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Are you looking for full ownership and leadership of a talent function in a growing scale-up that's making a positive change in the world?

Virtual Internships is an EdTech scaleup that delivers global work experience programs that help young people to pursue their dream career.

We’re proud to be in ‘Tech in Asia’s Top 50 Rising Startup’ List (No.6 in Vietnam) and a winner of The Escape 100: the top purposeful organizations to ‘escape’ to in 2022. Backed by some of the world’s top investors who were early investors in Airbnb, Zoom and LinkedIn, you'll be joining a diverse and passionate team of 130+ working in our hub office in HCMC, and across 25+ countries that believe that remote work is here to stay.

Our team is growing, fast, in every area, and we plan to increase the global team to up to over 250 people by the end of 2022. It’s going to be an extremely exciting few years, and we’re looking for someone equally excited to tackle all of this growth. That’s where you come in!

The Role

The Head of TA will be responsible for utilizing their experience scaling startups to help develop sourcing strategies, craft employer branding, partner cross-functionally to train hiring managers on interview best practices, build processes to assess candidates, and track metrics to make data-driven decisions.

You will:
  • Partner with the Virtual Internship leadership team to design, build, and execute a strategic hiring plan to attract the best talent to join our team

  • Develop key hiring processes like role intake, interview creation, inclusive job description writing

  • Lead, manage and mentor a growing TA team

  • Enable team members to identify the best candidates by continue to improve our interview processes, educating people about Talent Acquisition best practices, and enabling hiring managers to ensure a fair and equitable recruiting experience for all

  • Advise business stakeholders on addressable talent markets, conduct talent pool analysis and build, and organize talent research

  • Establish key metrics to assess pipeline and talent acquisition effectiveness including D&I program impact, talent team engagement, candidate experience, and hiring effectiveness

  • Continually refine our employer branding and marketing recruitment strategies and activities

  • Partner with the Head of People on our benefits and package offering to ensure we’re competitive in the market

  • Evaluate current Applicant Tracking System and drive adoption by building upon features and tools or identify another solution

  • For Heads of and C suite positions- manage the end-to-end recruitment process, including sourcing, screening and - jointly with the hiring manager - selecting and converting new hires

What do we offer?

Flexibility- flexible work schedule where you manage your own working hours

Remote working - work from anywhere with a budget to support your productivity and your choice of where to work from

Open-minded leaders- with colleagues who care about your career goals. There are monthly global virtual events including town halls, ask me anything sessions, virtual coffee chats, and virtual team building

Professional Development- with a budget that you can utilize however you wish

Company Laptop- paid for by VI

Birthday Leave- go enjoy yourself on your birthday without needing to use your annual leave

Direct contribution- ideas and solutions are encouraged from everyone. Your input is valued and you have a unique opportunity to directly impact the success and help shape the future of VI

Meritocracy- a culture that prides itself on internal promotions and meritocracy. The majority of our managerial team have risen up (quickly) through the company, including our COO, CAO, CFO, Head of Company Experience and Head of Intern Experience

Job requirements

  • Experience as a Head of TA/ Recruitment at an early-stage startup, or as a Talent Acquisition Manager at an early-stage startup involved in hiring and scaling teams from ~50 people to hyper-growth (~200+) people
  • 6+ years of full cycle recruitment experience, recruiting for a variety of roles, including technical (engineering, product) and non-technical (sales, marketing, HR)

  • Highly creative and strategic- someone constantly thinking about and introducing innovative tactics that will result in a world-class talent acquisition function

  • An interest in talent management beyond recruiting, with the desire to be involved in defining and implementing how our employee experience will attract and energize the best talent

  • Comfortable creating targets, working to ambitious deadlines (we move very fast) and providing regular progress reports to senior management

  • A ‘growth mindset’- instead of finding reasons why something cannot be done- you uncover ways to make things happen

  • Fluent English language skills (you don’t need an IELTS, but if you did it would be 7.5+)

  • Experience working with a globally distributed remote team is a huge bonus

  • Ability to work at least 4 hours of crossover with Indochina working hours

  • The secret code is 123. You'll be asked for this when you apply

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