Recruiter, HR, and Ops Generalist - AVELA - Education equity startup with Nobel Prize

Avela - Multiple Locations or Remote - Full time

We are scaling quickly and need a recruiter to help us grow the team. Your primarily responsibilities will be

1) Sourcing talent on LinkedIn, AngelList, etc.

2) Reviewing inbound applications/resumes

3) Conducting first round interviews and phone screens

4) Coordinating interview processes with hiring managers

We're a quickly growing edtech startup, so your role will evolve frequently. You'll start as our primary recruiter and talent sourcer to help grow our team, hiring engineers, designers, marketers, sales executives, customer success specialists, and more. Then you'll get them onboarded and handle many HR matters. You'll also help with company operations and probably jump in to help with marketing efforts. This is a great role for someone who gets bored easily and wants a variety of responsibilities to keep them busy and intrigued. Comfort with ambiguity and ability to juggle many tasks is critical.

We are a mission-driven social enterprise and are only considering candidates with PK-12 education experience. We prefer former classroom teachers or school/district administrators, but are also open to individuals who have volunteered extensively in education or otherwise worked in the education field.


Avela is a Nobel Prize-winning edtech startup building the first universal application for PK-12 education, daycare, and enrichment programs, promoting equity and access to education.

For students and families, this simplifies the process of finding and applying to educational programming. For schools and districts, this streamlines operations and helps increase enrollment (and hence, revenue).

We sell our application and enrollment platform directly to school districts, charter networks, other educational providers, cities, and states. We work with school districts and charter networks across the country, including in Oakland, Seattle, Hartford, Tulsa, New Orleans, Newark, and Jersey City. We also work with a range of nonprofits and NGOs, including Teach for America and the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as the US Military.

Our platform has four parts to cover each stage of the application journey, from exploring options to applying and final selection and admission:

Avela Explore - Mobile-optimized school finder and opportunity navigator

Avela Apply - Streamlined application management system and tracking

Avela Match - Research-based admission and student assignment lottery system.

We also offer a range of consulting services to help districts implement enrollment reforms and advance equity in educational programs.

Learn more at


Avela was founded by a renowned team of visionaries, including Nobel Laureate Joshua Angrist, Clark Medalist Parag Pathak, and social entrepreneur Greg Bybee. We have a passionate team of entrepreneurs, engineers, economists, and data scientists - get to know us at 


We are a flexible, fully remote company. We just ask that everyone work continental US hours to facilitate collaboration. 


Significant equity, passionate team, flexible work policies, home office stipend or WeWork membership, unlimited vacation, 401(k) program, life insurance, and platinum health benefits (medical, dental, and vision) covered at 100%. Learn more at

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Hr / Recruiting

Experience Level

Mid Level


Avela is an education technology startup focused on equity in education admissions and enrollment. We give enrollment, admission, and award officers the tools to make equitable decisions about the allocation of educational opportunities.
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