What We Do
Outlier.org (from the co-founder of MasterClass) is reimagining higher education as a resource that is accessible, equitable, and affordable for everyone. We have developed the world's best online, for-credit university-level courses, taught by some of the most celebrated educators in the world. Our courses employ cinematic content powered by cutting-edge cognitive science to create an immersive, student-friendly learning experience that delivers game-changing student success levels. We are a quickly-growing team working on a dual mission: Increase access to quality college education and dramatically reduce student debt.
Who We Are
Outliers are kind, curious, competent, creative, and resourceful. We are a passionate multidisciplinary team working to increase access to quality education for everyone. We believe in using the scientific method and evidence-based conclusions. We respect intuition and art. We give credit where credit is due. We hold one another to high... standards. We value constructive feedback. We love to try new things. We take our work seriously, not ourselves. We work hard and go above-and-beyond to ensure great student outcomes and we strongly believe in taking care of ourselves and making sure we stay healthy to continue to pursue our mission as best we can.
Are you an Outlier?
About the Role
At Outlier, we’re building a curious, kind, and diverse team made up of creators, designers, innovators, technologists, educators, and operators with a deep passion for increasing access to quality education for everyone. Our goal is to be the place where everyone can do their absolute best work. Exceptional people deserve the best that we can provide in terms of working environment and support. We trust our people and provide them with the freedom to make choices that work for them and their loved ones.
We’re hiring a Head of People to help nurture and sustain our culture, to help everyone feel challenged and fulfilled at work, and to set us up for rapid organizational growth. We’re looking for someone who is experienced in HR and combines an ability to lead with eagerness to do the work an early-stage company needs to build a foundation for future growth. This is an important role at a formative time in Outlier’s evolution – the Head of People will set a tone and example that will be followed for many years to come.
As Head of People you will lead the strategy and execution to help attract , develop, motivate and retain the team at Outlier.org. You will act as a champion for the company culture and will support the company executives, team leaders, and individual contributors allowing the company to develop and grow quickly while remaining an enjoyable place to work. In this role you will be responsible for all human resource related activities.
As a formal part of the leadership team, you will be responsible for helping us build and support this exceptional group of people and you will lead and expand upon an existing talented People and Recruitment team as the company grows.
This is a remote, full-time position reporting to the COO.
What You'll Do
Help plot and build Outlier’s organizational growth, which is expected to double in size in the next 12 months
Lead all human resources related activities - People Operations, Talent Acquisition, & Culture
Act as a thought partner with the leadership team on company culture, company growth plans, and other HR issues
Manage, build, challenge and motivate a team to recruit, retain, and inspire employees
Provide human resources leadership and consultation across the business on the most complex issues supporting staff, managers and executives in all related areas including: recruitment, performance management & retention, compensation and rewards, DE&I, staff relations, benefits, training, and people development.
Lead and create ways to promote our culture throughout the organization to drive enhanced employee engagement
Develop policies and continue to push our culture to ensure strong employee engagement as a remote organization
Leverage data and benchmarks to help guide decision making, and allow the company to scale effectively and efficiently.
Who You Are
8+ years of HR business partner or HR generalist experience working in a fast paced environment
Experience in scaling a fast-growing tech company
Experience in leading a People Operations team
Kind and curious
Show an ability to challenge conventional approaches and a willingness to build a unique approach
Enjoy operating as much as strategizing, and are adept at both
Have strong communication skills, written and verbal
Hold a relevant degree or equivalent practical experience with proof of HR related qualifications and experience in best practice
Benefits include stock options, health, vision, dental; engaging coworkers; and competitive salary.
Please note: Outlier.org hopes to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, LGBTQ, persons with disabilities, and veterans, among others—we welcome and encourage all applicants. One of Outlier.org’s goals is for our team and culture to reflect the diverse student populations we serve. We remain committed to recognizing the best talent wherever it may be.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of Outlier not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, caregiver status, unemployment status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, layoff, termination, working conditions, transfer, job assignment, and benefits