VP People

San Francisco|Denver, Full time

At Vivian, we’re on a mission to transform hiring and recruiting in healthcare. We’re a high impact and positive impact business working to efficiently and cost effectively match the right talent to the right jobs in the healthcare sector, and as a result, help reduce healthcare costs and improve patient care.

We started by bringing transparency and increased access to the opaque and offline $17 billion temporary healthcare staffing industry, and we are now building the largest marketplace in the $1.5 trillion healthcare labor market that enables all healthcare professionals to find their perfect job opportunity, faster and easier than ever before.  We empower healthcare professionals across the country by giving them unprecedented access to honest, transparent, and real-time information to aid them in their job search. We connect candidates to the highest paying, most relevant healthcare jobs in the country and we help enable research around the best places to work.

Our goal is to help healthcare professionals take the headache out of finding a great job, and for healthcare employers, making it easier and faster to find great talent. Through the Vivian platform, we enable staffing agencies and healthcare employers to more easily find relevant talent, communicate more efficiently, and make better hiring decisions, ultimately enabling them to serve patients more safely and effectively.



As Vivian's VP People, you will be responsible for partnering closely with our CEO, as well as leaders across the company, to attract, develop, and retain the best talent. This role combines building our team (recruiting) with the responsibility to own the full lifecycle of our employees (human resources). 

This position would be broken down into four main functions; Talent Acquisition and Recruiting (35%), Culture and Employee Experience (35% of role), Professional Development (20%), and HR (10%).

This position is a great opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the People Team, including hiring, developing compensation strategy, enhancing remote work culture, onboarding new employees, promoting diversity and inclusion efforts, and building out a team of equally passionate human resources and recruiting professionals to support you and the company as a whole.

Our company is only as good as our people, and this role is fundamental to developing the talent and culture we need to achieve our goals - particularly in the current remote work environment.



You will be one of the first employees on the People team and will work directly with the CEO, Chief of Staff, and entire executive team to set strategy around hiring and HR needs. You will collaborate with department heads and people managers on hiring needs. Vivian is ambitious, scrappy, and rapidly growing. We expect the People Team to continue to grow.



You have experience working both in recruiting and HR, and you are excited about tackling challenges in both functions. You are equally excited about operating on a team of zero (just you) to a team of 10+ (a fully-staffed People Team) - and you are able to help build that team. You have the ability to shift gears quickly from high level strategy to tactical work on a frequent basis. You are comfortable working with minimal direction and you hold yourself accountable. You are passionate about company culture, performance, feedback and helping cultivate growth.



  • 10+ years of experience in HR/recruiting, 2+ as a manager
  • Proven track record of hiring and retaining exceptional talent
  • Strong relationship building skills with hiring managers
  • Ability to recruit on highly technical positions and executive positions
  • Designed and implemented systems to manage performance reviews
  • Developed compensation strategies
  • Led and managed recruiting systems and HR efforts
  • Built and managed teams in HR / recruiting 
  • Built and led scalable talent management functions, including recruiting, onboarding and employee development
  • Led diversity and inclusion efforts



  • Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans including HSA and FSA Options
  • Pet Insurance
  • Flexible Time Off
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with Generous Employer Match
  • Access to Corporate Discount Program
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan
  • Work from home stipend


Vivian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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