VP, Talent Acquisition



Administration, People & HR
Nashville, TN, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2023
At Tend, we do dental differently.
Tend is rewriting the playbook of modern dentistry by building a company around the patient and the provider. We believe that with the power of technology, a hospitality-driven mindset, and a top tier clinical team, we can make going to the dentist something to look forward to.
Since launching in 2019, we have provided exceptional care to over 100,000 patients across five major cities: New York, Washington DC, Boston, Atlanta and Nashville. With thousands of five-star reviews, Tend has become one of the country's top-rated and in-demand dental practices, with over 650 team members to support this mission. We’re continuing to grow quickly and looking for the best of the best to come join our team.
Reporting to the Chief People Officer, the VP of Talent Acquisition will lead the evolution of the Talent Acquisition Team to include more robust employer branding, value proposition, technology optimization and performance metrics for our growing organization. As we move into the next stage or our business, we are looking for a leader who can build and lead strategic initiatives, mature the team by developing others and get into the weeds when the need arises.
The ideal candidate has experience in and is passionate about building and evolving systems and processes that are nimble, effective and grow with the organization in order to meet our short and long term goals. The VP Acquisition will be responsible for building and executing a 2 year roadmap to deliver top talent, on time to support both existing and new studio growth. This role is a critical partner to the CPO, translating the strategic vision into an operational plan. The VP of Talent Acquisition will actively engage with cross functional peers to align on priorities, create focus and pragmatically organize resources to drive development and improvement efforts that are most critical.
This position can be based out of our NYC or Nashville Hubs and will have a hybrid work schedule.

Responsibilities include:

  • Talent Acquisition Results and the process, systems and tools that drive them
  • Identification and Execution of strategic staffing initiatives
  • Workforce Planning
  • Employer Brand and Value Proposition
  • Talent Analytics

Skills and Experience:

  • Utilizing strong analytical and critical thinking skills to influence and inform executive decision-making.
  • Analyzing complex business issues, including interpretation of financial, operational and talent data.
  • Working strategically and operationally with cross-functional organizational leaders to build consensus around Talent strategies and initiatives.
  • Building scalable programs for the future while managing the day to day
  • Translating the strategic to tactical and driving execution both inside and outside of the area of subject matter expertise.
  • Managing organization-wide initiatives using superior project management skills
  • Successfully leading others and adapting to meet stakeholder and/or process needs
  • Being both a Player and coach with desire and ability to do both
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Google Suite/ MS Office (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) proficiency


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10+ years of experience within a fast-paced, high growth, multi-site organization
  • Healthcare preferred
  • Talent Acquisition Leader
The Tend Difference.
The highest standard of care, anywhere.
You’ll work with highly-esteemed clinical leadership and experience-obsessed colleagues to provide the best patient experience possible, with access to technology that’s head and shoulders above the average practice. You’ll have exciting opportunities to collaborate with talented team members to make visits extraordinary. Our hospitality-driven approach to care means that patients actually look forward to seeing you.
A top-tier clinical team who puts patients first.
We value science over sales, and promote a culture of warmth and hospitality — our teams are recognized for going the extra mile for our patients. We trust our providers to put patient needs first, and never implement production quotas. We offer a warm, collaborative culture and are proud to be an inclusive, curious team driven by excellence.
A new model that’s a joy to work at.
Tend has become beloved by patients and providers alike for combining beautiful work environments with cutting-edge clinical technology. Our providers are rewarded based on an innovative pay structure, as well as education programs that are training the next generation of industry leaders. And our top-notch total rewards packages include both best-in-class benefits and compensation. You’ll not only have the chance to be part of a thriving, industry-changing company, but empowered to become an expert in your field and supported through continuing education.
Tend is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Tend is committed to promoting a work environment in which differences are respected, employees are treated fairly, and individual contributions are valued and rewarded. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.