Director, Human Resources at Inspire

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ABOUT US

Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

We provide our customers with access to renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro powered sources without service interruptions or costly installations at a flat, predictable monthly rate. For every year that a customer spends with Inspire Clean Energy, they have a greater impact on climate change than 10 years of strict recycling.

Our rapidly growing team of mission-driven, climate enthusiasts is passionate, innovative and committed to a better future for the planet.

POSITION SUMMARY

As the Director, Human Resources at Inspire, you and your team will become key partners and trusted advisors to leaders and employees across our organization.  You'll partner with leadership across the organization and the People team to provide expertise and consultation in change management, DE&I, talent review calibrations, performance management, succession planning, promotions, employee experience and talent development.  

We are a high growth, high performance culture and this role is critical to optimizing our people strategy throughout the employee lifecycle.  You will be responsible for utilizing People data and analytics to provide a strategic approach to identify, prioritize and successfully propose, implement and execute on People initiatives and projects.

THE DIRECTOR, HR HAS 6 MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Reinforce High-Performance Culture work closely with our managers on how to set clear performance expectations and provide ongoing and direct feedback. Utilize data to identify gaps and propose training and/or coaching opportunities.
  2. Talent Strategy Roadmap:  Lead the organization's multi-year talent strategy and work directly with leadership to identify and build the capability, programs and processes needed to support the business strategy in partnership with key players on the People team.
  3. Retain and Engage Talent: Gain deep knowledge on the unique talent challenges of your assigned team and work with leaders and team members to address them.  This will include career pathing/ job definition, retention strategies, and partnering with Learning and Development.
  4. Lead Core People Processes:  Guide your teams through Inspire’s talent processes and programs, including: performance management and compensation reviews, employee survey action planning, talent review, gap analysis, succession planning, organizational design, and headcount planning.
  5. Advise on Employee Relations Issues:  Support managers through the performance management process on your assigned teams including performance improvement plans and various employee relations issues and terminations.
  6. Lead your Team:  Build and develop a team capable of identifying and solving talent challenges across the organization.  Partner effectively across other parts of People:Talent Acquisition, Learning, People Ops, Comp & Analytics and Employee Experience to ensure that they are aware of organizational changes that could impact their work and have the right context to support the business well.

SOME YEAR 1 DELIVERABLES

  • Lead the redesign of the Performance Management, Feedback, Engagement & Recognition Systems in partnership with Compensation & Analytics Sr Manager.
  • Design and Implement Talent Review, Gap Analysis, HiPo Acceleration & Succession Planning
  • Partner with VP People to lead the 2022 Organizational Design & Headcount Planning process
  • Build out 12-18 month talent strategy roadmap across the organization
  • Create a streamlined job description evaluation process and a sustainable job description library 
  • Provide critical inputs and guidance to our Compensation & Analytics team around the Comp Adjustment & Promotion process

SUCCESS METRICS

  • Goal Attainment within your assigned organizations
  • Employee Retention (Regrettable Voluntary Turnover)
  • Talent Strategy roadmap in place
  • Job Description development and library set up

DESIRED TRAITS

  • Self-Managing:  must be able to regulate time, attention and emotions, while remaining aware of your strengths, weaknesses and potential sources of bias.
  • Effective Communicator:  able to communicate on all levels: one on one, to the department and to the entire team, as well as via phone, email and online.
  • Accountable And Responsible: you appreciate the importance of supporting and encouraging individuality while also understanding organizational structures and the need to follow rules and policies. They are able to balance different perspectives while taking appropriate action.
  • Agile: you are willing and able to adapt to suddenly changing circumstances and to know how and when to seize on opportunities amid a changing landscape.  You are flexible in your mindset and are willing to try new approaches and ideas,

EXPERIENCE

Must Have

  • 8+ years progressively responsible HR roles including experience or exposure to areas such as talent acquisition, talent management, learning & development, employee engagement, employee relations and diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • 3+ years of experience guiding, developing, coaching and managing a team of 2 or more
  • Experience implementing a wide range of creative and thoughtful talent management strategies and programs in a fast-paced, high-growth company to include, future of work, DE&I, performance management and talent review.
  • Experience creating and executing on tactical HR programs that solve people / business problems.
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills with an innate ability to identify root cause and coach for change while motivating others.
  • High level of integrity, authenticity, and dependability with a bias for action and results-orientation.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with GSuite and Microsoft tools such as Excel/Sheet and PowerPoint/Slides

