Senior Early Talent Attraction Manager (Remote, Americas)

23 Nov 2021
06 Dec 2021
Shopify's Early Talent teams attract, hire, and develop a diverse community of emerging talent by designing and delivering innovative work integrated learning programs to accelerate participants' long-term career impact. We're seeking a growth marketer with Higher Education experience to dramatically increase awareness of our programs across North America, expanding globally.

You will work with a team to build and execute strategic social, marketing, and branding campaigns, as well as events, sponsorships, and partnerships that you'll source in collaboration with our Talent Attraction and Employer Branding teams. We're looking for someone with deep knowledge and experience in engaging with early talent communities to achieve results. You'll lead our efforts to forge strategic partnerships with nonprofit and governmental organizations, as well as HBCUs and HSIs, to help recruit a diverse pipeline of applicants. And you'll lead our efforts to establish Shopify and our partners as thought leaders in our space.

You will work closely with program leads and recruiters as stakeholders in your day-to-day, and with high schoolers, university students, new grads and self taught learners as your audience.

To be successful in this role, you must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, being goal-oriented, thinking critically, managing multiple projects, and building relationships. You work well under pressure with a high level of ambiguity, understand what motivates students, new grads, and career switchers, and can both set and deliver on hard deadlines while simultaneously thriving in a changing environment. You are organized, detail-oriented, and are comfortable pushing the status quo.

If you get energy from building relationships, delivering high-impact events, and supporting communities, join our team!

  • Plan, implement, and optimize our attraction strategy, increasing and diversifying the pipeline of early talent for Shopify's Dev Degree, Intern and Apprentice Product Management programs.
  • Executing multi-channel campaigns in partnership with Shopify brand, marketing and Talent Acquisition teams
  • Manage and maintain healthy relationships with community and academic partners that grows the diversity of applicant funnel
  • Plan, execute and facilitate high impact events virtually and in person that showcases the work of Shopify engineers, data scientists, designers and PMs as career possibilities
  • Develop and maintain a data collection strategy that tracks the success of our initiatives for reporting and decision making
  • Raising the profile of Shopify's Early Talent programs and establishing Shopify and our partners as thought leaders in the Early Talent space.


  • Experience in talent attraction for early talent programs in the software development industry
  • Strong background in planning and executing effective multi-channel campaigns
  • Prior experience identifying, managing, and maintaining multiple partnerships and programs
  • Experience collaborating with technical teams (such as developers, engineers, data scientists, etc.) and event organizers
  • Experience facilitating virtual and in-person events
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and deliver on deadlines to ensure projects are delivered on time
  • Proven experience in building strong relationships with audiences and stakeholders at multiple levels in a company setting
  • A keen eye for what needs to get done operationally and a desire to get it done efficiently
  • The ability to thrive in an environment where experimentation is encouraged and you are confident in creating, executing and championing those experiments.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • A self-starter who takes initiative and is excited to problem-solve
  • Proven ability to thrive on change

Application Timeline:

We know that applying to a new role takes time, and we really appreciate your submissions! We're looking forward to learning more about you.This posting will close on December 6th

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

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