Who are we?
Sidewalk Labs is an urban innovation company working to make cities more sustainable and affordable for all. We create products, invest in new companies, and help plan innovative places around the world. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve grown into an organization of over 100 employees based primarily in New York City. Our cross-disciplinary team consists of experts from real estate, urban planning, government, finance, technology, and engineering, among other backgrounds.
We’ve launched innovative companies addressing urban mobility, next-generation infrastructure, and community-based healthcare, and invested in startups working on everything from robotic furniture to digital electricity. We continue to work internally on projects such as factory-made mass timber construction that can improve housing affordability and sustainability, a digital master-planning tool designed to help developers and communities achieve shared objectives, and a new approach to all-electric neighborhoods.
With the potential to catalyze and scale new models for sustainable and affordable growth, our work is both exciting and complex. We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it!
We are looking for a Senior Associate, People Operations to join our team, reporting to our Associate Director, People Operations. You will join a scrappy People Ops team of three at a pivotal time. While most of the foundations of People Operations are in place (performance reviews, compensation, benefits, etc), you will be part of scaling our strategic People Operations function during a time of growth. In particular, we will look to you to provide critical support in implementing and progressing our equity, inclusion, and diversity (EID) in the workplace strategy and our learning & development strategy.
Over the past two years, we have created an ambitious 5-year EID ambition and launched a manager training program called the Manager Greenfield Project (MGP). We have also invested in one-off Learning & Development (L&D) opportunities to upskill our employees with external partnerships/vendors. We need your help in our next step, which is to create organization, structure and process around both our EID and L&D efforts, so that we can be proactive and strategic as we grow. Ultimately, we need your help to strengthen and scale our culture!
We are looking for an HR / PeopleOps / Talent individual with experience in project or program management who has passion in equity, inclusion or diversity and/or learning & development. This is a real growth opportunity to make an impact in a unique organization, dense with diverse talent.
Day-to-day, you will work closely with the People Operations team on:
Within your first 3 months you will:
Within your first 6 months you will:
After 12 months you will:
What We Expect
To thrive on this journey with us, you will need to bring interest in People Operations processes, probably 3+ years of relevant experience, and have examples for the below:
Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek applicants from underrepresented communities. Even if you are not 100% sure you are right for the role, please apply and we will be happy to consider your application. All employment is based on merit and business need, and we respond to each application we receive.