***This position is not currently open. But we’re always looking for smart people to join our team. If this job description sounds like you, send us your application anyway.***

Recruiting for culture is hard. We’re building a talent team committed to doing it right. If you want to build the next headline-worthy culture-based company, you should join this team.

There are only a handful of truly culture-driven companies. (There’s a lot of talk and a lot of values statements, but little actual culture.) Real culture is hard. It’s hard because it takes emotion, introspection, commitment, and endless hard work.

It’s also hard because it requires a different kind of recruiting. You have to make judgments around deep ideas like passion, values, kindness, and vision (above and beyond the necessary job skills). These are emotional calls, which are hard and uncomfortable.

Culture is a choice. It’s an agreement by the team around a shared destination and a shared method for getting there. It’s an agreement around who gets permission to play on the team, what they need to believe, and how they behave. It’s really hard to find people who want a particular culture, will fit in that culture, and can thrive in that culture.

But it’s worth it. Because a company that has true culture sync is astonishingly effective, healthy, and fun. Work life has meaning and intensity. You know why you’re there and why it matters.

We have one of the most consciously built cultures in Austin, combined with a mission that impacts society on a deep level. We’re about to get much larger, and we’ll deliver meaning on a much larger scale.

Here’s the question for you: Do you know how to run a recruiting program that can grow and improve a culture? This is a rare opportunity to do it for real. Do you have a vision for recruiting and culture done well? This is your chance to build it.

About the job

GasPedal’s next recruiting leader is a culture evangelist, talent scout, and tough evaluator who enables us to fulfill our mission by building a team of doers and leaders who share our vision and values. You run a principles- and process-based program that strengthens our culture. You do it through:

  • Talent sourcing that brings a rich pipeline of candidates.
  • Evangelism that tells the story of our mission, brand, and culture.
  • Candidate experiences that are extraordinarily kind and sensitive.
  • Interviewing with sophisticated techniques based on tough, objective standards.
  • Process management that allows us to run a detail-oriented program at scale.

You’re a talent sourcer who creates a pipeline of talented culture fits. You’re able to look beyond the resume and understand the deeper traits that make someone a true fit for the job and the culture. You can open doors, entice, and excite.

You can tell our story. You are an evangelist who opens people’s eyes to the meaningfulness of our mission and the authenticity of our culture. You help them understand where they fit and how their life changes when they’re one of us.

You create amazing candidate experiences that leave everyone we touch happy to have met us. You create processes based on kindness and empathy to ensure that the candidate experience is perfect at every touchpoint, every time. You handle the tough talks with grace and sensitivity. When they’re done talking to us (whether or not they get the job), they should leave as a fan and a friend.

You are an uncompromising interviewer who evaluates based on objective standards for skills and culture. You have sophisticated interviewing techniques and will teach us how to be better interviewers.

You’re a process leader who runs an exquisitely well-managed program with obsessive attention to detail. You own the ATS, the workflow, and the nitty-gritty process. You build a rigorous processes that scales and ensures quality. You have high standards and expect the same of everyone.

What we’re building

We’ve assembled an extraordinary team of people who are talented, passionate about our mission, and have fantastic attitudes about work and life. We’ve built a place for people who want to do great work, with meaning, with people they like, and for the long term.

You’ll be part of a strong team with lots of support. Our Community Builders are amazing sourcers. Our Communications Team can write fantastic, storytelling copy (like this document). Our entire public website is dedicated to recruiting and the recruiting brand. We built a custom ATS on top of Salesforce.com that enables us to recruit faster, easier, and better. We invest in tools from Glassdoor, LinkedIn, and whatever else you need.

Your challenge: Help us find the people who grow the company while protecting the culture that makes it special. We compete with better-funded employers by offering a bigger mission, better work life, and non-long-shot compensation.

You’ll love this job if you:

  1. Can manage the entire sourcing/interviewing/hiring process
  2. Have deep understanding of recruiting strategy and philosophy
  3. Can recruit for our specific roles, which are often unusual
  4. Have stellar communications skills
  5. Have the presence and gravitas to be a trusted career advisor to candidates
  6. Obsess about details and can thrive with our workflows and systems
  7. Have an awesome attitude, positive vibe, good cheer, and great sense of humor

Most important, you should have a passion for more meaningful work and a more fulfilling workplace. You want to create the workplace that you would love. You want to build a team for people who want to escape the bullshit.

This is a job for a true believer in our mission, vision, and culture — who’s also a badass recruiter who will fight to help match great people to a fulfilling career. If you’re one of us, you’ll find your true home with our family. You’ll spend your career building the workplace you’ve always wanted.

Some important details

How to get this job: Submit an application here. We want to see a great cover letter, resume, and anything else that shows us how you write, think, and work. Show us what you’ve done and how you can do it for us.

Location: This is a full-time, in-the-office position at our Austin ranch (check it out here). No relocation assistance is provided, and we don’t hire telecommuters.

Compensation: We offer good pay, plus great benefits, perks, and bonuses. We’re never going to have an IPO or sell out to a bigger company — we’re in this for the long term. Financials are transparent, and we all succeed together.

This position is not currently open, but you can still apply here