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Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist



People & HR
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
About Lillio (formerly HiMama) and Our Mission:
At Lillio (formerly HiMama), we are committed to serving the field as an authentic voice of the early childhood education (ECE) workforce, providing programs with all of the building blocks for high-quality early care and education and helping early educators focus on what matters most for children’s successful development and learning: relationships, play, creativity, and loving, nurturing caregiving. We are a social-purpose business and certified B Corporation with the goal of empowering early childhood educators through innovative, affordable tools that enable them to improve child outcomes, engage family members, and support continued professional growth for their staff. If you are excited about being part of an impact-driven business, focused on making a difference in the early childhood education industry, Lillio is the place for you.
Lillio is a Series B, private-equity backed business and we're proud to be part of the Bain Double Impact portfolio. Lillio is recognized as an industry leader, most recently selected by Fortune in 2023 for their "Impact 20" list, which highlights organizations that have built their business models around world-changing ideas to solve social and environmental problems.
We're Looking For...
A passionate, ambitious and confident Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our People Operations team to support the growth of every department at Lillio. This is a high-performing, cross-functional role working directly with all department leaders across Lillio as needed, to attract and recruit the most qualified talent in both Canada and the USA. As a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist you’ll champion our values and build on our impressive people foundation by hiring unique and qualified talent to Lillio. You will join a fast-paced and dynamic People Operations Team that is focused on making Lillio an exceptional place to work.
The People Team
The People team at Lillio is a small and impact-focused team, who is committed to leveling up the Lillio workforce through its People programming. We care deeply about our employee experience and want to empower our leaders by shifting management back into the hands of those who work most closely with their people. We are excited about building this team-first approach and this role is a key part of helping to shape the future of Lillio!
Your Manager
Lillio’s VP, People & Organization Development has a philosophy that businesses should know their employee experience journey, at least as well as they do their customer journey. She is a leader who likes to set the stage with big-picture vision, and empower the team to work through the plan of execution. Focused on supporting the SLT and building and integrating the People strategy, she is a broadly focused leader who moves quickly, is fast to delegate the details, and provides autonomy to team members. She places a high value on curiosity, emotional intelligence, business acumen, and intrinsic drive to improve. You will work well with her if you enjoy building, iterating, are confident in your approach, and are highly attentive to detail.

How You'll Make an Impact:

  • Oversee all aspects of hiring and take full ownership of your recruiting pipelines end-to-end for all roles at Lillio
  • Researching and sourcing a pipeline of top talent that meet our hiring needs
  • Helping to build our end-to-end recruiting and interview processes in partnership with hiring managers
  • Building strong partnerships with internal leadership team members
  • Developing and refining our employee value proposition and continuing to ensure we are viewed as a top employer within the SaaS community
  • Work closely with our VP people to evolve our hiring and onboarding processes while delivering on our core values and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Ensuring a best-in-class candidate experience and living our core values in all interactions with our candidates

What You Bring to the Table:

  • 5+ years of full cycle internal recruiting experience (bonus points if at a growth-stage technology company)
  • Working experience hiring in both Canada and the USA job market
  • 3+ years of experience hiring for product and engineering talent, particularly software engineers (intermediate, senior, staff, etc.)
  • ‘Super user’ level proficiency with Lever ATS and experience using visual insights for reporting
  • Ability to build strong and meaningful relationships with candidates, hiring managers, and other internal business partners
  • Prior experience defining and executing on sourcing strategies to engage passive talent through multiple channels
  • Ability to build and manage both hiring processes (such as hiring guides, SLA’s, etc.), and meet recruiting needs as they fluctuate based on demand
  • Strong attention to detail and skilled in juggling multiple priorities
  • You have a growth mindset, are curious and solution-oriented, and eager to learn
  • You’re comfortable working independently and running a TA function with little oversight
  • You’re excited about technology and being part of a growing team that is ambitious and loves to work hard & win

Nice to Haves

  • You have experience building best-in-class Talent Acquisition processes from the ground up
  • You have experience training new and experienced Hiring Managers on best practices
  • Experience hiring for both US and Canadian teams

Tech Stack:

  • Lever ATS, LinkedIn Recruiter, Google Suite, Slack, HiBob

Compensation Range:

  • The compensation range for this role is between $80,000 - $93,000 CAN per year; evaluation of the offer for the successful candidate will be based on relevant experience
  • This role would be eligible to participate in the Employee Stock Option Plan
Don’t have all the requirements but convinced you’ll be able to make an impact? We’d love to hear from you! Please note that we place serious consideration to your application responses to all questions; only completed profiles will be considered for this role.
Lillio Perks!
-- Flexible working arrangements; we are a remote-first company who gathers together (virtually) every quarter, and in-person at least once per year. You must be willing to travel in-person as required for the role
-- Health benefits package includes medical, dental and vision
-- 401K matching, and HSA contribution for US employees
-- Paid time off, including vacation, personal and volunteer days
-- Opportunities for learning, mentorship and professional development
-- A subscription to the mindfulness and meditation platform, Headspace
-- Ongoing team-wide and company-wide virtual social activities and success celebrations
Lillio is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. If you require accommodations at any step of the application or interview process, please indicate so under the "Accommodations Question" box on your application. Accommodations may include but are not limited to: alternative methods of communication, providing a detailed “what to expect”, or modified testing. Please note this list is not exhaustive and we are more than happy to discuss other accommodations as required.
Commitment to Diversity
Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging are central to Lillio's core values. Lillio aims to ensure we provide a safe environment for everyone to thrive while bringing their authentic selves to work. Our mission is to promote an inclusive work space for all employees through Education, Discussion, and Celebration of our differences. Embracing these differences while coming together with a common purpose is what makes our team extra special. Our focus on inclusion and belonging is activated in the day-to-day culture at Lillio through our Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIBS) committee, our bi-weekly DIBS discussions, DIBS Slack community, D&I training and education, volunteer days, donation matching, and more.
Equal Employment
Lillio is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.