2022-05-16T14:42:52-04:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Moonshot Community Builder, X
People Operations
Mountain View, CA

X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.

Moonshot Community Builder, X 

X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.

About the team:

As X’s People and Culture team, it’s our mission to empower all Xers and teams to achieve the transformative long-term growth needed to accelerate radical and inclusive innovation.   We believe moonshot taking requires Xers to act in a way contrary to how most of society- especially adult working life teaches us to be : seeking risks (albeit smart ones), putting aside fears (e.g. of failure), and balancing  short-term progress with longer term investment.    The X People & Culture team designs and operates the structures that enable this growth.  We are trusted thought partners to help make business-critical decisions while championing our greatest assets - our people and our culture.

About the role:

How might we build the talent communities we can cultivate our current talent and forecast for future roles we haven't even built and envisioned a need for yet at X? 

X is looking for a Moonshot Community Builder  who will be responsible for the strategy, design, and execution of X’s talent community, Talent Acquisition (TA) resources. Your superpower is how you build communities and deliver knowledge as part of our hiring process, while effectively communicating the experience to a broad audience inside and external to X. You’ll work together with the Talent Experience team to inform current and new strategies, programs, and operations focused on emerging talent and building strong communities within X and in diverse communities across the industry. 

This role will require you to think big, roll up your sleeves, use data to guide your work, challenge convention, and then ground yourself in practicality to get things done. You’ll be collaborating with recruiting leadership, people operations, strategy, finance, and others across X.  You are scrappy and resourceful, creative and driven -- and excited to share in the magic of working at X.

How you will make 10X Impact: 

  • Building high touch communities within under-represented groups, scientific communities, X alumni, and emerging and future talent
  • Apply creativity in how we approach building community at scale while designing experiences that nurture those communities and keep them engaged with X
  • Learn, curate and communicate X’s history, impact and magic to develop a clear value proposition for “why X” in partnership with the Launchpad communications team
  • Support talent transitions at X and Alphabet to highlight roles, and match talent to opportunities
  • Enhancing our talent outreach strategies that help build diverse, inclusive and equitable talent communities
  • Evangelizing X, our people stories and passion for innovation internally and externally
  • Prototyping small events and designing unique experiences that attract “other-worldy” talent at X

Audacious skills and mindset that you bring:

  • An insatiable drive to build strong and engaged communities at scale and socially
  • A natural storyteller, great speaker, and thought leader
  • A passionate connecter with deep understanding of what drives people 
  • A non-traditional background (prioritizing those of you who haven’t done this exact work before but have transferable skills and a fresh perspective around talent and communities)
  • A natural bent towards experimentation and prototyping

It would be great if you also had these: 

  • Experience as a museum curator or non-profit strategy and events
  • Ability to raise awareness and generate credibility for X  amongst the general Tech community
  • Ability to represent as an industry Subject Matter Expert (SME) on a public stage - both digital and in person
  • Ability to engage as a leader and connector in both internal and external communities.
  • Ability to participate in media interviews, podcasts, communities and other outlets that help to shape the narrative around talent, innovation and  modern people practices 
  • Strategically represent the voice of the market in internal discussions
  • Work in conjunction with our Launchpad teams to help shape and influence our overall employee value proposition
  • Support engagement cycles as needed to provide expert experience and guidance to prospective candidates

At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: x-accommodation-request@x.team.

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