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 Values

We 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 approach here.

The Opportunity

CZI is seeking a dynamic and motivated People Business Associate (HR Generalist) whose main purpose and function is to provide overall support to the People Business Partners and aligned client groups. The People Business Associate will build trust-based, collaborative relationships with managers and employees while ensuring the continued success of the People team in HR functional areas that include recruitment, position management, employee relations, compensation analysis, HRIS data analysis and reporting and learning and development.

You will

  • Serve as part of the operational arm for the People Business Partners (PBPs) team and provide first point of contact to assigned groups and PBPs.
  • Provide HR support and guidance to employees and mid-level managers on basic employee relations and problem solving, working with PBPs and legal to make decisions. Provide advice and counsel on HR policies and procedures.
  • Work with functional experts across the People team (compensation, L&D, People Ops, and recruiting) to help reward, develop, retain and identify talent.
  • Support integrated approaches to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in talent attraction, development and retention
  • Assist with projects specific to employee engagement, including but not limited to working with PBPs on meeting and project prep, facilitation of focus groups, and brainstorming sessions with client groups.
  • Act as first-level contact to functional areas during major annual initiatives such as performance management and year-end compensation processes.
  • Use judgement and a high level of discernment when understanding when to escalate complex or difficult issues to PBPs or to the director of PBPs.

You have

  • 4-5 years of HR, talent management, or HR Generalist experience.
  • Comfortable working with and analyzing large sets of data and presenting results that tell a clear and compelling story to various levels of employees within the CZI community.
  • Flexibility to work across a diverse range of projects (i.e. strong quantitative skills combined with aptitude for talent management initiatives) with different stakeholders
  • Strong and effective communication, influencing, coaching and consulting skills. Excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills developing, building and maintaining strong business partnerships.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, people ops, organizational design, diversity, performance management, and federal/state respective employment laws.
  • Proven record of delivering an extremely high standard of quality work with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity and creating systems and plans where there are none


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 completed COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all employees (with the exception of reasonable accommodations due to medical or religious beliefs).  All applicants coming onsite to a CZI facility are required to show proof of COVID vaccination or take an onsite COVID test.

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