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Hello, World! Codecademy has helped over 45 million people from around the world upgrade their careers with engaging, accessible, and flexible education on programming and data skills. We provide over 200 hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to Javascript and everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, and new lives thanks to what they’ve learned with Codecademy, and we’re thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education and employment. A few years later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 75+ in SoHo, NYC. We’ve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, and more.

If you want to help build a business that impacts tens of millions of people each year and helps them lead better lives, join us!

As a member of the core executive team, the VP of People plans and directs all aspects of the organization’s people & talent operations and holds the overall company responsibility for recruitment, employment, leadership development, retention, training, performance management, organizational development, succession planning, associate relations, compensation, diversity and inclusion, and benefits administration.

The VP of People will be a nimble, adaptive, “roll up the sleeves” business partner that can drive impact and shape a growing and successful business. This individual should possess strong leadership skills, sharp organizational EQ, have a sense of urgency and be proactive in their approach. They will demonstrate highly effective decision making, judgement, communication, and modeling of our company values.


* Drive our People strategy: Partner with the CEO to drive employee retention, engagement, training, resources planning, company culture enhancement, team building, employee development
* Provide valued consultation: Coach and influence the senior leadership team, playing the role of trusted advisor and partnering with our VP of Finance to drive our headcount planning
* Build the best recruitment process: Bring on-board the best possible talent, define the key metrics and reporting, and optimize our recruiting operations (i.e. sourcing, initial phone screening, in-person interviews etc.)
* Shape and nurture our culture: Help us update our values, and drive continued alignment of our mission, and vision


* The right person will thrive in a "roll up your sleeves" environment, loves solving people problems and can pivot quickly
* A desire and ability to be intimately involved in the business operations as a strategic partner with their own P&L
* At least 8 years of HR experience in a high tech and/or start-up environment, preferably with large and small companies.
* Expertise and hands-on experience in a number of human resources operational areas strongly preferred
* Detail-oriented, data driven and analytical when making decisions
* Deep experience scaling teams and navigating complex organizational structures
* Strong business acumen and the ability to translate business strategy into HR initiatives
Ability to apply unconventional thinking and not deploy the HR playbook from another organization and transpose it to Codecademy
* A structured thinking approach to communicating and are able to use situational appropriate communication techniques including consulting, influence, information sharing and negotiating on complex topics

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of learners with our product and in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- and works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds and beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

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