Helix is hiring a

Legal & Recruiting Coordinator (Contract)

San Carlos, United States

We believe that everyone benefits from their biological information. It’s our mission to empower every person to improve their life through DNA. With our high-quality, trusted partners and state-of-the-art lab, we’ve created the first platform of personalized products and services powered by genetics. From inherited cancer screening to custom fitness and nutrition plans, the world of DNA learning is becoming more accessible and more valuable than ever.

So far we’ve raised over $100 million from investors like Illumina (the world’s leader in genetic sequencing equipment), Warburg Pincus, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Kleiner Perkins. We’ll be working with partners such as National Geographic, the Mayo Clinic, Invitae, and many others to develop applications which interpret your genome, with an app store and marketplace launching in 2017.

Our big vision comes with big responsibility. That’s why we’re building a team of experts in the field of genetics, engineering, design, business development, and beyond to help bring actionable insights to our customers. We’re looking for the best and brightest minds who are passionate about our mission and are excited to work on a truly diverse team.

Helix is headquartered in San Carlos, with our genetic sequencing lab located in San Diego.

We’re looking for a Legal & Recruiting Coordinator who’s passionate about creating an amazing experience for candidates as they navigate our hiring process. You’ll be partnering with the recruiting team, hiring leads, and executive team to deliver insights and recommendations on how we can improve our interview process and support our non-tech teams.  If you’re a natural networker that’s creative and driven with an interpersonal savvy that allows you to develop lasting relationships with both candidates and hiring managers, this could be an amazing opportunity for you.

As a Legal & Recruiting Coordinator, you will:

  • Provide calendar and project management for our Legal department and non-tech functions (Business Development, Partnerships, Applied Genomics, Marketing, Finance).
  • Support our Talent Acquisition team by scheduling interviews, organizing travel arrangements for candidates, and managing all other logistics related to the candidate experience, with an emphasis on prompt turnaround.
  • Deliver high-quality work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment through effective priority management, executing processes that may not have defined procedures, taking initiative to complete unanticipated or ad hoc tasks and delivering work within deadline.
  • Create and distribute accurate employment-related information in a manner that is clear, timely and appropriately tailored to the audience, which includes generating reports and tracking information to help recruiters create a pleasant experience for all stakeholders.
  • Driving the on-boarding process coordinating with cross-functional partners including hiring managers, recruiters, legal, and IT.
  • Be proactive in tackling challenges as they arise and produce innovative solutions to complex situations.

Required background:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 1+ years of prior experience working in-house or agency.
  • Empathy for candidates and passion for creating a memorable interview experience.
  • Strong attention to detail with an ability to deliver results.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, teamwork and organizational skills.

What Helix has to offer you

Aside from working alongside brilliant, dedicated, passionate, down-to-earth, curious, warm, and thoughtful people, we also provide great benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Catered meals
  • Generous vacation
  • Commuter benefits
  • Gym subsidy


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