Director, Organizational Development

New York, NY/Remote
Added: February 8, 2024
About Foursquare

Foursquare is the leading independent location technology and data cloud platform, dedicated to building meaningful bridges between digital spaces and physical places. Our proprietary technology unlocks the most accurate, trustworthy location data in the world, empowering businesses to answer key questions, uncover hidden insights, improve customer experiences, and achieve better business outcomes. A pioneer of the geo-location space, Foursquare’s location tech stack is being utilized by our mobile apps CityGuide and Swarm, as well as the world’s largest enterprises and most recognizable brands, like Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, Spotify, Uber, Airbnb and others.

Foursquare’s flexible building blocks include technology to maximize marketing impact and drive incremental real-world engagement (Attribution, Audience, Proximity, SDK); data to deeply understand points of interest and real-world behavior patterns (Places and Visits), and tools to conduct advanced analysis, data enrichment, unification and visualization (Studio).

About The Position

Foursquare is looking for a Director, Organizational Development to join our team!

About the team: The People Team at FSQ is a strategic force multiplier for Foursquare’s growth and transformation efforts. The People Team works in close partnership with leaders and team members across the business to build the operational foundations, organizational infrastructure and cultural capacity to fuel vibrancy and velocity at FSQ.

About the role: this role is the right hand and deputy of our SVP, People and Culture in leading culture and transformation efforts and conceiving of and executing a future-facing people practice. This leader will be responsible for shaping and executing the People Team’s strategy, developing and leading initiatives across the full spectrum of organizational design and development.

This role will be responsible for assessing the development needs of our diverse disciplines and departments across the business, as well as leading the implementation of organizational development strategies and initiatives. In this role, you will oversee our change management practice, leadership and learning & development practice, ensure the integration of DEI practices across all of our work and be a guiding force on employee engagement across FSQ.

In this role, you’ll

  • Help define an aspirational and ambitious vision for the people practice at FSQ
  • Identify and prioritize key initiatives to deliver on that strategy
  • Oversee the design and development of People Team led programs in partnership with internal and external partners
  • Define and track the metrics to measure success on delivering impact in our programs
  • Elevate the change management /change leadership practices at FSQ
  • Guide the L&D Team in ensuring all learning initiatives align to strategy and achieve desired impact
  • Lead our Leadership Development program design and implementation (with support from the L&D team)
  • Help define strategy and guide execution for our performance management and feedback processes to ensure a culture of candor, growth and vibrancy
  • Ensure the people team is incorporating best practices in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into all of our work
  • Lead talent development strategies and plans related to critical roles, succession, and key talent segments
  • Design experiments, test and learn, and iterate to drive impact against strategy
  • Leverage existing people team data & analytics, best practices in research and data collection

What You’ll Need

  • M.A. in Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development or similar field
  • 10 - 12+ years of experience working in L&D, organizational development, preferably in a technology company
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, paired with sound business judgment and integrity
  • High EQ, excellent leadership and management skills and a passion for coaching team members to reach their full potential
  • A strong business acumen and understanding of how talent programs integrate into the business cycle and support business objectives to execute practical, effective systemic solutions
  • Strong command of learning and development models, frameworks, tools and solutions to increase leadership effectiveness. Including but not limited to: behavioral change, talent management, change leadership, team effectiveness and coaching
  • Some combination of certifications in change management, coaching, DEI, leadership development preferred
  • Experience with the design, development, and delivery of experiential executive development programs
  • Experience driving large scale change management initiatives across multiple geographies and business lines
  • Familiar with assessment-for-development tools (e.g., Amazon 360, Korn Ferry-CTD, Hogan, DISC). Even better if certified to administer!
  • Proficiency with data gathering, analysis, and presentation of insights
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and prioritize, manage, and complete projects with tight deadlines
  • Your own unique talents! If you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above, we encourage and welcome you to still apply!

Benefits And Perks

  • Flexible PTO - rest and recharge when you need it!
  • Industry Leading Healthcare - comprehensive and competitive health, vision, dental, life insurance
  • Savings and Investments - 401(k) with company match
  • Home Office Setup - you get all necessary hardware
  • Family Planning and Fertility Programs - programs via Carrot
  • Employee Resource Groups - to help you stay connected

At Foursquare, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry and market standards. Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, and specific office location.

The annual total cash compensation range is $190,000 - $275,000, however actual salaries can vary based on a candidate’s qualifications, skills and competencies, as well as location.

Salary is just one component of Foursquare’s total compensation package, which includes restricted stock units, multiple health insurance options, and a wide range of benefits!

Things to know…

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