VP of People and Culture


United States Remote

Full time

People Operations / Mid/Senior level

Mar 4

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Wonolo (Work Now Locally) is disrupting the $500BN temporary staffing industry. Founded in 2014, Wonolo's mission is to help people find consistent work. Through our two-sided tech marketplace, we connect hundreds of businesses in need of front-line workers with 1 million underemployed workers in local markets across the United States, within minutes. Wonolo recently raised $140M in growth funding which will continue to help us empower the in-demand workforce by democratizing access to flexible work, opportunities to learn new skills, a living wage, and comprehensive portable benefits and perks. 

We are looking for a Vice President of People and Culture to help scale the company from hyper growth stage to IPO and beyond. In this role, you will be a trusted member of the leadership team and oversee our Talent and People strategy, developing and implementing programs that will continue to make Wonolo an innovative company and great place to work.

The People team at Wonolo owns the employee experience, from hiring and onboarding, to L&D, career development, and retention. In this role you will lead a high performing, globally distributed team that includes Talent Acquisition, People Operations, Employee Experience, Learning & Development, and Compensation & Rewards. 

We welcome qualified candidates located anywhere in the United States and Canada.

What you'll do:

  • Act as a strategic partner to leadership, creating workforce initiatives to meet our growth plans.
  • Be a thought leader and champion of our culture, ensuring our mission and values are upheld and put into practice.
  • Partner with the Sr. Director of Recruiting to ensure we consistently hit our hiring targets while providing an outstanding candidate experience.
  • Work closely with the Leadership team to deliver on key initiatives.
  • Work with our global teams to create a world-class culture of inclusivity and connection in a remote environment.
  • Ensure all employees feel valued by celebrating wins both big and small, as well as doubling down on Learning & Development initiatives, career pathing, and equitable compensation practices.
  • Monitor market and industry trends to ensure readiness for regulatory environment ahead and adjust our operations accordingly.
  • Oversee our People Operations function, including HRIS, our global benefits strategy, and internal policies and systems.

Who you are:

  • Proven track record of success in Human Resources, People Operations, or a related field, at high growth technology companies.
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of HR including but not limited to: HRIS, employee policies, benefits, onboarding, employee relations, L&D, diversity, compensation etc.
  • Some experience with M&A, specifically with integration.
  • Demonstrated experience leading globally distributed teams and scaling organizations up to 1,000+ people.
  • High IQ, but even higher EQ.
  • Strong leadership skills and self-awareness to have the right influence on the executive team and the rest of the company.
  • Highly strategic, but also tactical with a high sense of urgency and execution speed.
  • Ability to strike the right balance between discipline, simplicity, flexibility, and growth.
  • You demonstrate a commitment to advancing representation and inclusion in and out of the workplace.
  • Nice to have: Previous experience leading up to or through an IPO.

If you have read up to this point, we hope you are excited about this opportunity to work at Wonolo! Even if your experience does not check every bullet point, we still highly encourage you to apply. The best hires do not always check off every box of a job description.

Benefits and perks:

  • The opportunity for growth in a mission-driven and well-funded start-up
  • Meaningful equity and company bonus
  • We pay 100% of the medical/dental/vision insurance premiums for you, 80% for your dependents
  • Generous parental leave plan
  • Cell phone reimbursement and company laptop
  • Continued learning through unlimited access to Udemy for Business sponsored by Wonolo
  • Retirement plans as well as life and disability insurance
  • We encourage a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible schedules, an open vacation policy, and the ability to work from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada (no more commutes!)
  • Team outings, happy hours, company off-sites, and more!

About Wonolo:

Wonolo is a two-sided job marketplace that serves over 1 million front-line workers, providing them access to flexible and consistent job opportunities across the United States within minutes, at companies such as Peloton, Coca-Cola, Neiman Marcus, Papa John's, and thousands more.

We are a remote-first company with 180+ full-time employees, and quickly scaling our team within the United States and Canada. We are well funded and backed by leading investors including Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, and Leeds Illuminate, among others.

Learn more about us:

Wonolo raises $140M to continue supporting over 1 million laborers and front-line workers

Wonolo is one of Glassdoor's best tech companies to work for in 2021

Sequoia, leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, invests in Wonolo

Yong Kim (CEO) on why he's passionate about empowering the in-demand workforce

Wonolo is a Great Place to Work-Certified company for delivering a consistently high-trust experience for all employees. We value representation and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees.

#24 in Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2021 (Small and Medium)

#12 in Fortune's Best Workplaces in the Bay Area 2021 (Small and Medium)

Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces 2020 (Medium to Large)

Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging

Wonolo welcomes you as you and celebrates our collective diversity. We work to serve the underserved, and we are built on the strength of our entire community. We are especially interested in candidates who represent different cultures, perspectives, and backgrounds as these empower our team to come together to make the best decisions and the biggest impact.

Wonolo is an equal opportunity employer. We work to ensure all people feel supported, empowered, and connected at work. A big part of this effort is through our support for members and allies of Employee Resource Groups such as Whammies of Color and Allies at Wonolo (WoCAW), Women of Wonolo (WoW), Parents of Wonolo (PoW), and People Out at Wonolo and Allies (POWA). Individuals seeking to work at or with Wonolo are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status under all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

Wonolo Privacy Statement

By providing your personal information and/or submitting your application, you agree that Wonolo may use your personal information for the purposes of carrying out its recruitment and hiring process, which may include, but not limited to, reviewing your qualifications, verifying your information, communicating with you about the recruitment process, and retaining your personal data as otherwise needed for recruitment-related activities.

Information you provide Wonolo as part of the recruitment process is accessible only to those Wonolo employees and other third-party service providers involved with Wonolo's recruitment, interview, and onboarding process. Wonolo does not disclose your personal information to any third party in a manner that would be considered a sale under applicable laws. By providing your personal information as an applicant for this position or any other position at Wonolo, you agree that your personal data may be transferred and/or disclosed to Wonolo's third-party providers. This may include transfers to servers and databases outside the country where you provided Wonolo with your personal data.

This position is not open to applicants residing in or otherwise based in the State of Colorado or New York City. The work location is flexible if approved by the Company, except that the position may not be performed remotely from within the State of Colorado or New York City.

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