Unite America seeks a full-time Manager, Talent Acquisition. Reporting to the Talent and Recruitment Manager and serving as an integral member of the Operations & People team, the Manager, Talent Acquisition will play a critical role in Unite America’s growth and success. This individual will be responsible for continuously seeking out top talent, developing a compelling brand for candidates and fostering positive relationships with candidates and staff members. You will play a critical role in our mission to attract and retain exceptional talent, playing a key role in shaping the future of our growing team.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record in full-cycle recruiting and employment branding, and who understands the intricacies of identifying, engaging, and securing top-tier talent. As a strategic partner, you will not only execute recruitment processes but also actively contribute to the development and enhancement of our employer brand. Your ability to create a compelling narrative for prospective candidates and build positive relationships with both candidates and existing staff will be instrumental in fostering a culture of excellence at Unite America.
Collaboration is at the core of our organizational ethos, and as the Manager, Talent Acquisition, you will be a linchpin in driving seamless recruitment processes. Working closely with hiring managers, the Talent and Recruitment Manager, and the Vice President of People and Operations, you will leverage your expertise in sourcing strategies, candidate assessment, and employer branding to ensure that Unite America continues to attract the best and brightest individuals who align with our mission and values.
Unite America believes that there is strength in diversity and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and from across the political and ideological spectrum to apply.
The position will be based at Unite America’s headquarters in Denver, CO. Unite America offers a stipend for new hires willing to relocate.
Recruitment & Onboarding
Proactively build and cultivate talent pipelines to meet current and future staffing requirements
Innovatively lead sourcing strategies to identify, engage, and attract top-tier candidates, utilizing various channels such as social media, industry networking, and targeted outreach to fill open positions and anticipate future talent needs
Develop and maintain a robust network of potential future hires, including past applicants and referred candidates, fostering long-term relationships to ensure a continuous talent pool
Execute recruitment and selection processes, including interviews, screening calls, and assessments, ensuring a rigorous yet positive and inclusive candidate experience.
Oversee all stages of the candidate experience, from initial application through interviews to onboarding, ensuring a seamless and positive journey for every candidate.
Take proactive steps to enhance and maintain a positive candidate experience, including personalized communication, feedback mechanisms, and continuous improvement initiatives.
Implement and analyze key recruitment metrics, including source of hire and time-to-hire, to enhance recruitment strategies and contribute to data-driven decision-making to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of the talent acquisition process.
Build, design and manage a strong internship program that not only supports interns entering the organization, but also staff members supporting the intern during their time at Unite America
Talent Acquisition Strategy & Branding
Formulate and execute comprehensive talent acquisition strategies and hiring plans aligned with organizational objectives
Spearhead employment branding initiatives, working collaboratively with our Communications team to craft a compelling employer brand that attracts diverse and top-quality talent
Organize and actively participate in career fairs and other events to promote the organization’s employer brand and engage with potential candidates
Minimum 3 years of talent acquisition and recruitment experience
Expertise in full-cycle recruiting, including sourcing, interviewing, and employment branding.
In-depth knowledge of selection methods, adapting strategies for diverse roles and organizational needs.
Proficient in social media and job boards for strategic talent acquisition.
Practical experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and databases.
Strong communication skills, written and verbal, to articulate values and opportunities to candidates.
Strong collaboration skills to create a streamlined recruitment process in partnership with hiring managers
Well-organized with attention to detail to ensure a systematic approach to hiring
Decisiveness in dynamic environments, anticipating future talent needs.
Genuine passion for Unite America’s mission
Unite America is a non-partisan, philanthropic venture fund (composed of several legal entities) that invests in candidates, campaigns, and organizations in order to advance nonpartisan election reforms that will foster a more representative and functional government capable of solving America’s most pressing challenges.
Founded in 2014, Unite America and its 25+ person team has grown to be a leader in the democracy reform movement. The organization has existed in its current form, and with its current primary focus, since 2019; in that time, we have successfully mobilized tens of millions of dollars from scores of philanthropists to candidates and reform campaigns across the country.
Recent victories where we played a leading or a major supporting role to win: a major anti-gerrymandering campaign in Virginia; a first-of-its-kind,top-four nonpartisan primary system in Alaska that helped elect one of the most ideologically diverse slate of statewide officeholders in recent history; and a ballot initiative in Nevada to implement Alaska-style reforms in that state. We are poised to dramatically scale our impact in the years to come.
At Unite America, we are working to build a more representative and functional government that puts voters first and reflects the diversity of our country, and an inclusive democracy in which leaders embrace problem-solving over fueling divisiveness. Likewise, we have a vision of building an organization that reflects diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives; a culture of working across differences toward common goals; and a workplace where everyone feels included, respected, and heard. To that end, Unite America is proud to have made diversifying our team, ensuring more equitable opportunity, and fostering a culture of belonging a priority. Our organizational values reinforce this commitment as we work to model the leadership we seek, solve problems together, and take care of one another, to name a few.
Competitive Compensation (est. $65,000-$85,000)
401(k) Plan (with up to a 3% employer contribution match)
Health Care Plan (medical, dental, and vision)
Unlimited Paid Time Off (vacation, sick days, public holidays, and team-wide wellness days)
Family Leave (maternity, paternity, and adoption)
Paid sabbatical after 4 years on staff
Training & Professional Development
Opportunity to join an inclusive, vibrant, and diverse team