Global Head of Talent Acquisition

G&A Mill Valley, California


Our mission is to help people everywhere find a job and company they love. We are disrupting an industry by changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. 


  • Are brimming with ideas, best practices and energy
  • Are comfortable being out front and able to bring others along
  • Like to balance strategy with being hands-on to deliver results
  • Know that hiring the right people can make all the difference
  • Have helped other companies scale up their talent practices
  • Are looking for the best platform for your thought leadership


  • Ready for an inspired leader to spearhead the design and implementation of a world-class TA effort at one of the top brands in the recruiting industry
  • Looking to hire the caliber of talent that inspires everyone to do amazing work
  • Committed to helping people find jobs they love - it’s our business and our passion
  • Counted on by our employer-partners for sharing leading practices in talent acquisition
  • No longer the new kid but not yet a grown up. We are agile and growing fast so it’s possible to make an impact quickly

Is it a match? If you see yourself in the description above and are intrigued by Glassdoor, then read on!

Overall, this role exists to help Glassdoor attract the best talent in the industry. The Head of Talent Acquisition will develop and implement the talent acquisition strategy to support rapid and significant growth over the next few years, strengthen the recruiting model and programs, and manage a team to deliver on current and planned hiring needs. This is a highly visible role both inside and outside of Glassdoor and this individual must be a leader among leaders.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and implement solutions to source and attract the highest caliber talent
  • Manage Glassdoor’s Employer Brand strategy in partnership with marketing and communications
  • Oversee the full recruitment and selection process, managing and developing the team of professional in-house and contract recruiters
  • Personally handle recruitment for some key executive roles and critical senior positions
  • Build Glassdoor’s talent acquisition capabilities and recruiting processes to support current and future growth
  • Translate hiring projections into talent acquisition strategy and plan, in partnership with managers, executives and Finance
  • Create an extraordinary candidate and new hire experience, in coordination with our People Operations team
  • Establish metrics and coordinate with People Ops on reporting requirements
  • Manage relationships with placement agencies and retained search firms as needed


  • 10+ years of broad recruiting and business experience required, with at least 5 years managing a recruiting function in a fast-growth technology company
  • Strong track record demonstrating superior ability to source and attract top talent, assess capability for both technical and interpersonal fit, negotiate offers and seal the deal to deliver well qualified candidates in every assignment
  • Results Driven Self-starter: Takes initiative and consistently delivers results of the highest quality, personally and through his/her staff, take accountability for one’s work, has a sense of urgency, overcomes hurdles and ensures that results are delivered
  • Interpersonal savvy and self-awareness: Relates well with others; considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people in different situations, is tactful, compassionate and sensitive, and treats others with respect. Understands how others perceive them and has the ability to flex their own style to the situation for greater effectiveness
  • Technology Proficiency: Social media savvy, esp. as pertains to sourcing of talent (esp. LinkedIn). Applicant Tracking System experience required, (Jobvite experience helpful, not required). Microsoft: Office, Excel, Powerpoint, Word; Google Apps: gdocs, gmail, gcal, etc.
  • Analytical: Ability to generate and analyze metrics and hard and soft data to regularly inform the work and report to management. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations and data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Flexible and Versatile: Able and willing to roll up one’s sleeves and do what it takes to deliver results; willing to handle both routine tasks and be an agile learner taking on new responsibilities that challenge and exceed what the person has done before
  • Customer Service Orientation: Has a service orientation to internal clients, being responsive to needs, effectively managing expectations, and also facilitating self-sufficiency in others, where possible. Also, cultivates external constituencies to include applicants, potential applicants, community and on-line sources of talent
  • Business Savvy: learns the core elements of the business, how the organization works, functional and position specifics to ensure effectiveness across the enterprise and applies that in the recruitment and selection to identify talent that is best suited to the company’s culture. Good understanding of finance fundamentals
  • Collaboration: Instills and is strong role model of collaboration for direct reports. Personally, seeks insights from others in the interest of a better outcome, is a team player with leaders and colleagues; keeps others abreast of what is going on, asks for input, provides help when asked and offers when not asked
  • Good Sense of Humor
  • Undergraduate degree in business, human resources or related field or equivalent professional experience preferred. MBA or related graduate level work/degree a plus

Why Glassdoor?

  • Work with purpose – join us in creating transparency for job seekers everywhere
  • Glassdoor gives back! Glassdoor is a Pledge 1% member; all employees receive 3 paid volunteer days per year
  • 100% company paid medical/dental/vision/life coverage; 85% dependent coverage
  • Equity in a late stage startup backed by top-tier VCs
  • Sunny & peaceful Mill Valley offices located right on the water
  • Walking, running and biking trails steps away from the office
  • Onsite gym and fitness classes
  • Free catered lunch; new menu daily
  • Paid holidays and flexible paid time off
  • Your choice between Mac or PC
  • Dog-friendly office (with dog-free zones if you are so inclined)
  • Free parking

Glassdoor is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. Glassdoor is an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.