Head of Talent Acquisition at CrowdStreet
Portland, OR, US / Austin, TX, US / Remote

Over the past seven years CrowdStreet has established itself as the leading online marketplace for institutional-quality commercial real estate investment. Our customer, the individual investor, joins the CrowdStreet community to learn about and invest directly in private real estate offerings. Our mission is to deliver the best online real estate investing experience and make it easy for individual investors to diversify their portfolios.

Since launching its marketplace in 2014 CrowdStreet has enabled investors to select and directly invest into specific commercial real estate offerings on the marketplace.  Then in early 2019 CrowdStreet launched its own branded investment products and services which consisted of configured blended portfolios, strategic funds, and separately managed accounts to make it easier for investors (clients) to participate in the offerings. We also launched our own Registered Investment Advisor (CrowdStreet Advisors) under which these products and services reside. 

Over the years, CrowdStreet has been recognized by top industry publications as a leader in the commercial real estate space. Named by The Oregonian as a 2020 Top Places to Work, CrowdStreet is also a Forbes Top 500 Best Startup Employer, part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, the 2020 Oregon Technology Awards Accelerate Company of the Year, and was ranked #5 for "Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon & SW Washington" by the Portland Business Journal.

We are proud to be an early adopter of ‘Work where you work best’ and are now enthusiastically adding to our team throughout the US. 

Primary Responsibilities 

It is first better to get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats, and then figure out where to drive - Jim Collins

The Head of Talent Acquisition owns Jim Collins’ first Good-to-Great insight: Get the Right People on the Bus. In doing so, the successful candidate will own the achievement of our 2023 Talent Acquisition Vision: We hire the best values-aligned, team oriented talent. This is an exciting ‘build’ role with accountability for 

  • Workforce & staffing planning
  • Employment branding & marketing
  • On-time & on-quality acquisition of talent

The oxygen that fuels any high growth organization is the talent who best exemplifies their functional expertise, vision & values alignment and the ability to learn and grow. The Head of Talent Acquisition ensures that Crowdstreet’s planning, branding, sourcing, screening, selection, securing and onboarding success mechanisms are optimized through execution & data.

Over the long term, the success of the function will be measured through several key metrics:

  • 70% quarterly cohort retention by month 36
  • Overall average time to hire <70 days (requisition ‘live’ to accept)
  • Top of funnel diversity sourcing is proportionate throughout the acquisition funnel, ensuring we achieve our commitment to building upon our diverse talent base

What You'll Be Doing

  • Overall accountability for developing awareness, robust mutual consideration and acquisition of top talent
  • Ensures equal assessment: ‘what’ (skills, knowledge & ability), ‘how’ (values, team behaviors), & ‘growth’ (ability to learn & scale)
  • Ensures bias is eliminated throughout sourcing & selection processes in support of CrowdStreet’s commitment to DE&I
  • Responsible for proactive marketing (content, channel optimization & strategic spend) to accelerate inbound qualified interest
  • Responsible for proactive sourcing, outreach and (re)engagement of qualified, passive & diverse candidate pools
  • Proactively solicits and assesses internal candidate applications to support internal career mobility
  • Defines & standardizes ‘This is how CrowdStreet Recruits’ process and trains hiring managers and panelists to be successful
  • Creates & manages the staffing plan while providing insights into performance metrics (quality, reliability, velocity)
  • Owns the experience from first contact to onboarding Day 30
  • Will personally own strategic requisitions but lead the function through a growing team

What You Must Have

  • 10+ Years of experience in National (US) recruiting, with demonstrated scale-up success as a leader of a TA function
  • Strong functional knowledge (planning, training, methods, metrics, brand ambassadorship)
  • Ability to be a strong & active agent when running complex interdependent goals with multiple stakeholder groups
  • Portland, Austin or Remote (US only) located

How to Apply

Please submit your resume online with a cover letter stating

  1. Why you’re passionate about working for CrowdStreet
  2. A brief summary of how you meet each of our qualifications (including the “nice to haves”). The best way to do this is to copy/paste the requirements bullets and put a brief answer after each summarizing your relevant experience. Thank you for your interest in CrowdStreet!

This position can be located in Austin TX, Portland OR or Remote in continental US.

Working at CrowdStreet

CrowdStreet believes that the markets are stronger when they are more accessible, transparent, and efficient–for everyone. We are a team dedicated to transforming the world of commercial real estate (CRE) through technology and have been recognized by leading industry publications including Globe St. and CRETech. Our online Marketplace gives investors direct access to commercial real estate investment opportunities, while simultaneously helping real estate sponsors and developers raise capital online.

Headquartered in downtown Portland, our offices overlook historic Pioneer Square. We offer great employee benefits and are committed to fostering a fantastic culture, including moving to a permanent hybrid work environment. To help empower our employees to work where they work best, we’re providing everyone with laptops, a monthly stipend to help cover expenses, and the ability to come into the office–under strict safety guidelines–as needed. We’re also hosting weekly digital All Hands to keep everyone connected.

Over the years, CrowdStreet has been recognized by top industry publications as a leader in the commercial real estate space. Named by The Oregonian as a 2020 Top Places to Work, CrowdStreet is also a Forbes Top 500 Best Startup Employer, part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, the 2020 Oregon Technology Awards Accelerate Company of the Year, and was ranked #5 for "Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon & SW Washington" by the Portland Business Journal. 

At CrowdStreet, we believe inclusion and diversity are critical in achieving our goals. We understand that differences in age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, thinking style and background bring a breadth of knowledge that makes us collectively smarter and better able to compete. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and advancing a diverse staff and engaging in the hard work that makes that possible.