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Director, People and Talent (Hybrid)



People & HR
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024

Homeward is a technology-enabled healthcare provider delivering quality, affordable and comprehensive care to those who don’t have it. Starting in rural America. Today, 60 million Americans living in rural communities are facing a crisis of access to care. In the U.S. healthcare system, rural Americans experience significantly poorer clinical outcomes. This trend is rapidly accelerating as rural hospitals close and physician shortages increase, exacerbating health disparities. In fact, Americans living in rural communities suffer a mortality rate 23 percent higher than those in urban communities, in part because of the lack of access to quality care.

Our vision is care that enables everyone to achieve their best health. So, we’re rearchitecting the way it’s delivered – leveraging breakthroughs in diagnostics, remote monitoring, and a variety of other domains, Homeward is creating a new healthcare delivery model that is purpose-built for rural America and directly addresses the issues that have historically limited access and quality.

Most importantly, we’re aligning everyone’s incentives (ours, partner health plans’, and members’) towards getting and keeping people healthy by taking full responsibility and financial risk for the total cost of each member’s healthcare and outcomes.

Homeward is co-founded by a leadership team that defined and delivered Livongo’s products, and backed most recently by a $50 million series B co-led by Arch Ventures and Human Capital, with participation from General Catalyst for a total of $70 million in funding. With this leadership team and funding, Homeward is committed to bringing high-quality healthcare to rural communities in need.

The Opportunity

Join us in tackling healthcare for rural America! We’re seeking a Director, People and Talent who is passionate about having a positive societal impact and using technology for good – solving issues of health inequity for communities who have been perennially underserved. In this role, you will lead and execute human resources strategies, talent acquisition, and organizational development initiatives to support the company's high growth and overall business objectives.

What you’ll do:

  • Strategic People Partner: own recruiting and HR execution for our team of world-class talent: supporting people initiatives across the entire employee lifecycle including hiring, onboarding, performance management, payroll, compensation and benefits, and ongoing business partnership
  • Talent Acquisition: Continuously lead searches for technical and non-technical roles: roll up your sleeves to get creative on sourcing, assessing, and closing talented individuals who have a passion for our mission
  • Programmatic Innovation: Drive innovation for people strategies, technology, and programs to evolve with our growing team
  • Data-Driven Approach: establish operational rigor and KPIs for the people function reporting to the company on progress and opportunities, as well as taking a data-oriented approach to all of our efforts
  • Champion for DEI: continue to foster an inclusive culture across Homeward, designing and developing strategies for diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion at all levels
  • Business Partnership: Become a trusted talent advisor to our executive team
  • Travel: Periodic travel to other hub offices and in-market locations

What you bring:

  • 7+ years of progressive experience in people and/or recruiting at high-growth companies
  • Hands-on experience with HR software and compliance
  • Comfort working with a distributed team
  • Ability to drive people strategy, including recruiting, onboarding, learning and development, and HR programs
  • Strong knowledge of HR best practices, labor laws, and regulations
  • Passion for delivering care in rural America

Bonus Points:

  • Prior work in healthcare
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, growing organization

What shapes our company:

  • Deep commitment to one another, the people and communities we serve, and to care that enables everyone to achieve their best health
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to listen
  • Drive to deliver high-quality experiences, clinical care, and cost-effectiveness
  • Strong focus on the sustainability of our business and scalability of our services, to maximize our reach and impact
  • Nurturing a diverse workforce, with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and points of view
  • Taking our mission and business seriously, but not taking ourselves too seriously– having fun as we build!


  • Competitive salary and equity grant
  • Generous paid time off
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental & vision insurance with 100% of monthly premium covered for employees
  • Company-sponsored 401k plan
  • Flexible working arrangement with an office in the Bay Area and Chicago

Salary: $155,000 - $185,000 annually. Salary is based on qualifications, experience, skillset, and location

At Homeward, a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences enrich our teams and allow us to achieve above and beyond our goals. If you have yet to gain experience in the areas detailed above, we hope you will share your unique background with us in your application and how it can be additive to our teams.

Homeward is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Homeward is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.