Senior HR Director

San Francisco, CA

CircleUp is a technology company that leverages Helio, a data aggregation and machine learning platform, to power every stage of private investing from sourcing and diligence to value creation. CircleUp is bringing the data-driven revolution that occurred in the public markets to the private markets, starting with consumer & retail. With high-performing internal equity & credit funds, and a new data business, there are a lot of exciting things coming in the years ahead.  

At CircleUp, people are our most important asset.  We are seeking a Senior HR Director to lead and develop our HR strategies to ensure all HR operations are in order while delivering value to the organization as a whole. To be successful in this role, this individual must be comfortable taking on a wide range of HR tasks, partnering with leadership across the organization and executing efficiently to achieve outcomes in a fast paced environment.  This person will lead and supervise all HR initiatives, providing a consultation like approach to management on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training & development, budget, and labor relations, etc. 

CircleUp was recently honored as one of Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Data Science and has been named a CB Insights FinTech 250, a Top 5 Most Disruptive Company in Finance by CNBC, and to the Forbes FinTech 50. Founded in 2012, CircleUp is headquartered in San Francisco and has been backed by Union Square Ventures, GV, Canaan Partners, QED Advisors, and others.


  • Create and deliver briefings to executives
  • Oversee an organization’s recruitment, interview, selection and hiring/onboarding processes
  • Evaluate and structure employee benefit, payroll, health and safety programs
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of standardized human resource processes
  • Establish and adhere to all internal policies and legal standards.
  • Effectively structure employee compensation benefits programs to attract and retain top talent (domestic and international)
  • Identify talent within the organization and work with career ladders/leveling to promote within
  • Lead the annual review process, including performance reviews, leveling and promotions
  • Work closely with Finance on all compensation matters
  • Oversee culture and team cohesiveness initiatives, such as planning team events, offsites, training programs and guest speaker talks.
  • Establish a regular cadence of employee surveys 
  • Lead the search for new office facilities and maintaining of CircleUp ethos across all locations
  • Be a prominent voice to the CircleUp community (internal and external) and communicate announcements and updates on behalf of the brand


  • Must be local to the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Advanced degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related fields
  • Previous experience working as a HR Director or HR Manager for at least 7-8 years
  • In-depth knowledge about local and international Human Resource Processes, employment legislation, and legal regulations
  • Understanding and experience with Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing strategies
  • Excellent knowledge of all aspects of HR management
  • Experience with HR tools (Workday) and recruiting software (Lever)
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification (SPHR) will be an advantage

If you got to this point, we hope you’re feeling excited about the job description you just read! Even if you feel that you don't meet all of the requirements and qualifications, we still encourage you to apply. We’re eager to speak with those who share our passion to help entrepreneurs thrive - not just those who match every bullet point in our job descriptions.  

CircleUp is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex and gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity and gender expression (including transgender individuals who are transitioning, have transitioned, or are perceived to be transitioning to the gender with which they identify), age, sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status and any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. We encourage those who really want to make an impact to apply for our open positions.