Who We Are

Higg is the sustainability insights platform for consumer goods industries, delivering software and services for measuring, managing, and sharing supply chain performance data. 

From materials to products, from facilities to stores, across energy, waste, water, and working conditions, Higg unlocks a complete view of a business’s social and environmental impact. Spun out of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition in 2019 as a public-benefit technology company, Higg is the exclusive licensee of the Higg Index, a suite of tools for the standardized measurement of supply chain sustainability.

We’re motivated by the opportunity to help customers improve every aspect of the trillion-dollar industries that touch everyone’s lives. We want business to change for good, but in a way that adds up to industry-scale change, because no business can change the world alone and doing just one thing for a positive headline won't change our world fast enough. 

Today, Higg is trusted by global brands, retailers, and manufacturers to provide the comprehensive intelligence needed to accelerate business and industry transformation.

The Opportunity

Higg is poised for significant growth in 2022, and is now seeking a Talent Acquisition Assistant to help find, hire, and develop talented individuals across all functions of the organization. The Assistant will play a key role in building an efficient, effective, and equitable talent acquisition program at Higg, and building the team that’s transforming consumer goods industries. This is a full-time, remote role with the opportunity to support growth and scale at a collegial, globally distributed, mission-driven startup.

This role will report to the incoming Talent Acquisition Manager, and will ideally be based in the US.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition Manager to manage hiring managers, interviewers, and other colleagues in the execution of an effective and efficient talent acquisition process

  • Support, and in some cases, drive, the development of job descriptions, candidate assessment rubrics, promotional communications, and other recruiting-related materials

  • Create, update, and organize recruiting related documents

  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition Manager in the development of research and sourcing strategies

  • Execute creative candidate sourcing strategies, using tools like LinkedIn, specialized job boards, ecosystem analyses, etc.

  • Conduct outreach and engage in professional communications with sourced candidates

  • Identify, post on, and manage accounts for relevant promotional venues

  • Manage candidates through the full cycle of talent acquisition, through the thoughtful and consistent use of applicant tracking systems and candidate communications (e.g. interview invitations, process updates, introductions to relevant colleagues, responses to questions, closing communications)

  • Review candidate materials on a regular basis and recommend viable candidates to hiring managers

  • Support hiring managers and other interviewers with documents for interview preparation, interview coordination, project updates, etc.

  • Support Talent Acquisition Manager in the completion of reference checks and handoff of candidates to colleagues in HR

  • Support Talent Acquisition Manager with systems management, process design and improvement, and data analysis and reporting

Required Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience with full cycle recruiting, either in an in-house or agency environment

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

  • Experience managing multiple projects and stakeholders

  • Experience or comfort with working in a fast-paced environment and navigating ambiguity

  • Proficient in the use of talent acquisition related systems, including applicant tracking systems (ATS), customer relationship management (CRM), human resources information systems (HRIS), etc.

  • Human-centered approach to talent acquisition and development


  • Enjoy benefits including unlimited PTO, flexible working locations, benefits packaging which includes health (medical, dental, vision) and flexible spending benefits, retirement matching plan, and many other benefits

  • Be part of a team that includes software engineers, sustainability professionals, business leaders, marketers, designers, artists, number crunchers and more than a handful of farmers! (From backyard mushrooms to multi-acre orchards.)

  • Surround yourself with the kindest, smartest, most enthusiastic and dedicated people you’ll ever meet, who dream big, listen well, learn from their mistakes and when things go wrong, pull together to help each other out

Individuals seeking employment at Higg are considered without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.