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At Acorns we look after the financial best interest of the up-and-coming.  We are innovators. We make bold decisions. We stay curious, inspiring one another to push past all previous thresholds of possibility.  We are one team & are building a diverse community of team members, partners, & customers from all walks of life to foster creativity, challenge conventional thinking, & put the tools of wealth-making in everyones hands. 

We are looking for missionaries who are rooted in purpose, to join our team. We can achieve our goals if we are a team of missionaries working toward a shared purpose & mission. 

Our mission? With benevolence & courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering, proud step of micro-investing.

How do we accomplish our mission? Our values. 

Lead With Heart 

With compassion, integrity, & tenacity, inspire yourself & others to move past all previous thresholds of possibility

Make Bold DecisionsWe are creating a new world. Be optimistic, adventurous, & courageous. Leap fearlessly into the future

Always Build Trust

Say what you mean, mean what you say, & do what you say youre going to do. We are all owners. We are one team

Never Stop Growing

Change IS the constant. Stay hungry & curious. Be relentless in the pursuit of progress

Find a way

Never settle, no excuses, nothing is impossible. Just make it happen

Our values guide us, & our mission drives us. 

Come join us & help deliver financial wellness for the whole family, creating compound growth at every life stage.

Global Senior Director of Growth  | Acorns 

Acorns is seeking a Global Senior Director/ VP of Growth to spearhead & define our global growth strategy for Acorns & GoHenry across the US & UK. You will own & drive customer acquisitions across existing & new channels including paid media, referrals, & affiliates, while also helping drive retention through strategic campaigns, funnel experiments, & the rollout of new features.

This person should have deep empathy for our customers, the ability to deliver a compelling vision & inspire internal & external partners, a mastery of global go-to-market strategy, an unwavering work ethic, & a proven track record of surpassing business goals. 

This role will report to the Global SVP of Marketing & has the option to be remote or based in our Irvine, CA or New York, NY offices.

Within 1 months, you will

  • Introduce yourself to the growth team members, the stakeholders, & collaborators
  • Get familiar with the channels, tools, metrics, & past campaign results
  • Meet with business leaders & teams across the organization to understand how Acorns works
  • Hit the ground running by leading Acorns media, referral & affiliate programs
  • Complete Acorns best-in-class onboarding, Acorns Seedling Program
  • Join a virtual coffee session hosted by Acorns CEO, Noah Kerner
  • Attend your first community-wide virtual all-hands meeting

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Significantly improve current campaign / channel efficiency through testing & optimization
  • Build & maintain a backlog of hypothesis-driven experiments
  • Establish a streamlined process to partner with cross-functional partners on media, referral, & affiliate programs
  • Explore at least 3 optimizations either through creative, data, or strategy to increase volume while meeting our CAC goals
  • Partner with data analytics to continuously improve  reporting & automation to further improve efficiency & drive volumes 
  • Define a strategic roadmap to accelerate growth for Acorns across existing & new channels 
  • Lead & manage a high-performing team of growth marketers, fostering collaboration & development
  • Review your 30-60-90 day goals & accomplishments with your manager
  • Engage in Acorns Community & Heritage celebrations
  • Receive operational updates from our GoHenry & PixPay team members during Acorns quarterly global virtual all-hands session

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Become a leader in strategy & execution for media, referral, & affiliate marketing
  • Consistently deliver & exceed ambitious performance goals on time & on budget
  • Own a high-performing growth program combining data-driven experimentation, deep customer understanding, & a high level of creativity
  • Establish the foundations of a strong organic growth channel for Acorns across our website & app stores
  • Ensure that brand messaging & identity are reflected across the entire customer journey
  • Participate in peer-to-peer manager training as a part of Acorns Leadership Development Program
  • Complete a Performance Development Check-in to Align on Performance & Values Rating Trends

What you will bring to Acorns:

  • BA / BS degree. Focus in marketing or quantitative discipline (Statistics, Business, Economics) preferred
  • 10+ years of direct experience with at least two of the following: media, referral, affiliate
  • A minimum of 4 years of people management experience
  • Demonstrated experience motivating, supporting, & developing team members to meet performance expectations, & build their careers
  • Ability to align company vision & organizational goals with team execution
  • Results-driven professional with a mindset of relentless experimentation across existing channels while constantly finding & growing new acquisition channels
  • Experience working cross-functionally with analytics, data science, creative, & product to drive growth KPIs
  • Strong proficiency with Excel/Google Sheets (pivot tables, vlookups, basic modeling). SQL experience a plus
  • Commitment to upholding policy & procedures in accordance with company standards
  • Thirst for delivering game-changing products
  • Exceptional drive & precision in delivery
  • A belief that your work is tied to your life's mission
  • Optimistic about the potential of societal change

You are not expected to have experience with all listed requirements. If you feel passionate about Acorns' mission, vision, & values, please apply.  

What we offer: 

  • Competitive salary & stock options
  • A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you & your family
  • Flexible work hours, location, & paid time off 
  • 401k discretionary match
  • Monthly Acorns account contribution & GoHenry account for your family
  • Wellness Days - Company-wide quarterly days off to rest + recharge
  • Mindfulness, Mental Health, & Financial Wellness resources: Headspace, Ginger, & Addition Wealth are offered at no cost to you
  • Acorns Career Development Program (Monthly Acorns to Oaks training sessions, development plans, quarterly development check-ins, Cornerstones online training platform)
  • Roots Leadership Program for emerging leaders
  • Monthly community celebrations, events, panel discussions, & speakers
  • Talented & motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission, & our customers.
  • The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges.

About Acorns:

Acorns is how everyday consumers save & invest for the long term. To date, customers have invested over $15 billion with Acorns, much of it in spare change. By putting the tools of wealth-making in everyone's hands, Acorns has become the largest subscription service in U.S. consumer finance, serving over 10 million everyday Americans. Customers get automated investing in diversified portfolios, a simple retirement product, a bank account that helps people spend less to invest more, & bonus investments from 20k brands. Plus, everyday Americans can easily invest in their kids & get money news they can use, all from the same app. From acorns, mighty oaks do grow!

Commitment to a diverse community: 

Acorns is committed to building a diverse community of customers, partners, & team members. We believe that fostering diversity not only fuels creativity, but also challenges conventional thinking & helps us properly represent the unique experience of the everyday consumer that we serve.

Compensation Information:

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $200,000 & $250,000/year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, & experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, equity grants, & discretionary cash bonus awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility & various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, & parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

If hired, employee will be in an at-will position & the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, & market factors.

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