Head of Recruiting

 On Deck
 May 2, 2021
About On Deck
On Deck is where ambitious people grow, together.
We’re building the modern educational institution—”Stanford for the Internet.”
On Deck aims to take the “university bundle” — network, community, credentials, education —and apply it to the entire lifecycle of a person’s career.
Like college, we aim to be a place where people explore what they want to do, gain skills & expertise, and make the most meaningful relationships of their lives.
Also like universities, we want to stick around for hundreds of years.
In the last year we’ve grown…
– From 1 to 18 different fellowships
– From 300 to 3500+ different fellows
– From 10 to 100+ team members
Read our Wall of Love and our Alumni Case Studies to get a sense of why people love being part of this community.
We recently raised our series A from Keith Rabois at Founders Fund and nearly 200 of the best operators and investors (including many of our community members).
The Opportunity
We’ve taken recruiting from 0 to 1 and grown our team to over 100 amazing people all over the world. We’re now looking for a Head of Recruiting who has extensive experience scaling recruiting at a rapidly growing company.
This is an incredibly exciting role—our first technical recruiting hire—with lots of opportunities to learn and grow, and take on responsibility from day 1.
The team is growing extremely fast, so you’ll get an inside seat at a company in blitzscale mode and make a significant impact through your work. As such, we’re also looking to hire for this role ASAP. If you’re ready to move fast, so are we. Let’s chat.

Who you are:

  • You thrive in early stage environments and have significant experience building out people functions at other startups
  • You know how to manage and build great teams
  • You have exhibited the ability to understand the business objectives at the companies you’ve worked at so you could balance employee experience and company goals
  • You know how to work with and advise recruiting teams to create systems to hire and successfully onboard 100+ people / year
  • Why you might be excited:

  • We’re tackling a big problem with even bigger potential. Participants in our existing Fellowships say great things about us.
  • You’ll be able to work remotely and (mostly) set your own schedule. On Deck was a remote-first team even before COVID, so we know what makes for a great remote environment.
  • You’ll have a lot of flexibility in your role, and will be able to help define our culture and operations infrastructure going forward.
  • We’re backed by a who’s who of the biggest names in the venture investing world, including Village Global, Marc Andreessen, Keith Rabois, Chris Dixon, Balaji Srinivasan, Bloomberg Beta, and so many more. (Read more about our fundraise and 50-year vision here.)
  • Why you might *not* be excited:

  • We’re ~100 people in the company now, so if you like more established companies, this role isn’t for you. You’ll help create our company’s culture.
  • We’re an early stage startup. Projects and priorities are likely to shift.
  • Everyone on the team is extremely mission-driven, and works incredibly hard to push towards our lofty ambitions. Most people won’t be cut out for it.
  • You should be comfortable with just a dash of chaos. This is not the kind of job where you show up and we tell you exactly what to do every day.
  • On Deck is an unabashedly pro-startup, pro-tech organization. If that’s not your thing, this isn’t the place for you.
  • Compensation
    This role comes with a competitive salary, stock options, unlimited PTO with recommended minimums, and employee benefits including generous healthcare.
    Our team works remotely, and we are excited about candidates globally. Please note that our team works on GMT-7 PST-friendly hours.
    If you were to join On Deck, we’d want you to love it. We also know that it can be hard to tell from the outside looking in whether that would be the case for you. So, we challenged ourselves to develop an honest set of reasons someone wouldn’t want to join our company. We hope it helps you make an informed decision about whether On Deck is a place you’d love to work. In summary, On Deck may not be the place for you if:
    • Another company’s mission gets you way more fired up.
    • You want a 9-5 job.
    • You do your best work in highly-structured, steady-paced, and meticulously-planned environments.
    • You like finding and poking holes more than you like filling them.
    • You see differences as divisions.
    You can read the details of why On Deck may not be the company for you on our Non-Values page.