Director of Talent Acquisition and People at WayBetter


Director of Talent Acquisition and People

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

As Director of Talent Acquisition and People you will develop and implement a best-in-class approach to attracting, evaluating, hiring, and retaining top talent. Our ideal candidate is a charismatic leader with experience recruiting across a range of functions, including technical, marketing, and general operational roles.

To thrive in our fast-paced startup environment you must be scrappy, independent, and creative. As our first in-house recruiter (joining us when we’re 25 FTEs) you won’t just be growing a team but also forging a culture. In this role, at this juncture, you will have a massive impact on our business.

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 500,000 paying players who have collectively lost 6 million pounds and taken 50 billion steps. And we’ve paid out over $40 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 as a company is to create games that improve people’s lives in very real ways.