Title: HR/Recruiting Assistant (Contract)

Location: Remote

Type: Contractor

Workplace: remote

Category: People Operations


At Glowforge, we help people bring home the future and make it their own. Our printer uses a laser to carve and engrave products from raw materials like wood, leather, acrylic – even cardboard. Take a look and see for yourself.

We build magical products to delight our customers, and we do it while taking care of each other. We hire people who are outstanding at what they do, who thrive in tightknit teams, and who want to make things that make a difference.

Together, we’ve built a product we’re incredibly proud of, and the reward has been incredible growth. We work together because we believe in the power of creativity. We believe we can bring about a future where anyone can print anything. We’d love to have you join us.

This is a contract position ranging from 30-40 hours per week.

$20 – $30 an hour

Why We Need You

In the heart of Glowforge, our Human Resources and recruitment teams are the engine that propels us forward, fueled by talent, dedication, and a shared vision of success. As our Administrative/Recruiting Assistant, you are the keystone in this dynamic framework. Your meticulous organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to juggle multiple tasks seamlessly will enhance our operational efficiencies. You will be the backbone of our candidate experience, ensuring that from the moment a potential hire interacts with us, they feel valued and engaged. Furthermore, your role in maintaining our HR systems and processes not only ensures compliance but fosters a culture of transparency and trust. We need you to help us build the foundation of our company’s future, ensuring we attract and retain the brilliant minds that will drive us toward our goals. At Glowforge, you won’t just be performing tasks; you’ll be making a profound impact on the lives of current and future employees, shaping the culture and success of our company for years to come.

Here’s what you’ll be doing

You will be working up to 40 hours per week. Some weeks may be less. You will be an essential team member. You will support in managing our recruiting and administrative people ops needs and jump in on any other project as needed and requested.

  • There will be no job too small or too large for you to take on you’re the sort of person who loves to help and is super organized in doing so. You love streamlining and creating processes and are keen to operate effectively.
  • Assist with the recruitment process, including job postings, resume screening, scheduling interviews, and maintaining candidate databases.
  • Regularly update HR databases and employee files to ensure accuracy and compliance.
  • Manage inventory of office supplies and materials, placing orders as necessary.
  • Provide administrative support to the HR department, including document preparation, filing, and handling confidential employee information with discretion.
  • Respond to general HR and recruitment inquiries, providing information and assistance to both internal and external parties.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, contributing to team efforts by accomplishing tasks efficiently and effectively.

You need these qualifications

  • You have experience in a peoplefacing environment.
  • You already love communicating with people and are happy to help provide solutions and have conversations with folks in person or in a remote first, video environment.
  • You are responsible and reliable. You are organized and proactive.
  • You thrive when you’re given multiple tasks and have the ability to manage many projects; you also enjoy helping out with regular, recurring, and routine tasks.
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills.

It would be nice if…

  • You have relevant work experience in a startup environment
  • You have experience in peoplefacing roles
  • You have experience with facilities and managing onsite offices
  • You have experience with scheduling
  • You have project management experience

Please send us your resume, and – more importantly – a cover letter that tells us about your interest in this role. If you have any supplementary information, like an online portfolio, please share that with us too.One more, very important thing: we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We’re strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. For us, this is the only acceptable way to do business.