Senior Recruiter


Remote / United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Business Intelligence
  • Post Date: 06/10/2021
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About Maven

Maven is a new platform for cohort-based courses started by the founders of Udemy, altMBA and Socratic. We partner with the world’s best instructors to offer live, online, community-driven courses to transform your career.

Job Description

The Company

Maven helps anyone build a cohort-based course and deliver an incredible student experience at scale.

Unlike small workshops or on-demand online classes, we integrate both live and asynchronous components to engage students without needing to scale up instructor time or support staff.

Our mission is to democratize education through online cohort-based courses.

Right now, many experts and creators don't have the team, budget, or bandwidth to create a high quality cohort-based course. Inspired by the simplicity and power of tools like Shopify and Substack, we are building a platform that enables the best instructors around the world to build the most engaging and interactive courses.

Our small team has built and run world-class educational experiences at Udemy, AltMBA, Minerva, Google, General Assembly, Socratic, and Shopify. We're backed by incredible investors including Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, Naval Ravikant, and Arlan Hamilton. We've launched sold-out courses for incredible instructors like Li Jin, Anthony Pompliano, Lenny Rachitsky, Sahil Lavingia, and more.

We're looking for entrepreneurial, strategic doers who are passionate about shaping the future of education. Could that be you?

The Role

This an experienced team that is firing on all cylinders. Your job is to help expand it by finding more talented members to join. Personally, we think this is going to be one of the most fun recruiting jobs out there. Our CEO Gagan has already worked with some of the best recruiters in the business, so he is knowledgeable and leans in. Both Wes and Shreyans have extraordinary backgrounds and so far 11 out of the 12 offers we’ve made have been accepted. Your job is to come in and help us with full lifecycle recruiting:

  • Work with hiring managers to scope roles, determine good profiles and calibrate
  • Source candidates directly while also working with external recruiters when necessary
  • Manage pipeline, including initial phone screen if appropriate. In other situations, you may directly email from a hiring manager’s alias and then pass them to an initial screen with them.
  • Help learn about candidates and coach hiring managers on how to close them
  • Schedule candidate interviews and pre-brief / debrief calls
  • Create a “virtual onsite” system so candidates can feel the experience of working with Maven
  • The ideal recruiter is also somewhat familiar with interviewing techniques and can weigh in on candidates’ culture and capability fit

You should love finding great people and fitting them into a wider team. You like to own things and run them yourself, but you also want to join a company where you may eventually hire a team.

This role will report directly to Gagan Biyani, CEO of Maven. There will be some point in the future where that may change as the company grows - if so it’ll be a good thing because your role will only grow from there :)

Who's a Good Fit

Ideally you are excellent at full-cycle recruiting: sourcing, managing a pipeline and closing candidates. You’ve done it before multiple times but love the early stage so you’re looking to join a fast-growing company with a strong mission.

We will also meet with up-and-coming candidates who are looking for an opportunity to step up and take on a more senior role.

Come Learn, Grow, and Build with Us

We're a fully remote company with employees in Toronto, Austin, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Anyone within 1 hour of US time zones is welcome. 

We hire across a spectrum—we’re open to talented folks who are new in their career, and love more experienced people who can run teams and like doing the scrappy hands-on work before building a team. The role above will start as individual contributors. Based on your performance, you might build a team of direct reports. Since you’ll start as a one-person show, you should be excited to role up your sleeves to execute. Our business is evolving fast, so by the time you start the job, the role could have changed dramatically. This job description is meant to be directional and we’re looking for people who can evolve with us.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.