Recruiter at Govini | Powderkeg

Location: Arlington, VA

Employment Type: Full-Time

Team: People Operations

Company Description

Govini is a decision science firm dedicated to transforming the business of national security through data science and machine learning. Through its National Security Knowledge Graph and Decision Science Platform, Govini delivers objective, decision-grade information at scale to the national security enterprise, so that leaders can better direct investments to innovation and modernization. Govini has offices in Arlington, Virginia, San Francisco, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Job Description

We are seeking an ambitious and eager recruiter to join our growing team. You'll be a core member of our Talent Acquisition team, helping recruit and grow our Arlington team, as well as our technical team in Pittsburgh, PA.

In order to do this job well, you must be an ambitious and relentless problem solver with a hunger for delivering high-quality results. You have a passion for great work and nothing less than your best will do. You share our intolerance of mediocrity. You’re uber-smart, challenged by figuring things out and producing simple solutions to complex problems. Knowing there are always multiple answers to a problem, you know how to engage in a constructive dialogue to find the best path forward. You’re scrappy. We like scrappy.

This is a team member position based in our Arlington, VA office.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Manage full-lifecycle recruitment of Sales and Advisory Services hires with an emphasis on skill and cultural fit
  • Attract top talent and increase Govini brand awareness by eloquently and compellingly telling the Govini story
  • Develop and execute proactive recruitment strategies with a key focus on candidate engagement
  • Develop and execute against sourcing plans to identify and attract high-quality candidates
  • Create and manage a robust network of candidates through a variety of sources, including social media outreach, ongoing relationship management, referrals, campus and networking events
  • Screen, interview, and facilitate progression through the candidate lifecycle
  • Consistently manage a diverse and inclusive candidate pipeline
  • Work to diagnose current recruiting efforts and develop and implement a strategy geared towards delivering an exceptional candidate selection and onboarding experience
  • Build and maintain relationships with hiring managers to execute against hiring goals and workforce planning


  • Must be able to work in the United States without visa sponsorship now and in the future.

  • Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years of experience sourcing, identifying, recruiting and closing candidates at all levels of an organization

  • Proven experience designing and ensuring implementation of high-quality recruitment, interviewing selection and onboarding processes

  • Demonstrated success delivering immediate recruiting results in a fast-paced, demanding, high-growth environment

  • Excellent sourcing skills, with the ability to creatively use all resources available to network and find candidates

  • Proficiency and experience with Lever is preferred. Experience with ATS is required

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, oral, and written) with keen attention to detail

  • Motivated self-starter that is results-oriented Ability to provide reporting and analytics on staffing statistics and provide analytical updates to management

  • Strong project management, prioritization, and implementation skills, with the ability to meet deadlines

  • Desire and willingness to contribute to team goals and help those around you solve problems

Desired Skills

  • Previous agency recruiting experience, specializing in recruiting for consulting firms, sales organizations, or experience recruiting a variety of roles in a high-growth organization
  • Experience creating compelling job descriptions that attract top talent
  • Proficiency using GSuite tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail)
  • Experience in or exposure to the nuances of a startup or other entrepreneurial environment

We firmly believe that past performance is the best indicator of future performance. If you believe you meet the qualifications above, and you’re prepared to perform complex rigorous work, we’re eager to hear from you.

We firmly believe that past performance is the best indicator of future performance. If you thrive in ambiguity, are a self-starter, and care about solving technical problems in the national security domain, we’re eager to hear from you.

Govini is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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