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Arnold Ventures is a philanthropy whose core objective is to maximize opportunity and minimize injustice. We are dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing problems in the United States. We invest in sustainable change, building it from the ground up based on research, deep thinking, and a strong foundation of evidence. We drive public conversation, craft policy, and inspire action through education and advocacy.

Position Overview

Arnold Ventures’ People & Culture team is responsible for harnessing the energy and expertise of the organization’s close to 100 employees as they seek to solve some of the nation’s most intractable problems. The People & Culture team leads the organization’s efforts to hire and invest in the brightest minds, develop and implement strategies to engage and empower employees, strengthen and activate the organization’s operational power, and fuel Arnold Ventures’ values and principles in pursuit of sustainable policy change steeped in research and evidence.

We are seeking a Manager to work closely with the Director of People & Culture to support the operations of our search and onboarding work, optimize operational efficiency, and ensure an equitable and race forward practice at Arnold Ventures. This person will further develop, improve, and support our search and onboarding systems, functions, and tools. Successful candidates should be adept at and fulfilled by operational work and eager to play a role in continuing to build and refine Arnold Ventures’ candidate and employee experience.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage systems to ensure maximum efficiency, including optimization of our internal tools (Paylocity, Google Suite, etc.) to ensure clean candidate data, update applicant status, and create applications/​jobs
  • Manage job postings across job boards and mass mailing lists
  • Conduct research to identify high-quality candidates for every search, leveraging online platforms as needed (e.g., LinkedIn)
  • Review applications and provide candidate recommendations for hiring managers to conduct R1 interviews
  • Compile candidate materials for hiring managers
  • Coordinate the scheduling and rescheduling of intake and briefing meetings and interviews
  • Draft candidate facing communications to articulate clearly and concisely the interview process, timelines, and expectations including emails, pre-interview projects, and other resources
  • Draft hiring manager facing communications and materials including emails, meeting presentations, candidate summaries, interview guides/​packets
  • Execute the onboarding and new hire process in coordination with the People & Culture team

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 to 4 years of relevant work experience in a related support position, including both process management and complex customer-facing communications
  • Meaningful experience and ability in systems design and improvement with a demonstrated history of operational efficiency and optimization
  • Exceptional project manager with extraordinary organization skills
  • Outstanding data mining skills, particularly in candidate sourcing, research, or other similar analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong command of modern technology (MS Office, Google Workspace, Calendly, Zoom, etc.)

Our Culture and Core Values

Our culture seeks to inspire and empower our people to innovate and develop bold ideas that will help Arnold Ventures achieve lasting impact. Our culture, and the core values that support it, should create an environment that spurs our team to think outside the box, feel comfortable pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and signal confidence in our team’s ability to make change happen through our philanthropic efforts. Here are some examples of our core values and work culture in action. 

  • We have a proven commitment to and passion for racial and social justice.
  • We are adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity. 
  • We are intellectually curious, open-minded, objective, humble, collegial, and receptive to feedback.
  • We are action-oriented with strong self-direction and self-motivation skills with the ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects.
  • We are able to interact confidently and collaboratively with team members and navigate relationships with external partners, peers, and stakeholders.

Arnold Ventures’ values are integral to our lived experience. They genuinely reflect who we are as an organization, help us accelerate our strategic goals, strengthen our resolve, anchor us to our mission, and guide our decision-making. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following core values that inspire the Arnold Ventures team to make a difference.

  • Respect for Ourselves & Others
  • Audacious Action
  • Collaborative Engagement
  • Depth of Thought
  • Clear Communication

Arnold Ventures is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, military/​veteran status, or any basis prohibited by applicable law. 

Acknowledging the importance of diverse perspectives, Arnold Ventures is committed to employing individuals from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of experiences. Members of historically marginalized communities and candidates who have been impacted by the systems we are seeking to change are strongly encouraged to apply.



Arnold Ventures funds projects to understand problems and identify policy solutions.

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