Head of People

Zeus Living

San Francisco, CA, USA

Full time

Nov 12

Making it easy to live well — whenever, wherever

At Zeus Living, we believe housing shouldn’t constrain how, where, and when you want to live. At the center of everything we do are our people—our customers, partners, and the Zeus team. That’s what our founders knew when they started Zeus Living in 2015, setting out to make renting a home easier. The goal then—and now—is to create a new, modern mode of housing, making it easy to live well—reliably, safely, comfortably, even stylishly—wherever, whenever.

We’ve grown and learned a great deal since we started. Today we’re a hardworking team of creators, problem-solvers, and strategists committed to our vision and values. Based in San Francisco and backed by Airbnb, Comcast, Bowery, and Initialized Capital, we’ve raised $90M in funding.

The Role

We’re looking for a strategic and data-driven Head of People who will lead People (HR), leadership development, and people & workplace operations. The right individual will bring leadership, creativity, and rigor to our people and culture practices.

As a member of our Executive Leadership Team, you will represent the voice of the employees and serve as the strategic thought leader to our executive team. You will lead, organize, and direct all aspects of the People (HR) functions including on-boarding and off-boarding talent, training and development, performance management, employee compensation, benefits, compliance, and most importantly employee relations, coaching, and culture. This position reports directly to our Chief Operating Officer.

What You’ll Do

  • Establish trust as a strategic thought leader, influencer, and change agent responsible for implementing people initiatives and cultural change across Zeus Living
  • Build a scalable performance culture that can remain strong and consistent across multiple markets, by implementing scalable process and technology infrastructure to support a business as it grows
  • Design, develop, execute, measure, and improve connected talent, leadership capability, and culture (diversity and inclusion, engagement surveys, values, distributed workforce, onboarding and offboarding, manager development, internal communications) strategies
  • Lead the strategy, design, and implementation of a distributed company culture 
  • Create and lead an integrated talent management framework including identification and assessment, succession planning, emerging talent, and high potential processes
  • Evaluate compensation strategy and philosophy, promotional processes, current People policies, and procedures, and implement creative compensation policies and equity structures to align with industry best practices
  • Build an employer brand and culture that is new and exciting, resonates with current and potential employees
  • Partner with the Director of Talent to deliver on a talent acquisition strategy and operating model that allows the business to find best in class talent

What You Bring

  • Significant experience in the People (HR) space, with demonstrated experience managing teams
  • Detail orientation and analytical rigor with the ability to elevate strategically and think creatively
  • Ability and knowledge to guide and manage the strategy for our full time and contingent workforce
  • Expertise as a strategic business partner
  • Experience rolling out programs across different geographies, functions, and levels
  • Leadership skills and an ability to build high-performing, distributed teams, with experience in a performance-driven culture
  • Experience facilitating across a variety of stakeholders, functions, and leaders
  • A continuous improvement mindset, shipping quickly, testing and iterating based on feedback and data

Our Benefits

  • Zeus subscribes to the philosophy of total rewards, ensuring that our people are taken care of and supported holistically
  • Competitive base salary, plus a chance to own a part of the business via stock options
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • 401(k) with a company match (100% of the first 3% you contribute, and 50% of the next 2%)
  • 20 paid days off per year. After 2 years with the company, you’ll receive 30 days per year
  • And many more...ask us about it on your first chat

At Zeus Living, We Are:

Transparent: honest, authentic, communication, access to info, hard truths

Humble: self-aware, ask for & accept help, inclusive, collaborative, respectful, thankful

Iterative: speedy, willing to break things, growth-minded, creative, process-driven

Human-centric: above & beyond service, surprise & delight, make things right


At Zeus Living, we believe that bringing together people who have different worldviews, personal circumstances, and experiences improves our customer service, work, environment, and one another. Diverse strengths, abilities, interests, and perspectives power the flow of innovation and creativity, which is vital to our success. We encourage people from all walks of life—all backgrounds, identities, genders, ages, races, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic statuses—to apply.

You can find more about what we offer here!

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