Recruiter at Paro

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Why Paro?

Mission: Our mission is empowering finance and accounting professionals to embrace and succeed in the future of work. We do this by providing freelancers with a platform to grow and manage their book of business, along with tools to predict their future earnings. Our machine-learning algorithms create custom matches between freelancers and businesses who need their support, and the quality of work delivered is unparalleled.

Vision: We are creating a boundaryless workforce where labor is the analog. Our future of work is optimized at the skill and task level, and makes finding perfect-fit talent as simple as buying a product on Amazon. A mass migration to the freelance economy is already underway, and many leading analysts predict that 50% of the workforce will be freelancing by 2025. By capitalizing on this generational shift, we are disrupting the $150bn antiquated finance and accounting industry. We are backed by Revolution Ventures, Global Founders Capital, FJ Labs, and other leading investors and angels.

Culture: Collaboration is key to the Paro Home Team. Together, we curate an open environment and encourage constant feedback to create great experiences for our freelancers and guarantee success for our clients. We live and breathe our values and have a whole lot of fun along the way.

What We Do:

We help growing companies gain confidence in their finances. Paro matches businesses with the highest vetted bookkeepers, accountants, financial analysts, and CFOs who provide remote, on-demand, hourly support when clients need it. We only accept 2% of applicants into our highly curated network of experts, so clients know they’re working with the best of the best.

Position Overview:

As the Paro Recruiter, you’ll partner with the Head of People and business leadership to attract and hire the most talented people. This role is responsible for full-life cycle recruiting across the entire business (everything from technology to sales) . We want you to be candidate obsessed. This means, driving a smooth and positive candidate experience at every step in the recruiting process, meeting candidates through creative outreach and proactively building an ongoing pipeline.  

Role Outcomes:

  • Talent Acquisition: help us hire the best of the best

    • You have a proven track record in high volume recruiting of passive candidates in a fast paced and demanding environment

    • Understand the hiring trends and talent marketplace

    • Define an optimal recruiting strategy to engage passive candidates through sourcing and creative outreach

    • Schedule and conduct telephone pre-screens and assessments to shortlist the best candidates for face-to-face interviews

    • Comfort managing the entire offer process; including salary recommendations, offer letter generation, and offer acceptances/declines

    • Skilled in the art of negotiation

    • Attend Chicago networking events, Meetups and conferences to attract talent and stay connected with the market

  • Culture and Values: amplify and preserve the Paro Home Team’s culture

    • Preserve Paro as a place where employees feel at home and can bring their whole, authentic selves to work

    • Partner with business leaders on recruiting for their teams. Make internal leaders feel comfortable. Coach our team on job expectations, interview processes and hiring decisions

    • A keen eye for detail and strong intuition for culture fit when interviewing candidates


  • Strategic thinking – able to work  independently see and communicate the big picture. Can creatively generate approaches to problems

  • Ability to get hands dirty – has a “can do,” “no task is too small” attitude. Can jump in where needed

  • Collaborative – can provide thought partnership / problem-solving

  • Recruiting know-how – has a strong understanding of recruiting “A-players” inside of a high-growth business

  • Natural relationship builder -you are a strong, engaging communicator with a knack for influencing candidates

  • Organized – able to plan and manage projects & budgets with a tight focus on execution and attention to detail. Able to independently prioritize and drive initiatives. You are organized and can stay on top of numerous candidates with timely follow-up.

  • Nimbleness – gracefully navigates and adapts to an ever-changing environment with a million balls in the air and is able to pivot quickly in other directions if priorities shift

  • Judgment – exercises the ability to come to sensible, logical conclusions in complex situations in alignment with the company’s values and mission

  • Nice-to-have: 2-5 years of experience recruiting at a rapidly-scaling technology startup, (technical experience a plus)

Our Values:

At Paro, we pride ourselves on our strong value-oriented culture—which we created together as a team—and look to bring on new team members who also embody these values.

Enjoy the journey

We bring energy to an antiquated and stale industry

We embrace fun

We don’t take ourselves too seriously

Have each other’s backs

We are a team; we win together and lose together

We can handle anything

We feel confident to take risks because we serve as each other’s safety net

We are a community, not just a workplace

Do the right thing

We don’t cut corners; we take a long-term view of success

We deposit in the Karma bank

We are loyal to clients and freelancers

We are transparent and don’t hold ulterior motives

Take smart risks

We believe that trying and failing is better than not trying at all

We think creatively about obstacles

We challenge assumptions

We are nimble

Never settle

We invent new ways to do what we do

We want to be comfortably uncomfortable and encourage each other to take on new and more challenging projects

We are each accountable for every team member being their best and push each other and give others permission to push us

Be yourself

We bring our whole selves to work; we're cool with who you are, professional and otherwise!

We recognize that everyone brings something important to the table and that conflict helps us grow

We are sensitive to our differences; we value being yourself while making space for others to be themselves

We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion as we grow

Paro is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.


  • Competitive salary + stock options + team-based performance incentives

  • Fun and challenging environment that propels career growth

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance (Paro pays 50% of employees’ elections)

  • Flexible work from home policy

  • Unlimited PTO – we trust you

  • Monthly happy hours and team outings

  • $300/year health stipend (e.g. gym dues)

  • Catered breakfast Mondays + lunch on Fridays with fully stocked fridge/pantry at all times

  • Great office location in Gold Coast, steps away from public transportation

  • In any month in which there is not a federal holiday, the entire company takes a day off (typically a mid-month Friday).

  • Commuter benefits: Pre-tax commuter cards

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  • Engineering
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We are located right above the Clark & Division Red Line stop in the Gold Coast, steps away from many Division street and Old Town hangouts.

An Insider's view of Paro

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

I am trusted to do my job and can have the time I need to focus on myself. At Paro, we truly focus on promoting a culture of flexibility. Each month, we take a company Paro holiday to recharge. In addition, the company offers unlimited PTO and flexible work from home.


Senior Account Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As we our platform evolves, we rely a lot on our sales and account management teams for feedback. Since the product works both internally and externally it is important that these teams take feedback from our clients and freelancers. In addition, this allows for us to continuously iterate on the product before each release.


VP, Engineering

What are some things you learned at the company?

Finance and accounting can be really complicated and overwhelming, which can make it easy for businesses to ignore. Since joining Paro, I've learned how much value Paro brings to companies (in all industries) and freelancers. I love talking with business owners about how Paro can make an immediate impact!


Sales Development Representative

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

At Paro, we do Monday Morning Team Huddles and quarterly Town Hall Meetings to foster transparency. The goal is to give insight around where we're headed and why we're headed there. I'm a firm believer that transparency and communication foster new ideas and enable everyone to solve complex problems more efficiently.



What makes someone successful on your team?

They never settle, take smart risks, and do the right thing (always). We look for people who align with our values, who work hard and love being part of a team, who aren't afraid to take on a lot and learn as they go, who are scrappy and resilient.


VP, Sales

What are Paro Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday. Employees get free lunch on Friday.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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