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Director, People and Finance Systems (Workday)

Company: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Founded by Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that's leveraging technology to help solve some of society's toughest challenges - from eradicating disease, to improving education. Across our core initiatives of Science and Education, we're pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and advocacy, to progress in our mission of building an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.Our ValuesWe believe we can help build a future for everyone.We aim to be daring, but humble: We look for bold ideas - regardless of structure and stage - and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our society's challenges like those who live them every day. Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups - women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.CZI also supports multiple work options. Learn more about our philosophy and approachhere.The OpportunityDirector, People Systems is a key member of the Business Systems team responsible for managing the Workday platform as well as other Human Resources systems. Reporting to the Head of Business Systems this role will build and execute the technology roadmap that balances the strategic and operational needs of the People team.You will work closely with stakeholders of the People team to understand the organizational needs and create technology solutions to meet business goals/objectives. The ideal candidate must be innovative, collaborative, and have a strong foundation in Workday and other human resources applications. This hands-on role demands strong coaching, influencing, and inspiring skills as well as best practice people processes knowledge with employee experience focus. You willBuild and execute technology roadmaps. Manage strategic and tactical direction of the Workday platform and integrations to other systems. Manage and mentor a team responsible for the design, configuration, development, support, and administration of Workday and other supporting systems. Deliver technology solutions with employee/customer experience focus following standards and best practices. Manage technology demand through collaboration with businesses and IT stakeholders. Identify opportunities to optimize/digitize business processes and partner with People, Finance, IT, and Business Operations teams on implementing solutions.Oversee day-to-day operations to meet service-level agreements.Stay current on all new features and functionality provided by Workday and effective management of external partners.Select technology solutions and system integrators, negotiate contracts, and manage vendors. Drive continuous improvement on existing technology platforms to improve user experience, scalability, security, and quality. You have15+ years of hands-on experience leading people technology teams and initiatives (Core Human Capital Management, Talent/Performance, Advanced Compensation, Benefits, Recruiting, etc.)Excellent people manager who inspires, develops, and motivates a team of technology professionals while creating an inclusive culture.Strong knowledge of implementing and running Workday platform with integration to other systems. Experience leading system assessments and implementations, including project management, issue management, communications, and change management.Deep knowledge of Finance and HR strategy, processes (Hire to Retire), and best practices.Strong communication, collaboration, and business stakeholder management skills. Passion, and a proven track record, for delivering technology solutions that delight customers.Proven ability to combine intuition, business judgment, and discretion in decision-makingTeam player with high accountability and a "get things done" attitude.The Redwood City, CA base pay range for this role is $200,000.00 - $300,000.00. New hires are typically hired into the lower portion of the range, enabling employee growth in the range over time. Actual placement in range is based on job-related skills and experience, as evaluated throughout the interview process. Pay ranges outside Redwood City are adjusted based on cost of labor in each respective geographical market. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your location during the hiring process.#LI-RemoteCZI is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace. We welcome interest from individuals of all backgrounds and levels of experience who share our mission. If you're interested in this role but your previous experience doesn't perfectly align with each qualification in the job description, we still encourage you to apply as you may be the perfect fit for this or another role!CZI believes that vaccines are one of the most powerful tools to fight COVID-19 and save lives. It aligns to our mission and work to cure, manage, and prevent disease. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all employees (with the exception of reasonable accommodations due to medical or religious beliefs). All visitors coming onsite to a CZI facility are required to show proof of COVID vaccination or take an onsite COVID test.

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