- Payroll & benefits — while most of these functions are currently contracted out, our team serves as staff’s main point of contact for questions about pay, benefits and other organizational policies. Over the next year, we hope to bring benefits administration in-house, though we still likely work with outside contractors for compliance and payroll.
New hires come to Open Phil to support our mission — our goal is make sure they stay for the mission, culture, and because it’s just a great place to work. You’ll be a core part of making that happen by helping us manage, scale and improve everything that entails.
Who we’re looking for
We’d like applicants to have at least 2-3 years of operations experience. Prior experience in HR, people operations, benefits administration or similar work is a bonus, but not a requirement for consideration. You might be a great fit for this work if you:
- Have a track record of taking on poorly scoped projects and proactively getting them over the finish line.
- Are intensely detail oriented; you feel confident you could e.g. track and update employee compensation data without making mistakes.
- Are comfortable navigating sensitive conversations around employee satisfaction and performance, and can be trusted with confidential information (e.g. employee survey feedback, compensation data).
- See internal stakeholders as customers, and want to make sure they walk away feeling helped whenever they come into contact with you or your team.
- Understand the importance of having a strong organizational culture and are excited about the kind of culture we are trying to build — we prioritize supporting staff in being ambitious about our impact and living out our operating values in their day to day work.
Role details & benefits
- Compensation: The baseline compensation for this role is $104,132.47, which (for US hires) would be distributed as a base salary of $90,549.97 and an unconditional 401(k) grant of $13,582.50, with additional consideration on compensation and title given for exceptional experience.
- These compensation figures assume a remote location; there would be geographic adjustments upwards for candidates based in the San Francisco Bay Area or Washington, D.C.
- All compensation will be distributed in the form of take-home salary for internationally-based hires.
- Time zones and location: You can work from anywhere. While we are not able to sponsor visas for this role, we are open to hires outside the US willing to consistently overlap with US business hours for 5-6 hours of the day.
- Benefits: Our benefits package includes:
- Excellent health insurance (we cover 100% of premiums within the US for you and any dependents)
- Dental, vision and life insurance for you and your family
- Four weeks of PTO recommended per year
- Four months of fully paid family leave
- A generous and flexible expense policy — we encourage staff to expense the ergonomic equipment, software and other services that they need to stay healthy and productive
- Support for remote work — we’ll cover a remote workspace outside your home if you need one, or connect you with an Open Phil co-working hub in your city
- We can’t always provide every benefit we offer US staff to international hires, but we’re working on it (and will usually provide cash equivalents of any benefits we can’t offer in your country)
- Start date: We’d like a candidate to start as soon as possible after receiving an offer — and definitely no later than April, though ideally much sooner.
We’re considering applicants on a rolling basis. Please apply as soon as you’re able — we may give priority to candidates who are able to move through the process sooner.
We aim to employ people with many different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds who share our passion for accomplishing as much good as we can. We are committed to creating an environment where all employees have the opportunity to succeed, and we do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, or have any other questions about applying, please contact [email protected].