HR Director

San Francisco
Imagine working on a global communication network that’s used by 3.7 billion people and every day more than a quarter trillion messages cross this network. There’s just one problem: even in today’s modern world, phishing attacks run rampant, costing companies billions of dollars each year. Whether it’s from wire fraud, W-2 thefts, or targeted attacks to steal data, companies have been powerless to protect themselves. 

Valimail offers a comprehensive solution for stopping fake email, protecting brands, and helping ensure compliance. We’ve already stopped billions of malicious emails from being delivered, won over a dozen prestigious cybersecurity awards, and count some of the world's biggest companies as customers, including Fannie Mae, Uber, WeWork, Yelp, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. 

As our HR Director you will help implement and safeguard our corporate culture, ensuring that culture is tightly aligned with and undergirding the company’s strategic goals. You will help ensure that Valimail creates an innovative, effective and inclusive work culture, with the overarching goal of implementing initiatives that retain and grow the best talent for our organization.

You will oversee employee engagement and develop guidelines and policies that reflect and support the company’s core values and beliefs. This role requires sound judgement as well as strong communication and employee relations skills.

What You’ll Be Doing
Build and manage a best-in-class HR team to support growth goals
Serve as a trusted resource to all managers and employees to help staff navigate career development, performance shortfalls, management effectiveness, respect in the workplace, and development of communication that ties actions towards the achievement of departmental and company goals, and facilitates and reinforces behavior that overcomes obstacles, and which is unwelcoming of excuses. 
Effectively and strongly support the company and its management in continually monitoring its effectiveness and execution through expert identification of shortfalls in its architecture, routines and culture while providing clear and cogent recommendations of remedies and refinements that will substantively ensure appropriate corrections and improvements towards effectiveness and optimal execution, towards the achievement of the various goals that the company has established and communicated.
Develop ways to communicate the company’s culture, ensuring that company values are clearly communicated and embodied; own culture initiatives, off-site retreats, company events, and other initiatives to support culture
Create a Learning & Development program to support excellence in performance and the ability to increasingly oversee greater ranges of responsibility as well as more deeply complex work assignments.  The L&D should support professional development and career growth at Valimail for all employees
Own company handbook and HR best practices across the organization
Manage benefits plans
Oversee all workplace compliance issues at federal and local levels
Measure employee engagement and facilitate diversity and inclusivity.
Oversee all physical facilities and ensure that all matters related to the offices are optimized to facilitate and support effective team interaction and optimal work output by all employees

About You
8+ years of HR leadership experience (preference for experience in a startup environment) managing HRBPs and building teams
Track record of success leading company-changing people-related initiatives across multiple geographic offices with a focus on supporting the development of an execution-oriented culture
Strong familiarity with HR best practices, as well as legal, compliance and cultural issues likely to be encountered 
Strong business acumen and problem solving skills
High social and emotional intelligence. You truly enjoy cultivating strong relationships with people growing and helping them grow their careers
Flexibility as a leader who can operate at a highly strategic level, but can also perform tactical HR-related duties for the company
Excellent communication skills with strong ability to listen and empathize and handle difficult conversations
High degree of comfort working in a team that welcomes critical review of decision making, yet will committ to the chosen solution despite disagreement.
Advocates for both our employees, and for the financial and compliant health of our business, understanding how to balance the two with grace.
You know your way around technology and have a keen sense of sharing information across multiple departments. We use Google Apps, Slack, Lever, and TriNet.

Valimail is the trusted leader in fully automated email authentication, with the only comprehensive platform for anti-impersonation, brand protection, and compliance used by corporations and federal agencies such as Uber, Fannie Mae, WeWork, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Valimail Enforce is the only FedRAMP-authorized email authentication service and, because it uses no personally identifiable information (PII), it is also GDPR compliant. Valimail authenticates billions of messages a month for some of the world's biggest companies, in finance, government, transportation, health care, manufacturing, media, technology, and more. Valimail is based in San Francisco. For more information visit