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Remote - US / Canada    Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2021
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GitHub is changing the way people build software. We're a global, mission & values-driven company committed to powering & furthering the software & developer revolution. Since its founding, GitHub has been consistently recognized as one of the most important & innovative companies on the planet, & our Human Resources team is committed to furthering that dedication to innovation & creativity. We believe in the relevance & strategic importance of HR work in the twenty-first century & are looking for someone to not only up-level our own operations, but to help redefine the function for this generation of work & workers.

We're looking for someone to join as our HR Chief of Staff, overseeing & managing the office of the CHRO. This role reports to our Chief HR Officer & will serve as a thought partner & trusted advisor to the CHRO to lead the development, communication, & execution of a cohesive HR strategic plan in alignment with GitHubs mission, vision, & priorities. The successful candidate will work with HR & Company leadership on business & organizational issues, & can impact, influence, & execute in a fast-paced & dynamic environment. Strong written & verbal communication skills are a must, as is a commitment to our core values of inclusion, collaboration, transparency, quality, positive impact, & getting things done.


  • Strategic planning & activation of GitHub people priorities; building scalable processes & rhythm enabling business impact.
  • Monitor progress & champion prioritization & data driven results.
  • HR team effectiveness & engagement; empower & connect the GitHub HR community in the most optimal way. Enable a culture of community, learning & execution excellence.
  • Maximize partnerships with key stakeholders & partners; have an owner mindset across HR & the G&A LT on all topics for increased business & HR impact.
  • HR workforce & financial management; manage annual planning including monitoring budget & HC management.
  • Close cross-departmental engagement with HR, Finance, Internal Communications, Business Systems, IT teams & Company Leadership.
  • Lead and/or contribute to special projects & assignments as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10+ years of relevant experience in Human Resources, Change Management, Business Transformation, Finance, Planning, & Operations.
  • Ability to thrive in a highly matrixed, cross-functional, & collaborative environment while effectively managing a variety of internal stakeholders across a diversity of disciplines. 
  • Proven track record of navigating through ambiguity, & a demonstrated ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances & demands.
  • A strong problem-solving track record youre able to think critically through unique problems with no set playbook & quickly implement a path to a solution, & you can toggle effortlessly between big picture strategy & in-the-weeds tactical problem-solving
  • Experienced in strategic planning, execution, building relationships & working with executives. 
  • Manages confidentiality without exception; demonstrates outstanding judgment. 
  • Excellent written & verbal interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, & inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in human resources, business, organization development, psychology or related field
  • Ability to proactively identify gaps in the business, & propose/drive thoughtful & inclusive solutions
  • Strong collaboration experience & ability to find win/win solutions 
  • Ability to maintain good judgement in fast-paced, high-stress environments 
  • Experience scaling programs & processes to at a startup
  • Familiarity with GitHub

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, & to create the worlds most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come togetheras individuals & in teamsto create the future of software & make a difference in the world.

Leadership Principles:

Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything is Possible - Practice Kindness

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where many Hubbers work, snack, & create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here:

We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused & creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.

GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds & lifestyles. We embrace diversity & invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!

Please note that benefits vary by country. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.


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