Talent Development Specialist

The Shortcut Helsinki Full-time
Salary Competitive
Are you a bit mad, very driven, and excited about building new things? Look no further! The Shortcut is seeking a talented Talent Development Specialist to join our team! We are a talent accelerator, helping people to enter the tech world by either creating a startup or joining one. We're a community-driven non-profit part of Startup Foundation, alongside eg. Slush and Maria01. We support our community through events, workshops and training to develop skills needed in high growth companies.

The Talent Development Specialist has a crucial role in ensuring that we live up to our claim of being a talent accelerator by offering our staff, interns, volunteers and all program participants a chance to improve their skills and employability.


As a Talent Development Specialist, you will work under our HR & Operations Lead to:

  • Analyse the current status of talent development and creation of employment opportunities at The Shortcut

  • Oversee and improve systematic talent acceleration at The Shortcut

  • Design and expand training and development programs

  • Work closely with our interns and program participants to support their personal learning and development needs

  • Develop tools and processes to monitor and review talent and their progress

  • Create a system for supporting effective networking with future employers

You are:

  • Energized and driven by subjects such as talent development, diversity in tech and The Shortcut mission

  • Experienced in supporting learning, skill development, coaching or similar areas

  • Strongly interested in the current knowledge of effective organizational learning and development methods

  • Strong analytically, and have the ability to approach issues in a systematic manner

  • An excellent team player with terrific interpersonal skills

  • Able to make sense out of chaos and master it with your systematic approach; in other words, there’s a method to your madness!

  • Comfortable with a fast-paced environment

We offer:

  • The opportunity showcase your ability and grow your skills

  • Hands-on experience on talent development in the biggest startup ecosystem in the Nordics

  • Working with a diverse community of driven, likeminded doers


Please send us a letter of motivation describing what interests you about the position and The Shortcut, as well as your CV via The Hub so we can get to know you better by November 24th, 2019. In the meanwhile, should you have any questions, contact Piia on our HR & People Operations team.


For more information or questions please contact us at piia@theshortcut.org

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Working at
The Shortcut

Diversity as an engine for growth. Our mission is to inspire and empower people from diverse backgrounds to take an active role in (re)building their future, using technology and entrepreneurship. We work towards lowering the barrier of participation for more people to join the startup community and optimising under-utilised skills.Together with our partners, The Shortcut provides inspiration, networks, knowledge and skills to enable new talent and new start-ups.

Read more about The Shortcut

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