We’re hiring a Director of HR in Columbus, OH

The company: Root is a company of 500 people and (mindfully) growing. In March of 2015, we set out to build an insurance solution that did two things: 1) gave an unprecedented user experience and 2) used modern data to more accurately predict risk. We created a mobile car insurance app, and we changed the industry in the process.

The culture: Root is a venture-backed technology company. Our early signs of success are in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building it. We look for individuals who can find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and rigor. We expect every team member to lead with empathy and respect.
Root is primed for an exciting journey. We are well-funded ($178m VC Capital), expanding into new states (active in 24 states and national by YE), and working with a team of experts. For those that are excited by the true challenge that this opportunity presents, we’d love to hear from you!

The position: We’re looking for a senior human resources leader to spearhead the evolution of our HR infrastructure with an emphasis on employer compliance and employee relations. This individual will be expected to set the strategy for how we scale our HR practices as we grow the company in team size and locations.

Reports to: VP of People


  • Ensure the compliance of our employee handbook
  • Establish compliant employer practices in states where we expand our employee base
  • Lead our current team (Payroll Manager, Director of Benefits, and Onboarding Specialist) in their areas of responsibilities
  • Strengthen and manage the company’s yearly performance review process in collaboration with the broader People Team and other internal folks
  • Provide guidance on employee relations issues, organizational structure, workforce planning, and other HR initiatives
  • Conduct all employee relations investigations
  • Oversee work authorization status and employer-sponsored visa programs


  • Knowledge on state and federal employment laws - major focus on Ohio, Arizona, Texas, and California
  • Experience handling employee relations issues
  • Experience managing HRIS systems - experience with Paylocity a plus
  • PHR/SPHR certification
  • Proven collaborator experience in scaling into new job markets across multiple states
  • 8+ years in the HR field
  • 4+ years of supervisory experience

Get in touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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If you’d like to be a part of what we are building but don’t see an opening that suits you, email us at [email protected].