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Vice President, Human Resources

Foresight Diagnostics

Foresight Diagnostics

People & HR
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States

About our Company: Foresight Diagnostics is an early-stage, venture-backed molecular diagnostics company that is developing non-invasive cancer detection technologies to improve the lives of patients worldwide. Our portfolio of cell-free DNA based liquid biopsy tests are rooted in novel and proprietary methods developed at Stanford University. Our approach enables the earlier detection of smaller tumors, leading to more personalized and effective cancer treatment strategies for patients. We have deep expertise in molecular biology, bioinformatics, and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), and maintain a dynamic, fast-paced work environment with significant opportunities for high-impact contribution and rapid professional growth. Foresight Diagnostics is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

About the Role: The Vice President of Human Resources will be responsible for leading and managing the overall HR function for the company. This includes developing and implementing strategic HR initiatives, creating and implementing policies and procedures, and managing the recruitment and selection process for all positions within the company. The Vice President of Human Resources will act as a strategic business partner to the senior leadership team, providing guidance and support on all HR-related matters. The Vice President of Human Resources will be responsible for creating and maintaining a positive and productive work environment in alignment with the company’s culture that promotes employee engagement, retention, and satisfaction. In addition, the Vice President of Human Resources will contribute as a corporate leader of the company, engaging in strategic planning, execution, evaluation and communication of corporate initiatives. This position reports directly to the Chief Operating and Compliance Officer.

What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources management or a related field; legal experience is a plus.

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in human resources management, with at least 5 years of experience in a senior-level HR role.

  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing the HR function in start up organizations, health care or biotech industry preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local labor laws.

  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

  • SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification is a plus.

  • Project management and change management skills.

  • Excellent analytical, data interpretation and problem solving skills.

  • Business acumen, financial literacy, and clear understanding of effective business operations.

  • Experience in employee relations, compliance, recruitment, and employee development are essential.

What You Will Do:

  • Support the overall strategic goals and objectives of the company by aligning HR initiatives with the company's mission, vision, and values.

  • Attract, hire, and retain top talent for the company. This includes developing and implementing effective recruitment and selection processes, as well as creating and maintaining a positive and productive work environment in alignment with the company’s culture that promotes employee engagement, retention, and satisfaction.

  • Improving employee performance and productivity by managing the performance management process, including goal setting, performance evaluations, and career development plans.

  • Supporting employee development and growth by implementing and managing employee training and development programs, including onboarding, employee orientation, and ongoing professional development.

  • Coordinate external and develop internal leadership training programs to support continuing education for senior and functional leadership.

  • Managing and controlling the HR budget, including forecasting, tracking, and reporting on HR expenses.

  • Ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local labor laws, including providing guidance on immigration, worker's compensation, and other HR-related laws.

  • Managing and resolving complex employee relations issues, investigations, and complaints.

  • Collaborating with senior leaders and other stakeholders to identify and address organizational development needs, including succession planning and talent management.

  • Developing and implementing employee engagement and recognition programs to increase employee satisfaction and retention.

  • Conducting research and providing data analysis on industry best practices and trends to inform and drive HR strategy and decision-making.

  • Collaborate with local partners, such as the University system to develop internship programs and successful academic to industry transitions for entry level talent.

  • Act as a strategic partner to the COO and other senior leaders, providing guidance and support on all HR-related matters.

  • Continuously monitor and improve HR processes, procedures and policies to ensure they are in line with the company's goals and objectives.

  • Develop, implement and track HR KPIs for Corporate Operations monthly reporting.

  • Manage and develop the HR team.

  • Contribute to leadership of the organization, including strategic planning, decision making, and execution of critical corporate objectives.

This role is offering a salary between $215,000-260,000 and is eligible for equity offerings. Foresight offers benefits including paid vacation, sick time, and parental leave (if applicable), alongside medical, dental, vision, life, disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, and a 401k with company match.

The application deadline for this position is May 15, 2024

You will be working on interesting problems with extremely high impact. We promote the professional development of our employees and will encourage upward mobility within the company for high performing employees. Foresight Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.