Senior Talent Associate (People Operations)

New York
Luminary Labs seeks a Senior Talent Associate to support People Operations for our strategy and innovation consultancy in New York.

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Please note that our team has embraced a hybrid model for our five-day work week, with two synchronous days in the office and three days wherever you work best. This role is based in New York City and will join our team in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays most weeks.

About You

You have earned your People Operations chops and are passionate about recruiting new talent to your organization.

You are known for your exceptional people skills and enjoy representing the company. You are hungry to learn and grow while delivering results that exceed expectations. You have experience super-flexing across a range of activities, sometimes out of your comfort zone. You are excited about technology and the opportunities it presents to meet, connect and engage with potential candidates.

You care about the impact your work has on the world and have been looking for a career path that is both high-performance and high-impact.

People love to have you on their team. You love to be part of a team.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the company’s talent acquisition strategy to improve pipeline and funnel.
  • Optimize recruitment channels to source qualified, diverse candidates.
  • Develop a strong understanding of talent profiles and identify new opportunities to attract and connect with potential candidates.
  • Provide an exceptional end-to-end recruitment experience for all involved in the hiring process.
  • Help streamline the recruiting process, identify opportunities for improvement and maintain scalable processes.
  • Manage applicant tracking system including job descriptions, interview plans and other assets.
  • Stay current on emerging recruitment trends, tools, and best practices.
  • Assist with pre-hire processes, new-hire processes, and onboarding experience.
  • Support all aspects of People Operations functions as needed including onboarding/offboarding, diversity initiatives, performance management, benefits administration.


Desired skills and experience

You have many of the following:

  • 4-5+ years experience in People Ops disciplines (such as recruiting, training/ development, compensation, employee relations); experience in a client services environment a huge plus.
  • Knowledge of talent acquisition concepts and practices.
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems and/or HR software.
  • Demonstrated experience in handling confidential matters with discretion.
  • Stellar communication skills and a high EQ, with an ability to strike the right tone in email and verbal communications.
  • Good technological literacy and ability to quickly learn and navigate the full functionality of tools like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Dropbox, and Google Docs.
  • Quick learner who is eager to absorb feedback.
  • Super-flexible, adaptable, realistic, practical, and agile.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Plus points: experience with Lever; experience working in a small office (15-50 employees).


Does this sound like you?

Follow the link below to apply. The application asks for a resume and cover letter. (We care deeply about culture and your cover letter will help us understand if you might be a fit.) In your cover letter, please provide three examples of improvements or value you have brought to past roles. Let us know your availability for part-time or full-time employment.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. No recruiting agencies, please.

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We invest in the benefits that matter.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation and formal bonus structure
  • Health benefits package (80% of premium is covered for health, dental, and vision)
  • Competitive vacation package
  • Paid family leave
  • 401k plan with matching
  • Pre-tax transit check
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Education stipend and growth opportunities
  • Charitable donation matching
  • Opportunities to mentor and be mentored