Skilljar is seeking a Director, People to lead our recruiting, people operations (HR), and employee engagement strategies in support of our company’s rapid growth. This role will report directly to the CEO and is a critical role to help ensure Skilljar is able to attract, hire, and retain the right people (Skillets) to continue scaling our product, service, and organization year over year. This visionary, data-driven, and results-oriented business partner will architect and support our team’s exciting high-growth trajectory.
In partnership with the Skilljar leadership team, you will be responsible for optimizing the talent acquisition structure and processes utilizing Skilljar’s talent philosophy. You will help build a unique employer brand and lead a Recruiting team to deliver outstanding candidate experiences while hiring and retaining best-in-class talent. In addition, you’ll own employee experience, engagement, retention, career development, workforce planning, and operational HR systems.
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 and retention are data-driven disciplines.
- We all have unconscious biases that should be factored into our interview process.
You must be very comfortable wearing multiple hats in a highly ambiguous environment, building and iterating on processes on the fly, and working closely with cross-functional teams. This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and focused leader to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly accelerating startup that has already delighted dozens of Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients.
Backed by prominent financial institutions, including Mayfield, Shasta Ventures, and Trilogy Equity Partners, Skilljar is building the Customer Education Platform of choice for mid to large-sized enterprises. Trusted by leading global enterprise organizations like Cisco and Verizon, Skilljar’s SaaS platform empowers Customer Training and Enablement teams to successfully onboard, engage, and retain customers and increase product adoption throughout the customer journey. We are a team of bright, passionate Skillets with Amazon roots and startup drive. Centrally located just a few blocks from Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, the Skilljar office is a fun, perfectly-caffeinated, and creative place to be (come check out our 3-D laser printer). Apply to join us!
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.
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