Head of Talent Acquisition at Skilljar

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Skilljar is seeking a Head of Talent Acquisition to lead our recruiting strategy in support of our company’s rapid growth. This role will report to the Director of People and is a critical role to help ensure Skilljar is able to attract and hire the right people (Skillets) to continue scaling our product, service, and organization year over year.
In partnership with the Skilljar leadership and the Talent Acquisition team, you will be responsible for optimizing the talent acquisition structure and processes utilizing Skilljar’s talent philosophy. In addition, you will help build a unique employer brand and lead a Recruiting team to deliver outstanding candidate experiences while hiring best-in-class talent.

Our talent philosophy:

  • Recruiting is vital to Skilljar’s success and is everyone’s job.
  • We succeed by creating the best candidate experience possible.
  • The cost of a mis-hire far exceeds the cost of an empty seat.
  • Past performance and project assessments are the best indicators of future success.
  • Skilljar fit is a combination of functional skills and alignment with our core values.
  • Talent acquisition is a data-driven discipline.
  • We all have unconscious biases that should be factored into our interview process.
Responsibilities
  • Full Lifecycle Recruiting Leadership: Drive Skilljar’s talent acquisition strategy and recruiting procedures to address both short-term and long-term talent needs. Develop and execute best-in-class practices for end-to-end candidate experience - inclusive of sourcing, screening, interviewing, and hiring - with an emphasis on outbound sales recruiting.
  • Business Partner:  Establish strong business partnerships with leadership to understand the business needs and support our team in all components of defining hiring needs both current and future.
  • Data-Driven Operations: Develop a robust analytics strategy with a focus on reporting metrics to leadership and translating data insights into short and long- term talent strategies.
  • Employer Brand: In partnership with HR and marketing, continue to develop our long and short- term brand, focus on grass roots and creative innovation to deliver results, awards, and brand recognition in a dynamic talent market.
  • Resource Planning: Regularly assess, develop, and implement recruiting programs and technologies, including both traditional and innovative approaches. Monitor and actively manage the budget and recruiting investments.
  • Recruiting Process: Work with Recruiters to continually enhance diverse and inclusive hiring processes. Continually improve our ability to attract and properly vet the right candidates. Assist recruiters and hiring managers in making final selection decisions. Train hiring managers and interviewers on Skilljar’s interview process and industry best practices. 
  • People Management: Coach, mentor, and expand our talented recruiting team to meet our aggressive hiring goals.
Requirements
  • 10+ years of talent acquisition experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • 4+ years of people management experience leading a team of full cycle recruiters, recruiting coordinators, and sourcers.
  • High-growth startup experience is required, with an emphasis on developing and executing outbound recruiting programs. Enterprise SaaS experience is a huge plus.
  • Ability to develop recruiting programs for both local and remote hiring, utilizing a mix of innovative sourcing techniques and tools that attract high-quality, passive candidates.
  • Ability to create an experience that delights candidates and can negotiate/close deals in a highly competitive talent market.
  • Ability to manage external agencies to supplement our in-house team, including executive search firms and contractors.
  • Exceptional collaboration, relationship, and consultative skills with success in fostering long term relationships and partnerships with internal teams as well as external partners and candidates.
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen with the ability to utilize data and metrics to drive decision-making.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills with high attention to detail.
  • Hands on experience in leveraging applicant tracking systems, Greenhouse preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent years of relevant experience required.
  • US work authorization and criminal background check are required.
The Company

Backed by prominent financial institutions, including Mayfield, Shasta Ventures, and Trilogy Equity Partners, Skilljar is the leading enterprise customer training platform, transforming the way organizations onboard, engage, and retain their customers. Trusted by leading global companies like Zillow, Slack, Tableau, Liberty Mutual, Cisco, Verizon, and U-Haul, Skilljar provides the essential tools and foundation for successful customer and partner engagement and enablement.

We are a team of bright, dedicated Skillets with startup drive and a passion for education. Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Skilljar is currently operating remotely, with employees based in Washington, Oregon, California, and Colorado.

 
Skilljar is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.
 
Skilljar does not accept nor are we responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes, LinkedIn bios, or any other candidate introductions.
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Location

Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Skilljar is currently operating remotely, with employees based in Washington, Oregon, California, and Colorado.

An Insider's view of Skilljar

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Even though Work and Life are often happening in the same room these days, Skilljar encourages everyone to create a daily ritual that signals a "Start" and "Stop" to the workday. Whether it's simply shutting down your laptop, taking an end-of-day stroll, or brewing a cup of tea to wrap up the day; the team supports creating a balance.

Shilpa

Digital Marketing Specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m most excited about evolving our platform from Heroku onto AWS and giving us more control over our app (and cost savings).

We get to tackle the challenges of deploying software (build, test, deploy, monitor, etc.), and it’s a cool (and challenging) opportunity to introduce fundamental changes in our infra while continuing to support our devs.

Amanda

DevOps Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

The biggest way that Skilljar supports my career growth is in providing me with the flexibility and trust to take on new projects. My managers and the leadership team give me a lot of control over my job and how I want to grow. I have learned and grown more in my short time here than I have been able to in the last few years in my previous roles.

Simone

Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The biggest problem my team is solving is how to scale the company. We have a solid foundation already. However, as we grow, we're choosing systems and processes to position us for growth. It is challenging and exciting to be a part of this process. It's rewarding to see our impact on other teams and the long-term benefit to the whole company.

Scott

Financial Analyst

What are Skilljar Perks + Benefits

Skilljar Benefits Overview

At Skilljar, we value our employees' wellness. As a result, we strive to provide a great set of benefits. Skilljar pays 100% of our employee premiums for medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance! We also cover 50% of premiums for dependents you add to our plans.

Our extensive perks and benefits include:
Medical
Dental
Vision
Long and short-term disability
Life insurance
Flexible Time Off
401(k) Retirement Savings
Employee stock options
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Great events - virtual company and team events, happy hours, trivia/game nights, and more!

Culture
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Company catered lunch and employee-led, weekly lunch and learn meetings
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