Director of Talent Acquisition and People at WayBetter


Director of Talent Acquisition and People

Full-Time in New York, NY - Senior - Operations

We're not looking for a recruiter. We're looking for a pied piper. As Director of Talent Acquisition and People you'll be a magnet for attracting and retaining superstars who could work anywhere but choose to work here, with you, on a mission that matters.

Our ideal candidate is a charismatic leader with experience recruiting across a range of functions, including technical, marketing, and general operational roles. You'll need to develop and implement a best-in-class system for attracting, evaluating, hiring, and retaining top talent.

Under your leadership we'll go from 30 employees today to hundreds. As we grow, you'll have a rare opportunity to forge a world-class culture by bringing together positive and energetic people who inspire each other every day with their talents, hard work, and creativity. This is a chance to build a company that's fundamentally different from other companies, one with enduring merit, a culture that rewards curiosity and risk-taking, and which is tackling one of the world's most ambitious problems: helping people live better through behavior change.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead end-to-end recruitment processes for all open positions.
  • Provide expert guidance, facilitation, and collaboration for hiring managers.
  • Manage and lead employer branding initiatives.
  • Provide leadership, training, coaching, and guidance to hiring managers on best practices related to interviewing, making offers, negotiating, closing, etc.
  • Be creative about sourcing candidates.
  • Create hiring reports and feedback loops to help us learn and adapt quickly.
  • Develop and oversee a performance management program.
  • Design, implement, and maintain the appropriate processes, tools, and training to scale and support the recruiting function.

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of recruiting experience in high-growth companies.
  • Experience building successful teams across multiple functions, including engineering.
  • A desire to win and hire the best.
  • A sense of urgency around getting results.
  • Ability to drive results through influence, relationships, and a broad knowledge base.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, work quickly and nimbly.
  • Ability to thrive in an evolving environment.
  • Appetite for taking initiative and improving processes.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and focused on getting things done.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Generous health care coverage
  • 401(K)
  • Untracked, flexible vacation policy
  • Training opportunities
  • Meaningful equity participation
  • A healthy, collaborative, fun work environment

About Us

WayBetter is reinventing motivation itself. We make a whole new category of games that help people stick to their commitments — from eating better to exercising more to learning to cook, play the guitar, or speak Spanish. Our games use an innovative mix of manageable goals, social support, and financial incentives. DietBet launched in 2013, StepBet in 2016, RunBet in 2017, and SweatBet is coming in early 2018.

Our approach is based on behavioral science and it works. To date we’ve had 700,000 paying players who have collectively lost 9 million pounds and walked 350 million miles. And we’ve paid out over $45 million to our winners.

In our games and in our work we believe that fun is the secret to sustainable success. As such we care a lot about our culture and practice what we preach by making it enjoyable, social, and rewarding.

WayBetter is the rare company with a double bottom line: we succeed when our customers do. Our mission is to improve people’s lives in very real ways.