Director, Performance and Learning and Development at Better.com

| Greater NYC Area
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About Better.com:

We’re one of the fastest growing homeownership companies in America. Why? Because we’re making homeownership simpler, faster — and most importantly, more accessible for all Americans.

By combining smarter technology with a desire to not just change one piece of the journey but the entire makeup of what it’s like to buy and own a home in this country, we’re building things that don’t exist yet. 

Better.com by the numbers: 

  • We fund $600 million in home loans per month
  • Nearly $5 billion in loans funded since our inception in 2016
  • 2 years running, we’re one of Crain’s “Best Places to work”
  • We’re #11 on Fortune’s Best Places to Work in NYC
  • And #964 on Inc.’s 2019 “5000 Fastest-Growing Companies” 
  • We’ve secured over $254 million from our investors to date 
  • ...and counting

We continue to outpace the industry at every turn. We’ve recently joined forces in partnership with Ally Bank. Plus, our backers have helped build some of the most transformative tech and finance companies in history. Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, IA Ventures, American Express, Citigroup, Activant Capital, and others have all invested in our vision of redefining the entire home buying journey.

A Better opportunity:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, strategic and driven Director to oversee Performance and Learning and Development. This is a multifaceted leadership role with substantial runway and opportunity to build and scale three core functions within our talent organization: Compensation, Performance Management and Learning and Development.  

This position is a builder role. We’re in hyper-growth mode, which means we need someone with the drive and passion to execute day in-and-day-out. Someone who is comfortable operating at both a macro and micro-level, who has the subject matter expertise to drive high level strategy and the operational and leadership acumen to build and manage high-performing teams. This role requires a high degree of business acumen, creative thinking and execution as well as strong organizational skills. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assume ownership of company-wide compensation, performance management and learning and development initiatives
  • Build and scale Better’s Learning and Development function; evolve team structure and segmentation, including on-boarding, continuous enablement and leadership development programs
  • In collaboration with key functional leaders and HRBPs, define business needs, current and future scope of client groups, target employee profiles, skill-sets and experience levels 
  • Design and facilitate cohesive, cross-functional leveling and performance management principles
  • Partner with finance to design and iterate compensation policies, including ranges, structure, short and long-term incentive plans, equity philosophy
  • Partner with payroll, HRIS and talent operations teams to streamline processes and ensure operational efficiency
  • Work closely with Employee Relations and Legal  to ensure both new and existing compensation policies are in compliance with applicable legislative and regulatory requirements

About You:

  • You are an exceptional leader with at least 10+ years of HR/Performance Management and Learning and Development experience
  • You have 5+ years of leadership experience, preferably second-line leadership
  • You have built and scaled organizational leveling and performance management strategies within multi-faceted businesses
  • You are a learning and development expert with hands-on experience building, facilitating and managing content
  • You have a bias for action, as well as a strong sense of practicality and effectiveness
  • You have excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • You are highly adaptable, and able to thrive in ambiguous or uncertain environments

Things we value:

  • Curiosity. Why? How? Repeat.
  • Nerdiness. Financial news and trends are fascinating. Seriously.   
  • Relentlessness. No one here gives up. We try. We fail. We try again.
  • Passion. If you don’t get excited about homeownership, mortgages, and real estate, it simply won’t work.
  • Smarts: book and street. We have to use all the tools at our disposal to build Better.
  • Empathy and Compassion. You understand that people's biggest dreams are in your hands.
  • Communication. Can you ask for help or put your hand up when you don’t understand?
  • Building. Doing. Making. Yes, we have to do a lot of thinking and talking to figure this stuff out, but you can't wait to leave the conversation and build it.

Better is an equal opportunity employer, and seeks to build a workplace where people from many backgrounds can thrive. We believe that multiple perspectives lead to better decision-making, make us better employers, and create better outcomes for our customers. We strongly encourage people from diverse backgrounds (racial, religious, sexual orientation, gender-identity, formerly incarcerated, disability status, veteran status) to apply.

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Location

Across the street from the tallest building in the western hemisphere.

An Insider's view of Better.com

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It's not a secret that at a successful start-up, you have to work hard. That's why we have a very liberal work-from-home and unlimited PTO policy at Better. We know that people perform their best when they're happy and healthy, and emphasize that your individual needs being met are what helps meet the needs of our customers.

David

Sales

What does your typical day look like?

First, I glance at emails and my calendar. Then, I put in my free Seamless order (lunch and dinner is covered). I then use the first few hours of my day for deep thinking and problem solving where I sit with my notebook to brainstorm and sketch out ideas and initiatives. After lunch is when I have all of my meetings with teams in the US and India.

Jillian

Collateral

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started as an Office Manager from Undergrad. A year later, I became a Customer Experience Associate for our Mortgage Operations team, and 3 months after that, I managed a team of 10 associates. Two years later, I found myself as a Customer Experience Strategist. I've had the opportunity to grow tremendously within and outside of my roles.

Kristin

Customer Experience Strategist

What are Better.com Perks + Benefits

Better.com Benefits Overview

Life/work, not work/life- All work and no play is a recipe for a breakdown. So we give our team members unlimited time off.

Community Feels- Happy hours, birthday parties, book clubs, and more. We believe in building a community, not just a company.

Tools of the Trade- From cozy couches to new computers, Better provides whatever you need to help us succeed.

Full Health Bars- We take care of our own. Better offers fully funded health, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a 401k plan and up to 20 weeks paid parental leave.

Food For Days- Hungry employees aren’t happy employees. That’s why Better team members get free lunch, dinner, and snacks. Every. Single. Day.

Competitive Compensation- Cash and equity. If you care about that sort of thing. Which we do.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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