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Senior Recruiter

Elemental Excelerator

Elemental Excelerator

People & HR
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

About Elemental Excelerator

Elemental is a nonprofit investor in climate technologies with deep community impact. We bring more than a decade of experience across the climate sector, with an active and maturing portfolio of 150+ companies. Elemental fills two gaps fundamental to addressing climate change: funding projects for climate technologies in communities, and embedding equity and access into climate solutions. We invest in transformative technologies to create a system change for a more resilient, equitable future.

With more than a decade of experience investing across many sectors and stages of climate technology, we have a maturing and active portfolio of 150+ companies, and a robust pipeline of thousands more. We invest deeply in entrepreneurs from traditionally excluded backgrounds and embed equity and access through every aspect of development through implementation. We heavily focus on project deployments that meaningfully bring in community input and deliver community impact.

We do more than write a check; we find innovative and creative ways to identify and fill financing and support gaps in the market. Our wraparound support includes carbon finance, policy, equity and access coaching, corporate connections, diverse talent acquisition, follow on funding partnerships and beyond.

About the role

Elemental is seeking a passionate, curious, and enthusiastic recruiter to join its People Team as the Senior Recruiter. In this role, you will lead Elemental’s sourcing & recruiting efforts in collaboration with the Senior Manager of People Operations. In addition to this you will nurture and support the candidate experience strategy and onboarding program. This is a meaningful opportunity to help Elemental scale rapidly and meet a very exciting moment in climate tech by hiring fantastic people who are passionate about the intersection of climate tech, innovation, equity, and environmental justice.

This position will report to the Senior Manager of People Operations and will be responsible for representing the brand and mission externally to candidates and prospective candidates. We’ve built a really solid equitable hiring process, and now we’re looking for someone to take it to the next level and run it with enthusiasm and efficiency. We are also passionate about encouraging job-seekers (full-time, part-time, and interns) to join our broader climate ecosystem, so we are looking for someone who is passionate about making the climate space even more diverse, inclusive, and equitable and who is willing to collaborate with folks across our team to do that work.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing the day-to-day of sourcing & recruiting efforts
    • Supporting hiring managers in creating job descriptions and following steps in our comprehensive recruiting and hiring guide
    • Co-creating and advancing Elemental’s sourcing strategy (direct outreach, job board postings, network & industry groups)
    • Setting up job descriptions, assessments, interview questions, and evaluation criteria into Greenhouse
    • Tracking the candidate lifecycle in Greenhouse and running reports as needed to support and improve our hiring process
    • Conducting screens and first interviews with candidates
    • Serving as the primary point of contact for candidates throughout the hiring process, providing timely updates and feedback where applicable
    • Preparing all necessary materials for candidates, hiring managers, and panelists
    • Running the debrief and offer process for each hiring round
    • Working with the Senior Manager of People Ops to implement interviewing and hiring training for managers and team members
    • Managing existing and new partnerships with recruiting agencies
  • Contributing to the onboarding experience designed by the People Team and helping to ensure each new hire has a fantastic onboarding experience

About You

You could be a great addition to our team if you are looking to work for a mission/impact-driven organization, on a very driven and collaborative team. You are excited to learn about our organization, which sits at the intersection of non-profit, climate, tech, and venture capital. You also deeply believe in climate justice and want to learn more about how Elemental, our portfolio companies, and external partners are working to create that reality for all. You are a skilled relationship builder with strong listening skills and the ability to build rapport quickly with people from all backgrounds. You bring a deep passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into your interpersonal interactions and work, and you approach all people and situations with respect, a humble spirit, and curiosity. You also adapt quickly to changes, stay open to possibilities, and are motivated by being a standout collaborator and solution maker.

Qualifications (even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications, we still encourage you to apply!)

Desired skills:

  • Demonstrable experience in full-cycle recruiting that handles all phases of the recruitment and hiring process
  • Able to craft and implement effective and inclusive sourcing strategies to recruit top talent
  • Strong interpersonal skills (active/reflective listening, relationship building, collaboration, teamwork, empathy, strong written and verbal communication etc.)
  • Open and comfortable receiving and giving feedback, and willing to continue learning and adopting best practices
  • Passionate about modeling positivity and embodying joyful work, as well as ensuring a positive candidate experience for everyone who interviews with Elemental.
  • Strong attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills, phenomenal follow-through, as well as a passion for documentation/process
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of candidates and the People Team when necessary.
  • Proficient in using Greenhouse, Zoom, G-Suite, Slack, and other tools to streamline the recruiting process and enhance efficiency.

Standout skills:

  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and standard processes applicable to hiring, recruitment
  • Experience recruiting for other rapid-growth companies and managing multiple hiring pipelines
  • Experience working in climate, climate tech, or tech companies and a deep understanding of one or more of those industries.
  • Experience in building and supporting onboarding programs

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time "at-will" position working at least 40 hours per week. You will be asked to travel for work periodically.

The salary range for this role is $99,300 - $146,000, which is based on market data and the organization's compensation philosophy. Also, please note that while we strive to benchmark against for-profit companies and try to be as competitive as possible, we are a non-profit. Our offer will be within the range as required by certain state laws and individual salary offers will depend on and will vary within the range depending on location, relevant education, knowledge, skills, and experience. We also offer comprehensive employee benefits, including a professional development stipend and three weeks paid time off (more details here).


We will consider candidates located in the Bay Area who are able to come into the SF office at least once a week.

Other Details:

We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis. Although all applications will be considered, we may be unable to respond to all inquiries. Please note that we do read cover letters, so we advise spending adequate time on them to share your relevant stories and experiences with us. We also ask that you refrain from using tools like Chat GPT and keep the cover letter to 1-2 pages long.

Elemental is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Candidates from the following groups are especially encouraged to apply: Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC); members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities; people who have disabilities; veterans; and people from low-income backgrounds.

Elemental is also committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws.