Climate Vault Job Opportunity: HR Manager

About Climate Vault

Climate change is one of the existential crises of our times, and the question remains: how much hotter are we going to let it get?

Founded at the University of Chicago, Climate Vault’s mission is to help organizations and individuals voluntarily reduce their carbon footprints and foster innovation in carbon removal. Climate Vault is a Delaware-incorporated non-stock, non-profit organization with a pending 501(c)(3) tax-exempt application.

Building on our early success, we are building our team to have an even greater impact. As a fast-growing non-profit startup, we are searching for flexible go-getters who welcome the challenges of a growing organization. Culture is important to us - from the ground up we are building on our culture of pragmatic high-speed forward movement and getting (important) things done.

This is your opportunity to be part of a great team that is building something significant and making an impact on stopping climate change.

About the Position

We are looking for an HR Manager that is focused on building up Climate Vault’s HR practices, with an initial focus on recruiting and growing a professional and high-caliber team. This person will be responsible for attracting great talent across the organization, as well as managing the hiring, onboarding, and subsequent processes. They will have direct experience recruiting and working with positions that range from professional ICs to VP level and are comfortable working with senior management on a regular basis.

We are seeking an energetic and passionate individual who understands that growing an organization is not about filling positions but rather finding individuals who can thrive and grow in a collaborative environment and be additive to an organization’s culture.

In this position, you must be truly passionate about finding and scrutinizing candidates who are capable, engaged, and interested in growing the organization, and themselves. Your responsibilities include the recruitment and onboarding lifecycle, supporting onboarded employees, the associated toolsets, and of course finding high integrity candidates.

The ideal candidate for this position has more than ten years of experience under their belt and knows what generally works and what generally does not. They are also open and willing to explore creative ways of attracting talent and supporting successful onboarding. Your adaptability and willingness to learn will be essential to you, and the team’s success. We provide a unique opportunity to grow by being surrounded by a team of brilliant and experienced individuals and leaders.

What You’ll Do

  • Drive the recruiting and onboarding of professional-level roles, from individual contributors to executive management
  • Work direct with and report to senior management on recruiting, onboarding, and HR operational issues
  • Evaluate job descriptions with hiring managers to ensure they are comprehensive and complete
  • Work with hiring managers to proactively seek candidates and open communications with those potential candidates
  • Screen and scrutinize candidates, and manage the interview process inside Climate Vault including scheduling of interview rounds and ensuring feedback is collected
  • Review hiring processes and suggest improvements to reduce and remove bias of all types
  • Manage the employee life cycle and be the POC for employment-related issues
  • Manage the HR-related software packages
  • Identify, track and report KPIs specific to the recruiting, onboarding and employee engagement
  • Work with management to develop and implement HR policies appropriate for the organization’s size and growth

About You

  • 10+ years of Human Resources experience with emphasis in recruiting, employee relations, and compensation planning for a professional level organization
  • 4+ years working with high-growth organizations is a plus
  • Have very high integrity and work with high intensity - you are able to drive the recruiting and onboarding processes
  • Comfortable engaging in executive-level conversations on a regular basis
  • Demonstrated judgment and problem-solving skills about people and organizational issues; you have a creative, solutions-based mindset
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HR policies, procedures, compliance, and practices
  • Client-service oriented, with a focus on creating positive change while delivering exceptional customer service
  • Ability to flex your style and build trust and report with individual contributors, managers, and leaders
  • Proven prioritization and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work through ambiguity, think creatively, and roll up your sleeves
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with TAS and HRIS systems
  • Bachelor's degree preferred; PHR a plus