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Yoga Alliance (YA) is a global, independent member organization that advances the development and livelihood of yoga professionals and advocates for safety and accessibility in yoga. A related public charity, the Yoga Alliance Foundation (YAF), is an emerging field leader in yoga-based social impact dedicated to increasing access to yoga for populations that have traditionally been under-served, underrepresented, and marginalized in/by it. We envision a world in which our collective wellbeing and human consciousness is elevated through equitable access to high-quality teaching and practice of yoga.

Together, these two organizations support yoga teachers to more fully grow into their role as leaders in their communities. YA supports yoga teachers’ growth as professionals. YAF develops vehicles for direct social impact, such as programs that enable those professional teachers to serve within communities that have typically been excluded from yoga.

YA and YAF (YA/F) were founded to promote unity in yoga – so that all lineages, traditions, and yoga organizations may thrive, and all students may benefit from the gifts of yoga in the way that suits their needs best. We do this work so that the gifts of yoga can be offered safely and effectively to all.


WHAT YOU’LL DO

Our people and company culture are the keys to our success, so we prioritize building and maintaining an amazing employee experience and ensuring that our tools for serving and supporting our employees – such as our recruiting strategy, performance management, compensation and retention plans, and training and development – are consistent with and contribute to our organizational and cultural values. As the Director of People + Culture, you will be responsible for the operational management of this work to attract, develop, support, and retain top talent, and to continually build a shared, intentional culture.

You will report directly to the Vice President of People + Culture and oversee a team of two (HR & Operations Manager; Office Manager).

Responsibilities:

Oversee operations of all People + Culture priorities and processes, including (but not limited to):

  • Implementing new tools, processes, and programs, and evaluating existing ones, to ensure alignment with our organizational and cultural values.
  • Support, develop, and implement strategies to increase diversity, equity & inclusion within the organization, in partnership with the internal equity team.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to implement strategies for employee engagement and retention, including staff recognition and rewards programs.
  • Manage performance management processes and assist with career goal development. Collaborate with team leaders on suggestions for individual training that will enhance growth and development.
  • Participate in coaching, counseling, and advising management and staff to ensure resolution of employment-related matters.
  • Ensure that our offboarding process creates a bridge for continued relationship and participation in that process.
  • Prepare and analyze HR metrics and provide reports that support decision-making in specified areas.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation. Ensure adherence to federal, state, and local legal requirements, advise management on needed actions to remain compliant.
  • Create and/or update policies, procedures, and guidelines as needed.
  • Function as the primary liaison to internal committees and working groups.
  • Keep abreast of industry knowledge and trends by participating in conferences and educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining professional networks, and participating in professional organizations.

WHAT YOU HAVE

  • Highly proactive style of work, with a demonstrated track record of developing innovative approaches
  • Thorough understanding of HR policies and procedures, and knowledge of Federal and State regulations, including but not limited to FLSA, FMLA, COBRA, ADA, HIPAA, and EEO laws and regulations
  • Must be a collaborative team player, possess a strong customer service orientation, and be a consultative problem solver
  • A minimum of 10 years of HR experience in a managerial role is required; PHR or SPHR preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or a related field is preferred
  • Familiarity with all aspects of HR, including compensation, recruitment, benefits, training and development, payroll, career planning and diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are essential. Be able to confidently lead meetings and presentations and be able to interface with all levels of staff with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to advocate for team members and organizational needs at all levels and from all perspectives.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Knowledge of ADP RUN, BambooHR, and 15Five desirable

OTHER THINGS ABOUT US

Our organizational values are Unity, Integrity, Inquiry, Equity, and Seva (Service). We are actively building a culture of employee empowerment, responsible stewardship, mutual respect and trust, and work/life balance.

Specific employee benefits include (but is not limited to):

  • Competitive pay
  • Remote work capability
  • Paid Time off includes: 20 vacation days, 13 paid holidays, office closure from Christmas Eve until New Year’s Day, and birthday comp day.
  • 6 months paid maternity leave
  • 100% of employee medical, dental and vision premiums paid by employer
  • Short- and long-term disability and life insurance paid by employer
  • Yearly professional development stipend
  • 401(k) employer match – 100% vested immediately!!!
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Yoga Alliance (YA) is a global, independent member organization that advances the development and livelihood of yoga professionals and advocates for safety and accessibility in yoga. A related public charity, the Yoga Alliance Foundation (YAF), is an emerging field leader in yoga-based social impact dedicated to increasing access to yoga for populations that have traditionally been under-served, underrepresented, and marginalized in/by it. We envision a world in which our collective wellbeing and human consciousness is elevated through equitable access to high-quality teaching and practice of yoga.

