About Ceribell

Ceribell produces the world’s first brain monitor for point-of-care seizure triage and treatment. Our groundbreaking technology enables healthcare providers to test for a suspected seizure and then deliver treatments within minutes. We also received the first-ever FDA 510(k) clearance for a digital seizure detection algorithm.
We are a rapidly growing venture capital-backed medical technology startup. Ceribell is being used in hundreds of community hospitals, large academic facilities and major IDN’s across the country. With extensive clinical validation of the effectiveness of our product and significant growth potential, all while we are pre-IPO, Ceribell is a fantastic career opportunity.

We are seeking a skilled, highly motivated and driven VP of People & Culture  to join our organization. The Vice President of People & Culture is a business-minded, dynamic HR professional who partners with all HR functions and operational leaders. This role is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive people strategy that drives the organization to achieve our vision of improving neurological care with a world-class team. The selected candidate must be strategic, results-oriented and partnership focused with an approach that is responsive and aligned with business strategies.It is important that the candidate contributes both on the ground and on a strategic level in order to cultivate an amazing and innovative culture. Success in this role will require influential partnership with middle and senior management within the organization to execute the HR strategies that foster organizational and people effectiveness. The dynamic nature of this organization requires a leader who has a great ability to connect with people.   This is a hybrid role located in Sunnyvale, CA. 


What you'll do: 

Business Strategy:

  • Develop People strategies that will sustain and fuel the rapid business growth, , and partner with the leadership team to proactively identify and address the HR challenges brought by our dynamic business
  • Ensure alignment between the operational objectives of HR with the overall objectives, strategies, and values of Ceribell
  • Present business HR needs, challenges, and status to the Executive Leadership team, and collaborate with internal stakeholders to continuously improve current people processes.
  • Act as the subject matter expert and leader during key activities like Merger & Acquisition ; ensure talent and HR strategies and activities are supportive of the business needs
  • Identify corporate priorities and align talent strategies with functional leaders across the organization
  • Represent Business HR needs, challenges, and status to the Executive Leadership team; collaborate with internal stakeholders to continuously improve current people processes and design and implement new as required

Organizational Development:

  • Regularly evaluate all programs and practices against business needs and companies in relevant, comparable industries and markets to ensure they are efficient, practical, and effective
  • Use HR's KPIs to monitor organizational health and HR process effectiveness; address new or potential issues that could impact operational effectiveness (turnover, quality of hires, talent attraction, etc.)
  • Ensure the full understanding, adoption, and value generation of talent management processes to include: talent review, succession planning, performance management, development planning, high potential development programs 
  • Work with leaders and employees to create a positive and engaging work environment
  • Strategically partner with senior leaders to design and implement the most effective organizational structures and manage transitions
  • Partner with Leadership team to address underperformance, restructure teams and strategic hiring activities

Attraction, Selection & Retention:

  • Ensure our employer brand is well known and respected in our communities and talent market by working alongside the Principal Recruiter to develop a plan for talent acquisition.
  • Drive workplace conditions and environment to assure an attractive place to work for all.
  • Alongside our Principal Recruiter work to Implement the standard selection process in our business; partner with business leaders to find, select, and hire top talent
  • Partner with the HR Director to drive improved retention and integration through effective onboarding, engagement activities and personal involvement and connections to teams around Ceribell
  • Drive and demonstrate effective internal communication across business by ensuring channels of communication to all levels are effective and utilized, and leading the efforts to improve the ability to cascade information to the business leaders with urgency and consistency of message


Compensation & Benefits:

  • Ensure the right systems are identified and in place to effectively manage payroll, compensation, and benefit programs across all areas of the organization
  • Partner with the Finance Department  to review market competitiveness of base pay and other compensation & benefit programs; create recommendations and action plans to address any concerns relating to market competitiveness
  • Assess the maturity of the compensation structures and partner with leadership on a strategic plan 

What you will need to be successful: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (HR, Psychology, or business) required with an MBA or master’s preferred.
  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification required 
  • Experience working with both on-site and nationwide remote employees.
  • 8+ years of experience directly leading people with demonstrated ability to communicate clear expectations, motivate and inspire others and successfully achieve goals
  • 10+ years of progressive HR experience in a startup environment
  • In-depth knowledge in the areas of staffing and employment, employee relations, legal and regulatory compliance, conflict management, training, and organizational development
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a demanding, high performance work environment and team-oriented culture
  • Hands-on, energetic, strategic, observant, and a ‘can do’ attitude. 
  • An understanding of labor laws, employee relations, compensation, benefits administration, and general employment issues, particularly in California.
  • You can manage relationships with clients and internal partners by building and nurturing relationships based on trust
  • Having the confidence to express opposing viewpoints that are beneficial to all parties.
  • A sense of urgency for anticipating/solving problems, the ability to manage multiple priorities at the same time


What we offer:

  • $250K + Bonus Opportunity + Ceribell Equity
  • 100% Employer paid Health Benefits for the Employee 
  • Life & Long-term disability insurance paid 100% by Ceribell
  • Flexible paid time off
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave 
  • Fantastic culture with tremendous career advancement opportunities

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