Head of People


New York, United States Remote

Full time

$140-160k (annually)

People Operations / Mid/Senior level

Apr 13

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**Please note that you must be located in NYC or BOSTON as this role is hybrid, with remote working days + occasional onsite days with the team in NYC or BOSTON**

Occupier is in search of a Head of People to join the team as the first hire within this function. The Head of People will have the opportunity to build and create a best in class place to work and bring tremendous impact to the organization's growth and scale. You will report directly to the Co-Founder and partner closely with the entire leadership team to execute across talent acquisition, employee experience, culture and organizational strategy.

As our Head of People, you will own:

  • Talent Acquisition: You will define, build and execute the overall recruiting strategy, candidate experience across all business functions. Partner with internal hiring managers, external recruiters and successfully meet hiring goals
  • Onboarding: Build a structured and well organized onboarding process for both individual contributor and leadership functions. Instill a balance of organization and creativity to drive a smooth, engaging and informative first 30 days for new team members
  • Employee Experience: Spearhead the formalization of Occupier values and guiding principles, partner with the leaders to drive company culture initiatives, lead employee engagement and relations, drive company communication to facilitate alignment across all departments and teams
  • Talent Development: Design and implement effective performance management processes and systems to support a high performing culture, to include employee reviews, compensation planning, career development paths, training and compensation strategy
  • Employer Branding: Create candidate and employee feedback loops, lead application processes for various employer publication lists, own all external review platforms
  • Process/Documentation: Serve as point of contact with PEO, create first employee handbook, build out company guidelines (in lieu of policy), be knowledgeable of and ahead of employment compliance matters, develop structured offboarding process, drive all people operations processes through organized documentation and tech stack (as necessary)

This role is the first of its kind in a fast growing startup, so it’s likely that there may be additional projects and responsibilities that come up along the way. We are in search of an entrepreneurial, empathetic leader who is ready to jump in and start building with us on day one! The Head of People will be both tactical and strategic, with an ability to balance a wide variety of goals and initiatives. Your growth is the company’s growth so there is unlimited potential and upside as Occupier scales.

About You:

  • You have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience scaling people functions in a fast paced startup environment, ideally early growth stage
  • PHR certification a plus, but not required
  • You are a culture champion, with a passion for creating inclusive and engaging places to work that enable people to do their best work
  • Talent acquisition is a core part of your experience and you are a guru in finding, engaging and hiring top talent across a variety of functions
  • You are a builder by nature and are excited to create processes, documentation and infrastructure from the ground up
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, presentation experience
  • Embody a mindset of maximizing the value of employees rather than compliance and policy
  • Able to handle sensitive and critical information, conversations and situations with expertise and discretion
  • Entrepreneurial, proactive and personable

Occupier is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits and training. Occupier makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

To apply for this position, click the "apply" button or send an email to talent@occupier.com with the subject line "Applicant for Head of People (PeopleOps Jobs)"

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