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People Operations Director


NY or DC metro areas




Full Time




Health Insurance: group medical insurance, group dental insurance, group vision insurance
Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA
Paid Time Off: paid federal holidays, unlimited vacations and sick days, six months of paid family leave
401(k): upon three months of employment, access to a 401(k) retirement plan with matching up to 3%.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will continue to interview until filled. We are planning for 2-3 rounds of interviews, all between 30 and 60 minutes via Zoom, in addition to a hiring exercise. While we are looking for the right match, the ideal start date is October 23rd, 2023. If you don’t meet all of the requirements and believe you’re a good fit, we absolutely encourage you to apply and tell us why!

about vote mama

Vote Mama builds the political power of moms.

Vote Mama PAC is the first PAC in the country dedicated to supporting Democratic moms running for office up and down the ballot and across the country.

Vote Mama Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the leading source of research and advocacy on the political participation of moms and works to break the structural barriers moms face running for and serving in elected office.

Vote Mama Lobby, a 501(c)(4) organization, mobilizes fed-up mamas to take action by electing moms and passing truly family-friendly legislation.

about the role

In this new leadership position, the People Operations Director is responsible for both the big picture strategic approach and in-the-weeds work of People Operations. As a strategic partner, they play a key role in the implementation and co-design of a plan to scale Vote Mama while supporting the PAC, 501 (c)(3) Foundation, and 501(c)(4) Lobby. The Director is the architect of employee engagement, including the recruitment of outstanding talent and co-creation of a best-in-class culture that reflects core values around racial equity, diversity, belonging and fostering meaningful relationships in and outside of the organization.

The People Operations Director will guide Vote Mama leadership and staff through a period of scaling and opportunity, while being intentional about maintaining the organization's goals and values. Through implementing processes, tools, training, and policies, you can ensure the passionate, creative team at Vote Mama has the structure to grow and thrive as individuals and an organization. As the first People Operations Director, you will have the latitude to implement innovative approaches and build systems from the ground up, and we hope you will bring the skills, expertise, and passion to do so.

The ideal candidate for this position is a seasoned people operations professional with experience building and scaling progressive organizations. You have a deep understanding and dedication to building values aligned systems and structures that center the employee experience while building a thriving and successful organization.

The People Operations Director will report to Corie Pope Lieberman, Chief Development Officer.

required skills

  • 7+ years experience in Human Resources or related fields, with experience as a senior People Operations leader

  • Demonstrated experience creating and implementing people operations strategies, processes, tools, and trainings

  • Demonstrated ability to guide an organization scaling quickly, centering a positive employee experience 

  • Ability to train managers and guide employees through the entire employee lifecycle from recruitment to offboarding

  • Commitment to learning and implementing current best practices in the people operations field

  • Ability to engage diverse individuals around a common goal

  • Commitment to Vote Mama’s goals and theory of change, and passion for grassroots organizing and commitment to progressive policy change as well as deep dedication to the mission

  • Must be creative, strategic, collaborative, and organized, with keen attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgment and discretion 

bonus skills

  • Experience in building staff training, leadership development, and/or mentorship programs

  • Experience building a People Operations strategy from the ground up

core responsibilities

People Operations Management 

  • Build People infrastructure and carry out regular operations, including payroll, benefits administration, performance management, team engagement, recruitment and onboarding, and learning and development initiatives

  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations and develop and implement policies, processes, training, and initiatives to support human resource compliance

  • Maintain people systems and ensure data integrity in all processes and applications

  • Audit, enhance, and develop HR practices

Organizational Culture Building

  • Design and implement organizational structure to optimize staff utilization and collaboration

  • Foster positive employee experience and support retention through opportunities to connect, learn, and act, resulting in increased trust and organizational impact.

  • Support and develop VoteMama’s DEIJ skills and practices. Build upon existing initiatives, develop and implement racial justice, equity, diversity and inclusion efforts, integrating practices into recruitment, hiring, team building, culture setting, and professional development/advancement, while centering equity in all programs and operations.

Employee Lifecycle & Performance Management

  • Manage recruitment and hiring processes, including position definition, market research, outreach and posting, interviewing, and reference checking of qualified job applicants, collaborating with departmental managers to understand the skills and capacities required for hiring needs

  • Develop and implement accessible onboarding and orientation processes and practices for employees and members

  • Develop and iterate standards of skills and capacities at different position levels and commensurate salary bands; provide clarity of advancement opportunities and performance expectations

  • Drive and support the evolution of Vote Mama’s performance management and two-way feedback processes

  • Provide guidance around best practice and current trends in supporting productivity, recognition, engagement, and team-building initiatives and practices

  • Prioritize occupational health and safety and accessibility for team members, providing training and regular support for employees

  • Develop policies and tools to support performance improvement processes and oversee corrective action programs, terminations, and investigations

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