San Francisco, Ca or Washington, D.C.

Managing Partner, Humanity United
The Organization

About the Organization

Humanity United is an organization dedicated to cultivating the conditions that transform human exploitation and violent conflict to enduring freedom and peace. With offices based in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., 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 about Humanity United, please visit their website:

Position Overview

The Opportunity

The Managing Partner (MP) for Humanity United is a unique and exciting opportunity to lead a cutting-edge organization working to transform the systems that contribute to human rights abuses such as violent conflict and the exploitation of people.

A true servant-leader, the MP is responsible for cultivating clarity, shared purpose, nimbleness, pragmatism, and effectiveness in HU’s operating environment as well as bridging and unifying the culture and communication between HU’s offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. An enabler of cross-team and cross-functional learning, the MP will engender trust and trustworthiness, and most importantly, help cultivate a culture that continually aspires to the best of HU’s values.

In partnership with the senior leadership and Board, the MP will help frame and define HU’s systems approach to philanthropic engagement where its programmatic expertise and influence as well as its investment and grantmaking capital are deployed in ways that align with its strategic pillars and values. This will require an MP who is a collaborative thought partner, ensuring the organization is drawing on diverse sources and forms of knowledge across the globe, and is deeply respectful of the individuals and communities that HU supports. In this way, the MP is a connector and communicator with internal and external relationships, allowing HU to stay attuned to the realities and learnings from the field as well as clarifying and holding the long-term vision critical to cultivating compassion, action, and human flourishing.

The Ideal Candidate

Humanity United seeks a Managing Partner who will bring proven capabilities and interest in organizational strategy, operations, culture building, and impact—and will approach these areas with accompaniment, deep listening, humility, and high integrity engagement.

This is not a top-down, directive leadership role. A successful candidate will understand the value and power of facilitating an enabling team environment, encouraging colleagues to learn, act with integrity, and remain curious and compassionate in the face of challenge and setback.

The MP will create structures that promote cohesiveness and shared accountability throughout the organization and allow HU to effectively explore new opportunities and ideas that will inform and shape its future direction.

The MP will have a demonstrated track record working in international settings where welcoming differences and diverse perspectives were both a cultural and operating tenant. Candidates must also have experience working in complex, multi-sector contexts applying a systems-based approach.

Direct experience working in any of HU’s program areas is not necessary; however, a genuine passion and interest in HU’s mission is essential, as is experience successfully breaking into new fields or industries and/or effectively grappling with complex, multifaceted local or global challenges. This includes knowing how to identify key stakeholders and how to build relationships, trust, and credibility in new settings.

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How To Apply

Humanity United values, celebrates, and supports a diverse and inclusive environment throughout its organization. All qualified candidates who contribute to HU’s broad commitment to diversity are strongly encouraged to submit their materials for consideration. The search for the Managing Partner is being conducted internationally; welcoming of all candidates globally, including those who may require work authorization in the United States.

To be considered, please visit Waldron’s candidate portal and submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role: 

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