Careers within the Foundry Network
Open Positions

Foundry has an expansive network of innovative companies that are constantly growing their teams. Explore the opportunities below.

People Operations Generalist



People & HR, Operations
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023

About the Team

The People Team partners with our employees to give them the tools and education they need to be the best they can at their job, and enjoy life at Sovrn while they’re doing it. We break down the walls of traditional people actions to adapt to the evolving workforce. Our commitment to the Sovrn team: Do more of what you love. Less of what you don’t.

About the Job

The People Operations Generalist demonstrates a broad knowledge of human resources functions and employment laws and is responsible for helping administer and implement various human resources activities, policies, and programs. This role participates in a wide range of HR functions to deliver maximum value to the People Team and organization.

What You’ll be Doing:

  • Partner with the People Team to facilitate timely and compliant onboarding and offboarding.
  • Benefits administration: employee enrollment and questions, support open enrollment changes and communication, assist with claims resolution, maintain and set up carrier feeds with our HRIS, audit benefit bills on a monthly basis, 1095c generation and distribution.
  • Support the company’s annual employee wellness program.
  • Manage employee leave of absence process, including short term disability conversations, sending statutory FMLA notices, and maintaining leave of absence tracking for payroll.
  • Support legal compliance, following statutory federal and state employment guidelines including filing the EEO1 annually.
  • Manage all immigration and visa issues for the organization and partner with legal counsel as needed.
  • Support Sovrn’s international locations (UK and Switzerland), serving as a key contact for compensation, benefits and compliance matters.
  • Assist with the company’s compensation philosophy, benchmarking and merit processes.
  • Execute special projects, including potential acquisition activities, as needed.
  • Help implement HR systems and assist with HR system questions and issues.
  • Respond to unemployment claims.
  • Partner with the entire People Team on employee engagement initiatives.

About You

You are meticulous. Being organized and detail oriented is your lifeblood. You like working hard and take pride in your work. You enjoy being on a supportive and collaborative team and you are an excellent communicator. No job is too small. Numbers and excel spreadsheets make you tick, and you enjoy building relationships with your coworkers. The successful candidate will be skilled in areas such as benefits administration, immigration compliance, federal and state HR laws/regulations and compliance, HRIS administration, on-boarding, off-boarding, unemployment insurance processes and employee engagement initiatives.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 4+ years of Human Resources related experience as a generalist in people operations.
  • 2+ years experience administering or supporting benefits programs.
  • Experience with global mobility and immigration programs, benefits administration, onboarding and offboarding and employee engagement initiatives.
  • Experience with Google suite, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Working knowledge of HRIS platforms and ability to learn new technology as needed.
  • Superb organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and deadline-driven.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and work with highly sensitive data and information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, an approachable style and the ability to manage complex relationships and difficult conversations.
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive in identifying opportunities and recommending solutions.
  • Ability to organize, balance, and effectively prioritize various tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to learn about all aspects of People Operations and support the team as needed.

Bonus Points

  • Experience in a technology-based growth company is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the online publishing (media) industry.
  • SHRM-CP or PHR.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field.

This position reports to: VP of People

Location: Boulder, Colorado

We understand that no candidate is perfectly qualified for any job. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable; and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of accountability impact, and the ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment. We expect you to learn new things in this role, and we encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we're looking for.

About Sovrn

Publishers create the content the world depends on for education, entertainment, and commerce. Sovrn provides products and services to tens of thousands of online publishers to help them grow, operate their business, understand their readership, and manage consumer data. Sovrn is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with offices in San Diego, New York, and London.

With 10,000 customers deploying one or more products across 30,000 websites, Sovrn reaches 200M consumers across more than 3.5B pageviews everyday. Sovrn has been a leader in online publisher technology since its founding, and has been recognized by IAB, JICWEBS, and TAG for its role in combating advertising fraud and promoting pro-transparency initiatives. Sovrn is dedicated to helping content creators do more of what they love, and less of what they don’t.

Sovrn Core Values: Candid, Customer Empathy, Learning, Scrappy, Second Order Thinking

Compensation and Benefits

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate compensation range for this role in Boulder, Colorado is $75,000 to $85,000, including base salary and any related bonuses or commissions. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications and geographic location. Sovrn offers a full slate of benefits from competitive salaries, stock options, medical, dental and vision coverage, short and long term disability, life insurance, 11 paid holidays, flexible vacation, commuter benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, and a paid parental leave program.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Sovrn is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, parental or pregnancy status, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Recruitment Agencies

Sovrn does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Sovrn employees. Sovrn is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.