Job Openings Inclusion Focused Recruiter- Contract

About the job Inclusion Focused Recruiter- Contract

Job Summary:

Lady Bird Talent is an organization on a mission to empower 1,000 women to tech leadership. We are looking for a recruiter who can dedicate their work hours to connecting women to specific openings with our hiring partners. The Recruiter will own full-cycle searches for 1-3 roles with Lady Bird Talent partner startups.


Were looking for a freelancer who can contribute 10-16 hours a week, with a pay rate of $20 per hour plus bonus.

Bonuses are paid for each successful hire on a percentage of salary for for the role. Typical bonuses range from $2,500-$6,000, dependent on role and seniority level of candidates.

Interview Process

1. Tell us about you! Please submit at least 2 of the following:

    • LinkedIn Profile
    • Resume
    • Personal Website
    • Cover Letter (keep it short and simple!)
    • Brief video or voice note telling us why you are interested in supporting Lady Bird Talent
    • Portfolio
    • Work Samples

2. 30-minute Introductory Interview

  • Selected candidates will have a 30 min screening with Lady Bird Talent team.
  • Our goal in this call is to give an overview of the business needs and answer clarifying questions.

3: Selected candidates will have a take home project (30 min max time expectation) and 1 hour final interview with Lady Bird Talent team. Candidates will be compensated at 1.5 hours for this time.

  • Review Take Home
  • Mock Screening
  • Behavioral Questions
  • Follow Up Questions

4. Offer and target date to begin contract.


  • Review and edit job descriptions
  • Identify qualified candidates from multiple communities, backgrounds, and identities.
  • Craft outreach messaging to connect with candidates.
  • Track all communication with candidates in our ATS.
  • Hold screening interviews with candidates to determine if their experience and mindset are a fit for the open roles.
  • Present candidates to hiring managers in Slack or their ATS.
  • Act as a liaison between the candidate and hiring managers to schedule interviews, relay feedback, and troubleshoot throughout the interview process.
  • Give candidates final feedback on offer or rejection for job opportunity.
  • Participate in bi-weekly standup with Lady Bird Talent team. We can work together on scheduling.
  • Track and submit hours weekly.

Helpful Skills and Experience

  • You have familiarity and experience with early-stage startups and common roles in tech companies.
  • You show invested interest and participation in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
  • You demonstrate clear communication in asynchronous work environment. Frequent updates and back and forth dialogue in encouraged.
  • Proficiency or ability to learn LinkedIn, G-Suite, Calendly, and Slack.
  • Creative thinker and willingness to try multiple approaches of recruiting.
  • Human first approach to communication and interactions. Our candidates are people, not numbers in a quota.
  • You enjoy connecting with new people and gravitate toward high frequency of conversations.

Education and Experience:

1-2 years professional experience in outreach role at a tech startup and/or a certification, degree, or comparable experience signaling knowledge in recruiting and tech.

Physical Requirements:

Prolonged periods of working on a computer.

Ability to use phone and/or video conferencing to speak to candidates.

Access to computer, telephone, and strong internet connection.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Do I have to have previous experience recruiting?

No. We believe strong communicators who value inclusion and representation of women in tech leadership can thrive in this role. While it is not a requirement, we see crossover skills from backgrounds in community management, journalism, sales and business development, editorial event production, and teaching.

2. Does Lady Bird Talent only work with women?

Our mission is to connect 1,000 women to tech leadership roles, but we believe allies are an important part of that journey. We have wonderful working relationships with non-binary and male identifying candidates and hiring partners, too. Anyone who is interested in fostering growth for women in tech leadership is encouraged to apply.

3. Is there potential for this role to become permanent at the end of the contract?

Potentially! We are seeking support that helps us successfully connect more women to employment opportunities and consequently improve the health of our business.

4. Do I need to be in the U.S?

No, but most of our partners and candidates work on EST, CST, and PST. We believe working during those time zones business hours will likely make you more successful. Fluency in English is required. We are unable to offer visa support at this time, so there is no potential to become an employee after the contract at this time if you are not authorized to work in the U.S.

5. Do I have to invoice weekly?

You can choose the frequency that you invoice Lady Bird Talent, but you will track hours weekly.

6. Are there specific hours that I have to work?

No, as an independent contractor, you can set the hours that work best for you. We have recommendations for times that candidates are the most responsive which will help you hit your targets and earn bonuses, but ultimately the choice is yours.

7. Do you offer insurance and other benefits?

At this time, Lady Bird Talent does not offer insurance or retirement benefits. We are working toward being able to offer these benefits in the future for our W-2 employees, but 2023 is the earliest we feasibly see that as a possibility. 

8. I am a full-time caretaker. Can I still do this job?

Yes, our community is rich with caregivers and we see a lot of value in your perspective! Please keep in mind, we are looking for 20 hours of focused work per week at a minimum. If that isnt a fit for you and your dependents' schedules at this time, please reach out to see if we can find a workaround.

Lady Bird Talent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We welcome your unique experience and perspectives!