Do you love startups and helping others achieve their potential? Are you passionate about helping current seniors and recent college graduates realize and pursue their dreams?  Are you looking to join a dynamic team where you’ll be constantly learning and growing?

Venture For America is currently seeking a logistical powerhouse to join our Talent team – which does all the recruitment, selection, and onboarding for the fellowship. Each year, VFA generates over 2,500 applications for a class of approximately 200 Fellows, and the Senior Talent Operations Associate will support in building the application pipeline and executing the selection process. This is a multi-faceted role that requires a strong performer with a proven track record.

What you’ll do:

Build a strong & diverse applicant pipeline (45%)

  • Identify outstanding applicants from diverse backgrounds for the VFA Fellowship

  • Become an expert on the use of sourcing tools (e.g., Handshake, LinkedIn, etc.)

  • Facilitate our day-to-day relationship with a portfolio of national recruitment partners

  • Support recruiters in planning / executing effective on-campus and virtual events

  • Meet with prospective candidates to recruit them to apply for & become VFA Fellows

  • Research, identify & cultivate additional promising pipelines of talent

Execute an efficient and equitable selection process (45%)

  • Recruit Fellows & alumni to serve as application readers & interviewers & ensure they are trained

  • Ensure applications are reviewed & candidates are interviewed in a timely manner

  • Support planning final round in-person Selection Days across the country

  • Participate in VFA recruitment and selection events on an ongoing basis, as is expected of all team members.

Support additional team-wide priorities (10%)

  • Support & live at Venture For America’s flagship summer training camp for 4-5 weeks in Summer 2020

  • Other travel requirements will include occasional visits to other VFA cities for Job Fairs, team retreats, and other events.


  • Have a B.A./B.S. and 0-3 years of work experience

  • Are tech savvy and will learn to expertly navigate our platforms quickly (ex. Salesforce, Handshake, Splash)

  • Have an interest in and talent for data analysis and intuitively understand how to manage & manipulate data to drive strategy

  • Are exceptionally organized and don’t miss details

  • Can multitask without dropping anything

  • Demonstrate next-level communication skills in person, writing, and virtually

  • Are comfortable with ambiguity and take initiative to solve problems before being asked

The good stuff:

  • High performers at VFA are given substantial opportunity to grow and develop

  • You’ll earn a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, plus health, dental, and vision benefits, 401(k), commuter benefits, flexible spending account, and gym, tech, and professional development stipends

  • We have a generous vacation policy, plenty of paid holidays, and regular work from home Fridays

  • VFA is a dynamic mission-driven environment with varied responsibilities and a different challenge each day (we mean it – always plenty of interesting problems to work on!)

  • You’ll work alongside a team of crazy motivated, high-caliber people

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