Vice President, People

  • Ancestry
  • Oct 26, 2021

Job Description

About Ancestry:When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.
With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.
Ancestry is looking for a Vice President, People to be an empowering leader and consultant to achieve success across the employee lifecycle (Talent Management & Development and People Business Partners). You will help develop our plans, programs, and strategies with an emphasis on building leadership capability, talent management rhythms, and inclusive teams.
Reporting to the Senior Vice President, People & Places, you will be an essential part of the People and Places team and will play an active role in the goal of engaging, developing, and retaining great people for the global organization. You will bring a passion to promote outcomes that allow our employees and business to succeed.

What You Will Do

Be a trusted and credible advisor on people, organizational, and business plans; driving outcomes that support employee and company success.Work with business leaders to help guide strategic, creative solutions that empower our team members to bring our values to life.Lead a global team of People Partners to evolve the management and functioning of the teams they support.Counsel and coach leaders on hiring, development, and management strategies.Partner with the Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Centers of Excellence to implement people-related Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging strategies for feedback & performance management, hiring, leadership development, employee engagement, and retention.Bring sound judgment in employee relations, employee and manager coaching, performance management, talent programs, and building diverse teams and inclusive environments.Look for opportunities to refine and use HR data to improve delivery and understanding of core HR processes and influence results.

Who You Are

15+ years strategic HR and Talent Management experience (preferably in a high-tech or consumer products environment)Bachelor's degreeCan empower and sustain change, using tools and metrics to measure success.Have led a complex organization
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Additional Information:Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  
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