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Director, People Partner - Engineering, Product, and Design 🔥

Grammarly offers a remote-first hybrid working model [1]. Team members can work primarily remotely. Teams will meet in person every quarter in one of Grammarly’s hubs, currently in San Francisco, Vancouver, New York, and Kyiv. To ensure that teams are able to overlap in their working hours and to meet face-to-face when needed, all team members need to live within three time zones of their direct team.

Grammarly team members in this role must be based in Canada or the United States.

The opportunity 

Grammarly empowers people to thrive and connect, whenever and wherever they communicate. Every day, 30 million people and 30,000 teams around the world use our AI-powered writing assistant. All of this begins with our team collaborating in a values-driven and learning-oriented environment. 

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for a Director, People Partner, who will lead a global team of People Partners to support our global Product, Engineering, and Design leaders and organizations. This role will surface people-related insights to leaders, create strategies, and coach them to deliver results in team member retention, engagement, productivity, and experience. They will build a team of People Partners and manage them to deliver effective people programs and processes and to continually improve the performance and experience of Grammarly’s team members. 

The Director, People Partner will be a partner to senior leaders, including Grammarly’s Global Head of Product, VP of Engineering, and their direct reports. They will be responsible for building a People Partner team to support their team members globally, to help us grow our team significantly over the next couple of years.

Your impact

As Director, People Partner, your role will partner closely across our People team, including with our Head of Learning & Development, Total Rewards Lead, Head of Recruiting, and People Operations teams. You will report to and work closely with the leader of our Talent Management teams to evolve our strategy and approaches for assessing, planning, managing, and developing talent as well as our People Partners supporting our Product, Engineering, and Design teams. You will manage the People Partner team for broad and critical portions of our organization, giving you a platform for strategic leadership and impact. You will have an impact on both Grammarly’s consumer and Grammarly Business–focused teams, directly influencing our ability to effectively scale during a period of high growth. 

  • Within your first 30 days, you will deep dive into Grammarly’s current People philosophies, practices, and processes. You will engage in listening conversations with leaders and stakeholders company-wide. You will build an understanding of Grammarly’s goals and strategies as well as the priorities for the teams that you support. 
  • By month three, you will evaluate the health of the functions and the competencies of the leaders you are supporting and build a prioritized plan of actions or projects. You will build trusting coaching relationships with leaders, finding quick wins to demonstrate value. 
  • By month six, you will have built a roadmap with leadership buy-in for the People Partners and talent strategies to support their partner functions. You will have built strong relationships with your direct reports, enabling you to guide them through the implementation of our cyclical People programs, i.e., feedback and performance review, promotions, compensation, onboarding, etc. 
  • By the end of year one, you will be integrated into the planning, organizational design, and building of your partner functions. You will lead talent strategies and influence roadmaps, hiring plans, succession planning, and change management. 

We’re looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Is able to collaborate in person 2–4 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to the hub where the team is based.
  • Has impeccable leadership and organizational savvy to drive people-related and business outcomes while navigating cross-functional stakeholders and leaders. 
  • Delivers people-related insights and coaching to company leaders to identify opportunities to develop themselves and their teams to enable Grammarly’s goals.
  • Builds People Partner relationships with leaders and their direct reports to evolve the business and identifies and helps to address systemic issues. 
  • Builds and leads a global team of People Partners to continually improve the management and functioning of the teams they support, and to implement people-related programs for feedback and performance review, performance management, top talent identification and retention, and more. 
  • Partners with the Recruiting team and leaders to prioritize headcount and attract top talent that aligns with the company’s needs and embodies our EAGER values. 
  • Has experience with organizational design, including defining roles, evolving structure, and adapting workflows to a continually changing team. 
  • Delivers sound judgment and has experience in employee relations, employee and manager coaching, performance management, top talent programs, and building diverse teams and inclusive environments, ideally in a global growth-stage organization with 1,000+ employees. 

Support for you, professionally and personally

  • Professional growth: We hire people we trust, and we give team members autonomy to do their best work. We also support professional development with training, coaching, and regular feedback.
  • A connected team: Grammarly builds a product that helps people connect, and we apply this mindset to our own team. We have a highly collaborative culture supported by our EAGER values. We also take time to celebrate our colleagues and accomplishments with global, local, and team-specific events and programs.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Grammarly offers all team members competitive pay along with a benefits package encompassing superior health care (including mental health benefits). We also offer support to set up a home office, ample and defined time off, gym and recreation stipends, admission discounts, and more.

We encourage you to apply

At Grammarly, we value our differences, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations—to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of ancestry, race, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Grammarly is an equal opportunity employer and abides by the Employment Equity Act.

Grammarly currently supports the long-term work of team members in the following Canadian provinces: British Columbia, Ontario 

Grammarly currently supports the long-term work of team members in the following US states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania (Kennett Township, New London Township, Pittsburgh City, Shaler Township), South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia 



Please note that Grammarly’s COVID-19 vaccination policy requires that all team members in North America be vaccinated against COVID-19 to meet in person for Grammarly business or to work from a North America hub location. It is expected that this will be a requirement for this role. Qualified candidates in North America who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief may request a reasonable accommodation to this policy. For Ukraine, this policy requires team members to be vaccinated or produce a daily negative COVID-19 test administered at the Kyiv hub to work from the hub or attend in-person meetings.


  1. http://www.grammarly.com/blog/remote-first-hybrid-work-model

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