Open Positions

Head of Recruiting

Upstart has seen phenomenal success, and we hope to compound upon that by bringing aboard a leader to take our recruitment function and strategy to the next level. As our Head of Recruiting, you’ll work hand-in-hand with each executive team member to scale our organization and evolve our existing recruitment strategies, while simultaneously engaging passive talent and closing world-class individuals.

Culture and talent are cherished here and will be the most crucial components of our long-term success. As our Head of Recruiting you’ll be instrumental in building the future class of fantastic Upstarters.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and manage a best-in-class talent team, capable of hiring across a diverse set of roles
  • Use data to drive talent efficiencies and ensure robust funnel performance, providing reports to key stakeholders and hiring managers within the company
  • Scale the Upstart team across all departments to match business needs, uniquely tailoring your approach to ensure good candidate fit
  • Provide and architect a flawlessly positive candidate experience
  • Innovate on ways to attract and engage passive top talent in creative, targeted, and meaningful ways

Requirements:

  • 4+ years recruiting experience in a fast-paced environment (some startup experience preferred)
  • Prior experience leading a Recruiting function, ideally across technical, non-technical, and executive roles
  • Devout commitment to preserving the company’s hiring bar
  • Strong track record of professional and academic excellence, with clear evidence of an analytical and quantitative skill set
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Head of Talent

We’re at a crucial point in our journey as a company, with record growth, great product adoption, and new initiatives on the horizon. We’re now looking for a Head of Talent to evolve our talent strategy accordingly, and shape our team’s future.

The Head of Talent will be responsible for building the infrastructure to support our most valuable asset: our people. If you’re passionately focused on team members, have experience building out a data-driven People organization, and want to be the driving force behind our culture and long-term success, we’d love to talk with you. This position will report directly to the CFO.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide true subject matter expertise around all things People Ops. Counsel and support Upstart team leaders on talent management & development, diversity initiatives, employee communication, culture management, performance decisions & actions, and other services in support of achieving Upstart’s goals
  • Build and manage a best-in-class talent team that provides a flawlessly positive employee experience
  • Use data to drive talent efficiencies across performance and compensation management
  • Develop initiatives to ensure Upstarters’ growth, development, and retention
  • Embody the Upstart culture, acting as its thoughtful steward as we continue to grow
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for employees' HR questions and issues while servicing day-to-day responsibilities, such as onboarding

Requirements:

  • 6+ years HR experience in a fast-paced environment (some startup experience preferred)
  • Prior experience building and leading a Talent/People Ops/HR function
  • Strong track record of professional and academic excellence, with clear evidence of an analytical and quantitative skill set
  • Deep knowledge of employment regulations and legislation
  • Experience administering benefits, payroll, and HRIS
  • Experience implementing people and organizational programs including onboarding, performance management, compliance, and professional growth etc.
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People Ops Associate

Our business is on an amazing trajectory, and we need to scale up our people and talent management practices to support the continued growth of the company. We are looking for a versatile and passionate People Ops associate to join our team. This person will have the opportunity to help drive and develop a broad range of critical people programs at Upstart from the ground up, from performance management, to employee engagement, to training and rewards, new hire onboarding and more. Primary qualification: must love people!

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in development and management of People Ops processes as we strive for best-in-class implementation and compliance.
  • Advise and support Upstart team leaders on talent management & development, diversity initiatives, employee communication, culture management, performance decisions and actions, and other services in support of achieving Upstart’s goals.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all Upstart employees regarding basic HR issues and procedures, benefits, perks, etc.
  • Partner with the Recruiting team to support the hiring and retention of top talent, including managing the new hire onboarding process.
  • Create, implement, and facilitate training and development initiatives to help our team constantly improve.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree.
  • 3-5 years of relevant HR experience, preferably in a startup environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability and desire to work in a fast paced team with little guidance.
  • Comfortable extracting, analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Working knowledge of employment regulations and legislation.
  • Experience administering benefits, payroll, and HRIS.
  • Experience implementing people and organizational programs including onboarding, performance management, compliance, and professional growth.
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Recruiter
Our Recruiting team is responsible for finding our most valuable asset: our people. We’re building a team that will shape the future of our product, company, and personal finance. If you’re tired of seeing recruiting done poorly, and want to be a founding member of a team dedicated to best-in-class practices, collaborative work, and keeping an incredibly high bar, we’re the place for you.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Own the full cycle recruiting process, from sourcing to closing
  • Create and provide a flawlessly positive candidate experience
  • Innovate on ways to attract and engage top talent in creative, targeted, and meaningful ways ("Spray & Pray" recruiters need not apply)
  • Develop unique strategies and interview criteria as needed for new roles, across technical, non-technical, and executive positions
  • Take a data-driven approach to hiring
 
Requirements:
  • Strong track record of academic and/or professional excellence, with clear evidence of an analytical and quantitative skill set
  • A combination of technical and non-technical recruitment experience is preferred
  • A deep understanding of recruiting metrics to measure and improve effectiveness and performance
  • A drive to excel in a fast-paced, autonomous, startup environment
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