Director, People Business Partner

Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by improving the understanding of the past. Since graduating Y-Combinator in 2014, Checkr’s product has shifted the on-demand economy and has continued to scale into serving enterprise companies across various industries. As a company that provides modern and compliant background checks for global enterprises and startups, Checkr knows first hand how difficult it may be for individuals with prior criminal history to find employment and we want to help provide fair chances for the formerly convicted. A career with Checkr provides the opportunity to make an impact on the professional lives of millions of people and we encourage all qualified individuals to apply for our roles.

This is an exciting time to join Checkr as we build a People function for scale. Be a part of a mission-driven company that is wholeheartedly committed to diversity and belonging and is passionate about the employee experience. Work with the leadership team to evolve the organization through transformational work and collaborate across the People Team to deliver on our growth and high-performance strategy. Act as a strategic partner to the client groups by activating the People Team strategy through day-to-day work and providing professional guidance and support with the objective of adding meaning and value to the business. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic super-creative professional who is driven by intellectual curiosity with a knack for delivering results. 


  • Have a seat at the People & Talent leadership table
  • Contribute to the business strategy by helping business leaders to identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes
  • Provide strategic business partnership and coaching to executives, senior leaders, and managers
  • Ensure the delivery of innovative organizational development solutions and cutting edge HR services across talent management, career development, performance management, leadership development, and culture
  • Review key business performance targets and their related talent implications with business leaders
  • Support leaders and managers in building a workforce plan to forecast their talent pipeline requirements in line with the business strategy
  • Identify and deploy impactful people strategies and policies that enable the organization to perform effectively and scale efficiently
  • Partner effectively with other cross-functional teams such as People Success (L&D & Talent Enablement) and Compensation on communications and best practices
  • Develop and promote ongoing feedback mechanisms for employees to influence the continuous improvement of People services and processes
  • Provide expert advice and coaching to employees when appropriate
  • Act as a liaison between Talent (recruiting) and business teams
  • Drive cross ­functional People projects and initiatives as needed
  • Identify new opportunities for the People Team to add value to the business
  • Maintain knowledge of progressive People practices and key trends
  • Facilitate a high heart and high backbone leadership and coaching culture
  • Manage specific projects as determined in the annual People operational plan and contribute to functional and cross-functional initiatives

What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, HR Management, related field, or related experience
  • Graduate or related experience degree preferred
  • 9+ years of progressive experience in Human Resources, preferably in a high tech environment
  •  5+ years as a Human Resources Business Partner
  • Experience working with senior stakeholders
  • Experience understanding strategic organizational issues and influencing change
  • Ability and desire to work strategically as well as hands-on
  • Strong business acumen and ability to work well across different functions in order to integrate HR and business strategies
  • Experience helping global organizations scale
  • Experience cultivating relationships globally
  • Experience using data to identify insights that drive action
  • Consulting, coaching, and facilitation experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and strong presentation skills
  • Exceptional listening skills and ability to relate to, influence, and coach employees of all levels in the organization
  • Ability to work independently and actively as a member of both Business and HR teams locally and globally 
  • Resilience and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with high energy and good humor

What you get:

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment where we leverage the latest technology
  • Hands-on coaching and professional development
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement 
  • 100% medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Unlimited PTO policy
  • Gym membership, transportation reimbursements
  • Catered lunch, dinner, and snacks

Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.   

Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.

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