Head of Executive Talent

| Greater Denver Area

Guild is hiring a Head of Executive Talent to help set the vision, strategy and roadmap for our executive talent acquisition function. Our ideal candidate is a natural relationship builder who is passionate about sourcing, attracting, and placing extraordinary leadership talent; and germinating a strong network of leaders outside of Guild. We’re looking for a talent leader to help us continue to scale at pace one of the fastest growing startups in the nation.

As head of executive talent, you will:

  • Design executive recruiting strategies to attract, evaluate and hire world-class leadership talent in our Denver office and beyond. 
  • Work closely with executive-level hiring managers to understand and help shape their talent needs. 
  • Develop a deep understanding of the candidate’s leadership style, personal background, professional history, and specific fit to the Company and to particular role(s).
  • Manage the end-to-end executive recruiting process, including partnering with hiring managers on role specifications, establishing and executing sourcing strategies, managing the interview process, assessing candidates' skills, experiences and competencies, and completing offer discussions. 
  • Promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and drive programs (e.g. sourcing and selection) that ensure executive recruiting strategies attract candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. 
  • Oversee and ensure leaders have an excellent candidate experience regardless of the outcome of the process. 
  • Maintain an executive talent pipeline with potential candidates and past applicants for future Guild needs, including hiring, advisory board membership, and partnerships. 
  • Manage a mix of recruiters and external firms aligned to different executive searches. 
  • Ensure candidates experience positive on-boarding to Guild. 

Play a role in facilitating an excellent leadership on-boarding experience. You are a strong fit for this role if you have:

  • 7+ years of proven experience recruiting executive-level talent.
  • Exceptional relationship management skills and a desire to develop and nurture leaders in the market. 
  • Excellent judgment and presence and the ability to interface effectively with senior executives both within and outside of Guild. 
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment, making both strategic and tactical decisions to navigate sensitive or confidential issues.
  • The ability to balance and deliver on multiple, competing priorities and projects at the same time. 
  • Strong organization, interpersonal, and communication skills. Proven ability to support innovation and change.
  • Direct recruiting experience in a software or SaaS company, preferably a consumer product organization and experience working within a professional services environment. 
  • Strong track record solving complex problems, designing creative strategies, and delivering significant hiring impact for a business. 
  • Comprehensive behavioral based interviewing and candidate assessment skills is desirable. 

About Guild:

Guild is increasing economic mobility for working adults by partnering with the largest employers in the country to offer education as a benefit to their employees via our marketplace of nonprofit universities and education institutions. Guild’s proprietary technology platform facilitates the administration of this innovative benefit and our team of coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through program completion. Fast Company recently named Guild as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies and we've raised over $70 million from top tier investors including Felicis, Bessemer, Redpoint, Rethink EDU, Harrison Metal, Cowboy Ventures, Salesforce and Workday Ventures.

Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Location

370 17th St., Suite 3600, Denver, CO 80202

An Insider's view of Guild Education

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're fast-paced and got a little bit of a startup vibe, so there's always plenty to learn from and grow!People are collaborative and ready to bring their knowledge, experience, and ideas to the table to make sure we're doing right by each other and our students.As hard-working as everyone is, you can also be rest assured we also love to celebrate!

Kendry

Bilingual Student Success Advisor

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We're incredibly cross functional and believe heavily in developing and cultivating strong relationships not only with our external partners, but internally across and within departments as well. One of my favorite traditions is that each new hire at Guild is given a coffee card when they start to encourage them to grab coffee with others and get t

Annie

Partner Marketing, Employer Success

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since my humble beginning as a Guild Intern, I have had opportunities afforded to me that stretch me in ways that align with my values and push me to be a little uncomfortable while still having welcome support. I’m now in a position where I get to learn first-hand from experts that I don’t believe I was qualified for before working at Guild.

Paco

Senior Associate of University Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

My team works on ensuring that new users can find what they need and engage with our platform easily. Many of the technical challenges we face involve scaling the early-stage version of Guild’s app into something more flexible for our next growth phase. We deal with the difficult (but fascinating!) tradeoffs of these decisions every day.

April

Software Engineer

What are Guild Education Perks + Benefits

Guild Education Benefits Overview

At Guild, we’re expanding opportunity for America’s workforce, and we’re committed to doing the same for our own employees by supporting them professionally and personally. Guild offers benefits and perks to support all employees and their families. From $0 medical premiums to a flexible parental leave policy to tuition assistance to company equity for all employees, we have something for everyone at Guild.

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Volunteer in local community
Guild has a yearly "Guild Gives Back" day, where we provide organized volunteer opportunities to all our employees as well as a "12 Days of Giving" around the holidays!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Guild has a highly diverse management team, with nearly 75% of employees reporting to female leadership.
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
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Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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