Director of People at Wistia

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Wistia is 140+ people and scaling up the team. We’re rolling out a hybrid working model to support flexible work. We’re approaching team culture and connectedness creatively as we enter a new era of work. We continue to build and invest in our employee growth and development model. Our investment in DE&I comes from the top and we’re openly sharing our journey.
We’re looking for a Director of People to partner deeply with managers across the organization to support their teams. We’re looking for a people leader who gets excited to dig into culture and understand how it intersects with delivering on business goals. We need the type of person who thinks about, proposes and tinkers with systems to help our team do their best work and grow their careers. We need someone who is passionate about DE&I and building equity and inclusion into our processes. As the Director of People, you’ll play a critical role in supporting the growth of the business in coming years and have an opportunity to learn, experiment and be a part of a special culture, business and story.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Employee relations. Be a go-to person for employees and managers navigating issues or challenges. Build out the systems to support handling performance issues at scale. Own all employee relations issues for everyone below the Director level
  • Culture stewardship. Be a leader in aligning our culture with helping to execute on business goals. Build an employee experience that helps the team grow and better execute against their goals. Be a contributor to Wistia’s DEI strategy and efforts.
  • Build Systems. Continuously look for ways to simplify and improve the people systems of the organization to better support company goals and our new hybrid working model.
  • Support Performance and Growth. Help the business optimize for performance and growth through learning and development, calibration, performance management and other supporting systems.
Qualifications:
  • 5+ years owning employee relations. You should feel comfortable navigating difficult situations and guiding managers through challenges on their teams. You should also be comfortable mentoring others.
  • Experience growing a company to over 175 employees. You should have experience building people systems that scale with the company, and some experience navigating the growing pains that come with increasing headcount. Experience growing a distributed or hybrid workforce highly-valued.
  • Experience building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. DE&I is important to us. We are looking for a leader with some fluency and experience in DE&I initiatives.
  • Comfort with ambiguity. We are learning into our strategy and growth. That sometimes means shifting gears quickly, or making decisions without all the information.
  • Strong written and verbal communication. You'll be communicating to our team frequently and through multiple channels. You should be able to simplify complex concepts, strategies and plans for the team and also handle sensitive discussions effectively.
  • Highly collaborative. We design systems and solutions that support our business and teams. You must be able to work effectively with leaders across the business to understand and work with the unique circumstances of each, while balancing the long-term needs and goals of the business.
  • Experience managing a team. You should have experience hiring, managing, growing and developing a high-performing team that delivers value to our customers (the employees of Wistia) and helps them do their jobs more effectively.

About Wistia
We work hard to ensure Wistia is an inclusive and diverse place where everyone feels happy, fulfilled, respected, comfortable, and welcome. You can learn more about the type of company we’re building on our blog. Check out our Jobs page to get a feel for our culture and the benefits of working at Wistia.
We want you to grow, contribute, and have fun here! We know the biggest investment we can make is in our employees, so we provide:

  • A competitive salary
  • 401k with 3% company contribution, regardless of whether you make contributions
  • Flexible hours
  • Fully paid healthcare coverage for you and your family (including dental and vision)
  • Up to 16 weeks fully-paid family leave
  • Flexible vacation and sick leave
  • Transportation subsidies
  • A convenient office just south of Central Square in Cambridge, MA. We're right on the Red Line, surrounded by great restaurants, parks, and even a dog park
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An Insider's view of Wistia

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Wistia provides a work-life balance superior to other companies that I have worked for. Management is considerate and encourages time spent away from our desk. Wistia truly cares about its employees both in and out of the workplace.

Patrick Bryant

Account Executive

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm really excited about the work my team and other teams at the company are currently doing to modernize integral parts of our codebase. I'm learning a lot about working with legacy code, identifying patterns that can be improved in the code, and recreating user stories in different frameworks and technologies.

Suruchi Devanahalli

Engineer II

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Wistia as a Customer Champ, truly the beginning of my career. I was encouraged to keep learning about what interested me, which led me into quality engineering. And now I'm grateful that Wistia gave me the chance to grow into that role working on making our product more robust for our customers.

Melany Vázquez Heredia

Quality Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

At Wistia we strongly encourage each individual to bring their entire self to work. We debate which state makes the best pizza, which snack deserves the “king of all snacks” title, and more. Approaching work this way in a carefree yet respectable way helps create an environment that is a great incubator for new ideas.

Uzoma Egbuchulam

Manager of Customer Support

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My favorite way of collaborating with others teams is by creating a space where ideas flow and feedback is encouraged. I always communicate project goals—having everyone aligned early on is essential to any project I work on. I also remind myself that, yes, they are on another team in theory, but we're all still one team at the end of the day.

Vanessa Luis

Growth Marketing Manager

What are Wistia Perks + Benefits

Wistia Benefits Overview

Wistia makes a point to invest in our people. That's why we cover 100% of healthcare for employees and all of their dependents. It's why we provide 16 weeks of parental leave not just for primary parents, but also for secondary parents. It's why we offer unlimited PTO. Take a look at some more of our perks and benefits.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Diverstia helps us build an inclusive culture. Ladybirds empowers women at Wistia.
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
We have reached gender parity at all levels of the organization. From leadership, to mid level management, to the ground level we are about 50/50 men and women.
Unconscious bias training
We recently invited LifeLabs in to help us build a shared understanding and common language around unconscious bias and inclusive behaviors.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We celebrate difference at Wistia, and our ERGs are one of the best ways to do that. We support a number of different employee led groups for Wistians of backgrounds.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We're reaching the end of a pointed, actionable 3 year plan. We've put a significant effort behind understanding our biases, and intentionally seeking and celebrating difference on our team.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance can be customized to meet employee's needs.
Dental Benefits
Wistia covers 100% of employee's dental plan, and their dependents.
Vision Benefits
Wistia covers 100% of employee's vision plan, and their dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
Wistia's health insurance policy covers 100% of out of pocket expenses for employee and all dependents.
Life Insurance
Life insurance plan is customizable to employee's needs.
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Untracked, unlimited PTO that we encourage to use for mental health days. We also offer an employee concierge service that helps match folks with therapists that align with our healthcare policy.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
We don't call it matching. Wistia contributes 3% of employee's salary regardless of the employee's contribution (even if it's $0).
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family is important. We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provide 16 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Your schedule is up to you. Work from home when you need to, come and go based on what works for you and your team. What's important is that we're reaching our goals.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Last year, Wistia sponsored "Take your kid to work day".
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Sick days are considered part of your unlimited PTO. We don't define a cap.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We pay 100% of your commuting costs.
Company Outings
WiSKIa (company ski trip), Pond Fest (day on the lake), this team knows how to have a good time.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch every Tuesday. There's always other free meals here or there too.
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees limited on-site parking.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Wistia offers employees professional development opportunities like annual individual budget for learning/training.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Wistia hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
We don't define a percentage. Learning is important!
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Wistia is a People First company. We believe in taking care of our people and rewarding them for helping to make Wistia awesome. We take play seriously, but what really makes us stand out is the way that we work. There is no team more creative and collaborative than Wistia (our biased opinion). Want to get an idea of what we mean? Binge some of our video content, and you might start to feel like you know us.

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