VP of People Operations at Uplight

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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 in the process of obtaining our B Corp certification, 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 VP of People Operations to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.
What you get to do:
This critical leadership position will report directly to the Chief People Officer and manage a team of HR professionals. You will build and lead Uplight's People Operations team as we scale to support significant organizational growth. This includes leading our global core people processes, compensation and benefits, compliance, HR systems and analytics, and workplace operations in a way that reflects and supports Uplight's needs and values.
This role will ideally be located in Colorado, with the ability to work in our Boulder, CO office a couple of days a week when feasible (we are hybrid, and our team supports employees throughout the US and internationally.)
Responsibilities Include:
Leadership
  • Lead, manage, and develop the People Operations team
  • Be a critical member of the People Leadership team to drive a unified people strategy and deliver on key business initiatives and outcomes
  • Foster strong cross-functional collaboration with all stakeholders (e.g., FP&A, Accounting, Legal, etc.) in a way that both mitigates risk for Uplight and upholds our values and culture.

Policies and compliance
  • Ensure that all policies, procedures, systems, and teams are compliant and able to scale to support our growing international presence. Requires maintaining and applying knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law.
  • Create onboarding plans and educate newly hired employees on HR policies, internal procedures, and regulations
  • Stay on top of current trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, and employment law.
  • Assist with Employee Relations as needed

Total Rewards
  • Set the strategy and implement progressive and competitive compensation and benefits offerings to support employee physical, mental, and financial wellness.
  • Be a subject matter expert in compensation including compensation structure, market analysis, job leveling, variable compensation, equity plans, etc.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on all Total Rewards and onboarding-related matters for M&A transactions.

HRIS & Data
  • Own and oversee the HR tech stack; optimize systems and tools and help them integrate to maximize efficiency and data integrity across platforms.
  • Produce, maintain and use people analytics data to develop insights and recommendations.
  • Maintain digital employee records (documents, benefits, attendance, etc.) within our HRIS.

Workplace Operations
  • Ensure the safety and functionality of Uplight's offices.
  • Optimize Uplight's spaces in a way that supports positive employee experience, collaboration, community, and culture.

What you bring to Uplight:
  • Proven experience leading, managing, and scaling a global People Operations function.
  • Experience in M&A Integration.
  • Strong expertise in employment law as it relates to People Operations.
  • A bias for action and the ability to create and improve processes.
  • Strong business acumen, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • High integrity and alignment with Uplight's mission and values.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and a track record of success in bringing highly complex and cross-functional projects to completion.
  • Well-honed interpersonal and relationship-building skills that facilitate strong relationships and achieve results.
  • Deep analytics expertise; you use data to drive decisions and policy-making as well as to define business impact and team success.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience driving change.
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity and be a strong self-starter.
  • Being a trusted advisor who inspires confidence in others through the depth of expertise, rigorous thinking, and sound judgment.
  • You want to be part of something meaningful and challenging, alongside world-class team members.

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
  • Exceptionally collaborative and cool office spaces (once we reopen them)

Salary Range: $170,000 to $230,000
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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Location

2580 55th Street, Boulder, CO 80301

What are Uplight Perks + Benefits

Culture
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
Diversity
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)
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
Parking
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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