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Director, People & Talent

Nova Credit

Nova Credit

People & HR
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024
At Nova Credit, our mission is to power a more fair and inclusive financial system for the world. We are on our way to accomplishing this mission by rewiring the financial industry with better credit infrastructure, analytics, and workflows, enabling more people to access credit opportunities. Our cross-border credit product, Credit Passport®, cash flow underwriting product, Cash Atlas™, and income verification product, Income Navigator, are trusted by leading organizations like American Express, Verizon, HSBC, SoFi, Scotiabank, and Yardi to help them reach valuable new applicants from traditionally credit excluded populations. With support from investors Canapi Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, General Catalyst, and Index Ventures, Nova Credit is revolutionizing the way lending is done. We were recently named Forbes' Best Startup Employers 2024 and Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies 2024.
We are seeking an experienced and visionary Director of People & Talent to join us and shape the future of our organization as the leader of our People function. In this transformative role, you will be instrumental in implementing effective people strategies, fostering a positive work culture, and attracting and retaining top talent as Nova Credit navigates its growth stage.
This is a full-time role reporting to Nova Credit's General Counsel. Candidates based in the New York Metropolitan area are strongly preferred.


  • Streamline and optimize people operations by developing and implementing efficient processes, programs, and systems.
  • Ensure compliance with HR policies and regulations by liaising with Nova Credit's PEOs—we use Sequoia One and Deel.
  • Define, establish, and communicate effective people strategies for talent acquisition, employee development, compensation and benefits, and employee engagement.
  • Establish and oversee performance management processes and systems to drive high performance and accountability. Coach managers on effective performance feedback and development conversations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive a positive employee experience and align people strategies with overall business goals.
  • Serve as a champion and guardian of the organization's culture and values. Foster an inclusive work environment that promotes employee engagement, teamwork, and innovation.
  • Develop a strong partnership with the finance function to align people's initiatives with financial goals. Provide insights on workforce planning, budgeting, and employee compensation and benefits.


  • You have 7+ years of experience in people roles in the tech/startup world, with a deep understanding of this industry's unique challenges and opportunities.
  • You've played a pivotal role in scaling organizations, particularly in Series B/C/D environments; you excel at navigating rapid growth and adapting to evolving business needs.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, embracing the need for speed and velocity to stay ahead in the industry.
  • Your expertise in compensation programs and benefits ensures that our employees are recognized and rewarded appropriately.
  • You understand what it takes to attract, recruit, and retain highly skilled individuals in competitive markets.
  • As a change agent, you can lead successful change management initiatives and guide teams through transitions. You effectively drive high performance and accountability throughout the organization.
  • Operationalizing people-centric programs and systems is second nature to you, ensuring maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Your experience developing and enabling managers to thrive through leadership development initiatives sets the stage for high-performing teams.
  • People management is in your DNA. You have effectively led and mentored diverse teams to achieve outstanding results.
Everyone is welcome at Nova Credit. We are an equal opportunity employer where our diversity and inclusion are central pillars to our company strategy. We look for applicants who understand, embrace and thrive in a multicultural and increasingly globalized world. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.