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Talent Acquisition Specialist (Remote or Cambridge, MA)

Company: Soofa
Location: Garland
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.

Keywords: Soofa, Garland , Talent Acquisition Specialist (Remote or Cambridge, MA), Other , Garland, Texas

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