Manager, Talent Acquisition

· Chicago, Illinois
Employment Type Full-Time

Job Title: Manager, Talent Acquisition

Location: Atlanta (GA), Chicago (IL), Newark (NJ), or New York City (NYC) 

Employment Type: Full-time

Start Date: October 2022

To Apply: Submit your application here. Send any questions to (applications submitted via email will not be accepted).

About Braven

We believe that the next generation of leaders will emerge from everywhere. We empower promising college students with the skills, confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact.  Learn more about Braven’s impact:

Braven was named one of America’s Best Startup Employers 2022 by Forbes! We’re proud to be a nonprofit organization that values its employees and has always been committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that mirrors our country.

About the Role

In order to achieve its ambition of serving 40,000 Fellows over the next decade, Braven must hire mission driven talent to ensure the next generation of leaders emerge from everywhere. In that effort, Braven is hiring a Manager, Talent Acquisition who will support the entire hiring process - from sourcing to the offer letter stage.

Sitting on the People & Culture (P&C) team and reporting to the Director, Talent Acquisition, you will support the work required to recruit and hire over 30 high-impact roles in the next hiring cycle, build a strong employer brand across social platforms, and ensure a high-quality candidate experience.

You will play a crucial role in our mission by deeply internalizing our vision, mission, and values and applying this lens to candidates you screen. You care about ensuring candidates have a positive experience throughout the application process and will be timely, informative, and engaged in your communications with them. Importantly, you believe deeply as Braven staff do, that leaders can emerge from anywhere, and you value candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

To be successful at Braven and in this role, you must demonstrate Braven’s core values, be comfortable with continued process improvements and evolutions, and welcome constant feedback and learning. 

What You’ll Do

  • Lead the development of strong, diverse talent pipelines for current and future openings
  • Serve as thought-partner to hiring managers for a diverse range of open positions
  • Provide full-cycle logistical hiring support including reviewing resumes, conducting phone screens, interview scheduling, etc.
  • Execute Braven’s candidate experience survey and use the data to suggest and implement ongoing improvements
  • Serve as system administrator for Braven’s applicant tracking system and ensure data accuracy
  • Provide support with all aspects of employee onboarding
  • Influence branding strategies across social platforms that create strong employer brand recognition
  • Actively research and stay informed of leading trends in recruiting best practices
  • Participation in other P&C-related projects and process improvement efforts as needed

Qualifications & Skills

  • 2-4 years of experience with full-cycle recruiting in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment for a variety of roles
  • Experience using data to inform recruitment and hiring practices
  • Strong understanding of sourcing techniques and tools (LinkedIn Recruiter highly preferred)
  • Strong track record of prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion throughout recruitment and hiring processes
  • Experience stewarding strong relationships and exhibiting excellent communication skills with a wide range of audiences
  • Demonstrated commitment to and passion for DEIJ
  • Demonstrated commitment to and passion for Braven’s mission
  • A college or university degree

Please know that no one ever meets 100% of the preferred competencies. If much of this describes you, we encourage you to apply.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work in-person in Chicago (IL), Atlanta (GA), New York City (NY), or Newark (NJ)
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must be fully vaccinated and have received the Booster vaccination against COVID-19 and provide proof of such by the date of hire. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Exempted individuals will be subject to weekly testing if they engage in any in-person work activities.   

Compensation and Benefits

The salary for this position, which depends on prior work experience and our assessment of your demonstrated fit for the role, will likely be between $49,000 - $61,200 for Atlanta, $51,500 - $64,400 for Chicago, and $55,700 - $69,600 for New York or Newark. Braven offers competitive base salaries based on the midpoint of the market among not-for-profit organizations of similar size, with opportunities for salary growth over time. We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact on behalf of the organization, and take internal and external equity seriously. Given our commitment to equity, Braven does not negotiate salary offers; instead each salary offer is determined carefully using external and internal benchmarking. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.

Braven also provides competitive, comprehensive benefits, recognition, and career development. While Braven reserves the right to change benefits at any time, current benefits include: 

  • Unlimited vacation time in addition to org-wide, week-long shutdowns in July and the end of the calendar year as well as all federal holidays
  • Up to match of your 401K contribution up to 5% of your base annual salary, starting your first full month
  • Coverage of 85% of health insurance premium 
  • A one month paid sabbatical after 4 years on staff


When social distancing is not in place, we gather in the office three days a week.Therefore, we require teammates to live within commuting distance of one of our 4 hubs: Chicago, New York City, Newark, and Atlanta. Each teammate can use two flex days of their choosing per week to work remotely. We believe in the magic, connection, and collaboration that happens when people work together face-to-face and we believe in giving people flexibility to focus, balance personal priorities, and save themselves two commutes per week. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

At Braven, we are committed to attracting, engaging, developing, and retaining a diverse team. Braven operates in the context of our American culture, against the backdrop of systemic racism and oppression of marginalized people since our country’s founding. We are committed to assembling leaders at our organization who have emerged from everywhere, with a particular emphasis on those who share the racial and income backgrounds of our Fellows, and creating an inclusive culture that allows all teammates, of all experiences and identities, to thrive.  

Braven is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.  We encourage talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

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