Director, Recruiting

Meetup, New York

We are what we do

Getting together with real people in real life makes powerful things happen. Side hustles become careers, ideas become movements, and chance encounters become lifelong connections. Meetup brings people together to create thriving communities. Show up. Change lives.

As the Director of Recruiting, you will lead and support a passionate team of recruiting experts and develop scalable talent strategy and processes to achieve Meetup’s goals for rapid growth. You will also be a recruiting partner, helping to find the best talent in our industry by using an established personal network and community-driven approach to engage the future engineers, ideators, and leaders who will make a positive contribution to our culture and our company’s success. You will build and maintain engaging relationships and raise awareness of our culture by sharing a passion for our mission. The Director of Recruiting will strategically partner with our Senior Director, Employee Experience and our partners at WeWork to define the future of our evolving organization.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive strategic direction and execution of processes and people involved with all areas of the talent lifecycle
  • Provide recruiting resources, practices, and tools to support the team in identifying and hiring the best, most talented people
  • Lead full-cycle recruiting for all Executive level positions
  • Build and continually develop relationships with a pipeline of all-star talent
  • Act as our brand ambassador, building and maintaining the Meetup employment brand and keeping the long-term future of Meetup in mind when bringing on new hires
  • Build a strong, diverse recruiting team and mentor our current team to help develop their skills and advance their career goals in our company
  • Change management; collaborate with the WeWork team to ensure a seamless transition from Greenhouse to Workday, and develop any training program needed during this, and future, conversions
  • Create and conduct internal training on interviewing and recruitment best practices at all levels of the company
  • Provide strategic, operational, and organizational leadership to further develop Meetup’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the broadest sense possible
  • Use HR analytics to assess time to fill open positions, where our best team members come from, and employee retention; utilize results to develop, initiate, and maintain effective programs that engage our employees and develop their skills
  • Manage annual recruiting budget
  • Work with the team in developing and managing relationships with external staffing agencies
  • Stay up-to-date on HR technologies including software, AI, gamification, and blockchain technologies; assess and make a business case for adoption of these new technologies
  • Follow up with candidates and hiring managers to obtain feedback regarding our recruiting process and use that feedback to continually evolve and improve our recruiting practice

Key Requirements:

  • 8+ years of full-cycle recruiting experience in a rapid growth, fast-paced, start-up tech environment
  • At least 3 - 5 years of experience successfully leading, building, and developing recruiting teams 
  • Experience taking a company from 100+ employees to double that in 18 months to 2 years
  • Technical recruiting experience is a must including front and backend, core, data, full-stack and infrastructure engineers, mobile, and machine learning 

Who you are:

  • Significant management experience including a respected, collaborative, open-minded leadership style that offers a clear sense of direction, holds self and staff accountable, and motivates and inspires staff and colleagues to work hard and well together
  • You know, and are known in, the tech industry; you have a circle of influence and connections and understand the resources required for hiring the best talent in the tech space
  • Experience successfully recruiting Executive and C-Level talent
  • Experience successfully recruiting for engineers and technical roles
  • Able to independently build and manage high volume recruiting processes with minimal oversight
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, interact, influence and negotiate with a variety of internal clients and external candidates at all levels
  • You are a brand ambassador and matchmaker, a born connector who tells our story, and who knows what makes a good fit
  • Advanced knowledge of Greenhouse, Workday, LinkedIn Recruiter, Excel and experience working with Google Apps
  • Comprehensive understanding of state and federal laws regarding Title VII, discrimination, immigration, independent contractor status and FLSA
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential company information and maintain absolute discretion
  • Strong written communication skills, excellent grammar, and spelling
  • You’re adaptable in fast-moving environments and accountable to your team
  • Holding a bachelor’s or advanced degree in human resources, psychology, communications or related field is not required, but a plus

Please include a cover letter with your application telling us why you're a great fit for Meetup.

Our team is bold, supportive, and passionate about bringing people together in real life to create community for everyone.  We care about moving fast, real-world change and building diverse, dynamic teams. You in?


About Meetup

About Meetup Meetup brings people together in thousands of cities to do more of what they want to do in life. It is organized around one simple idea: when we get together and do the things that matter to us, we’re at our best. And that’s what Meetup does. It brings people together to do, explore, teach and learn the things that help them come alive. For example, people run marathons, thanks to running Meetups. They write, thanks to writing Meetups. They change their careers, thanks to career Meetups. Because at Meetups, people welcome each other. They talk, help, mentor, and support each other – all in pursuit of moving their lives forward. Learn more on the Meetup HQ Blog.

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