Global Head, People and Culture

Global · Redwood City, California
Department Global
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About Imaginable Futures

Imaginable Futures (IF), formerly Omidyar Network Education initiative, is a global philanthropic investment firm that believes learning has the power to unlock human potential and aspires to provide every learner with the opportunity and the tools they need to imagine, and to realize, a brighter future. By taking a systems approach to solving complex education challenges, Imaginable Futures works across public, private and social sectors to bring to life transformational ideas in local, national and global contexts for learners of all ages. With a deep commitment to on-the-ground partnership and co-creation with those we serve, Imaginable Futures is empowering learners, families and communities to be the changemakers of the future. Established in 2020 and managed by a global team, Imaginable Futures has invested $200 million in more than 100 partners across Africa, Latin America and the United States, as well as in India with sister organization, Omidyar Network India. Imaginable Futures is a venture of The Omidyar Group, and is founded and funded by Pierre and Pam Omidyar. Follow us at @imaginablefut and learn more at


 Here's more about what you'll do:

  • Internal, for our team:

    • People / HR Programs and Employee Value Proposition: Aligning all People/HR programs and initiatives in support of our strategy and mission and DEI goals.
    • Employee experience: Developing and maintaining a world-class People experience through the full employee life cycle, including recruiting, on-boarding, performance management, 360s, employee relations, career development, manager training, and off-boarding.
    • Learning and Growth: Establishing and updating systems and policies in support of the world class people development, including career progression and promotion, job family descriptions, manager training, professional development, etc.
    • Culture: Leading company culture efforts, developing and implementing new approaches to building and strengthening organizational culture, including, potentially, internal communications.
    • Comp & Benefits: Managing global compensation, as well as benefits, retention, and reward strategies.
    • Compliance: Managing HR compliance as well as supporting handbooks, policies, and procedures.
    • Systems: Owning and managing all HR-related systems, vendors and tools, including HRIS, Applicant Tracking System, Performance Management Tools, Payroll, and PEO relationship.
    • Travel and Security: Supervising organizational travel safety and security and providing immigration support as needed.
  • 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 investment portfolio.

    • Advising: This could include (but is not limited to) the following: Strategic Talent Acquisition, Compensation/Rewards & Recognition, Change Management, Organizational Design & Development, Remote Teams, Managing Conflict, Team Development, Manager Training, Learning & Development, People Operations and Compliance, Performance Management, Coaching Managers and Leaders.
    • Build a Network: Build a global network of consultants who can supplement your work with our portfolio across various strategic people needs and engage with them / manage them as needed.

What you'll bring to the team: 

  • 8+ years of experience in talent management, HR operations, or a similar function.

  • Track record of success in implementing highly effective people and culture practices at several high-performing organizations.

  • Proven ability to design and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, including experience  recruiting top-quality candidates to build diverse teams.

  • Strong relationship building skills, with extraordinary ability to listen, understand, and connect with employees at all levels of the organization, across geographies.

  • Robust strategic thinking, project management, and prioritization skills.

  • Strong communications skills, including verbal, written, and presentation.

  • A foundation of self-awareness that provides space for continuous learning and growth.

  • High sense of personal responsibility and integrity.

  • The ability to effectively manage change and guide staff navigating organizational change.

  • Experience working in a global organization preferred.

  • Knowledge of HRIS systems and basic HR measurement; knowledge of key compliance issues and procedures.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Imaginable Futures, 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. Imaginable Futures is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes people from all experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.


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    Redwood City, California
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