Who is Accela:

Accela is the industry pioneer in government licensing, permitting and regulatory solutions. We have more than 20 years of govtech experience and offer fast-to-implement Civic Applications and a robust and extensible solutions platform informed by industry best practices. Accela was recently honored with the ‘Great Place to Work’ certification, is consistently featured as one of the leading GovTech 100 companies, and is ranked on the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies.

We help governments innovate so they can improve business and citizen outcomes, promote community development, ensure public safety and trust, and create an environment where citizens and businesses thrive.

Accela’s software drives efficiency for thousands of governments and is accessible to more than 160 million citizens worldwide. More than 80% of America’s 50 largest cities such as New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, and Denver have implemented at least one of Accela’s many solutions. 

Why Accela:

Accela offers employees a culture that emphasizes performance, productivity and collaboration. You can’t help but feel empowered, engaged and motivated when you work with like-minded individuals who are driven and passionate about contributing to a market-leading, high-growth software organization with proven technology. 

While we are busy changing the world, we also strongly believe in having fun and excitement at work, and encourage a collaborative and healthy work-life balance.

If you are motivated by the idea of delivering on the promise of democracy in the digital age and solving for a new era of more efficient, open and innovative governance, then we’d love to hear from you.

Where you fit:

Accela is looking for an experienced Sr. Recruiter to join our growing Talent & People team. This person will partner with hiring managers and directors and other business leaders across the business to build and execute against hiring plans. The Sr. Recruiter will conceptualize, create and execute bold recruiting tactics and strategies to continuously fill our talent pipeline, not just filling active requisitions. He/she will be responsible for full-cycle recruitment, as well as, business partnership, program administration, managing the applicant tracking system and developing a strong candidate pipeline for the business. This person must be able to operate effectively in a lean, fast paced environment and remain flexible and agile to meet the demands of our business.

Impact you will make in the role:

  • Take ownership of assigned requisitions and conduct full life-cycle recruiting activities for both hourly and salaried positions to acquire and support the workforce needs of the organization.
  • Work collaboratively across the HR organization on the management of offer, negotiation, closing and administrative components involved in full-cycle recruiting. 
  • Work closely with executives, management and employees to drive business results, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and outreach to recruiting sources, including state, local and community organizations, third-party employment agencies, temporary services and identifies new source 
  • Develop requisition-specific advertisements for job boards 
  • Cold calls potential applicants to develop candidate pools 
  • Screen resumes, refer candidates to hiring managers, coordinate interview panels, schedule and conduct interviews; 
  • Organize, lead and document post-interview debrief/feedback with interview teams and candidates 
  • Recommend salary offers for review and approval by HR staff and hiring managers 
  • Coordinate with hiring managers to prepare and obtain approvals for offers 
  • Extend offers to candidates, coordinate/input data, and help prepare docs for onboarding
  • Represents the Company at job fairs, community relations and industry events.
  • Maintain accurate and well-ordered documentation on all candidates, searches, hiring managers’ interactions, and other recruiting activities to ensure compliance with legal, regulatory and OFCCP guidelines.
  • Participate in the development of ongoing creative and cost-effective sourcing strategies.
  • Stay informed of trends and innovative recruiting techniques, in order to be competitive in state–of- the-art recruiting practices.
  • Complete ad-hoc projects, reporting and tasks as required

Expertise you will bring in:

  • 5+ years of recruitment experience within a recruitment agency and/or in-house environment, preferably within the software industry
  • Experience recruiting for a variety of skills, including, cloud operations, DevOps, SaaS, field sales, pre-sales, sales operations, technical support, customer success, demand generation marketing, finance, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully influence to achieve desired business outcome.
  • Proven ability to use computer software and applications, including Microsoft Office, ADP Workforce (or similar HR information system) and applicant tracking systems such as Greenhouse to share, retrieve, research and present business information.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and effective working relationships with business partners, supervisors and peers.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others.
  • Proven ability to meet numerous internal and external deadlines, often under tight time constraints.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze logically and solve broadly-defined talent acquisition problems.
  • Proven ability to implement effective solutions to business problems.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including timely responsiveness and positive, solutions-focused attitude.
  • Proven ability to implement effective solutions to business problems.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write and present logically and concisely to diverse audiences.
  • A strong, self-starter with a results-focused orientation and a proven track record of exceeding expectations in a dynamic environment
  • Strong organizational, analytical and written/oral communication skills
  • International experience a plus
  • A high-energy, self-starter with the ability to work independently in a constantly changing environment.
  • A team player who thrives in collaborative environments, partners across all departments and levels and who wants to have fun while getting things done.
  • A “hands-on” doer with a strong attention to detail and follow through.

 Benefits and Perks:

Beyond a stellar work environment, great people and inspiring, innovative work, we have some great benefits and perks:

  • Competitive salaries
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your family, along with other wellness and disability plans
  • 11 paid holidays and a competitive RTO (Responsible Time Off)
  • Catered lunches, fully stocked kitchens, walking trails and nearby access to restaurants, food trucks and farmer’s markets in some of our locations

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