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Head of Talent

PSL is a startup studio and early-stage venture capital fund, we are known for moving fast and building innovative companies. We develop ideas with entrepreneurs from scratch and validate or kill them (ruthlessly). We work with world-class entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest to turn the best ideas into funded companies with rapid customer adoption.

Building a great startup is hard. Really hard. It requires domain expertise, uncommon talent, great execution, perfect timing, and a little luck. Our team of engineers, designers, data scientists, digital marketers, and entrepreneurs has developed the playbook on how to validate rapidly and refine new business ideas.

As the Head of Talent, a typical day might include the following…

  • Influence through strong relationships, expertise, and data while managing a complex set of stakeholders including our startup CEOs, our engineering and design teams, and our management teams.
  • Identify, source and engage candidates through creative and innovative sourcing approaches that emphasize the quality and diversity of hires, process efficiency, strong client management.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for candidates throughout the full recruiting cycle (i.e. communicate status, answer questions and coordinate all follow-up efforts).
  • Define the company's recruiting metrics and establish reporting to measure effectiveness. Create and report on recruiting metrics, including but not limited to: tracking actual to plan, hiring velocity, diversity, quality of hire, and cost per hire.
  • Implement and maintain our applicant tracking system and third-party job boards, handling all coordination efforts.
  • Curate and maintain interviewing processes and procedures that enable comprehensive hiring decisions.
  • Focus on providing a great candidate experience through every stage of the interview process.
  • Work directly with managers to create engaging job descriptions and ensure we have assigned competencies and appropriate interview loops.
  • Attend networking events within the community to promote our employer brand and engage talent.
  • Contribute ideas to our company recruiting process, company culture, etc. The goal is to do it better than it’s ever been done before.

This job might be for you if…

  • You have a hunter, not a gatherer’s, mindset.
  • You are a proven technical recruiter with a track record of hiring amazing designers and engineers.
  • You have previously built talent acquisition processes and strategies from the ground up at one or more startups.
  • Thinking strategically and working tactically comes naturally to you.
  • Getting your “hands dirty” with candidate pipelining and engagement is the fun part of your day.
  • You are able to communicate and present to all levels of leadership.
  • You are able to surface more candidates off LinkedIn than on it.
  • You sincerely enjoy working at the pace of a fast-growing startup and have a strong sense of urgency.
  • 5+ years of startup recruiting experience.
  • BA/BS degree.

We are an equal opportunity employer and highly value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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240 2nd Ave S , Seattle, WA 98104

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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
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Cross functional training encouraged
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