Head of People

| Chicago

Job Description

After raising over $12M in venture investment, growing our team to over 50 employees and landing some of the world’s most respected brands, The Mom Project is thrilled to begin its search for an exceptional leader to oversee its people organization as we scale the business to its next phase of growth. Reporting to the CEO, this role will be a key member of the team and have significant impact over the company’s people and organizational growth. 

Please note, this role will be based in Chicago (sorry, no exceptions) 

What you’ll be doing: 
● Build and lead people growth at The Mom Project to achieve extraordinary results.
● Own employee relations/engagement; talent acquisition/strategy; internal learning & development; compensation & benefits; diversity, equity & inclusion.
● Work effectively, to advise and influence the CEO and leadership team, ensuring buy-in to key decisions, agreement on strategic direction, and alignment of cross-functional resources and activities.
● Develop talented individuals across the team ranging from entry-level individual contributors to experienced leaders to help them achieve their goals and reach their potential.
● Pipeline and recruit the next generation of contributors and leaders at The Mom Project.
● Play a leading role in deciding how we improve and develop our team culture and better serve our employees in new, valuable and differentiated ways.
● Build and deploy HR operations and processes that drive adoption, ease-of-use and transparency across the team.
● Regularly review and improve our feedback, evaluation, compensation, benefits, and training programs and systems 
● Ensure that we listen to employees across our organization and proactively help management be aware of any issues that need to be addressed as we grow 
● Ensure that we build and maintain a cohesive culture (including vision, mission & values) that people across all offices (including remote workers) share and identify with 

Requirements we won’t budge on: 
● Demonstrated track record of helping to develop an HR function that is a mission-critical partner in the success of the business 
● Experience successfully scaling a team 100%+ YoY in a hyper-growth environment (VC or Private Equity backed) 
● Technical experience designing and building policies, benefits programs, compensation plans, feedback systems, and training programs 
● Exceptional business acumen to influence and challenge appropriately - within the business and among HR 
● Ability to oversee the employee lifecycle from onboarding through offboarding and ensure all systems supporting this are operating optimally 
● Strong bias for action and comfort creating structure in a highly dynamic, ever-changing and fast-moving environment 
● Approachable, collaborative, compassionate and engaging leadership and interpersonal communication style 
● Track record for holding yourself and team members accountable for results 
● Passion for our mission and serving as a key spokesperson for The Mom Project

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Technology we use

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Location

Being in the Fulton Market neighborhood, we're surrounded by some of Chicago's best restaurants and fellow tech startups.

An Insider's view of The Mom Project

What's something quirky about your company?

It's a dog-eat-dog world around here... but in the best way possible. We love our furry friends! The more, the merrier.

Katie

Marketing & Partnerships

What projects are you most excited about?

I wouldn't say there is just one type of project I am most excited about (mostly because we have so many!). I will say that it's truly rewarding to be a sounding board for the women in our community looking for jobs. Some of them have never before been able to discuss their families while in the midst of their job search.

Mandy

Talent Success Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Someone who is organized, driven, action-oriented and able to multitask like a boss can be successful on our team. Also, if you can communicate well with your teammates and celebrate their wins with them, you can be successful at The Mom Project!

Lara

Sr. Manager, Talent Success

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage my team to be creative by taking short spans (2-3 days) where we completely step out of our day-to-day work and focus on larger ideas. By unshackling from the "to-do" list and flexing our brains in a different way, we come up with incredibly interesting and creative solutions that we may not have if we were stuck to a meeting agenda.

Colleen

Head of Community & Marketing

How does the company support your career growth?

After my youngest turned four, I started to think about going back to work. I wasn't sure of the opportunities that would be available to me after a break in employment. The Mom Project provided me with an opportunity to get back in the game. And now I get to help other women do the same!

Megan

Talent Success Manager

What are The Mom Project Perks + Benefits

The Mom Project Benefits Overview

At The Mom Project, we work hard to live the mission and emphasize respect and flexibility. We all have lives outside of work, and our employees don't need to compartmentalize or pretend that life doesn't exist from 9 to 5. Our benefits and perks are guided our values and include things like paid parental leave, employee equity, adoption assistance, 401K, regular team lunches, dog-friendly offices, cold brew on tap and more. There's also the intangible feel-good benefits of knowing that the work we are doing can deeply effect a woman's life and the lives of everyone around her.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get $10 towards lunch provided by Fooda on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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