Division Director, Culture & Operations. New York. Posting Date: 08/17/2021. Deadline: 09/06/2021
Do you want to help make the world a better place with your expertise in supporting change management, organizational culture and operations? The Open Society- U.S. (OSUS) is seeking a Division Director, Culture & Operations based in New York or Washington DC to support all aspects of work in the Culture & Operations team including budgeting/financial management, leadership and development of direct reports, policy development and strategic planning.
The Open Society Foundations works to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.
Within Open Society, the OSUS is committed to building a vibrant, inclusive, and just society in the United States. Through grant making, advocacy, fellowships, convening, and a special reserve fund used as crises and unexpected opportunities arise, OSUS seeks to promote full participation in the nation’s civic, political, and economic life—particularly for communities that are historically marginalized and vulnerable—and to ensure that the core institutions of civil society are effective and accountable to the public. OSUS and its lobbying affiliate, the Open Society Policy Center, conduct and support advocacy on a wide range of domestic and foreign policy issues, including strong human rights policies, cooperative global engagement, immigrant and refugee rights, better access to public health services, and greater corporate and governmental accountability- https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/who-we-are/programs
As the Division Director, Culture & Operations at Open Society you will:
- Support the Managing Director of the OSUS in the development, review, approval and implementation process of the OSUS transformation strategy;
- Establish means for assessing the new structure, including soliciting internal and external feedback; identify ways to adapt and improve accordingly;
- Support planning, establishment, and management of budget in consultation with the Managing Director;
- Build capabilities within a functional or program area and/or to develop cross-functional learning plans and framework, while informally coaching others within the Culture & Operations team;
- Partner with the OSUS and broader OSF network in supporting the creation of a positive, co-created diverse, inclusive, equitable, results-oriented, feedback rich, and adaptive environment, with clear, shared values;
- Initiate, formulate and implement new processes, procedures and/or systems that impact the overall organization.
What we are looking for:
- 10+ years of experience leading program operations, budgeting, HR, Strategy, or relevant related experience at the leadership level;
- At least 5 years of people management experience including a successful track record of successful organizational change experience;
- Knowledge of change management methodologies, approaches, and tools;
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills;
- Demonstrated evidence of ways that they have led and actioned initiatives that were implemented to enhance culture;
- Commitment to continuous learning and growth in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism and social justice;
- Commitment to listening and working with humility; ways of working that are respectful to all people; and that support space and voice for all diverse perspectives in our workplace.
Desirable (but not required):
- Experience leading through change and uncertainty
- Able to coach and counsel across all levels of the organization, with colleagues in program as well as leadership across the network, including the OSUS Advisory Board and OSF Board
- Experience facilitating and leading strategic planning processes
- Knowledge of the OSF network, operating model and leadership structure are a plus
What we offer:
- Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and brown bag lunches with visiting experts;
- Top-notch benefits and perks designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. With some variability according to location, this includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, employer-paid health insurance, generous retirement savings plan, progressive paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more;
- A commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world;
- See what a day in the life of an Open Society colleague is like.
If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV; we look forward to learning more about you.
Competitive rates of pay apply.
We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.