XPRIZE competitions change the world for the better by accelerating innovation life cycles, catalyzing markets, and energizing stakeholders.
The XPRIZE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and incentivizing breakthroughs to the most critical challenges facing humanity. Since its beginning in 1994, the Foundation has been building and continues to build a vision of hope and abundance for humanity’s future by harnessing the power of innovators, technology, and resources.
Through incentive prize competitions, XPRIZE enables people to create bold and transformative solutions that are scalable and drive real impact. XPRIZE competitions positively impact both the marketplace and humanity by addressing the market failures that have prevented significant breakthroughs across multiple sectors.
sets an audacious but achievable goal that aims to overcome challenges deemed impossible. It tackles some of humanity's most pressing issues by redefining what is achievable and pushing the boundaries of human potential.
defines and addresses a clear problem through extensive research, a design sprint, and a competition that catalyzes the development of the next breakthroughs to put humanity on the path toward a preferred future state for all. The desired outcome from an XPRIZE is clear and measurable, and the rules of the competition are transparent and easily understood.
democratizes innovation by encouraging expert and nonexpert participation and multidisciplinary collaboration.
catalyzes markets and revitalizes stagnant industries by increasing awareness of market failures and accelerating innovations to address them.
is highly leveraged, with competing teams attracting and mobilizing investment capital, partner support, and new members in pursuit of the prize. Philanthropic dollars are thus magnified in support of a solution.
Our first XPRIZE, the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight, spurred an industry and created exponential breakthroughs. Since then we have provided over $140 million in incentives through these competitions. Each prize has created an industry-changing technology that brings us closer to a better, safer, more sustainable world.
The use of incentive competitions, or prizes, to accelerate innovation goes back over 300 years, to when the British Admiralty launched the Longitude Prize in 1714 to find a better way to navigate our seas. In the years since, several well-known innovations have resulted from incentive competitions, including canning as a form of food preservation (a competition launched by Napoleon in 1795), modern plastics (the Billiard Ball Prize, 1863) and commercial aviation (the Orteig Prize, 1919).
This is more than a job to us. When you work at XPRIZE, you’re making a positive impact on some of the biggest challenges facing our world. Whether you’re working in prize design or development, marketing and communications, stakeholder relations, business operations or any other department, you’re playing a critical role in turning the impossible into the possible.
The People and Culture Generalist is accountable for the employment experience processes such as onboarding, benefits administration, event planning, facilities, Diversity and Inclusion, employee relations, talent and performance management, as well as Payroll. The role requires an extremely detailed and proactive gatekeeper that possesses the skills of hospitality and finesse required for a high-touch, high-demand, customer service culture. The People and Culture Generalist must have a working knowledge of state/federal law and be able to contribute to thought leadership around best practices as well as maintain Human Resource fundamentals; understanding the WHY. The role requires a high level of organization, speed, attention to detail, personal initiative as well as being dependable and trustworthy team member. This position requires an extremely perceptive person who can relate to individuals at all levels within the organization. The People and Culture Generalist must be sensitive to Foundation needs, and employee goodwill, proactively navigating around situations to cultivate an upbeat and relaxing environment that nurtures creativity, productivity, and a safe and healthful work environment.
The People & Culture Generalist will manage the life cycle of our XPRIZER’s and the day-to-day operations of HR. In this role, you will have the opportunity to display your exceptional customer service, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
Responsibilities are in several disciplines of the HR function including, payroll, worker’s comp, onboarding, compliance, training & development, HRIS, employee relations, facilities, and employee engagement.
In this role, you will work with the Director of Organizational Development and Talent Strategy to build, enhance, and evolve a healthy, vibrant employee experience throughout the employee lifecycle, from attraction to exit.
Strong project management skills will be key to be successful in this role, as well as the ability to adapt and flex across many people programs and processes with the HR organization. While strategic and critical thinking is necessary, the role entails significant tactical and administrative responsibilities.
Payroll & HRIS
Compliance and other HR Practices
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XPRIZE Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having a truly inclusive workforce. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or on the basis of actual or perceived gender as expressed through dress, appearance, or behavior.