Managing Director, Operations (HU)

Humanity United (HU) is a foundation dedicated to cultivating the conditions for enduring freedom and peace. We support and build efforts to transform the systems that contribute to human exploitation and violent conflict. HU is part of The Omidyar Group, a diverse collection of organizations, each guided by its own approach, but united by a common desire to catalyze social impact. To learn more, visit


Humanity United is seeking a Managing Director, Operations at a pivotal moment in the organization’s growth and maturity as a private foundation. The successful candidate will ensure that the organization has the internal leadership, infrastructure, and culture in place to achieve its goals to cultivate the conditions for enduring freedom and peace. A key strategic partner to the Managing Partner, the Managing Director, Operations will be responsible for all internal operational and people functions for Humanity United and its sister organizations, 501(c)(4) (Humanity United Action (HUA)) and 501(c)(3) public charity (Humanity United Charitable Fund (HUCF)).

The Managing Director, Operations will co-create a vision of success for running the organization to inspire staff and create holistic, adaptive systems to support the organization’s mission and values. They will be a partner, coach, and manager to leaders directing the organization’s internal operating systems, including finance, people, facilities, IT, legal, and grants management. At the same time, they will help to guide HU’s organizational values and culture and work with HU staff and senior leaders as a partner in championing the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.

The ideal candidate is a world-class leader with a talent for inspiring, developing, and empowering teams. Furthermore, they have genuine passion for HU’s mission and will bring vision and practical wisdom to all facets of the organization. As a deeply experienced, people-loving problem solver, this leader will possess a high tolerance for ambiguity and a proven track record of balancing creativity with rigor.


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Humanity United’s search for a Managing Director, Operations is being assisted by Walker and Associates Consulting - a national strategic management consulting and executive search firm committed to DEIJ. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and list of three references to [email protected] by Friday, January 8, 2021 at 5 pm PT. Use the subject line “Managing Director, Operations,” one combined PDF file is preferred, and candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to references. All applications are held within the strict confidence and are reviewed on a rolling basis so early applications are encouraged.

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2020-12-24 14:10:07 -0500