VP, People & Culture
Manchester, NH /
People & Culture /
About Alumni Ventures
Alumni Ventures (AV) is a fast-growing, network-powered venture capital firm disrupting the VC industry. We are democratizing venture investing by allowing individuals the opportunity to invest into previously inaccessible startups.
We believe in growing and engaging with an inclusive community of teammates, investors, and entrepreneurs to challenge the status quo and build a better future. Fueled by our mission, we are growing rapidly, with over 180 employees and 20 investing teams working from locations in Boston, Chicago, New York City, Menlo Park, Austin, and a headquarters in Manchester, NH. AV is a fast-paced work environment with a dedicated approach to growth and innovation that is centered on regular change, experimentation, learning (from both failures and successes), iteration, and continuous improvement.
AV has raised over $900MM to date from thousands of investors and is the third most active VC in the world (Pitchbook 2021) with over 900 portfolio companies. We recently won several awards, including Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies 2022 (Financial Services) and Bezinga’s Most Innovative Personal Investment Company 2021. AV invests alongside well-known lead investors such as Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins and Bessemer.
About the Role
The Vice President of People & Culture is responsible for ensuring that the company’s departments and investing teams have the workforce they need to achieve their goals, and that our workforce is appropriately supported in their work. This role reports to AV’s President/COO and leads a team of 3-4 P&C professionals including three primary functions: recruiting, human resources operations, and the company’s Venture Fellows program. The role will also include oversight of AV’s 401k plan. An ideal candidate has a strong track record of management and organization, as well as a background personally delivering results in recruiting & HR operations.
In addition, the VP of P&C role is responsible for driving the development and delivery of a wide variety of human resources programs and initiatives, related to: payroll & compensation, benefits administration, onboarding and retention initiatives, workforce metrics,HR policies and rollout, systems admin. The VP of P&C would also be a strong business partner to the business and work closely with our leadership team to help support employee relations. This role will additionally provide strategic guidance to managers on effective handling of employee relations issues, including input for performance management situations, and will oversee the review, communication, and implementation of the annual total compensation review.
AV is committed to providing new onramps to underrepresented communities in both our company and industry, and the VP of P&C will play an important role in increasing diversity and ensuring equity and inclusion across the team, including through supporting AV’s Venture Fellows Program, an industry-leading educational opportunity that has provided on-ramps to VC investing for hundreds of professionals across the country, primarily from underrepresented backgrounds.
Requirements & Experience
- A strong candidate will have most or all of the following:
- 10+ years of professional experience in Human Resources or related fields, with a background of individual responsibility for recruiting and HR operations.
- Prior professional experience in a startup, high-growth business; ideally in a disruptive innovation business model
- Successful experience working with executive teams, senior leadership, founders, and first-time people managers
- Fluency in venture capital and startup ecosystems.
- Fluency with company-sponsored 401k plans.
- MBA or similar graduate degree preferred but not required
- Team management & leadership
- Talent recruitment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to produce clear and concise communications.
- Experience in human resources administration, benefits, payroll, compensation, employee relations and compliance are essential
- Business acumen
- Storytelling & cultural influence
- Adaptability & growth-mindset
Alumni Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and our team is committed to achieving and supporting a diverse workforce through fair and equitable Talent and people management practices. We consider applicants for all positions given the needs of our business and the relevant team, and the skills, experience and competencies each candidate brings. If you are excited about the work AV is doing and believe your skills, experience and competencies can create impact for our team, our Investors and our portfolio companies, we encourage you to apply. Your candidacy will be considered based on your ability to add value, regardless of your race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.