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People Operations Lead

drive people-related projects forward

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20 months ago

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role overview

Your mission will be to develop and lead EF's people operations, driving forward people-related projects and serving as a resource on various people matters within the organization. As the primary person in the EF whose specific mandate is about people operations, you will support team leads of independent teams as different needs arise, work with the leadership in planning and strategizing, and execute initiatives with other operational teams.


  • Build, improve, and implement people policies and processes

Together with other operational teams and staff, this role will maintain and improve existing people practices and will also create and implement new ones where there's a need.

  • Support team leads independent teams with people's needs and opportunities

This role will support the team leads by providing resources for different needs as they arise.

  • Support team leads in hiring more effectively

This includes keeping better track of hiring activities and the talent pipeline across the organization and helping team leads with job descriptions and negotiations.

  • Support the leadership in planning and strategizing around people operations

Researching and using industry standards and relevant data, this role will support the EF's leadership to identify effective, proactive approaches and initiatives to a wide range of people matters, including internal communications, organizational development, compliance, and professional development.

  • Gather, monitor, and analyze relevant HR data

This role will determine what statistics and data are valuable to the EF and will collect them and use the findings to guide strategies and decision-making.

  • Employ external expertise and tools

As our People Operations Lead, this role will work closely with other operational teams that already fill some HR roles. In addition, this role will also engage external expertise, services, and tools as well as additional staff, where appropriate.


experience in a senior/lead HR or people ops position of increasing responsibilities

experience in, and working knowledge of, different fields within HR (i.e., generalist > specialist)

experience working directly with management in creating, improving, and implementing HR systems, processes, policies and strategies

experience working for a tech company either at its HR team or as an HR consultant

experience working in HR at an organization of 100 to 300 people

experience working in HR at a remote or distributed organization

proficient written and verbal communication skills in English

familiarity with Ethereum, crypto or blockchain is a plus

about us

The Ethereum Foundation (EF) is a global non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Ethereum and related technologies. Our mission is to do what is best for Ethereum’s long-term success. Our role is to allocate resources to critical projects, to be a valued voice within the Ethereum ecosystem, and to advocate for Ethereum to the outside world.


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Ethereum Foundation
Ethereum Foundation
Is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Ethereum.