Lead, Strategy & Operations

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Employer Provided Salary: 120,000-150,000 Annually
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Headway’s mission is a big one - to build a new mental health care system everyone can access. We’ve built technology that helps people find great therapists with the first software-enabled national network of providers accepting insurance. 

1 in 4 people in the US have a treatable mental health condition, but the majority of providers don’t accept insurance, making therapy too expensive for most people. Headway is building a new mental healthcare system that everyone can access by making it easy for therapists to take insurance and scale their practice. 

Headway was founded in 2019 – since then, we’ve grown into a diverse, national network of over 30,000 mental healthcare providers across all 50 states who run their practice on our software. We’re a Series C company with over $225m in funding from a16z (Andreessen Horowitz), Accel, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Spark Capital, Thrive Capital, and Health Care Service Corporation.

We want your time here to be the most meaningful experience of your career. Join us, and help change mental healthcare for the better.

About The Role

As Headway works to build a new mental healthcare system that everyone can access, we’re facing unique operational challenges and opportunities that come with growing and scaling at an unparalleled rate. We’re pushing the boundaries of the existing healthcare system so that we can fulfill our promise to providers, patients, and payers to create access to high quality providers across the nation. In order to do that, we’re building a world class operations team that enables efficiency, growth, and quality, and as a member of this team, you will have the opportunity to have a material impact on the trajectory of Headway and help define a function core to the livelihood of our business and the impact we deliver for our partners and clients.

As an Operations Lead, you will play an integral role in helping us lay the groundwork of Operations at Headway. You’ll own and operate various workflows that support our primary clients. You’ll be tasked with disambiguating complex problems, designing and implementing creative, data-driven solutions, and maintaining the systems that support Headway’s day-to-day operations and allow us to offer care to those who need it. As part of your fulfillment of these tasks, you will work cross-functionally with engineering, product, and data to build the processes and products that allow Headway to succeed as a business, and you’ll collaborate with various teams across Headway on the implementation and iteration of scalable systems, including our payer, cx, and growth teams. The ideal candidate will have previous experience driving outcomes within a complex problem space, creating efficient and scalable processes, and leveraging data to assess team success. Additionally, this person should be passionate about working within a fast-paced, growing, and innovative environment.

What you’ll do at Headway

  • Design and build foundations for a variety of 0-1 initiatives within the Operations function.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to build, execute, monitor, and implement scalable products and processes that enable us to deliver on core business challenges.
  • Assess and analyze data to develop and determine strategies for accelerating progress, proactively identify areas for improvement, and deliver on roadmap priorities and team OKRs.

You’ll be great for this role if you:

  • 5-7+ years of experience in operational roles at high-growth companies, with some background in consulting, finance, business operations preferred but not required.
  • Data is your first-language; you enjoy and are skilled at digging through complex data to solve ambiguous problems.
  • You thrive in the unknown, and seek out opportunities to dive into unfamiliar challenges, drive towards outcomes, and shape strategy.
  • You are operationally excellent, able to manage a large volume of moving pieces without breaking a sweat.
  • You are a collaborator that proactively partners across teams while holding teams accountable for business results.
  • You seek an environment that fosters individual growth through open-feedback and high-autonomy.
  • You are a team builder that is passionate about growing and developing a team.
  • You are motivated by the opportunity to make an impact on one of our generation’s defining problems: affordable mental healthcare

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary information is based on a single salary target per role and is differentiated based on geographic location (Group A, B, or C)
    • Group A: $150,000
    • Group B: $135,000
    • Group C: $120,000
    • Examples of cities located in each Compensation Grouping:
      • Group A = NYC, SF/Bay Area, LA Area, Seattle, Boston, Austin, and San Diego
      • Group B = Chicago, Miami, Denver, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Nashville, Sacramento, Phoenix, and Portland
      • Group C = All remaining cities 
  • Benefits offered include:
    • Equity Compensation
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
    • HSA / FSA
    • 401K
    • Work-from-Home Stipend
    • Therapy Reimbursement
    • 16-week parental leave for eligible employees
    • Carrot Fertility annual reimbursement and membership
    • 13 paid holidays each year as well as a Holiday Break during the week between December 25th and December 31st
    • Flexible PTO
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Training and professional development

We believe a team's strength is in its people, and we cannot achieve this mission without a team that reflects the diversity of this problem - across race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, national origin, religion, family status, disability, military status, and experience.

Headway is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Headway will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected]

Headway employees work remotely across the US, with the option to work from offices in New York City and San Francisco. Headway participates in E-Verify. To learn more, click here.

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Location

205 Hudson Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10013

An Insider's view of Headway

What's something quirky about your company?

We're turning the unglamorous health insurance industry into an exciting one. This team is extremely talented and passionate, striving to change the status quo and do good, all while having tons of fun. We found a winning formula at Headway: the smartest people + a familial vibe + a beautiful mission!

Niki

Business Operations

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I'm working on a project with our Growth and Operations teams, and it's been refreshing to hear each team's priorities/concerns when it comes to the product. It's important for engineers to understand how the things they build affect larger systems! So I really value working with teammates who speak to patients and healthcare providers every day.

April

Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Headway is extremely driven by our cultural principles, one being: 'Act like a Headway owner before a functional owner.' Success at Headway means prioritizing the success of our mission and acting selflessly to contribute to Headway’s goals.

Molly

Business Development

What projects are you most excited about?

As our company has grown and evolved, so have the ways in which we need to protect the sensitive data that flows through our applications. I’ve recently moved to our Privacy Platforms team to help lead the charge around a revised Authentication and Authorization framework to both meet the needs of our users today and be extensible enough to satisfy

Alicia

Head of Enablement

What are Headway Perks + Benefits

Culture
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Remote work program
Diversity
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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