We are looking for strong relationship builders to guide and connect highly talented young tech professionals as they navigate their growth. Individuals who have a passion for technology, personal development, and an ability to make impactful connections and build communities are best suited for this role.
You should have the energy and ability to enable our young tech talent to find meaning and grow their careers. In addition, you should be confident to negotiate and manage relationships with employer partners at various companies around the world to provide them with the best tech talent, while keeping the best interests of your talent at heart.
If you are someone who enjoys providing valuable advice and helping others thrive in their professional journeys with thoughtfulness and empathy, read on.
The ROOM is home to a highly specialised network of elite technology talent that will power the future. Our mission is to catalyze global change by connecting the World’s top Technology Talent with extraordinary opportunities. This unrivalled community propels our members’ journey into the most innovative and cutting-edge spaces. Utilising the best of virtual networking through our dedicated portal, combined with exclusive experiences, in-person events and Masterclasses led by industry experts, we provide an engaging community experience for technology professionals who are at the forefront of building world-class solutions for tomorrow.
About The Role
As a Technical Recruiter, you will be our young tech talents’ thought partners, guides, connectors and greatest cheerleaders. By partnering with them to map out their ambitions and connecting them to life-changing opportunities, you will put your efforts and passion into helping them reach their full potential.
In this role, you will be at the core of The Room’s impact. While managing a portfolio of ~200 young tech talent, you will help them access the most exciting and career-propelling opportunities. From employment to mentorship, coaching, and public speaking engagements, your role will be to accelerate our young talent's development journey towards achieving their life’s mission.
The Technical Recruiter role is a dynamic one that will challenge you to exercise a broad set of skills on a daily basis. On one day you might find yourself leading one on one conversations with your talent, providing continuous support and guidance; channelling your inner coach. While on the next day, you will need to show up as a forward thinker and innovator who can easily connect the dots between talent’s aspirations and The Room’s offerings, scouting relevant opportunities, events and resources that would benefit them.
With The ROOM’s talent at the forefront of everything a Technical Recruiter does, the role will also require exceptional employer partner management. You will be responsible for connecting with employers through our talent, conducting negotiations with employers and developing long-term relationships with them. Having a knack for business development and account management is key in your role as a Technical Recruiter.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to display creativity, innovation, thoughtfulness and your customer-centred spirit to ensure we design a highly personalized experience that delights our fellows throughout the year. You will also be in charge of developing feedback loops capturing relevant information to continuously improve our talent and employer experience and the quality of service delivered.
What Makes The Room Different?
Born in Africa, not in Silicon Valley, The Room is inclusive and global from inception. We seek to build the most diverse community of top talent in the world.
An ‘ofﬂine’ community
We believe trusted relationships are best built in person. While we leverage the best technology and virtual experiences (esp in the pandemic), we prioritize in-person events and spaces.
Built on a higher purpose
Each member is expected to not only strive for their personal success, but to ultimately aim for “signiﬁcance”. We challenge our members to use their inﬂuence to enable positive outcomes for society.
We give as much as we get
Every Room member is expected to create opportunity for others. As Michelle Obama said: “When you’ve walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed”.
Relationships, not transactions
We seek to build long-term, trusted relationships with our members as they progress through different stages of their lives.
Because we are tied to the AL Group (which is training 3 million leaders in Africa by 2035), we constantly infuse the community with fresh, innovative young leaders with new ideas for solving the world’s big challenges.