OMCA is leading the national Museum community with its organizational redesign efforts to become a cultural institution that serves the community and fosters a culture of equity, innovation, collaboration and leadership development. The Director of People is imperative to OMCA’s organizational culture transformation. The position is responsible for partnering with senior staff, Board and vendors/partners to conceive, create, implement and execute People Strategy solutions that drive business results and ensure people are valued and that positions are staffed and functioning at the highest capacity to achieve institutional goals. The position also acts as a liaison between staff and the aforementioned parties to ensure compliance, create practices that attract, reward, and retain talented staff in service of advancing OMCA’s mission and goals.
The Director of People is a member of the six-person Senior Leadership Council and reports to the Executive Director. The position oversees two (2) positions within the Human Resources Department. The Director of People works collaboratively in a co-leadership model with the CFO to co-lead the Operational Effectiveness/Shared Resources unit within the new organizational structure, providing coaching, support, and broad oversight to staff leaders for the Museum’s Volunteer Program, Institution-wide Project Management, and Visitor Evaluation and Insights functions of the Museum. The position also works in collaboration with team members in the Advancement and Engagement, and Content and Experience business units.
The key priorities for the Director of People will be to:
First consideration will be given to applications received by July 9, 2021. To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please electronically submit your resume, letter of interest to The Byers Group at: email@example.com. The letter of interest should outline why you are interested in joining OMCA and your relevant accomplishments. Please provide two examples of why you would be a strong candidate and the key attributes you would bring to this position. Confidential inquiries are encouraged and can be directed to: Ms. Brett Byers, 323-403-8279, firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Mr. Cary Jordan, 718-753-4008, email@example.com. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE ON THIS SITE.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Council, the position is expected to:
Benefits Management & Compensation
Staffing & Development
The Ideal Candidate
The Museum is looking for an experienced people-centric, mission-driven leader and strategic human resources business partner to serve as its Director of People. The ideal candidate will be a demonstrated leader with a proven track record of affecting operational change and a big picture thinker who builds up the people infrastructure of the organization. The ideal candidate has a strong hands-on HR generalist background including experience in employee/labor relations, performance management, investigation, recruitment, employee development, talent management, classification/compensation who is able to perform and direct the various HR functions.
As the leader of OMCA’s DEIA initiatives and strategy, the Director of People will be consultative, promoting open dialogue across the organization, synthesizing divergent views, and coalescing the organization around a shared and inclusive vision for the Museum’s culture and future. The leader will ensure that communications are streamlined and consistent, providing clarity on Human Resources related policies and procedures across the organization. This leader is an individual with unquestioned integrity, ethics, and values; someone who can be trusted with highly confidential and sensitive information.
The successful Director will be deeply committed to and have a passion for the Museum’s mission, work and values of equity, inclusion and antiracism. The Director will be a team builder who possesses a coaching and mentoring leadership style and fosters a culture of ongoing curiosity, growth, learning creativity, and community engagement. The commitment to working collaboratively within a co-leadership model in an anti-racist organization and the eagerness to work closely at every level of the organization is paramount to the success of the new Director as well as the following experiences and qualifications:
The Oakland Museum of California is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability/disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We highly encourage our diverse community to apply for available employment, internship, fellowship and volunteer positions at the Museum, as we aim to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, OMCA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.