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Director of Talent Acquisition

$120k – $135k • 0.03% – 0.1%
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Hello, World! Codecademy has helped over 45 million people from around the world upgrade their careers with engaging, accessible, and flexible education on programming and data skills. We provide over 200 hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to Javascript and everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, and new lives thanks to what they’ve learned with Codecademy, and we’re thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education and employment. A few years later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 75+ in SoHo, NYC. We’ve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, and more.

If you want to help build a business that impacts tens of millions of people each year and helps them lead better lives, join us!

Codecademy's Talent Team is looking for an experienced Director of Talent Acquisition with a demonstrated history of growing teams and developing recruiters at technology focused companies. The right person for this job will help amplify the existing success of Codecademy and the talent team by bringing together the best people to build and develop the global community of learners that is Codecademy.


* Manage, lead, and continue to develop Codecademy's talent team, working with each member to define career goals and trajectory and align ambitions with company needs 
* Work with the executive team to define hiring goals and empower the talent team to achieve goals 
* Create and share best practices within your team, as well as broadly within the organization to ensure that Codecademy's recruiting is highly effective and valued
* Advise on detailed sourcing strategies that realize diversity, inclusion, and talent for Codecademy, as well as creative inbound, outbound, and referral-based sourcing techniques, with an emphasis on driving the internal team’s participation
* Improve our recruiting brand by showing the world the impact Codecademy has on millions of users across the globe
* Help to define and refine the interview process at Codecademy, ensuring that it speaks to and communicates Codecademy's unique culture and drive towards changing the world of education
* In conjunction with other members of the People Operations and Finance team, bring clarity to organizational design, compensation structure, role design needs and hiring timeline 


* 3+ years of experience leading and growing talent organizations
* 6+ years of experience in a recruiting focused role with an emphasis on senior level technical talent 
* Proven track record of identifying and assessing top talent
* Exceptional discretion, judgement, and critical thinking
* Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills to effectively communicate the Codecademy mission to candidates
* Experience working across executive teams to create strategic headcount plans - balancing different interests and realistic recruiting capacity
* Industry knowledge around sourcing tools, job boards, and paid platforms that help recruiters to show a range of qualified candidates to hiring managers for niche roles 
* High EQ, low ego with a "no task is too small" attitude 
* Proven ability to play "high and low", operating at both a strategic and tactical level with ease and often
* Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment with exceptional organizational skills and ability to re-prioritize on a consistent basis
* A highly collaborative nature with people with the ability to build relationships quickly
* Strong presentation skills, demonstrating the aptitude of communicating clearly and effectively to upper management and all levels across departments


* Experience running executive-level searches
* Experience working with recruiting data to derive insights and inform decision-making
* Experience with utilizing Greenhouse as an ATS
* Technical recruiting experience both in-house and with some agency roots
* Startup or SaaS experience
* A pre-existing, strong network of engineers and technical talent in the NYC area
* An interest in learning to code 

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of users with our product and in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- and works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds and beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

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