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New York    Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
 
   
 
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Hello, World! Codecademy has helped over 45 million people from around the world upgrade their careers with engaging, accessible, & flexible education on programming & data skills. We provide over 200 hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to Javascript & everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, & new lives thanks to what theyve learned with Codecademy, & were thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education & employment. A few years later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 75+ in SoHo, NYC. Weve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, & more.

If you want to help build a business that impacts tens of millions of people each year & helps them lead better lives, join us!

As a member of the core executive team, the VP of People plans & directs all aspects of the organizations people & talent operations & holds the overall company responsibility for recruitment, employment, leadership development, retention, training, performance management, organizational development, succession planning, associate relations, compensation, diversity & inclusion, & benefits administration.

The VP of People will be a nimble, adaptive, roll up the sleeves business partner that can drive impact & shape a growing & successful business. This individual should possess strong leadership skills, sharp organizational EQ, have a sense of urgency & be proactive in their approach. They will demonstrate highly effective decision making, judgement, communication, & modeling of our company values.

What you'll do:

  • Drive our People strategy: Partner with the CEO to drive employee retention, engagement, training, resources planning, company culture enhancement, team building, employee development
  • Provide valued consultation: Coach & influence the senior leadership team, playing the role of trusted advisor & partnering with our VP of Finance to drive our headcount planning
  • Build the best recruitment process: Bring on-board the best possible talent, define the key metrics & reporting, & optimize our recruiting operations (i.e. sourcing, initial phone screening, in-person interviews etc.)
  • Shape & nurture our culture: Help us update our values, & drive continued alignment of our mission, & vision

Who you are:

  • The right person will thrive in a "roll up your sleeves" environment, loves solving people problems & can pivot quickly
  • A desire & ability to be intimately involved in the business operations as a strategic partner with their own P&L
  • At least 8 years of HR experience in a high tech and/or start-up environment, preferably with large & small companies.
  • Expertise & hands-on experience in a number of human resources operational areas strongly preferred
  • Detail-oriented, data driven & analytical when making decisions
  • Deep experience scaling teams & navigating complex organizational structures
  • Strong business acumen & the ability to translate business strategy into HR initiatives
    Ability to apply unconventional thinking & not deploy the HR playbook from another organization & transpose it to Codecademy
  • A structured thinking approach to communicating & are able to use situational appropriate communication techniques including consulting, influence, information sharing & negotiating on complex topics

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of learners with our product & in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- & works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds & beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

 
 
 
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