Senior Director, People | Ancestry | $200.8-$229.4k | Remote (US)

Senior Director, People | Ancestry | $200.8-$229.4k | Remote (US)

200,800 - 229,400 / year
Remote US
Application ends: July 16, 2024
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Job Description

About Ancestry

When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. Ancestry®, the global leader in family history, empowers journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives. With our unparalleled collection of more than 40 billion records, over 3 million subscribers and over 23 million people in our growing DNA network, customers can discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Over the past 40 years, we’ve built trusted relationships with millions of people who have chosen us as the platform for discovering, preserving and sharing the most important information about themselves and their families.

We are committed to our location flexible work approach, allowing you to choose to work in the nearest office, from your home, or a hybrid of both (subject to location restrictions and roles that are required to be in the office- see the full list of eligible US locations HERE). We will continue to hire and promote beyond the boundaries of our office locations, to enable broadened possibilities for employee diversity.

Together, we work every day to foster a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, and where our people can be themselves. Every idea and perspective is valued so that our products and services reflect the global and diverse clients we serve.

Ancestry encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? Join the curious.

Ancestry is looking for a Senior Director, People to be a strategic leader and consultant to drive success across the employee lifecycle. You will help develop our talent strategies, plans, and programs, with an emphasis on building leadership capability, talent management rhythms, inclusive practices and teams.

Reporting to the Chief People Officer, you will be an essential part of the People and Places team to create a purpose driven, high performance culture. Focusing on the People Partner (internal consultants) and Talent Management functions, you will be responsible for engaging and retaining great talent across the globe using effective and scalable solutions. You will bring a passion to promote outcomes that allow our employees and business to succeed.

What You Will Do…

  • Work with business leaders and peers within the People & Places organization to guide strategic, creative solutions that empower our people to do their best work for our customers.
  • Be a trusted and credible advisor on people, organizational, and other complex issues.
  • Lead a global team of People Partners to evolve the management capability of the leaders they support.
  • Partner with the Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion to implement people-related Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging strategies for feedback and performance management, employee engagement, and retention.
  • Bring sound judgment in employee relations, employee and manager coaching, performance management, talent programs, and building diverse teams and inclusive environments.
  • Look for opportunities to refine and utilize HR data to improve delivery and understanding of core HR processes and influence results.
  • Collaborate with COE teams to support an integrated approach to talent management.
  • Act as strategic advisor to the senior leadership team.

Who You Are…

  • Experienced leader who possesses a commercial mindset with a track record of driving impact to the business, rather than HR for HR sake
  • Analytical and proficient in business intelligence/data insights and talent management platforms (e.g., Lattice, Workday, etc.)
  • Strong business acumen, consulting, critical thinking and influencing skills
  • Strategic mindset with hands on experience implementing and scaling talent management systems and programs
  • Knowledgeable in leading and sustaining change, and using tools and metrics to measure success
  • Comfortable working in a complex, hybrid environment with a globally distributed employee base.
  • The ideal candidate will have a track record of building and implementing successful Talent Development programs that increase employee engagement and retention (preferably in a high tech or consumer products environment

Helping people discover their story is at the heart of ours. Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing a powerful combination of information, science and technology to help people discover their family history and stories that were never possible before. Ancestry’s suite of products includes: AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Fold3,, Find a Grave,, and Rootsweb. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at

As a signatory of the ParityPledge in Support of Women and the ParityPledge in Support of People of Color, Ancestry values pay transparency and pay equity. We are pleased to share the base salary range for this position: $200,790 – $229,410 with eligibility for bonus, equity and comprehensive benefits including health, dental and vision. The actual salary will vary by geographic region and job experience. We will share detailed compensation data for a specific location during the recruiting process. Read more about our benefits HERE.

Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20) and sb1162(1-1-23)

Additional Information

Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law. For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.

Location: United States (Remote)