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Talent Acquisition Specialist (Remote or Cambridge, MA)

Company: Soofa
Location: New York
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Soofa is the neighborhood news feed that connects a community with screens everyone can see and anyone can use. We're a woman-founded MIT startup with a mission to make cities smart, social, and sustainable.

We're seeking an experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist, reporting into Soofa's Director of HR, to 2x our team in 2021. As the first in-house recruiter at Soofa, you'll be responsible for our hiring and recruiting processes, which will include partnering with hiring managers across all teams, scheduling/interviewing candidates, maintaining an outstanding candidate experience, and helping to close new candidates. We'll also look to you to help us refine our processes as we grow. This is an exciting, rare opportunity to scale a growing startup and lay your own groundwork for a Director of Talent Acquisition path.

Candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply. Remote applicants (U.S.-based only) welcome, Boston area preferred.

Soofa is for people with a shared stake in a special place. Learn more about Soofa's culture here.

Screen candidates, manage virtual interview experience, handle dozens of phone/virtual interviews weekly across all roles, schedule and coordinate candidate interviews with hiring managers, and seamlessly maintain the world's most organized ATS
Create a fair, fun, and equitable experience for all candidates
Source a high volume of candidates using Linkedin, job boards, and other strategies TBD by you
Find innovative ways to bring diverse talent to Team Soofa
Flex your creative muscles with employer branding projects
Lead implementation of new ATS, training hiring managers as needed


1+ years' experience sourcing, interviewing, and hiring candidates at a growing company
1+ years' scheduling experience
Tech or startup experience
Spreadsheet and data reporting expert-love of data is a must
Understanding of and excitement around KPIs/metrics/goals

Candidate Characteristics
Big-picture thinker who can educate Leadership team on recruiting and DEI best practices
Thrives in a bustling and collaborative team environment
Thoughtful and empathetic

Bonus Points For
Experience using Workable ATS

Best of both worlds: Soofa's Cambridge HQ is open, safe, and compliant for anyone who wants to use it; or, work from anywhere
Free short- and long-term disability and life insurance
Generous healthcare, dental, and vision plans
Paid family time and parental leave
Flexible PTO
Dog-friendly office
Virtual and in-person team events
Company culture focused on talent development and caring personally

Soofa is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Soofa is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

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