Nice to Have

  • Excitement for applying creative and innovative solutions to solve complex problems.
  • Skills with focus on change management, analytics, project management, planning and execution excellence.
  • Previous experience building or informing general compensations structures and incentive plans
  • Familiarity with Greenhouse and TriNet helpful

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An Insider's view of Inspire

What are some social events your company does?

As the cherry on top to our mission-driven work, Inspire's community is top-tier. A couple of my favorite events have included beautifying the city on Earth Day, awarding top talent at The Windy's, and learning how our industry can take steps to be more equitable. With every happy hour, I'm reminded how enchanting my fellow Avengers truly are.

Lindsey Tod

Sr. Manager, Sales & MX Enablement and Alignment

How does the company support your career growth?

Inspire has helped me take my career to the next level, but most importantly, empowered me to find my passion! Having started my career in Member Experience and Operations, I was able to build a strong foundation of how the business works. I use that knowledge every day as a Product Manager, implementing automation and helping our business scale!

Meghan Griffiths

Director, Retention Services

What are Inspire Perks + Benefits

Inspire Benefits Overview

Inspire’s culture balances the serious nature and tone of a professional company with the move-fast-and-execute tone of a rapidly growing emerging tech company. We believe in working hard and producing, but doing it in a positive and friendly environment where collaboration is rampant.

Inspire calls its employees Avengers. It’s a team out to even the score on behalf of the common man, to challenge the status quo and confront apathy and old-world bureaucracy. Every Avenger lives for the mission: To build the world’s most consumer-focused clean power platform and inspire a connected moment towards a brighter energy future. Avengers are scrappy, restless, humble and committed to balancing passion with purpose and profit.

Inspire offers competitive compensation and equity packages, plus benefits such as health, vision, life, and dental insurance - Not to mention, unlimited vacation, 401(k) plan, a dog friendly workplace & LOTS of cupcakes!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Inspire's Sustainability team and 3 Employee Resource Groups offer ample opportunities to get out in our local communities, connect with our mission, and further our impact.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Inspire has 3 active employee resource group for our BIPOC, Women, LGBTQIA+ communities and allies that offer monthly programming & bonding opportunities for members.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Inspire regularly offers Wellness focused programming for employees, including awareness & training sessions hosted by experts, company wide wellness challenges, and onsite exercise classes.
Team workouts
Group challenges & competitions coordinated in our #workout slack channel and access to unlimited workouts through our wellbeing app offerings to all employees.
Mental Health Benefits
Unlimited subscriptions to wellbeing apps to support healthy habits like meditation and therapy and monthly selfcare workshops to equip employees with tools to prioritize their wellbeing.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Inspire provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Inspire sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
In addition to internal monthly programming and events, Inspire holds an annual All Company Retreat for employees to connect with our mission and one another
Game Room
Avengers have access to a variety of games in our indoor/outdoor community area. Ping pong tournaments are a crowd favorite amongst our employees!
Stocked Kitchen
Employees enjoy a kitchen filled with a variety of snacks, LaCroix, and cold brew and kombucha on tap.
Happy Hours
Happy hours happen regularly at Inspire HQ, both within teams and company-wide. We hold an annual Halloween happy hour & costume competition as well as an end of year Holiday Party.
Parking
We offer Inspire employees on-site parking.
Pet Friendly
Inspire is a dog friendly office.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Inspire offers relocation assistance for certain roles.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Inspire works with employees to get them the remote items that will help them be most productive in their at-home offices.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Inspire offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Inspire hosts a monthly 'Coach It Corner' series where employees have a platform to share their area of passion or expertise with the larger business!
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Inspire puts a strong emphasis on supporting the wellbeing of all employees. In February, we launched company-wide Wellness Days to prevent employee burnout. Our team gets 1-2 days off per month to take time for themselves to unwind, rest, and take care of themselves.

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