Head of Talent
Cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies are the underpinnings of a new financial infrastructure, similar to how the internet was the underpinning of a new information infrastructure.
Pantera Capital is the first institutional investment firm focused exclusively on bitcoin, other digital currencies, and companies in the blockchain tech ecosystem. Pantera launched the first cryptocurrency fund in the United States when bitcoin was at $65/BTC in 2013. The firm subsequently launched the first exclusively-blockchain venture fund. In 2017, Pantera was the first firm to offer an early-stage token fund. Pantera Bitcoin Fund has returned 66,600% in eight years and has returned billions to its investors. Pantera manages $4.8bn across three strategies – passive, hedge, and venture – exclusively focused on bitcoin, other digital currencies, and companies in the blockchain tech ecosystem.
What we’re looking for: Pantera Capital is looking for a Head of Talent with a passion for matching brilliant people to world-class teams. The right candidate will have both the vision to define our overall talent acquisition strategy and the operational skill to deliver world-class candidate experiences. The Head of Talent will partner with our management team to define talent needs and design, execute, and improve our recruiting processes, helping us attract, identify, and hire extraordinary people.Core Responsibilities:1) Design, implement, and execute talent acquisition strategy to drive excellent hiring results across all firm functions (e.g., Investment, Finance, Technology, Platform, Engineering, Management ) and levelso Own end-to-end recruitment life cycle, from identifying hiring needs to scoping open positions, sourcing and screening applicants, managing interview processes, and helping hiring managers select successful candidateso Leverage creative sourcing strategies across multiple channels (search firms, referrals, direct sourcing, etc.) to tap into specialized talent pools and deliver high-caliber prospectso Write inspiring job specs that convey the opportunity in a manner that is accurate and compelling o Design skills tests that screen for the skills, abilities, and expertise a position requires2) Set and maintain the highest standards of excellence across all recruitment activitieso Deliver world-class candidate experiences, engaging prospects with the utmost degree of professionalism and integrity, namely by ensuring that interviewers are adequately prepared and that candidates receive timely feedback throughout their recruitment process.o Act as Pantera’s ambassador on the talent marketplace, conveying our unique culture and value proposition to hook and hire the best candidateso Establish key performance metrics to test, iterate, and continuously improve our search strategies and hiring outcomes3) Be a thought partner to the management team, constantly aligning our hiring roadmap with the needs, objectives, and priorities of the firmo Build meaningful and productive relationships with senior management to deeply understand staffing needs; help hiring managers define requirements, scope new positions, and prioritize recruitment effortso Advise management on a wide range of talent-related matters, including organizational structure, succession management, strategic and emerging trends in the talent marketplace (benefits, remote work flexibility, etc.), market compensation levels, etc.4) Design creative ways to support the talent acquisition needs of projects in the portfolioo Create and maintain materials that outline the hiring strategies and systems we deploy, and make those materials available to our founders to support the talent acquisition efforts of our portfolio projects Required qualifications:· 4-7 years of experience in recruiting / talent / executive search at a search firm, startup, or venture capital / private equity firm · Track record of meeting high standards in a rigorous, fast-paced environment · Comfort leading new projects or initiatives with a minimal degree of supervision · Passion for teaching others how to recruit and hire great talent. · Experience establishing and tracking key performance metrics· Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively across a diverse group of team members; ability to quickly build trust and make an immediately positive impression.· Demonstrated ability to craft an inspiring, compelling narrative about an organization that helps attract and close world-class talent· Strong network of relationships with US-based search firms and industry-specific bodies that can be leveraged for sourcing top talent· You operate with a high degree of integrity and professionalism· Knowledge of or enthusiasm for venture capital, crypto and blockchain technology· 4-year degree from an accredited undergraduate institution (any field of study) Preferred qualifications:· Experience working in talent acquisition through a hypergrowth period· Experience creating or facilitating workshops on talent acquisition· Experience partnering with senior clients to deliver excellent outcomes on challenging or ambiguous searches