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People and Culture Manager

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We are looking for an experienced People and Culture Manager to join our team at RISE Travel Institute. As People and Culture Manager, you will be responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing all HR processes and strategies. You will work closely with the Executive Director, HR Advisor and DEI specialist, and HR Administrator, and will be planning and implementing HR strategies for RISE.

If you have the passion and the right background, and would like to join our team in mainstreaming sustainable travel through education, we’d be happy to have you on board.


  • Develop, implement and oversee all People & Culture strategies and initiatives that align with our organizational values
  • Reform the current recruitment and engagement processes to attract and retain quality diverse volunteers
  • Supervise the HR Administrator to ensure implementation of all HR processes and policies, including recruitment, onboarding, engagement, retention, and offboarding
  • Support the HR Advisor and DEI specialist with DEI projects as and when required
  • Cultivate an inclusive organizational culture and create a sense of belonging with all
  • Develop the Governance and Operations Handbook with the Executive Director
  • Respond to internal and external HR & volunteer related queries in a professional and confidential manner


  • A minimum of 3+ years of experience leading HR preferably in a startup environment
  • Prior experience in a People & Culture or DEI role is a plus
  • Thorough understanding of HR policies and procedures, and knowledge of Federal and State regulations relating around HR practices
  • A degree or relevant qualification in HR
  • Salesforce CRM knowledge is highly desirable

Time Commitment

The People and Culture Manager is expected to commit at least 4 hours per week. This is an unpaid position. RISE Travel Institute is a 501(c)3 run entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to inspire young travelers to create positive social, economic and environmental impact on travel destinations. If you’re interested in this position, please apply online using this form . Enquiries about other volunteer opportunities can be sent to

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770 River Road, #381, Edgewater, NJ 07020, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire responsible, impactful, sustainable and ethical travel through education. We envision a world where travel is a force for positive transformation for both travelers and travel destinations.


  • We offer online educational programs in sustainable travel for college students and young professionals, as well as study tours and travel scholarships.
  • We collaborate with academics and professionals in tourism, social justice, animal protection, and environmental sustainability to empower young travelers to create a positive impact on host communities and the local environment.

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  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Organization Design
  • Human Resources Recruitment
  • Human Resources Diversity
  • Human Resources Training & Development
  • Strategic Planning




  • Must be at least 18
  • The People and Culture Manager is expected to commit at least 4 hours per week. This is an unpaid position.
  • Please visit our website at

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