Vice President, People Operations at Lark Health

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The Role
At Lark the Human Resources organization is an influential partner driving business outcomes from strategy to execution. In this role, the Vice President, People Operations will be a strategic partner to the organization. This is a hands-on contributor in all facets of HR and responsibility for the entire employee lifecycle. Lark is looking for a problem solver with a passion for innovation and the desire to partner with the business to achieve outstanding HR results.

The VP, People Ops will consult and partner with Lark’s leaders to develop and implement HR initiatives and best practices that align and drive the business strategy. This role requires a deep knowledge of compensation and equity practices for emerging growth companies and will focus on developing and retaining high performers, as well as organizational effectiveness, operational excellence and employee engagement.

Core Competencies

  • Business Knowledge and Partnership: Becomes a valued business partner by displaying an in depth understanding of Lark’s key business functions. Supports these functions as they apply to the human capital management life cycle.
  • Organizational Development and Design: Knowledgeable regarding how best to optimize organizational structure and roles. Understands the needs of the organization in terms of achieving maximum organizational performance and efficiencies. Assists the business in alignment of structure, process, rewards, metrics and talent to support the business. Consults and influences managers on key organizational and management matters regarding organization enhancements.
  • Talent & Performance Management: Provides advice and counsel to managers and employees on all performance related issues including identifying key talent, recognition and rewards, performance issues, performance improvements and terminations.
  • Compensation/Benefits: Supports compensation and benefits programs to include annual salary planning processes, surveys and analysis, benefit programs and employee services (perks). Leads efforts and partners with executive management and benefits vendors to provide comprehensive employee benefit plans.
  • Employee Engagement & Training: Understands training/development needs and provides appropriate direction to the organization. Directs employee engagement initiatives to measure and provide tools ensuring employees feel passionate about their jobs, are committed to Lark and put discretionary effort into their work. 
  • Compliance/Reporting: Functions as a trusted resource regarding federal, state and local employment and labor matters. Interprets and advises on all aspects of labor and employment law. Competent addressing employment legalities.
  • Staffing / Talent Acquisition: Understands Talent Acquisition best practices and recruiting strategies to ensure meets its headcount operating plan.

What You’ll Do

  • Leads as the primary HR business partner to accelerate transformation
  • Directs HR functional specialists both employees and contingent workers to attract and develop talent, develop manager performance models and drive performance management
  • Provides expert insight into people and organizational issues and partners with leaders at all levels as they lead their organizations. This includes diagnosing organizational effectiveness issues, implementing solutions and building leadership capability
  • Drives organizational structure, content of jobs and establishment of performance standards
  • Directs company-wide HR programs and initiatives
  • Ensures desired behaviors are identified and reinforced in total reward programs and professional development programs
  • Consults with business leaders to determine critical needs through assessments and gap analysis and drives initiatives as appropriate to support business objectives
  • Ensures comprehensive development plans are in place for key positions
  • Facilitates organization and leadership development efforts to address root causes of human resources issues
  • Directly manages the HR operations team; partners and collaborates closely with the talent acquisition team
  • Coaches managers and employees at all levels on a variety of topics including management skills, organizational effectiveness, professionalism, conflict management, and communications

What You’ll Need

  • Experience supporting both private and public technology-based companies.
  • Experience managing a company through transitional phases
  • A background and experience working within a matrixed organization
  • Hands on experience supporting the HR needs of growing and transitional organizations
  • Demonstrated understanding of metrics, drivers and HR analytics
  • A track record of providing HR consultation to senior leadership on business initiatives
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills, including influencing and the ability to encourage innovation
  • Proficient public speaker and expert at messaging to audiences of all sizes
  • Highly collaborative work style. Willingness and demonstrated ability to work in teams as both a lead and a supporting team member
  • Strong proven leadership skills and experience
  • Ability to fly high and fly low in all facets of human resources
  • Assertiveness, presence, and confidence

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, advanced degree is strongly preferred
  • 15+ years of relevant HR business partner experience in a leadership capacity with at least 5 years as a specialist in HR’s compensation/benefits/equity disciplines
JOIN US
Lark is a companion that lives on the user’s phone and provides daily coaching, guidance, and health insights to users. Developed with the expertise of world-leading health professionals, we are on a mission to make the world a healthier, happier place. Come join our team!
 
About Lark
Lark is the world's largest A.I.-enabled healthcare provider, delivering virtual care and connected health devices that help people stay in control of conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. We’re on a mission to improve the health and happiness of the 1 billion people globally who are living with or at-risk for a chronic health condition. Our A.I. enabled programs were the first to achieve clinical outcomes matching those of in-person healthcare professionals, showing the ability to deliver care at a fraction of the cost and at enormous scale. 
 
Working at Lark 
Lark offers the option to work remotely in the United States. For Colorado Applicants only: minimum annual salary is $190,000 (minimum salary varies for other geographies). You may also be offered a bonus, stock options and/or benefits. We have identified the “core” period of the day during which all employees are required to work for scheduled meetings, syncs, scrums between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Pacific time. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Lark is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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An Insider's view of Lark Health

What are some social events your company does?

Lark loves to have fun and connect as a team! Some social events Larker's participate in are our monthly Trivia and Pictionary game nights. This is a great way that Larkers engage in friendly competition and excitement for a variety of fun prizes. We also enjoy having weekly company-wide Lunches, in which Larkers can connect more regularly.

Vicky

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined Lark hoping to advance the company’s mission to provide care and compassion for everyone, and become a better engineer and entrepreneur. While I continue to learn and grow, I am proud of the progress I have towards each of these aims, and grateful for the opportunities and trust the team has given me.

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What are Lark Health Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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