Together, these two organizations support yoga teachers to more fully grow into their role as leaders in their communities. YA supports yoga teachers’ growth as professionals. YAF develops vehicles for direct social impact, such as programs that enable those professional teachers to serve within communities that have typically been excluded from yoga.

YA and YAF (YA/F) were founded to promote unity in yoga – so that all lineages, traditions, and yoga organizations may thrive, and all students may benefit from the gifts of yoga in the way that suits their needs best. We do this work so that the gifts of yoga can be offered safely and effectively to all.

We are currently seeking a Bilingual Member Support Representative for Japanese to join our team.


WHAT YOU’LL DO

You’ll serve as Yoga Alliance’s first point of contact by responding to incoming questions by phone and email. You’ll be responsible for providing education and information about the Yoga Alliance credentialing system, policies, benefits of membership, account navigation, and more. You’ll also engage in proactive community outreach to support membership satisfaction and retention including supporting community conversations in Japanese. You must be comfortable using technology platforms such as Microsoft Office, databases, ticketing systems, Association Management Systems, and/or Customer Relationship Systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality, personable, friendly, and professional customer service to respond to member needs and concerns
  • Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Develop, draft, and share responses that align with Yoga Alliance’s culture, brand, and writing style guide
  • Assist members with navigating the Association Management System to register, renew, submit continuing education, access benefits, and more
  • Host and/or facilitate community conversations with members through digital events and community forums in Japanese
  • Translate email communications and membership related correspondences for members in Japanese
  • Relay accurate information to educate the community about Yoga Alliance standards, policies, member benefits, and initiatives
  • Express complex concepts in a clear, diplomatic, and tactful manner
  • Remain positive, composed, and professional while working with members in a fast-paced environment
  • Act as a Tier 1 help desk agent to help members interact with our technology system
  • Take initiative to complete tasks and determine solutions to solve problems
  • Engage in proactive outreach to welcome new members, build retention, and engage the community
  • Work in a collaborative team environment as a leader to solve problems and remain flexible in a dynamic environment for an organization that is experiencing growth and positive change
  • Support and address complex matters and member escalations.
  • Report trending member interactions to management to help streamline the membership process to better serve our members.

WHAT YOU HAVE

  • Bilingual ability to speak, comprehend, and write in English and Japanese
  • 2-4 years of work experience in customer service-oriented industry such as membership, retail, or hospitality
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with responding to emails and phone calls for a business to align with an organizational writing style and brand
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to build positive working relationships
  • Excellent technology skills: Microsoft Office, databases, software programs, tracking logs, AMSs, and CRMs
  • Experience with writing articles or blogs for a business or experience with working in communications, marketing, and/or public relations
  • Desire to support the yoga community and has an appreciation of yoga
  • Routinely exceeded regular performance goals and metrics
  • Ability to de-escalate difficult conversations.

OTHER THINGS ABOUT US

Our organizational values are Unity, Integrity, Inquiry, Equity, and Seva (Service). We are actively building a culture of employee empowerment, responsible stewardship, mutual respect and trust, and work/life balance.

Specific employee benefits include (but is not limited to):

  • Competitive pay
  • Remote work capability
  • Paid Time off includes: 20 vacation days, 13 paid holidays, office closure from Christmas Eve until New Year’s Day, and birthday comp day.
  • 6 months paid maternity leave
  • 100% of employee medical, dental and vision premiums paid by employer
  • Short- and long-term disability and life insurance paid by employer
  • Yearly professional development stipend
  • 401(k) employer match – 100% vested immediately!!!
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Yoga Alliance (YA) is a global, independent member organization that advances the development and livelihood of yoga professionals and advocates for safety and accessibility in yoga. A related public charity, the Yoga Alliance Foundation (YAF), is an emerging field leader in yoga-based social impact dedicated to increasing access to yoga for populations that have traditionally been under-served, underrepresented, and marginalized in/by it. We envision a world in which our collective wellbeing and human consciousness is elevated through equitable access to high-quality teaching and practice of yoga.

