People and Culture Manager

Operations · WASHINGTON, District of Columbia
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $55,000-$70,000

People & Culture Manager


Reports To: Chief Operating Officer


Issue One is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization that is uniting Republicans, Democrats, and independents in the movement for political reform. Issue One's ReFormers Caucus of more than 200 former members of Congress, governors, and Cabinet officials is the largest bipartisan coalition of its kind ever assembled to advocate for solutions to strengthen our democracy. Issue One is building a multi-year initiative to win game-changing federal legislation that gets big money out of politics and fixes our broken political system. 


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the People and Culture Manager is responsible for implementing day-to-day activities for Issue One on a range of HR and administrative related activities including benefits and compensation administration, policy implementation, employment law compliance, operations/supplies and records management, and talent development. The incumbent will provide high level customer service to all colleagues, regardless of their location.


The People and Culture Manager is an exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule.


Human Resources

  • Payroll and benefits administration.
    • Partners with COO and benefits broker team to administer benefits.
    • Reviews HR-related invoices to ensure accuracy, identify discrepancy and submit invoices for timely payment.
    • Processes required documents for payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record-keeping and proper deductions.
  • Talent development
    • Management of HRIS systems 
      • Reconciliation of employee time off (PTO/Vacation)
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Employee onboarding/offboarding process
  • Manages employees’ recruitment, hiring, recognition and retention processes
  • Manage the performance review process and timeline.
  • Collaborates with employees to identify relevant professional development opportunities

  • Maintains organizational chart, employee directory, and salary rosters.
  • Oversees management of all internal HR/personnel records and ensures the timely processing of HR related actions.

  • Responsible for managing the Internship Program.
    • Job posting and recruitment, conducting preliminary interviews, sending offer letters, facilitating orientation w/ direct supervisor, overseeing and assigning daily tasks, performing exit interview in conjunction with immediate supervisor
  • Lead in operational training for staff

  • HR Strategic Partner
    • Aligned and integrated within the organization's strategic vision.
    • Implement and maintain policies and procedures, including IO's Handbook
    • Recommends and administers various human resources plans and procedures for all company personnel.
    • Provide trends and advice to the COO and Senior Team related to annual updates for the compensation program; includes conducting yearly salary surveys and labor market research; analyzing compensation; and managing/revising the performance evaluation program, as necessary.
    • Develops, recommends, and implements personnel policies and procedures.
    • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings, such as seminars/ webinars. Share key takeaways and action items with the senior team.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality and sensitivity in all HR-related matters.
  • Facilitate the provision of the necessary space, equipment, and IT support to employees to effectively perform their duties.
  • Completes special projects and performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Lead Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee meetings (draft agendas, manage action steps, etc.)
  • Spearhead the DEI implementation plan, including writing policies and procedures, conducting staff surveys, and researching related topics
  • Manage the DEI quarterly book club
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve IO staff members' experiences.
  • Assess current employee benefits/perks and provide the senior team with ways to improve existing ones.
  • Manages logistics for the office fun committee, including helping with planning office events to foster a great office culture. 

Administrative/Operational (Transitional until Finance and Ops Associate position is filled)

  • Coordinate with all outside vendors, such as IT providers and printing services
  • Scheduling, plan, and staff any conference calls, meetings, and conventions
  • Handles board meeting preparation, including materials, food, space, and serves as a point of contact to board members.
  • Answer phones, direct calls, take messages and ensure pleasant, courteous, and professional interactions with all who contact Issue One
  • Maintain positive and professional relationships with Issue One staff, board members, donors, advisers, and other stakeholders.
  • Expense Report and Credit Card Report Management
  • Overseeing the administrative needs of the Fulcrum office and its staff
  • Overseas Finance and Operations Associate position (when filled)


  • Candidate must have at least five (5) years experience (including relevant internships) in an HR-related capacity;
  • Exceptionally writing and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to be entrusted with sensitive information and conduct daily activities with the utmost professionalism and integrity.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage details, solve problems, and follow through on assignments with minimal direct supervision;
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization, including staff, consultants, colleagues, volunteers, donors, and the general public;
  • Must be confident, outgoing, courteous, and professional in all written and verbal communications;
  • Must have strong personal work ethic and time management skills;
  • Demonstrated experience with software including Google platform and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint;
  • Strong attention to detail; demonstrated knowledge with copy-editing a plus;
  • A great sense of humor and can-do attitude are a must!


This will be a full-time position based in Washington, D.C.

Salary & Benefits

Salary range $55,000-$70,000. Issue One offers a competitive benefits package for all full-time employees.

How to Apply

1) Access the application by clicking here: People and Culture Manager Application

2) Fill out the questionnaire by clicking here: Self-Identification Questionnaire 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Due to the volume of applications, we will unfortunately not acknowledge receipt of all applications. No phone calls, please.

Issue One is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. Issue One places a high value on fostering an inclusive workplace, and we are committed to building a team as diverse as the American people. We do not make hiring or advancement or other employment decisions based on race, religion, gender, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, political affiliation, pregnancy, disability, or any other status protected by law. Individuals from across the political spectrum who are passionate about fixing our broken political system are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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