About Kataly Foundation
Kataly Foundation, a family foundation based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is committed to supporting restorative economics, environmental justice, mindfulness and healing justice, and racial justice. Founded in 2018 with the intention of spending out a $445 million endowment over a ten-year time horizon, this growing organization intends to support movements around these issues and serve as a progressive leader in philanthropy.
Kataly’s mission is to support and provide resources to communities and social movements that are exploring new solutions to persistent, systemic problems. Kataly does this while embracing its role and responsibility in changing systems that led to wealth extraction from these communities in the first place. We move resources to support the economic, political, and cultural power of Black and Indigenous communities and all communities of color. By transforming its own relationship to capital, the planet, and each other, the Kataly Foundation will redistribute and redefine wealth in a way that leads to transformation, abundance, and regeneration.
One important distinction of the Kataly Foundation is that its approach is meant to be inclusive of the communities it seeks to fund. Pursuing a “practitioner-funder” philosophy, the Foundation actively engages leaders in the fields it supports to help make grantmaking decisions. Kataly aims to center solutions where the problems are. In addition, the Foundation is committed to solidarity philanthropy practices: general operating support, creative use of capital, and a commitment to capacity building and network weaving.
Kataly’s Program Areas include:
Restorative Economies Fund: The Restorative Economies Fund (REF) invests resources into community-owned and governed projects led by people of color that create shared prosperity, self-determination, and build collective power. REF is an integrated capital fund, which means the Fund combines grants with non-extractive investments (loans, loan guarantees, lines of credit, etc.) and non-financial support including technical assistance or strategic advice.
Environmental Justice Resourcing Collective: The Environmental Justice Resourcing Collective (EJRC) is a group of nine women of color movement leaders who are resourcing work that builds power in communities of color, and grows movements for racial, social, economic, and environmental justice. The Collective funds work led by and for the communities most impacted by environmental racism, climate change, and unjust systems.
Mindfulness and Healing Justice: The Mindfulness and Healing Justice (MHJ) program supports community-based mindfulness programs, teacher training, leadership development, and healing justice practices for Black and Indigenous communities, and all people of color. MHJ centers mindfulness and healing in the service of racial justice, power-building, and collective liberation.
We’re working toward a world in which Black and brown people have the resources, power, and agency to execute their own visions for justice, well-being, and shared prosperity within their communities.
We believe our fates are intertwined and ensuring self-determination for communities of color is in service of our collective liberation.
Learn more about Kataly Foundation at www.katalyfoundation.org.
Kataly recently completed an organizational development process that solidified its roadmap towards spend-out and identified opportunities for the Foundation to further develop and enhance organizational culture. Kataly Foundation is seeking a People & Culture Manager (P&C Manager) to build and improve upon existing processes and systems to create a transformative people strategy that centers culture and shared values. The P&C Manager will serve as an advocate for staff, removing barriers to success, and leading initiatives focused on learning and development, engagement and retention, and career planning and transition.
Reporting to the Chief Financial and Operations Officer, the P&C Manager will be responsible for developing and executing an integrated people strategy that strengthens and advances Kataly’s culture, which includes fostering a sense of belonging, increased interconnectedness, and shared purpose across the organization. They will propose and implement policies and programs that support staff performance, engagement, and development; provide thought partnership to the leadership team by synthesizing, elevating, and contextualizing staff feedback to guide decisions; and develop processes and lead implementation efforts related to learning and development opportunities.
The P&C Manager will also serve as a thought partner to colleagues as they navigate their day-to-day work: engaging and retaining a talented team of practitioner-funders, honoring the different lived experiences of the team, and supporting the team as the Foundation begins to sunset and they begin to chart their future career paths and weigh new opportunities.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
PARTNERING ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION TO BUILD PEOPLE & CULTURE STRATEGY
- Guide the Foundation in discussions and integrate learnings about race, power, and identity as it relates to Kataly’s internal culture and external work in the field.
- Remain educated about and incorporate effective and innovative coaching and development practices from within and beyond the mission-driven space.
- Facilitate shared learning and communication of progressive people and culture practices across Kataly while fostering an environment of continuous improvement.
- Support and maintain Kataly’s culture and ethos across departments and teams, with an emphasis on maintaining and strengthening staff’s sense of shared purpose and belonging across the organization.
- Design and implement programming to facilitate Kataly’s ongoing culture and learning and team building goals.
- Support all staff by designing and implementing highly effective people-centered initiatives.
- Equip staff with the resources and knowledge necessary to manage challenging conversations and organizational dynamics; as needed, lead these conversations.
- Help strengthen the capability of managers within the organization to support the continued development and retention of their direct reports.
FOSTERING LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
- Develop and implement innovative employee development and engagement initiatives.
- Ensure ongoing development and long-term career planning for all staff through practices such as robust goal-setting, individual development plans, and the development of consistent processes to share and identify feedback and learning opportunities.
- Offer coaching and support to managers in assessing, training, and developing their teams, with a focus on building short and long-term development plans that leverage the strengths and assets of staff.
- Help staff and managers improve their expertise and address skill gaps through internal and external learning opportunities for individuals and groups.
- Identify the most pressing learning needs of the organization.
- Provide mentorship and support to staff by identifying and communicating internal stretch or leadership opportunities, where desired.
