About Almanac

Almanac’s mission is to democratize access to 21st century skills, insights, and tools so that no one is limited by knowledge in pursuit of their potential. We do this with a new kind of document editor that saves you time and helps you do your best work. We’ve built:

  • A user-created library of templated docs, so you never have to start from scratch
  • Workspaces that bring your team together in a single home for your work
  • Powerful search that gets you to the right doc, every time
  • Linked document versions, so you can merge or update multiple docs in one tap
  • Approvals to keep your team aligned and on track through complex workflows

We've seen professionals waste too much time managing information across disorganized documents instead of doing meaningful work. We believe this problem isn’t rooted in a lack of knowledge in the world, but in the deficiencies of tools we rely on to access, share, and improve how work gets done.

We’ve been moving fast since we founded Almanac in January 2019. Almanac is now used by over 4000 teams and sees over 50,000 visitors per month to its public Core of knowledge. We’ve raised a $8M+ from leading Silicon Valley investors with a lean (not mean) team of 10 people.

That’s where you come in: we’re looking for a full-time Head of Talent to develop and scale our people operations and talent acquisition programs alongside our company's rapid growth.

About the role

As the head of the function responsible for accelerating our team’s growth and development, we’re looking for a seasoned leader that is passionate about building and developing high-performing teams.

As the Head of Talent, you will partner with all areas of the company to help build and support the organization. This will involve building and driving the entire talent acquisition process, owning our employer branding efforts, managing all HR systems and programs, and providing coaching to leaders throughout the organization. This position is a key strategic role, reporting to the CEO, with the mission to identify, recruit and retain world-class talent.

Specifically, you will:

  • Work with the executive team to set and execute the long-term vision for key talent & culture initiatives to help maintain a high-performing, motivated and impactful team.
  • Build scalable processes and systems to attract, assess, recruit and onboard world-class talent.  
  • Implement structured interview training for interviewers and hiring managers and foster inclusive hiring practices.
  • Develop and implement strategies to establish and enhance Almanac's employer brand.
  • Provide people operations (HR) support and consultation across the business while supporting employees, managers and executives in all related areas including: recruitment, performance management, compensation and rewards, employee relations, and people development.
  • Develop and implement a company-wide performance management program that helps us promote and reward excellence, and drives ongoing, multi-directional transparent feedback across all functions.
  • Provide useful data to help guide decision making and support the company in scaling effectively and efficiently.

About you

Experiences that will make you stand out:

  • You’ve built talent programs from scratch (you can roll up your sleeves and “do” the work, while simultaneously leading the strategy)
  • You’ve built an ever-evolving recruiting machine that leveraged innovative technology, smart sourcing techniques and followed a lean and consistent process
  • You’ve built scalable people programs for a rapidly growing technology company (you understand the nuances and competitive nature)
  • You’ve created and executed a metrics-driven, consultative service-oriented recruiting strategy for a growing organization
  • You’ve built people operations and talent acquisition teams and have implemented detailed reporting metrics that illustrate and document capabilities, accomplishments, and predictive analytics

Skills that make you extraordinary:

  • An uncompromising obsession with high-quality work
  • An ability to think for yourself
  • Willingness to be both an effective individual contributor and inspiring manager
  • Versatility across people operations and talent acquisition
  • A love of detailed, continuous feedback that makes the work better
  • Desire to always move fast and prioritize speed over scope
  • Hunger to build a world-changing product

Working at Almanac

At Almanac, we: 

  • Are fundamental optimists who believe we’re still only at the start of the digital age.
  • Go to extraordinary lengths to distinguish ourselves through world-class work.
  • Prioritize quality over speed, and speed over scope.
  • Desire working with deeply kind, mission-driven people.
  • Strive to make the complex simple.
  • Use first principles to debate ideas, test assumptions, and make decisions.
  • Seek the truth by putting data above opinions.
  • Assume good intent and give tactical feedback to help each other get better.
  • Hold no ego—when our customers win, we all win.

As a company, we are seriously committed to your professional development and growth:

  • You will set your own monthly goals aligned with our ambitious strategy
  • You will have our collective support in achieving major wins—and personal coaching from your manager 
  • You will be able to request and manage your own budget
  • You will be encouraged to take risks, try new things, and be creative with your work 
  • You will have many opportunities to exchange and engage in feedback
  • You will be offered continual chances to stretch yourself and raise your own bar
  • You will be rewarded for achieving excellence and mastery ​​​​​​

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