Director of People

Website Grow Progress

Building cutting-edge persuasion technology for social good.

Grow Progress helps many of the largest progressive causes, campaigns, and consultants change the minds of more people.

We’re looking for someone who wants to be part of a team that’s pioneering a new approach to persuasion: giving our customers the power to persuade more people based on how they think — not just how they look.

If you want to make a big social impact and grow your skill set by helping to build an early stage organization as it quickly grows, we hope you’ll apply.


Who We Are
Grow Progress gives customers the power to persuade more people by tailoring their messages to match each audience member’s values. We help customers harness the latest persuasion science to create messaging that’s typically 200% to 500% more effective than their existing ads. We do this by predicting which personality traits and values are most important to each individual based on their digital footprints.

We’ve built powerful software that offers our customers unprecedented access to run scientific message tests quickly and affordably, so they can unlock the most effective messages. This capability powers campaigns, causes, and companies that make the world a better place. We currently work with many of the biggest Democratic pollsters, marketing agencies, advocacy groups, and labor unions in the country.

We’re a team of experienced campaigners, software engineers, and data scientists who are obsessed with harnessing the power of evidence to make social good advocates more effective. We’re ambitious, efficient, low-ego, and we like to make each other laugh.


Your Role
As the Director of People, you’ll report directly to the COO and be a strategic partner of our executive team as we scale our business and grow our people. You’ll be responsible for people development on our team. This includes the day-to-day of hiring, onboarding, career development, and managing compensation and benefits, but also the critical decision-making involved in building hiring plans and budgets and designing how we work to be more efficient. You will be in the room for big conversations and big decisions and have the opportunity to be a leader.

Demand for our products and services has been growing quickly, and in this busy midterm campaign year, we need your help to plan for the future beyond it. You will become an expert in how our teams operate and what they need in order to inform the models for hiring and organizational structure that you will build. You’ll identify the resources we need to be successful and make intelligent choices when faced with tradeoffs.

As a progressive technology company we have high expectations of ourselves and our organizational culture, even at our stage of maturity. We expect you to be a champion for our mission and our standards for ourselves in how we operate. We have a diverse and talented team and aim to make it even more so. We want everyone who steps into a role at Grow Progress to be able to grow themselves and to love their work.


Who We’re Looking For
As part of our team, you will:

  • Own and manage the People Team and its component operational and strategic functions including but not limited to payroll, compliance, recruiting, onboarding, and beyond
  • Master our business operations in order to recommend and implement more efficient workflows, org structures, and norms
  • Develop career pathways and compensation and benefit plans that entice prospective hires and reward our existing team as they grow
  • Serve as a guide to departments and senior leadership to ensure that we continue to improve the diversity of our team and the inclusivity of our practices
  • Build our culture with us — make work fun and engaging in a remote-first environment
  • Support ad hoc operations projects and lead new initiatives
  • Everything else. It’s a startup!

You’ll bring the following:

  • Hands-on and instructive experience in people team execution and strategy for a startup
  • A track record of hiring great people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Empathy to be a thoughtful and caring partner to our employees and managers
  • Strong time management and organization, with the ability to oversee administrative tasks while also taking strategic ownership of longer term projects
  • Proactive mindset, anticipating what will be needed and doing it rather than requiring direction
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality, deal with conflict effectively, and manage difficult situations confidently and calmly
  • U.S. work authorization
  • Progressive values and an interest in politics


The Hiring Process
Hiring for this position is completed in a few basic phases and we’ve designed the process to be quick and nimble depending on when you apply.

Please also keep in mind that each face-to-face interview below will be conducted over Zoom and will include time for you to ask the interviewer(s) questions about Grow Progress and the position. Towards the end of the process, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions to other members of the team.

Phase 1: Informational Interview where you will meet the hiring manager and learn more about Grow Progress.

Phase 2: Stakeholder Interview where you will meet with prospective colleagues and have a chance to tell us about how you approach challenges.

Phase 3: Scenario Interview with a selection of teammates where all candidates will be posed with the same handful of scenarios.

Phase 4: Team Coffee where you will meet informally with a larger group of teammates to give you and our team a chance to get to know each other.

Phase 5: Final Interview with our CEO after which you’ll be a finalist for an offer.


More About Grow Progress
We believe that inclusion and equity are the keys to a better future. We center these issues by creating accessible and affordable products, partnering with progressive organizations, and building transparency across our company.

We strive to foster belonging and empowerment at work and we continuously examine our efforts through our Growing Progress DEI&B working group. We are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and experiences. Our goal is to create a workplace where every person feels supported and encouraged to thrive.

Our culture is fun, fast-paced, and focused on evidence. We aim to cultivate an environment where data drives our decisions rather than just anecdotes, and where everyone feels comfortable contributing ideas — even if it’s on a topic outside of their expertise. We work hard to get smarter together by giving each other feedback that’s direct, actionable, and respectful. We’re deeply motivated by the work we do and committed to using this technology ethically, so we’re looking for teammates who feel the same way.

We are committed to building an equitable company. We’re an equal opportunity employer. Qualified people of all races, ethnicities, cultures, ages, sexes, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, languages, social class, marital status, religions, veteran status, and disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary Range: $130k – $150k plus equity, depending on skill level and experience. Company benefits include a company-sponsored health insurance plan (also dental and vision coverage), a flexible PTO plan, and a 401(k) with employer matching, among others.

Location: This position is remote within the United States. We do have an office in Washington, DC that you are welcome to join if you prefer to work onsite.

To Apply: Fill out the form at the link. Please note that if you email your resume to our team directly or indicate interest on another job site rather than applying through the provided Grow Progress careers site link, you may not be considered for the position. No recruiters, please.

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