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Who We Are

At Level Ex, we advance the practice of medicine through play - using the technology and design from the consumer games industry to accelerate the adoption of new skills and techniques in healthcare. Level Ex is the first Medical Games Studio - we make video games for doctors. We are in the business of genre creation - what we are doing has never been achieved before and we are applying that same mindset to our employee experience, people strategy, and culture. We strive to be a people-first company where our diverse, innovative, and talented employees are pivotal to our growth.

Who You Are

We need someone passionate, competent, confident, creative, and motivated to enrich our culture and develop our people. We need a strategic, innovative people leader that will bring both depth of experience and out-of-the-box thinking to implement new programs and run the function. Ultimately, you are an evangelist of change, always helping individuals, teams, and organizations be better.

What You'll Do

The VP, People & Culture will lead our overall people strategy, champion our culture, and lead the talent programs and processes needed to propel our business forward. Reporting to the CEO, you will play an active leadership role as part of the Leadership Team. You will be entrusted and accountable for the following:

Leadership and Coaching

  • Be a trusted confidant and advisor to the CEO and senior leadership who believe that we're only as good as the people we have working here and that HR is fundamental to fueling our success
  • Build out the capabilities, manage and mentor the People Function to implement activities related to talent acquisition, performance management, employee engagement and well-being, learning and development, compensation, and benefits

Core Human Resources

  • Implement new strategies for our Employee Ex-perience- from how they hear about Level Ex in the market through offboarding and becoming a supportive alumni
  • Develop and oversee implementation of great compensation and benefits packages, and help us provide clarity, transparency, equity, and opportunity across the organization

Talent Acquisition, Management and Development

  • Design and implement competency-based talent development programs to engage, motivate, and improve our people's performance, to unlock their potential, and help them grow in their careers
  • Lead the talent management and development plans for the business with a focus on enhancing the quality of leaders and managers, building skills and capabilities of our growing team, and improving succession bench strength
  • Enhance our global talent acquisition processes to continue to grow and improve.

Champion Company Culture

  • Help enhance our culture. Combine the best of the video games industry's creative culture with the compassionate culture of medicine. Preserve and scale the best elements of our culture as the team grows and infrastructure scales
  • Be an ambassador of our brand, culture, and mission- advocating for what makes us great and leading us through change to make us even better
  • Be the advocate for and lead our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategies, partnering throughout the company and levels, to help attract, develop and retain underrepresented talent
  • Employee Communications- improving how we, frequently, and authentically listen and inform our people about our strategy and progress towards achieving our mission

What You'll Bring

  • Growth Mindset: Growth-oriented, who can define a path to a future state, and works tirelessly to make the vision a reality while bringing people along
  • Self Awareness and Emotional Intelligence: Have the emotional intelligence needed to influence and direct a wide range of personalities, through a period of profound growth and change
  • Thoughtful & Effective Communication: Relatable and able to maintain rapport and empathy with people at all levels of the organization
  • Leadership: Develop Talent – you'll be both a leader and a player-coach
  • Initiate Change and Lead Through Ambiguity: Hands-on, operational, and data-driven with a mindset that is biased toward problem-solving and productive collaboration

Experience You Have

  • 8+ years of experience leading HR/People teams
  • Experience in growth-stage tech companies
  • Have and maintain knowledge of HR policies, programs, laws, issues, and cultural norms
  • Master's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Built and run a full HR organization
  • Experience working with engineers and creatives

Bonus Points For

  • Experience at a video game publisher or developer is a huge plus
  • Passion and love for transforming healthcare
  • Chicago area and able to come into the office 1-2 days a week

Benefits & Perks

  • Multiple health insurance plans with 100% company-paid premiums
  • 401(k) with generous company-paid match
  • 100% remote for all U.S. employees
  • Family-friendly benefits; Dental, vision, and optional pet insurance, 4 weeks of PTO, 2 weeks of company holidays, and more!
  • Remote-friendly events ie. board games tabletop simulator, Jackbox Games, DEI events, game jams, virtual happy hours


Please send us your resume along with an optional cover letter detailing why you're an excellent fit using the fields below. We look forward to hearing from you and exploring the possibilities.

Diversity Statement

Level Ex is the collective sum of all our individual experiences, backgrounds, and influences and we pride ourselves in growing and learning together. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone's individuality is respected, and everyone has an Identity. Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us forward every day.

No Agency or Recruiter submissions will be accepted.

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.


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