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Recruiter (Minneapolis or Washington D.C.)

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Department: Talent

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Why This Job Is Important

GoKart Labs is growing and expanding and we are looking for a recruiter to help us build our Minneapolis and Washington D.C. teams, and eventually future expansions. We are pretty particular about the recipe of our team so we are looking for someone who will bring high standards to the recruiting process. While speed and efficiency are important, this role is not just filling “reqs” as quickly as possible.  Instead, we are looking for someone who can find the unique blend of talent that is key to accelerating our growth.

Our ideal candidate is a natural born connector and is active in the local start-up scene in the Twin Cities or D.C. This is an opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit to help establish and build a recruiting function from the ground up.  

What You Will Be Doing

  • In a nutshell, you will be accountable for sourcing and screening candidates, coordinating and hosting interviews, managing candidate communication, and facilitating offer and turn down processes.
  • You will help us build a proactive and healthy pipeline of talent across locations by:
    • Strategizing multiple methods of building a talent pipeline including active searches, passive searches, referral generation, and events/sourcing campaigns in anticipation of current and future talent needs.
    • Creating an effective sourcing and lead generation process in partnership with Marketing. This will include building the GoKart employment brand.
    • Following up on inbound talent leads and inquiries to identify potential fit.
    • Using customized and creative approaches to supplement traditional sourcing methods, including individual outreach and cold calling.
    • Identify and build partnerships with external organizations and attend industry events, always looking for opportunities to expand your network.
  • You will also play a critical role on the Diversity & Inclusion team and will be relentless in helping GoKart achieve our goals of building a diverse workforce.
  • You will establish scalable and repeatable methods and processes for staffing and ensure they are followed by all.
  • You may have occasional travel between our offices (D.C. and Minneapolis) and/or attend external events.
  • You will report to the VP, Talent but will have close partnership with GoKart Marketing team and collaborate across the executive and leadership team.

What You Will Learn

  • You will be the first person at GoKart Labs dedicated to recruiting. You will learn to build a new function and establish methods and process to support it.
  • You will help us become better at recruiting by teaching and modeling best practices.
  • You’ll be exposed to a variety of industries and problems that can benefit from technology, and as a recruiter you will help find talent across disciplines and geographies.  

What Your Are Great At

  • You can manage multiple candidate searches simultaneously and develop scalable recruiting processes and methods.
  • You have the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • You are a natural at building relationships and making connections. 
  • You understand the market well; the available talent, the competition and where opportunities lie to network.
  • You are a creative problem solver.
  • You can accurately assess talent regardless if you are hiring a web developer, a creative designer or an executive leader.
  • You are confident yet approachable, credible and authentic. People trust you.
  • You are ambitious and driven to achieve results.

What You Have Done

  • You have 3-5 years experience in recruiting, business development, account management or sales in a high growth company.
  • You are active in the start-up community and/or have connections within it.
  • You have prior experience in marketing, technology or creative organization or experience in one of the following industries: healthcare, financial services or education.
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