Overview

Lightship is the premier provider of enterprise level, technology enabled direct-to-patient clinical research. In this capacity, Lightship makes research participation more accessible for everyone by functioning as a telemedicine-enabled site within a research study.

The Director, Talent will manage the full life cycle, end-to-end recruiting efforts for Lightship. You will be a trusted resource for hiring foundational team members, across functions and levels. The right person for this role will be energized about building a world-class, inclusive talent function, anticipating recruitment needs, building strong relationships across internal and external stakeholders, pushing the boundaries of non-biased, thoughtful, talent approaches, with a desire to build and execute with excellence.

The Director, Talent will be directly responsible for continuing to establish and evangelize the Lightship brand; sourcing and maintaining a continuous pipeline of highly qualified candidates through research and market intelligence, and conducting direct outreach activities (online, events, website, social media, LinkedIn, etc). that enable consistent hiring of high-caliber team members.

Given the distributed team model at Lightship, this position operates in a remote capacity with a strong preference for candidates in the Northeast region of the US (ideally in New York or Boston). The right candidate will possess a willingness and desire to work independently and autonomously; being a proactive self-starter is a must. Overtime, this position may require mild to moderate travel – approximately 25%.

You will be responsible for:

  • Design, build and implement a scalable talent acquisition function to support business objectives; developing strategic sourcing techniques and maintaining a continuous pipeline of highly qualified candidates and grow the company’s brand as a place where talented individuals want to invest their time and abilities
  • Own and execute end-to-end recruitment across all levels and teams within the company
  • Partner with the Head of People and other Lightship leadership and team members on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts; drafting job descriptions with inclusive language, continuing to establish organizational policies that support all employees, building strong relationships with groups and candidates that increase the diversity of the organization, ensure that hiring is executed with an anti-racist, anti-biased lens, serve as an advocate for underrepresented groups and the importance of equity and parity in hiring systems and processes  
  • Build strong relationships with Hiring Managers to ensure the ability to influence, guide and drive the recruiting process; partner closely with these Hiring managers to execute recruitment processes in a targeted, consistent way
  • Evaluate candidates by discussing job requirements and applicant qualifications with managers; interview applicants on a consistent set of qualifications while maintaining the company’s high level of standards
  • Leverage the external online recruiting resources and the in-house Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to identify and recruit the strongest candidates available; update and maintain company website, serving as the point person for all job postings, advertising and marketing/outreach
  • Develop and maintain a database of contacts and key companies to help identify and source qualified candidates; ensure complete records are available for an audit if required, including tracking reports for EEOC reporting purposes
  • Manage and coordinate all candidate communication with a people-centric approach throughout the recruiting process
  • Partner with Finance during the offer process on employment agreements, contracting, and other relevant candidate documents
  • Own the employee onboarding process, ensuring that all new team members are set up for success and supported as they integrate into the organization
  • Partner closely on relevant People Operations projects, when capacity allows

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of talent acquisition experience in life sciences, pharma, biotech or CRO required
  • Experience/exposure to clinical research organizations highly preferred
  • Data-driven with the ability to build and accomplish quarterly KPIs
  • Deep knowledge of best practices for recruitment, inclusive of interviewing approaches, best practices, market trends and technologies
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Hiring Managers at all levels of the organization, and across functional areas (Design, Clinical, Technology, Engineering, Administration, etc.)
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Very strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think creatively and constructively to problem solve
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Software skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, LinkedIn Recruiter, Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Experience with Greenhouse preferred

We would like to offer you:

  • An opportunity to help re-envision how clinical research is executed with inclusivity, increased diversity and accessible at the core
  • The chance to work with a patient-centered, clinically-oriented, collaborative team to support in the delivery of enterprise grade direct-to-patient clinical research solutions at scale
  • An unmatched opportunity to grow as part of an early stage startup with industry veterans, high-caliber investors, and a massive market opportunity
  • Competitive compensation

Generous benefits package, including:

  • Health, dental & vision that are effective on day one of employment
  • 401K with company match
  • Generous parental leave
  • Short & long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discounts (retail, hotels, food, restaurants, car rentals, and much more)
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO), plus holidays and bereavement leave

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion:

Lightship is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace. Lightship considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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