Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant at Workiva

| Greater Denver Area | Remote
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Job Summary

The Talent Acquisition Consultant is responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success to an assigned department by developing local and national recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas, and partnering with other members of the talent acquisition team and business unit leaders to ensure that Workiva identifies, recruits, selects and hires the best possible talent to make the company successful. Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant may lead a small team of Talent Acquisition Consultants, Specialists and/or Candidate Experience Coordinators.

This role will be supporting Workiva's Research and Development/Information Technology teams. The ideal person would have experience sourcing and hiring senior level technical talent at a SaaS company.


Develops and Executes Recruiting Plans: Leads the creation and implementation of a strategic recruiting and interviewing plan for each open position and efficiently and effectively fills open positions. All while ensuring a best-in-class candidate experience throughout the hiring process.

  • Consults with hiring managers to influence hiring needs and set a strategic direction; determines applicant requirements by reviewing job description and job qualifications
  • Collaborates with Marketing, hiring managers and members of the Human Asset Management team to create job postings; attracts applicants by placing job advertisements using job and social networking sites, the company website, other applicable internet sources, professional organizations and other position-appropriate venues
  • Develops, modifies, and redesigns processes and procedures that maximizes the efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of the search strategy and recruitment process
  • Manages and consults on the use of outside recruiters and headhunters as required
  • Works with hiring managers and interview teams to ensure job requirements and expectations are clearly understood and candidates are assessed against appropriate criteria; avoids legal challenges by understanding and complying with current legislation and enforcing regulations with managers
  • Supports Candidate Experience Coordinators and resolves escalated scheduling issues when needed
  • Evaluates applicants by discussing job requirements and applicant qualifications with managers
  • Responsible for ensuring candidate experience is exceptional throughout the hiring process with timely and meaningful communication

Builds Applicant Sources: Builds networks to find and maintain contact with qualified passive candidates to develop a pool of qualified candidates in advance of need

  • Networks through industry contacts, association memberships, and employees to build and maintain rapport and nurture relationships with prospective talent and build applicant sources
  • Uses social and professional networking sites to identify and source candidates
  • Partners with the University Relations team members on college recruiting initiatives
  • Researches and recommends new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting and educates the Talent Acquisition team on findings
  • Collaborates with Marketing to create and implement employment marketing strategies to attract passive job seekers

Collaborates and Coaches: Develops strong relationships and collaborates with other members of the Talent Acquisition team and hiring managers to meet the various talent goals within the business unit with the best possible talent

  • Works closely with business unit leaders influence and drive plans for key staffing initiatives
  • Conducts regular follow-up with managers to ensure timeliness and maximizes effectiveness of recruiting plans, processes and implementation
  • Develops, tracks, and reports key performance metrics designed to measure all searches and predict staffing activity
  • Coaches and mentors (may supervise) Talent Acquisition Specialists and Candidate Experience Coordinators; models effective teamwork and collaboration and pursuit of personal ongoing professional development to drive the company’s success

What You'll Need


  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with strong propensity for action, results and continuous improvement
  • The ability to work successfully in a high-energy, fast paced, rapidly changing environment is necessary
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple processes, programs, and procedures simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines
  • An in-depth knowledge of data mining and internet research
  • Business acumen required


  • 5+ years of progressive corporate staffing or recruiting experience
  • Experience in software technology industry a plus
  • Proven success recruiting in all levels of the organization from entry level to corporate staff necessary; experience mapping and sourcing resumes from all sources required
  • Experience with HRIS, Applicant Tracking or similar systems preferred
  • Experience leading a team or informal management experience preferred


  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent preferred or a combination of applicable skills, expertise, experience, and education required

Travel Requirement

  • Approximately 15% travel is anticipated for employee development, relationship building with hiring managers in other locations and meeting with vendors and/or suppliers

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office.

How You'll Be Rewarded:

  • Base Pay Range in Colorado: $90,000 - $100,000
  • A discretionary bonus typically paid annually
  • Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire

The base pay range represents the low and high end of the hiring range for this job. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to relevant skills, experience, and capabilities.

Where You’ll Work

Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we’ve created.

  • Customer Success: Always delight our customers.
  • Trust: Rely on each other. 
  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. 
  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together. 
  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. 
  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. 
  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need—backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought—to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems.

At Workiva, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.
  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.
  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more
  • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.


Learn more:

Learn more:

Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We believe that great minds think differently. We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation. Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.

Workiva is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. To request assistance with the application process, please email [email protected].

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Workiva is in an ideal location on the banks of the South Platte River surrounded by restaurants and retail shops!

An Insider's view of Workiva

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Workiva is a close-knit workplace where teamwork is highly valued—people encourage and truly appreciate the hard work of their fellow team members and treat each other as family.

Molly Nitka

Corporate Programs Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Our platform is incredibly fun to build! It empowers our customers to produce complex documents involving hundreds of contributors, on extremely tight deadlines, leveraging their company’s most sensitive data, and where every single word and number must be exactly right.

Gray Sandridge

VP of Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

One of my favorite aspects of Workiva is how all of us collaborate. With collaboration comes new relationships and opportunities to learn about other departments and roles. I've always felt encouraged to pursue opportunities, collaborate with others and find what makes me the most satisfied in my career.

Maddelyn Stephens

Product Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Our mission at Workiva—to build trust in the global economy—is supported by our company values: customer success, innovation, trust, integrity, inclusion, collaboration, and accountability. We are successful because we put our employees first, listen to their voices, and respond to their needs.

Marty Vanderploeg


How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I value that our culture is built around outcomes over output. We have the autonomy to get our work done on our own time. We're encouraged to take time to fully recharge and be our best selves.

Ryan Gilsdorf

Senior User Experience Designer

What are Workiva Perks + Benefits

Workiva Benefits Overview

Workiva offers competitive health and wellness benefits and perks, including a medical plan that offers paid premiums for employees, generous PTO and paid time to volunteer in the community. We have a flexible and casual work environment that also offers 12 weeks of paid parental leave, the ability to work remotely as needed, and to be able to bring your dog to work with you.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have seven employee resource groups that are formed around a shared interest or common goal. These groups are designed to support their members and cultivate a more diverse & inclusive workspace.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Workiva also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Workiva offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

When you join Workiva, you get a world-class benefits package for you and your family. On day one, every full-time employee starts with stock options, vacation, and the opportunity to enroll in our discounted stock purchase plan. We offer comprehensive health, dental, and vision care plans; life and disability insurance; and 12 weeks of paid parental leave. With a casual dress code, support for health and wellness, and flexible work hours, we’ve got you covered for whatever life brings.

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