Nurturing Innovation and Culture for Enhanced Organizational Excellence

Movement Strategy Center is seeking a Chief People & Culture Officer to oversee all HR functions, develop strategies, policies, and procedures to attract, retain, and develop top talent, foster a positive work environment, ensure compliance with labor laws, and drive initiatives supporting organizational goals.


The Chief People & Culture Officer is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s human resources functions. This includes developing and implementing Human Resources strategies, policies, and procedures to attract, retain, and develop top talent. The Chief People & Culture Officer plays a crucial role in fostering a positive work environment, ensuring compliance with labor laws and regulations, and driving initiatives that support the organization’s overall goals and objectives. The People & Culture function throughout the organization is supported by the ADP Workforce Now (HRIS system).


Founded in 2001, Movement Strategy Center understands that transformative movements change the way we think, the way we organize structures and systems, the way we live, and even who we are. In this moment of extraordinary challenge, our world needs people and moments who are ready to stretch the boundaries of what anyone has imagined we can do. MSC works with individuals, teams, networks, and alliances, in partnership with a broader Transitions Community, to deepen and accelerate the transition from a world of domination and extraction to a world of resilience, regeneration, and interdependence.

Movement Strategy Center operates three distinct programs, which include: 1) comprehensive fiscal sponsorship of non-profit organizations, 2) philanthropic regranting and strategy development partnerships, and 3) research, innovation design and facilitation to support power-building and transformative shifts in front-line marginalized and communities of color.

MSC has a core budget of $8MM and an additional $50MM in its fiscal sponsorship program with 35 active organizations. Total staff (including those in the fiscal sponsorship program) are approximately 200. MSC is located in downtown Oakland, California.


  • Develop and implement HR strategies aligned with the organization’s objectives and goalsLead the HR team in managing recruitment, selection, onboarding, and offboarding processes
  • Review and recommend revisions to current HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance and effective implementation of new and changing federal, state, and local requirements
  • Design and administer employee compensation and benefits programs to ensure competitiveness and employee satisfaction
  • Oversee performance management processes, including goal setting, performance evaluations, and employee development plans
  • Provide guidance and support to managers and employees on HR-related issues, including employee relations, conflict resolution, and disciplinary actions
  • Ensure compliance with labor laws, regulations, and company policies, and address any compliance issues as they arise
  • Support staff in setting goals, developing work plans, communicating performance expectations, and enhancing their skills and performance, you should implement a comprehensive approach that includes regular communication, feedback, and opportunities for growth
  • Develop and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to foster a supportive and inclusive workplace culture
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to identify and address HR-related challenges and opportunities
  • Analyze HR metrics and trends to identify areas for improvement and make data-driven recommendations to enhance HR processes and practices
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in HR management and incorporate them into the organization’s HR strategies and initiatives


Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily schedule is flexible within the proximity of this time frame, and will be decided in consultation with the supervisor. MSC maintains a remote working environment with periodic visits to the Oakland headquarters.


Quarterly domestic travel will be required for organization-wide and team-centered meetings and conferences.


Direct reports to the Chief People & Culture Officer include the Director of People & Culture, Payroll Manager and People & Culture Generalist.


  • California residency and specific CA non-profit HR management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • HR certification, e.g., Professional in Human Resources (PHR), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) or similar
  • Eight years of proven experience in a senior HR leadership role, preferably in a similar industry or organization size
  • Deep understanding of HR principles, practices, and regulations
  • Strong leadership and management skills with the ability to motivate and develop a high-performing HR team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement HR strategies that drive organizational success
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with a focus on finding innovative solutions to HR challenges
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and integrity
  • Proficiency in HRIS and other HR-related software applications. MSC uses ADP Workforce Now
  • Demonstrated dedication to social justice


  • Annual compensation is offered between $67,000.00 – $83,000

  • MSC’s 100% FTE benefits package includes:

    • 20 days vacation leave per year (requires 90 day waiting period before accrual);

    • 13 standard holidays and 2 personal days per year;

    • 12 sick days per year;

    • 1 week paid MSC family and medical leave after one year of service; an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks;

    • Medical, vision, dental for employees and dependents (requires 30 day waiting period and a per paycheck employee contribution);

    • 100% employer sponsored basic life, short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage;

    • Access to a 403b retirement plan.

    • Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Movement Strategy Center is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions.

Applicants with Disabilities:
Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply.

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