Job Description

Virtual Internships is an EdTech company on a mission to bridge the gap between education and the workplace by making internships accessible to all and preparing young people for the future of work.

We’re proud to be in Tech in Asia’s Top 50 Rising Startup List (No.6 in Vietnam) and backed by some of the world’s top investors who were early investors in companies such as AirBnB, Zoom, Linkedin.

Our team is growing, fast, in every area, and we plan to increase the global team to up to 150 by the end of 2021.  It’s going to be an extremely exciting few years, and we’re looking for someone equally excited to tackle all of this growth. That’s where you come in! 

If you are looking for full ownership and leadership of an HR function in a growing startup that’s set up for remote working then read on. 


This role is a great fit if you are either a:

  1. “Subject Matter Expert” - someone who has a track record of building and scaling HR functions in early-stage start-ups

  2. “Step-Up Candidate” - someone who has a track record of working in People, Culture, and/or Talent Acquisition teams within a start-up, and is now seeking an opportunity for full ownership and leadership of an HR function 

You should have:

  • 5+ years experience working in HR/People teams 

  • Previous experience working in a startup environment, ideally seed/series A stage - understanding that every day you must ‘embrace the chaos’ but work towards structure

  • Understanding and experience of the Talent Acquisition function

  • Expertise/thoughtfulness across breadth of HR and recruiting functions:- from comp and benefits, learning and development programs and organizational design

  • Founder mentality- you will have a growth mindset and embrace figuring things out.

  • Intellectual horsepower- we’re solving problems most other companies haven’t or can’t solve, so you will need tenacity and intellectual agility to succeed

  • The ability to prioritize ruthlessly- we move fast, so your priorities will constantly evolve. You will need to keep disciplined to the important work, and not get distracted by low ROI tasks

  • An intrinsic interest and passion for startups. 

  • Fluent English language skills (you don’t need an IELTS, but if you did it would be 7.0+)

The Role

We are the very definition of a fast-paced start-up. It’s incredibly liberating, and we may not get things right all of the time (90% of the time we do!) but we accept this is the trade-off for moving at pace and innovating. Ultimately everything will be measured as results matter, but (particularly) for this position we want to constantly be challenging the status quo.

As with all of our managerial roles, you will have a dual responsibility of strategy and execution. 

Initially, you will be in “building” mode as you implement processes, systems, and infrastructure to help our teams reach a ‘world-class’ level.  

You will also manage all aspects of HR and oversee the Talent Acquisition team to identify and hire the best talent globally and in Vietnam.  Some of your deliverables will include:

  • Building a world-class HR function

  • HR/Employee Relations Management

  • Hiring & managing a talent acquisition team within the HR function

  • Integrating and maintaining company culture as cross-functional collaboration and geographic dispersion increases

  • Development of learning and development programs

  • Alignment of compensation and performance

  • Defining Career Paths for Employees

  • Learning & Development 

  • Performance & salary reviews

  • Creating an exceptional onboarding system for our teams around the world, that is both unified but also unique to each team.

  • Adopting new tools and building systems to help us communicate effectively across teams and locations 

The role can be based in our Vietnam office or remote (within +/- 2-hour time difference with Vietnam or the UK)

Benefits for our staff:

  • Flexible work schedule where you manage your own working hours

  • Remote working budget to support your productivity and your choice of where to work from 

  • Monthly global virtual events including Town Halls, Ask Me Anything sessions, Virtual Coffee Chats, and Virtual Team Building 

  • Professional Development Budget that you can utilize however you wish

  • Company Laptop, paid for by VI

  • Birthday Leave, go enjoy yourself on your birthday without needing to use your annual leave

More Details
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: [REMOTE]
Experience Required: Director/ Vice-President
Date Published: 09 Nov 2021
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