Director of Talent Acquisition at AvePoint (Chicago, IL)

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Overview

AvePoint is seeking a Director of Talent Acquisition to lead our recruitment team in North America while partnering with our leadership team to align talent acquisition strategy to those of our business. This role will also manage a team based in North America. We’re at an exciting and pivotal time in our history as we recently became a public company on July 2, 2021 and this is a unique and opportunistic time to join our team. 

What will you be doing?

As a Director of Talent Acquisition, you will be a key member of the Global Talent Acquisition Leadership team to lead, inspire and motivate a team of Talent Acquisition Specialists, while partnering closely with our leadership team to align recruitment strategy and goals to those of our business.

Our team is proud to be an integral part of our company’s success and we work hard towards being seen as talent advisors who have a deep understanding of the business.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating a strong sense of teamwork and engagement by building recruiter capabilities, for example: business acumen, partnering and influencing skills
  • Developing, implementing and leading recruitment strategies with business leaders, hiring managers and your team of recruiters that provide a consistent pipeline of talent, rich in diversity and skills for current and future hiring priorities.
  • Researching, developing, and implementing new talent acquisition strategies to support our goal of being a best in class recruitment team in the software sales industry
  • Providing recruitment reports for our Senior Leadership Team and helping to oversee data and reporting used for financial forecasts
  • Partnering with our Director of Internal Communications to drive talent branding initiatives
  • Working closely with cross-functional teams like People Ops, Total Rewards and Sales Enablement to deliver an engaging recruitment process
  • Working closely with our Director of Talent Management to strategize on talent analytics and alignment to talent capabilities that benefit the outcome of our recruitment goals

OK, I'm interested... is this the job for me?

We look for people who value agility, passion and teamwork; those who can bring fresh ideas to the table and want the opportunity to learn, grow, and expand their careers. Bring your aptitude and build upon what you do best for our customers, partners, team, and you.

Other qualities that will make you a fit for this role include:

  • 3-5+ years of experience in a recruiting leadership role, managing a team of recruiters, and experience partnering with senior executives, preferably within technology and or sales recruiting
  • 10+ years recruiting experience with strong track record of meeting and exceeding team and individual hiring targets while staying focused on exceptional candidate and hiring manager experience
  • Ability to motivate, develop relationships and quickly earn trust with our team
  • Experience in managing large, business critical initiatives proven to impact the overall business
  • Strong organizational, excellent execution and follow through skills
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with a globally dispersed team
  • Ability to be perceptive and adapt to change rapidly in response to evolving business objectives
  • Proven success leading, motivating and inspiring a seasoned team to achieve great results. • Ability to analyze and leverage data to accurately forecast and help team drive effective recruitment strategies.

About AvePoint 

Check out our careers blog for content on our people, culture, and workplace!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  

AvePoint promotes and maintains a drug-free workplace. 

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Location

We're located right at the cross-section of Michigan and Wacker, a great spot right by the Chicago River, Wrigley Building, and Millennium Park.

An Insider's view of AvePoint

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

Given the advantages that working from home had on work-life balance during Covid, we adopted a Hybrid Working Model where people go to the office an average of 2 days a week. This has been the best balance over the last year as it allows for more personal/family time when not commuting, but you still see the people you (honestly) love working with

Melissa

VP, Talent Acquisition

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our team’s mission is to put forth a solution to a customer defined problem. We aim to ensure that not only is the proper product put in place but the services being delivered are specific to the customer’s need and successful. It’s important for us to work hand in hand with our delivery & customer success teams to enable our customer's success.

Tom

Director, Solution Engineering

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I just celebrated 3 years here & can’t believe how much I’ve grown since I started. After having success as an Account Executive, I became a Team Leader, & as the team grew I was promoted to Sales Manager & then Director. Working remotely, I’ve loved finding new ways to help my Reps grow & develop. I can’t wait to see what the next 3+ years brings!

Stephanie

Director, Mid-Market Sales

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our product strategy team is responsible for determining what products we build and how they are designed. Our team takes many great ideas and prioritizes what we should build to drive the most revenue for the company. We collaborate with other AvePoint teams to ultimately influence what products we sell and how we position them to the market.

Tony

VP, Product Strategy

What are AvePoint Perks + Benefits

AvePoint Benefits Overview

At AvePoint, we provide medical, dental, and vision insurance, along with a 401k matching program, commuter benefits, and unlimited PTO. We provide employees with a continuous education stipend annually and have a corporate donation matching program set up as well!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have a range of diverse committees, such as Queers & Allies (Q&A), Black AvePoint Excellence (BAE), and Women in Tech (WIT) to name a few!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
In addition to standard mental health benefits, we provide a subscription to Headspace to all of our employees for free!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Smart casual dress code - jeans are definitely allowed!
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Coffee, tea, soda, and several flavors of LaCroix.
Some Meals Provided
We will occasionally order lunch for the office on Fridays.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

At AvePoint, we sincerely appreciate and value our employees and want to make sure they receive the best benefits and perks to empower themselves, as well as causes they care about. We provide unlimited PTO because we know family and work/life balance is important. We offer education stipends of $1500 annually to encourage our employees to continue to learn and have a growth mindset. We have a corporate donation program set up to collaborate with employees on causes that they are passionate about.

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