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VP of People

San Francisco, CA, USA | Strava

  • Industry:
    Internet / Online Media
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Human Resources
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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Strava’s culture and people are its greatest differentiators and assets. As our VP of People, you will be responsible for the employee experience at the company, from recruiting to onboarding, performance management, training, and development. As a member of our management team, you’ll inspire 170+ passionate employees in four offices serving 35 million community members all around the world. You’ll champion our core values of Authenticity, Balance, Companyftsmanship, Camaraderie, and Commitment and celebrate those who embody them. By engaging the best of our employees, you’ll help build an even more welcoming, productive and diverse team.

Key Responsibilities

Fuel our Recruiting

Build our employer brand in the marketplace. Pursue multiple avenues for sourcing high quality and diverse talent. Strive for high-quality candidate experience.

Companyft the most impactful onboarding and orientation process for new employees.

Own the development of a compensation philosophy and job architecture that attracts and maintains top talent.

Own the Strategic Talent Plan

Identify the capabilities we will need in our future and the associated programs to develop or hire them.

Drive organization improvements by aligning people strategies and programs with business initiatives and goals.

Expand our career development and training programs with the right mix of outside resources, mentorship and internal best practice sharing (“Learning Labs”) to retain our talent

Strengthen our managerial capabilities in mentoring and performance management.

Actively Partner to Grow the Business 

Champion the shift towards a data-driven culture, utilizing analytics to propel better-informed decision-making.

Translate our annual product and financial plans into associated organizational dependencies.

Partner with peers on Strava's Management Team to balance both business and employee needs.

Sustain High-Quality Human Resources

Maintain and develop a competitive benefits program that is consistent with our core values and emphasizes employee wellness.

Ensure we maintain a competitive and engaging total compensation and rewards program through the understanding of industry benchmarks and what drives motivation and performance.

Regularly analyze the health of our recruiting process and the scalability of our benefits programs as Strava grows over time.

Maintain a high service level from the Company’s HR infrastructure – processes, policies, and systems.

Ensure a consistent experience across our offices (San Francisco, Denver, Hannover, Bristol).


12+ years experience in people functions with responsibility for talent, employee relations, org design, diversity, inclusion, and culture

Excellent people manager with 5+ years of experience; a magnet for talent with high emotional intelligence

Undergraduate degree. MBA highly desired

Background liaising with technical teams and product-driven leaders

Ability to inspire change across an organization, including at the executive level

Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented

A track record of both building and implementing effective processes

The highest level of judgment when handling sensitive situations

Strong written, oral, social, and presentation skills

Real Passion for Strava’s mission

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