Vice President, People & Culture (Remote)

If you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily meet every single point listed below, please apply – you could be exactly who we are looking for! 

Reporting to the CEO, Panorama is recruiting a Vice President, People and Culture to lead and develop a new People and Culture department. As part of the Senior Team, the VP, People and Culture will lead, develop, and execute all of Panorama’s people needs, ensuring a strong equity-oriented culture that promotes employee development and satisfaction. Given the nature of our work, your decisions will impact Panorama’s internal people and culture strategy as well as deliver solutions for a diverse portfolio of social impact partners.

About Panorama Global

Panorama is a platform for social change dedicated to solving the world’s most intractable problems. Our goal is to maximize social impact by partnering with visionary leaders to codevelop solutions with audacious thinking and bold action. We serve as an intermediary, a philanthropic advisor to foundations and high-net-worth individuals, a grant-maker through collaborative funds, a fiscal sponsor and backbone organization to new and ongoing initiatives, and a consultancy offering strategic counsel and tactical support on social impact projects.

At Panorama, our global, cross-sector partners are at the center of our work, and we tailor our approach to meet their individual needs. Our team works on strategy development, communications and advocacy, resource mobilization, organizational design, and fiscal sponsorship. Our projects tackle a wide range of societal issues including, but not limited to, pandemic preparedness, vaccines, gender equity, mental health, and the climate crises.

Established in 2017, Panorama Global is a diverse team of aspirational thinkers with the know-how to get things done in a fast-paced and flexible environment. Over the last five years, we have grown from a team of 5 to a team of 40+, with over $34.5M in funds under management.

As our VP, People and Culture:

  • You are an experienced executive. You come to the table with strong opinions and moral convictions, and you’re able to take a visionary approach. You work well with an executive team that works fast, values performance, and shares what they think.
  • You are motivated to make transformational change. You believe in working for mission-driven organizations that meet the needs of stakeholders across the world. You feel a sense of responsibility for social good.
  • You apply an equity lens. You acknowledge and account for the differences in lived experience, proximity to power, and privilege as you design systems, policies, and procedures.
  • You can design and execute. You’re motivated by high growth environments that consistently navigate change. You likely have experience building systems, teams, and structures from scratch.
  • You are mature. You understand that flexibility, adaptation, and responsiveness are keys to success, and you work to show up with presence and calm. You have high levels of integrity and ethics, and you regularly exercise sound judgement. You’re used to making multiple strategic decisions every day.
  • You are naturally collaborative. You’re a courageous advocate for people, culture, and strategy with a strong sense of self. You like working alongside teammates and you’re an excellent listener.
  • You’re a facilitator and trainer. You’re experienced and adept at building transformational professional development experiences, and you are certified in key leadership frameworks.


Executive Leadership

  • Executive responsibility for all human resources-related initiatives, systems, and policies across Panorama Global, Panorama Strategy, and for Panorama’s fiscally sponsored initiatives.
  • Thought leader and partner to the CEO and Senior Team on key organizational and management issues, including employee brand, future of work, employee engagement, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Strategic leadership of people and culture, including but not limited to, Total Rewards, Talent Strategy, Culture and Values, Leadership and Employee Training strategy.

Supervision and Management

  • Manage existing human resources team of two persons and assess need for additional hires.
  • Cultivate a high-performing team by prioritizing collective success, team development, clear expectation setting, and regular performance assessment.
  • Develop a long-term vision and key performance indicators for the People and Culture team, ensuring that its work aligns with and facilitates the organization’s overall needs and growth.

Operational Leadership

  • Develop a strategic recruitment and retention plan that meets the growing needs of the organization and that aligns with the organization’s Values and Culture Compact.
  • Develop and execute plans for performance management, employee recognition, retention, and development.
  • Plan and develop effective team engagement and professional development programs.
  • Manage compensation, benefits, employee recognition and rewards, and teambuilding elements of the organizational budget.
  • Oversee the design and operation of human resources information systems that track data necessary for the organization to evaluate and monitor information related to staffing.
  • Monitor and ensure organizational compliance with state and local laws in all states in which Panorama has employees (currently 15 states plus the District of Columbia, and growing).
  • Responsible for employee handbook and all employee policies.
  • Maintain knowledge of best practices and trends in all areas of human resources, ensuring that Panorama remains an attractive place to work.
  • Liaise with employment counsel, as needed, and with external HR support when required.

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional experience and career growth in human resources management, which includes employee relations, compensation and benefits programs, talent recruitment and retention, and professional development; senior management experience required.
  • Experience recruiting and retaining a diverse staff, experience in international staffing a plus.
  • Experience developing compensation and benefits strategies and experience developing talent to support them.
  • Proficiency with or ability to quickly understand key HRIS systems and develop plans for development or sourcing.
  • Experience managing employees in multiple states and managing a hybrid working environment.
  • Experience working for or collaborating with various types of organizations, including corporations, foundations, multilateral agencies, and international NGOs.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; other language proficiencies welcomed.
  • Final offer will be contingent on a successful background check.

Salary and Benefits

The starting salary for this position is $160,000 alongside a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance for employees
  • Paid time off and sick leave
  • 401(k) with employer contribution
  • Flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care, and transit
  • Flexibility to work from home anywhere in the U.S (we provide the technology!)
  • A commitment to professional development and growth


This position is available on a fully remote basis within the United States. Willingness to travel occasionally within the U.S., particularly for collaborative work and team retreats.

How to Apply

We’re excited to hear from you! Interested candidates, please submit a resume and cover letter to Applications without cover letters will not be considered; please use this as an opportunity to convey why you want to be the Vice President, People and Culture at Panorama!

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Panorama is committed to creating a diverse team and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We know that representation matters in the workplace and with our partners; to that end we are committed to a hiring process grounded in equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship or immigration status, national origin, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, political ideology, the presence of any physical, mental, or sensory disability, age, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Panorama complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Nicole Travis, HR Generalist, at

Panorama Global is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Panorama participates in the federal E-Verify system. All candidates should review the E-Verify Participation and Right to Work posters for more information.

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