Team Culture and Diversity Manager

Posting Number: #1314

Position Title: Team Culture and Diversity Manager

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Oakland, CA (Remote)

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Rise Up, based at the Public Health Institute (PHI), partners with women, girls, and allies who are transforming their communities and countries as part of a global movement for justice and equity. We build power with these local leaders as they work for equity in education, health, and economic opportunity to create a better future for all. Since 2009, Rise Up’s powerful network of over 750 leaders have successfully advocated for 120 new and improved laws and policies impacting the lives of 135 million people in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the U.S.

Rise Up is at an exciting time of growth and expansion — We are implementing a new strategic plan that will maximize the organization’s impact to more effectively support Rise Up Leaders to create large-scale change for gender equity globally, and we recently received our largest gift ever from Mackenzie Scott. As a new member of Rise Up’s diverse team, you will have the opportunity to grow Rise Up’s audience and engagement and provide critical development support.

Position Summary

The Team Culture and Diversity Manager will play a key role in Rise Up’s team, leading on initiatives to sustain a positive and inclusive team culture, operationalize our racial equity commitments, and manage human resources. As part of our 5-year strategic plan, Rise Up created a racial equity roadmap outlining our key commitments to strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion across our global team and programming. The Team Culture and Diversity Manager will lead on operationalizing these DEI commitments in collaboration with the Leadership team and will lead on human resource management in collaboration with the Operations Director.

This role will be supervised by the Director of Operations who will serve as a business partner delivering global HR initiatives including and not limited to performance management, staff development, workforce planning, and HR operations trends. This role will collaborate closely with the Leadership Team to develop and manage a Racial Equity Council to ensure accountability and sustainability to racial equity and diversity across Rise Up.

Pay: $77,939 to $96,566 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is $77,939 to $96,566 based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

Employment Type: Full Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Operationalize DEI Commitments and Lead Team Equity Council (50%)

  • Collaborate closely with members of the Leadership Team and Director of Operations to manage staff personnel and integrate recommendations with Rise Up’s strategic planning and collaborate with the Leadership Team to design and align with Rise Up’s imperatives.
  • Finalize content and lead the implementation of Rise Up’s Equity Roadmap and support change management efforts throughout Rise Up’s planning and strategy goals.
  • Lead integration of DEI values and principles into Rise Up’s meetings, policies, partnerships, and processes and drive the operationalization of organizational values.
  • Build and lead Rise Up’s Equity Council, supporting team engagement and ownership with clear roles and responsibilities.
  • Support the Leadership Team to articulate and implement transparent decision-making across all levels of Rise Up with equity-based decision-making tools and processes.
  • Create opportunities for global staff to understand and contribute to implementation of racial equity goals and optimization.

Global HR Initiatives and Performance Management (40%)

  • Manage the staffing process, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding.
  • Manage staff performance evaluation process, create, and disseminate evaluation survey, collect feedback, and send to supervisor on time for employee review.
  • Assist with development and improvement of internal HR processes, procedures, and systems in alignment with PHI HR policies.
  • Identify skills building and performance management programs to support staffing capacity needs.
  • Ensure job descriptions are up to date and compliant with all local, state, and federal DEI-related regulations.
  • Support and maintain a compensation strategy for Rise Up employees based on equity, market research and pay surveys, and ensure it is in alignment with PHI compensation policy.
  • Investigate employee issues and conflicts and bring them to resolution. Consult with PHI HR department as required.

Culture and Team Leadership Learning (10%)

  • Support a culture of excellence in which team members know what is expected, strive to meet their goals, have avenues to provide feedback, value self- care, participate in professional development opportunities, and increase inter-departmental synergy that thrives on mutual respect, and collaboration.
  • Provide guidance on how Rise Up can best live its values of anti-racism and gender equity. Support workshops, trainings and staff dialogue as appropriate.
  • Model and support a resilient and creative learning culture with a shared commitment to mission impact.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years management and/or planning experience.
  • 3 years’ experience with DEI-focused organizational strategy setting and planning across departments and teams within a nonprofit / mission-driven setting.
  • Experience applying equity, inclusion and/or belonging into departments, systems, culture, or human resources.
  • Experience leading improvement of systems and processes within an evolving environment and implementing change management.
  • Experience helping organizations progress on their journey to become more equitable and inclusive; familiarity with the ways that race, and other identities intersect and play out in work culture.
  • Experience working with diverse teams, in terms of points of view, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, and class background.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology or related fields, or substitute with 4 additional years of related experience in DEI initiatives.

Other Qualifications


  • Knowledge of how race, racism, class, classism, gender, sexism, power, privilege, and related equity issues show up in the work of mission-driven organizations and their organizational culture and programs.
  • A track record of managing confidential matters and developing trust with colleagues at all levels.
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills in the following: communication, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and interpersonal relationships and dynamics.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in collaboration with others, anticipate and solve problems, and make sound recommendations for improvements.
  • Willingness and ability to travel 10% of the time, both domestically and internationally (when it is safe to do so).


  • Experience working in a multi-cultural and international environment/or global setting.
  • 5+ years’ experience supervising at least two direct reports or more.
  • Experience working with international and community-based organizations and leaders as key stakeholders or partners.
  • Knowledge of Spanish, Hindi, or another language (Spanish preferred).
  • Coaching skills and / or knowledge of leadership building.



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.

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