Head of Talent Management and Strategy at Uplight (Greater Denver Area, CO)

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The Position Do you dream about creating a more sustainable future? At Uplight, we are motivating energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Working with over 90 of the world's leading electric and gas utilities, Uplight provides an end-to-end customer energy experience. Uplight delivers personalized experiences that customers have now come to expect-improving satisfaction, increasing revenue, reducing the cost to serve, and contributing to carbon reduction goals. We are B Corp certified, enabling us to put our values into action by not only making decisions for the benefit of our shareholders, but also for our customers, environment, employees, and community.
We are seeking a Head of Talent Management and Strategy to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.
We will consider this role for continued remote work with some work/travel to our offices in Denver, Boulder, Boston, Chicago or Vancouver.
What you get to do: At Uplight we are building a healthy, high performing company that scales and drives meaningful impact toward our mission of creating a sustainable future. This newly created position will report to the Chief People Officer and serve as a thought leader on everything related to talent management. You will lead a team that creates unique, human-centric experiences and programs that impact our ability to operationalize at scale, in an agile manner, and help realize the highest potential in our amazing global team of Uplighters. This includes leading a team within the functions of People Strategy, Organization Development and Effectiveness, People Experience, and Talent Development, all within a framework of equity and inclusion.
What you will contribute:
People Strategy
  • Drive strategic planning efforts for People Team; Partner with the CPO and other leaders to establish a strategic vision and priorities for all talent work. Articulate and align internal stakeholders on our strategic choices for our talent philosophy and associated talent practices in support of Uplight's mission and strategy.
  • Define and develop People Team priorities, OKRs, and talent analytics strategy in alignment with company OKRs.
  • Drive highest priority, critical People-wide initiatives as set by CPO.
  • Benchmark talent management approaches to build programs that address needs and are ahead of the curve. Best practices are just our starting point!

Program and Change Management
  • Scoping ambiguous problems into concrete projects, lead large scale change management efforts across the talent portfolio.
  • Develop tracking and communication practices to ensure progress, accountability, and an understanding of how our work ladders to key initiatives.
  • Leverage data to support pragmatic analysis and build narratives as applicable to support project teams in advancing decisions for specific initiatives.
  • Partner with others in executive leadership on effective internal and executive communications.

People Experience and Development
  • Ensure the lived experience of our people is inclusive, supports Uplight's culture and values, and supports our intention of being a world-class destination employer. This includes things like managing our engagement and retention programs, ensuring the effective integration of acquisitions, and understanding the future of work.
  • Measure, understand and develop strategies that strengthen employee sentiment, engagement and retention.
  • Lead and measure global impact of DEI&B initiatives across the organization.
  • Lead people development strategies that accelerate everyone's ability to succeed at Uplight, today and in the future.
  • Regularly measure the progress and effectiveness of learning and development initiatives and programs relative to driving outcomes and impact
  • Partner with key stakeholders to build our strategy for leadership and management development, and drive initiatives and programs toward that strategy.

What you bring to Uplight:
  • 10+ years relevant work experience (Talent Management, OD/OE, Program Management, HR Consulting).
  • 3+ years of leadership experience, building and managing a team of high-performing, passionate professionals in a high-growth environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead large-scale change and projects; expertise in scoping, leading, delivering and measuring complex projects.
  • Fluency in, and a strong commitment to, DEI&B concepts and strategies.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment with a passion for solving problems while being resourceful.
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships across diverse range of stakeholders in a matrix and dispersed environment.
  • Passion for data and analytics, and ability to influence with data-driven recommendations and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including executive-level written and verbal communication skills, collaboration and diplomacy.
  • Excellent judgment with sensitive and confidential information.

What makes working at Uplight amazing:
In addition to all the standard medical and dental benefits, that kick in Day 1, we are:
  • Proud to be over 500+ purpose-driven individuals helping to create a more sustainable planet.
  • Committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities.
  • Focused on career growth by following defined career ladders.
  • Committed to taking our work and mission seriously and....we love to laugh!

We also provide:
  • 401k Match
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Peer to peer recognition program
  • Management by objectives bonus plan
  • Innovative flexible time off policy
  • Exceptionally collaborative and cool office spaces (once we reopen them)

Salary Range : $180,000 to $220,000
In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate annual base compensation range is listed above. The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by a number of factors including the applicant's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team.
Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race (including hair texture and hairstyles), color, religion (including head coverings), age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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2580 55th Street, Boulder, CO 80301

What are Uplight Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

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