Together, these two organizations support yoga teachers to more fully grow into their role as leaders in their communities. YA supports yoga teachers’ growth as professionals. YAF develops vehicles for direct social impact, such as programs that enable those professional teachers to serve within communities that have typically been excluded from yoga.

YA and YAF (YA/F) were founded to promote unity in yoga – so that all lineages, traditions, and yoga organizations may thrive, and all students may benefit from the gifts of yoga in the way that suits their needs best. We do this work so that the gifts of yoga can be offered safely and effectively to all.

We are currently seeking a Bilingual Member Support Representative for Mandarin to join our team.


WHAT YOU’LL DO

You’ll serve as Yoga Alliance’s first point of contact by responding to incoming questions by phone and email. You’ll be responsible for providing education and information about the Yoga Alliance credentialing system, policies, benefits of membership, account navigation, and more. You’ll also engage in proactive community outreach to support membership satisfaction and retention including supporting community conversations in Mandarin. You must be comfortable using technology platforms such as Microsoft Office, databases, ticketing systems, Association Management Systems, and/or Customer Relationship Systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality, personable, friendly, and professional customer service to respond to member needs and concerns
  • Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Develop, draft, and share responses that align with Yoga Alliance’s culture, brand, and writing style guide
  • Assist members with navigating the Association Management System to register, renew, submit continuing education, access benefits, and more
  • Host and/or facilitate community conversations with members through digital events and community forums in Mandarin>/li>
  • Translate email communications and membership related correspondences for members in Mandarin
  • Relay accurate information to educate the community about Yoga Alliance standards, policies, member benefits, and initiatives
  • Express complex concepts in a clear, diplomatic, and tactful manner
  • Remain positive, composed, and professional while working with members in a fast-paced environment
  • Act as a Tier 1 help desk agent to help members interact with our technology system
  • Take initiative to complete tasks and determine solutions to solve problems
  • Engage in proactive outreach to welcome new members, build retention, and engage the community
  • Work in a collaborative team environment as a leader to solve problems and remain flexible in a dynamic environment for an organization that is experiencing growth and positive change
  • Support and address complex matters and member escalations.
  • Report trending member interactions to management to help streamline the membership process to better serve our members.

WHAT YOU HAVE

  • Bilingual ability to speak, comprehend, and write in English and Mandarin
  • 2-4 years of work experience in customer service-oriented industry such as membership, retail, or hospitality
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with responding to emails and phone calls for a business to align with an organizational writing style and brand
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to build positive working relationships
  • Excellent technology skills: Microsoft Office, databases, software programs, tracking logs, AMSs, and CRMs
  • Experience with writing articles or blogs for a business or experience with working in communications, marketing, and/or public relations
  • Desire to support the yoga community and has an appreciation of yoga
  • Routinely exceeded regular performance goals and metrics
  • Ability to de-escalate difficult conversations.

OTHER THINGS ABOUT US

Our organizational values are Unity, Integrity, Inquiry, Equity, and Seva (Service). We are actively building a culture of employee empowerment, responsible stewardship, mutual respect and trust, and work/life balance.

Specific employee benefits include (but is not limited to):

  • Competitive pay
  • Remote work capability
  • Paid Time off includes: 20 vacation days, 13 paid holidays, office closure from Christmas Eve until New Year’s Day, and birthday comp day.
  • 6 months paid maternity leave
  • 100% of employee medical, dental and vision premiums paid by employer
  • Short- and long-term disability and life insurance paid by employer
  • Yearly professional development stipend
  • 401(k) employer match – 100% vested immediately!!!
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Working at Yoga Alliance

Our diverse and talented staff are committed to fostering high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching. This shared mission is at the heart of every department and cultivates opportunities for professionals in multiple industries to thrive at Yoga Alliance.

Our office is located in Arlington, Virginia within sight of the historic northwest region of Washington, D.C.—a detail that provides us with a dynamic and inspiring backdrop to our working environment.

Yoga Alliance proudly provides excellent employee benefits including a comprehensive health insurance plan, a 401K plan, and a generous paid-leave policy. Employees enjoy a casual dress code so they can arrive to work as their most authentic selves. Our office culture is supportive and collaborative with conscious attention to body and mind health. It is common for the office staff to participate in group meditation, quiet time, and group yoga.

Sound like you? We would love to hear from you.

Yoga Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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