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VP of Talent

at Embark

Posted: 3/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 488b86be-11ea-45e3-9011-dda07674d001

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VP of Talent


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Embark (verb) to make, start or begin

We are a Dallas-based financial consulting firm founded by a non-accountant, entrepreneur challenging the status quo. We believe people can actually love their jobs, work hard, AND enjoy having a life. Our mission is to provide peace of mind to corporate finance & business leaders, and we take it very seriously. As we strive to bring a new twist to the professional services work, our people and culture REALLY do determine our decisions and our future. We're growing quickly, but not at the expense of our culture or people.

Who we’re looking for

To excel in this role, you’ll need to be a self-starter who is ready to perform on day one. You’ll need to be adaptable, and come in with ideas, suggestions, and the attitude that you’re willing to try just about anything. In a small team like ours, everyone wears a lot of hats, and nothing is “not your job.” The environment is dynamic, so you’ll also need to be flexible and adaptable to change as we grow.

What you’ll be doing

We are looking for a motivated VP of Talent who will play a key role in the growth of the Embark team as it continues to grow. This person will partner closely with the hiring managers and senior leadership to strategically identify, attract and retain the best talent. Ideally, you have a strong background in recruiting people with accounting and finance backgrounds and you have a broad network of professionals of current and Big 4 CPA's. You will have a true passion for people and culture, driven to develop yourself and those around you, and, of course, you must love helping our clients solve problems!

What you bring to the table

BA / BS degree in a business, accounting, finance or other relevant field

4+ years experience of full cycle recruiting in a consulting environment, or if from the agency side you must have worked with in the accounting/finance
Accounting or finance background is highly preferred
Proactive approach to work, motivated to develop your skills
Experience sourcing candidates via LinkedIn Recruiter, Google Boolean searches, networking events, and our careers page
A data driven mind with experience tracking and reporting key metrics designed to optimize sourcing strategies
Ability to work independently and handle a high volume of open positions at once
Attention to Detail. Being right the first time matters a lot to us
Strong communication skills and ability to interact with internal and external partners
Work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
Superior organizational skills and great follow through on tasks
Be a problem solver at heart with a genuine interest in learning by helping
Hustle. The company depends on us to deliver quickly, across time zones, and against severe deadlines. We need somebody not to keep the trains running on time, but to speed them up
Attitude. We work awfully hard and we’re having a blast doing it. This team believes what we’re doing is changing the world for the better, and we play to win
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a deep understanding of the Embark brand overall
Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize based on business needs
Knowledge of
Lever.co or similar ATS's would be a PLUS
Knowledge of
Plum.io and the Culture Index would be a PLUS

What You'll be doing...

Provide an extremely positive, high-touch experience for any/all candidates throughout the entire interview process for the Austin office

Implement best hiring practice and procedures for local team
Identify new and creative ways to build the Embark employment brand in the Dallas market including hosting and attending relevant events
Source both active and passive candidates through referrals, LinkedIn Recruiter, networking events, career fairs, university recruiting, and in-depth market research
Maintain our people database,
Lever.co and use data from systems such as
Plum.io and the Culture Index to drive hiring decisions
Own full life cycle of recruitment process from sourcing to phone screening to closing candidates
Act as People liaison for Dallas office including monitoring candidate experience and interview process to assisting with onboarding new hires

What's in it for you

We pay 100% of premiums for you and your entire family on health, vision, and life insurance, and short and long-term disability

$60,000 - $110,000/year - is a typical range after you add in all the benefits of working here!
We match 50% to 6% on our 401K
Fully paid parental leave for all new parents
Monthly stipend for family gym membershipsHighly competitive salaries
All the technology you’ll need to be successful, the most advanced software, and accessories to ensure you get the job done in style
Monthly team outings (think: axe throwing, a trip to the State Fair, go-kart races, etc.)

If this role sounds exciting, apply and let's start the conversation! We want to make sure Embark is a fit for you, so
please create a Plum Profile and take the Culture Index Survey.
Take this chance to learn more about your talents, and apply that knowledge as you grow your career.

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We are excited to learn more about you, cheers!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. Upon offer of employment, employees will be asked to submit to a background check and drug screen. Dependent on ongoing client requirements, employees may also be asked to submit to a drug screening and background check throughout employment.

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