Senior Associate (Talent) @ Human Capital in San Francisco, CA

Human Capital

Senior Associate, Talent

San Francisco, California, United States

Human Capital is a venture firm dedicated to empowering builders of technology. We invest in and build teams alongside founders driven to create meaningful, long-term impact, including Brex, Commure, and Snowflake. With more than $1.6B in capital committed, our stage-agnostic portfolio includes many companies we invested in before they became unicorns.

Now we’re looking for Senior Associates to help build our next chapter.


We have a unique vantage point at Human Capital – working with founders, investors, and engineers alike. You’ll work with our portfolio companies to assist in executing against their talent roadmaps and managing candidate pipelines, to acting as a talent therapist–diagnosing why candidates drop off at a certain stages in the process.

This role is for those who rebuke monotony and crave the unknown, in order to build relationships and companies from the ground up.


  • Embed yourself with each engagement, becoming an expert in the company.
  • Design and implement strategy to identify and hire each companies’ unique talent needs.
  • Partner with our Operating Partners, who coach founders on their talent philosophy and systems.


We expect you to have done *some* of these things, but it’s not required that you’ve done all of them.

  • 2-3 years of experience working on talent teams in a Sourcer or Junior Full Cycle Recruiter role.
  • Have expertise in hiring technical talent for startup environments or pre-IPO venture backed tech companies.
  • Experience partnering closely with hiring partners to build top of funnel and identify market trends and research.
  • You’ve worked in a scrappy environment, and were part of teams that experienced rapid growth.


  • You love getting in the weeds: Scheduling interviews, building templates, performing market research for sourcing techniques; no job is too small because you know it’s all important.
  • You think long term: You like to move fast, but you also put care and attention into building things that you know will last.
  • You’re a mentor at heart: You enjoy coaching and guiding candidates through tough decisions, and are excited to not only advise but truly coach those who interact with our portfolio companies.
  • You love tech: You’re genuinely passionate and interested in what our portfolio companies are building, and have the technical exposure to really understand what makes a tech startup unique and impressive.


Our comprehensive compensation package plays a big part in how we recognize you for the impact you have on our path to achieving our mission.

For this role, the estimated base salary range is between $111,000 – $130,000. The actual base salary will vary based on various factors, including market and individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process.

The listed range above is a guideline, and the base salary range for this role may be modified. Human Capital offers a comprehensive benefits package in addition to cash compensation. Speak with your Recruiter for more details on our Total Rewards philosophy.