Director of Creative Recruiting


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: HR
  • Post Date: 06/22/2021
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  • Company Address: 5900 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206

About Duolingo

Duolingo is the world’s most popular way to learn a language. Our mission is to make education free and accessible to all.

Job Description

Our mission at Duolingo is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. But we’ve got more left to do — and that's where you come in!

Duolingo is the most popular language-learning application in the world, with over 500 million users and over half a billion exercises completed daily. Beyond our core learning product, we have also entered into literacy with Duolingo ABC and English proficiency testing with the Duolingo English Test.

We are passionate about educating our users, making fact-based decisions, and finding innovative solutions to complex problems. While we take our mission to heart, we don’t take ourselves too seriously; we are creative, and we have fun at work every day. If this sounds like you, then come help us build the next-generation learning company!

Our people are the most valuable asset -- help us shape and grow our crown jewel.

At Duolingo, our Director of Creative Recruiting leads recruiting for our Product Design, Design Studio, and Studios + Content, Brand Marketing roles, across all offices (Pittsburgh, NYC, Seattle, Beijing, Berlin).

We are a fast-paced, small yet mighty team with strong elements of curiosity, quirk, and result-driven innovation. As such, we are looking for someone who is motivated by this environment and excited to help build and grow the company.

You will...

  • Lead and implement full-cycle recruiting for all creative positions, across all locations
  • Lead and train recruiters and coordinators to develop a rich pipeline of product design, animation, illustration, creative brand marketing, and studios + content talent through various recruiting strategies and efforts
  • Scale our recruiting operations and processes, globally
  • Develop our employer brand voice and identity and share the story across relevant talent pools
  • Partner with hiring managers and senior leadership to understand, prioritize, and solve for current and upcoming talent and headcount needs
  • Maintain solid industry awareness and market intelligence of hiring trends, competitive intelligence as well as challenges; build and implement solutions to address these trends
  • Partner with People Operations and Design to build a future-proof organizational talent structure
  • Partner with Director of Talent Acquisition to plan, manage, and achieve quarterly OKRs and headcount goals
  • Maintain the candidate experience; collaborate with internal interview teams to train, consult, and deliver a consistently distinct and positive experience that reflect Duolingo values
  • Uphold and share the Duolingo culture and brand

You have...

  • A sharp eye for design and the aptitude to identify exceptional creative work
  • Shown success in building and scaling recruitment processes and strategies from the ground up
  • Experience bringing organization to cross-functional teams and streamlining processes
  • Created and launched employer branding strategies
  • Ability to work in a fast growing and dynamic environment; inspired by the startup environment and willing to get into the details to ensure success
  • A genuine team player with a strong desire to help others and create memorable experiences
  • Proven dedication to follow-through and delivering results
  • High attention to detail; stellar time management and organization skills
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and problem solve independently without sacrificing quality of work
  • Proven success in communicating effectively and building strong, trusted relationships within diverse groups
  • A can-do, team mentality -- no task is too small and you’re willing to jump in when needed!
  • Ability to travel to Duolingo's Pittsburgh, PA headquarters every quarter
  • Minimum of a baccalaureate degree
  • 4+ years of high-volume recruitment experience
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience

Exceptional candidates will have...

  • Prior experience in a high-growth startup environments
  • Experience launching diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives
  • Experience recruiting for APAC and EMEA
  • Data-driven mentality, and a master at balancing efficiency and quality
  • Fluency in Textio and Gem
  • An impressive Duolingo streak!

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.