Head of People and Talent

Posted 2.20.24

Job Title:  Head of People and Talent

Reports To:  CEO of Mantra Health, Matt Kennedy

Location:  Remote – preference East Coast time zone

Job Summary: The Head of People and Talent will lead the People function and is  responsible for overseeing all aspects of human resources at Mantra.This position plays a critical role in shaping the company’s culture, managing talent, and developing/executing human resources strategies to support the organization’s goals and objectives. This role will involve collaborating closely with senior leadership and implementing best practices in talent management, employee engagement, and compliance.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Strategic HR Leadership: Develop and implement HR strategies aligned with the company’s mission and vision, and work closely with the CEO and executive team to drive organizational success.
  • Talent Acquisition and Management: Oversee the recruitment, onboarding, and retention of top talent. Implement effective talent acquisition strategies, including sourcing, interviewing, and selection processes.
  • Establish Functional Operational Rigor, Metrics, and Reporting:  Create key People metrics by which People and Recruiting function will be evaluated.  Apply a data driven approach to diagnosing organizational issues,  recommending solutions and evaluating effectiveness of people programs.
  • Employee Engagement: Create and maintain a positive and inclusive workplace culture, fostering employee engagement, motivation, and retention.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Leadership: Champion diversity and inclusion initiatives across the organization. Develop and implement strategies to promote diversity at all levels of the company, including recruitment, leadership development, and retention.
  • Performance Management: Develop and manage performance evaluation processes and ensure continuous performance improvement and career development opportunities for employees.
  • Compensation and Benefits: Manage the design and administration of competitive compensation and benefits programs to attract and retain top talent.
  • HR Compliance: Ensure compliance with all applicable labor laws, regulations, and HR best practices. Implement and update workplace policies and procedures as needed.
  • Employee Relations: Handle employee relations matters, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and grievance processes.
  • Training and Development: Identify training needs, design and implement training programs to enhance employee skills and career growth.
  • Company Comms: Partner with chief of staff on company communication calendar and content mgmt.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 7+ years of progressive HR leadership experience, including at least 3+ years in a managerial role.
  • Proficient in leveraging data driven talent insights to facilitate organizational decision making
  • Power user of people tools and systems and ability to leverage existing Mantra systems to gain more operational efficiency.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement HR strategies that align with and support the achievement of organizational goals.
  • Prior “head of people” experience  working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with limited infrastructure and varying mgmt experience levels.
  • Ability to establish productive, credible relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Must have ability to operate both strategically and as a “roll up your sleeves” expert People practitioner/project manager.
  • Strong knowledge of HR best practices, labor laws, and regulations.
  • HR certification (e.g., SHRM-SCP, SPHR) is a plus.
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