VP of People

  • Leadership
  • Full- time
  • San Francisco, CA, USA or New York, NY, USA
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Change.org is the world’s largest technology platform for social change, with over 250 million users. Our team spans 18 countries and empowers hundreds of millions of people to have a voice and fight injustice. Nearly every hour, a petition on Change.org achieves victory. We’re working to build a world where no one is powerless and where creating change is a part of everyday life.

We love our team, and invest significant resources into making Change.org one of the world’s best companies to work for. We’re looking for a VP of People to lead that charge. As a key member of our executive team and reporting directly to our COO, the VP of People will set and lead our strategy to attract a diverse group of incredible people, set them up to be the best versions of themselves, help them connect with each other, and have a great time while doing it. 

We are inspired by the power of business to drive social good, and believe that one of the key ways we do that is by being ambitious, creative and optimistic about what a workplace community can look like. This informs everything about us: the passion we put into diversity and inclusion work, the global culture we foster, the depth of connections we encourage, the fairness with which we pay, and the fun we bring to almost every group meeting. If that sounds like the kind of company you want to help lead, then we want to have a conversation with you. 

As the VP of People you will:

  • Lead our people strategy, from how we think about talent acquisition and retention to how we approach professional growth, leadership, and culture. 
  • Build and manage a ~20 person team across five departments: recruiting, people operations, people support, learning & development, culture and diversity and inclusion.
  • Grow our team with a talent acquisition strategy that is ambitious, effective, and well executed. 
  • Ensure that our global compensation structure is strategic, market-based, fair, and consistent. 
  • Regularly analyze and share people analytics insights with the potential to impact company or leadership behavior. 
  • Support people-related challenges and transitions across the organization, in particular any involving leadership. 
  • Design learning programs which empower staff to develop our professional and interpersonal skills. 
  • Model and develop a culture of growth, in which feedback is a regular and welcomed part of working life. 
  • Lead the charge in evolving our global culture and values, with innovative ideas and as much passion for fun as any reasonable person will have for ice cream.
  • Be a company-wide advocate for our People & Talent priorities, partnering closely with other executives on strategy, resourcing, employee relations, compliance, coaching, growth programs, diversity and inclusion, etc. 

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • A strong, compelling vision for how positive, high performing teams and cultures are built, and demonstrated success implementing such a vision. 
  • The ability to lead on both a strategic and tactical level. 
  • Executive management experience or clearly identified executive potential.
  • Proven ability to influence and drive change with executive leadership and across diverse, distributed teams.
  • Deep understanding of at least a few aspects of traditional HR work, from HR Ops (comp, benefits, payroll, HRIS) and performance management to employee relations and coaching.
  • Developed and delivered high-impact initiatives in recruiting, onboarding, L&D, performance management, employee engagement, or employee retention.
  • Strong, genuine affinity for our mission, vision and values.
  • Passion for diversity, equity and inclusion, and understanding of why it’s important. Demonstrated success leading diversity & inclusion initiatives is preferred but not required. Global experience is also a plus. 
  • Expertise in coaching/mentorship is also preferred.
  • A love of numbers is preferred but not required. 
  • Experience leading a People or Talent team through the scaling phase of a startup is also a perk, but not required.

The is a full-time opportunity based in San Francisco, CA or New York, NY. For the right candidate, we’ll consider anywhere in the world.

Change.org is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.
Change.org Careers

Outsized impact

Change.org is the fastest growing social change organization in the world, empowering more than 50 million people to create change in their communities.

Amazing people

We are building a world-class team of technologists and creatives along with the most accomplished team of social movement creators in the world.

Extraordinary benefits

Plenty of vacation

Personal growth