While no one candidate will possess every quality outlined for this position, strong candidates will bring many of the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:
Passion for the Mission
The successful candidate will reflect integrity and commitment towards fulfilling the Foundation’s mission of truly supporting communities to exercise their power and voice and moving the needle on critical issues. This leader will demonstrate a passion for Kataly’s program areas and organizational values and have a strong justice and equity lens that informs their decision-making process. Through experience, whether professional and/or lived, the ideal candidate will deftly demonstrate familiarity with and commitment to social justice concepts and frameworks such as racial equity, gender analysis, economic justice, and structural bias, consistent with the values and vision of Kataly. Through values-aligned practice, action, and communication, this leader will bring a demonstrated commitment to supporting and uplifting the expertise of Black, Indigenous, and people of color-led groups and formations.
Transformational & Consultative Approach
This leader will bring an ability to operate with confidence, transparency, and clarity, with a consultative approach that is empowering to Kataly’s internal culture and community. This individual will be an enthusiastic self-starter with a track record of building and leading people and culture initiatives in past roles. Valuing and understanding the advantages of interdependence, this leader will have an eye continually focused on fostering shared learning and strengthening connection across the organization. As a proven strategic thinker and leader and facilitator of the Culture Committee, they will oversee planning and development of new initiatives, diagnose critical areas for attention, build consensus, and implement decisive, clear strategies. An exceptional coach and thought partner dedicated to helping others build impactful careers, the ideal candidate will be an individual who inspires others to map out their aspirations, and who partners with them to develop actionable plans to achieve them.
Talent Architect with Expertise in Leadership Development
This individual will bring a proven track record of developing and leading effective leadership and talent development strategies, including supporting managers in identifying, supporting and evaluating learning and professional development opportunities for staff, with alignment towards long-term career pathways. In alignment with Kataly’s culture, the ideal candidate will thrive in an environment with open communication and a commitment to inclusive practices. An experienced leader with a background in helping to steward organizations through distinct periods of change and evolution, this leader will bring experience evaluating and improving upon internal policies, systems and processes that support achieving organizational outcomes alongside maintaining a commitment to individual professional growth. In addition, they will bring expertise partnering with managers and organizational leaders to address employee relations challenges within diverse teams.
Culture Bearer with an Inclusive and Intersectional Lens
With the ability to engender trust, honesty, and integrity, this leader will be both efficient and inclusive, allowing space for building toward collective agreement and recognizing the contributions of others. Outcomes-driven yet consultative, this leader will also bring experience developing policy and process changes so that staff feel included, understand their roles, and are engaged in decision-making processes. They will be a thoughtful coach and capable facilitator, compassionate, self-aware, and empathic, with a commitment to ensuring Kataly’s people and culture policies are advanced with an intersectional lens. The ideal candidate will have a track record in implementing restorative processes to address existing and new challenges, experience mediating and suggesting solutions to employee disputes, and an ability to develop strong working relationships.
Leader Grounded in Relationship-Building and Collaboration
Critical to success in this role, this leader will have enthusiasm for engaging with people and be skilled at building and sustaining authentic and collaborative working relationships with staff across all levels, regardless of background or lived experience. They will be a key partner to staff at all stages of their careers, with a demonstrated ability to connect, build bridges, and foster respect. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator with a strong skillset in all forms of organizational communication, written and verbal, with the ability to communicate complex information effectively to colleagues. In addition, this leader will have practical experience in communicating change, including those related to new systems, policies, and procedures.
The above offers an aspirational view of the ideal candidate profile; we encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds, especially those from underrepresented groups. The Kataly Foundation is deeply committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and seeks to have a diverse and inclusive workforce to promote effective work in partnership with all communities and population groups.
Compensation & Benefits
Salary for the role is anticipated to range from $145,000 to $155,000, commensurate with experience. Kataly offers an exceptional benefits package, which includes:
- Group Insurance Benefits: Fully paid premiums for group health, dental, vision insurance, long-term disability, life insurance, and a supplemental health insurance plan intended to cover a substantial portion of out-of-pocket costs from the primary health, dental, and vision plans.
- Kataly 401k Contribution: An employer 401k contribution of 15% of salary (up to the legal maximum), regardless of whether an employee makes their own contributions to the plan.
- Paid Time Off (PTO): A generous PTO program that can be used for any purpose.
- Paid Sick Time (PST): PST accruals for time off separate from and in addition to PTO.
- Other Time Off: At least 11 paid holidays, a two-week operations shut-down during the last and first week of the year, full days off to vote or work at the polls, and two floating holidays.
- Reflection Week: A week where employees are free from their usual meetings and deadlines to engage in deep reflection around a topic related to their work at Kataly.
- Paid Leaves of Absence (LOA): Up to four months paid LOA for pregnancy disability (from day one of employment); up to four months paid LOA for family and medical leave (after one year of employment), and up to eight weeks of unpaid personal leave.
- Employee Discretionary Grants Program: A discretionary grants program for employees to direct grants to organizations of their choosing.
- Professional Development Budget: An annual allocation for employees to attend job-relevant conferences, meetings, seminars, and other educational events or to engage an executive coach to work on a work-related topic.
- Home Work Space Budget: A generous budget when an employee first joins Kataly to create a comfortable, safe, and efficient home workspace.
- Work From Home Monthly Allowance: A monthly allowance for employees to pay a reasonable percentage of business-related expenses incurred from working from home (e.g., wireless plan, internet plan, utilities, etc.)
- Cell phone: Money towards a new cell phone (owned by the employee) every three years.
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Kataly Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believe strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce, and strongly encourage those from historically under-served, underrepresented or marginalized communities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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