What’s so interesting about this role?

At Grindr, connection and safety are at the heart of every decision we make and this mindset extends to how we prioritize and value our internal employees. We are seeking an experienced and passionate Talent Acquisition Program Manager to translate this passion to our public employer brand so we can continue to attract top talent aligned with our mission of connecting the global LGBTQ+ community. In partnership with the Head of Talent Acquisition, you will build and own Grindr’s TA programs for employer branding and marketing, diversity and inclusion, internships, university recruiting and early career talent development, programmatic advertising, and training. Most importantly, you will apply your programmatic and project management skills to help us build world-class TA programs with heart and will work to translate and extend Grindr’s culture and values to candidates and employees internally and externally. 

What’s the job?  

  • Act as the TA team’s programmatic subject matter expert, advising internal stakeholders in a consultative manner on best practices for strategic talent program management and defining and measuring impact for those programs
  • Internship program: In partnership with the People & Places team, establish Grindr’s internship program from recruitment through to execution, including communication to leadership, training of Hiring Managers, job posting, and partnering with the Head of Talent Acquisition on capacity, timing, and needs for the execution of the program with simplicity and scalability in mind
  • External events, partnerships, and university relations: Create structure for identifying, tracking, and measuring ROI of external recruiting events and partnerships in service to broader TA goals. Using this structure, identify target events and partnerships to pursue, including university relationships for interns, recruiting-focused partnerships for DEI efforts, and public-facing events for trust building or giving back to the LGBTQ+ community
  • Diversity and inclusion: Act as a key contributor to Grindr’s global DEI strategy and drive core internal and external components of the strategy in alignment with the needs and goals of the program as identified by Grindr’s Executive Team and VP of People & Places
  • Candidate experience: As needed, overhaul and revamp candidate-facing collateral across candidate communication channels and job postings (email, text, and social media), developing solutions and modifications consistent with regional talent markets and unique needs by role function
  • Employment Marketing: Own top-of-funnel employment marketing and branding tools and solutions to engage talent across numerous platforms including LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Comparably, Built In, Indeed, and more. Manage external vendor relationships and partnerships with employment marketing partners to maximize success and ensure alignment with Grindr’s goals and objectives

What we’ll love about you

  • You have 4+ years experience in talent acquisition program management in a fast-paced technical and geographically dispersed environment with at least 1 year of dedicated work specifically on employer branding, diversity and inclusion, or university recruiting and internships
  • You value diversity in its many forms and have experience leading diversity and inclusion initiatives that have true and measurable impact for the business 
  • You have a proven history of collaborating with marketing, product, or other departments cross-functionally to set programmatic goals, drive outcomes, and produce world-class results
  • You have an authentic ability to connect with people from all walks of life; you treat everyone with equal respect and can communicate with individuals across all levels of an organization
  • You’re considered a world-class problem-solver who can use their critical thinking and relationship building skills to get through any challenge
  • You possess strong program and project management skills and are fluent in the process of setting measurable and achievable goals for programs on a quarterly basis
  • You have an eye for detail that is unrivaled and are consistently the first person to catch an error or misstep before it has downstream effects

We’ll really swoon if you are

  • Someone who has also formally worked in recruiting, either as a recruitment coordinator or recruiter in the technology sector
  • Metrics-driven with an analytical mindset; you care as much about your data integrity and measuring impact as you do about authentic storytelling and engagement
  • Forward-thinking and opportunistic; you keep a finger on the pulse of the latest technologies, tools, and trends and are able to execute creative ways to quickly reach top talent in a timely way (e.g. TikTok, text, video campaigns, podcasts, etc.)
  • Formally trained in marketing or design and are able to translate your ideas into compelling written copy or design
  • Familiar with market mapping or competitive landscape research and are able to provide market insights on top competitors for talent
  • Passionate about continuous improvement and willing to surface new technological tools and solutions for better measurement, recruitment analytics, sourcing, employer brand, diversity recruiting, or candidate experience

What you’ll love about us

  • Global impact: Grindr is the world leading LGTBQ+ social networking service. Your role will impact the lives of millions of LGTBQ+ people around the world.
  • High Growth: Like the company itself, this role offers significant room for growth and development
  • Remote First: We have offices in LA, NYC, SF, Chicago, Toronto and Taipei, though the company is set-up not just as remote-friendly, but remote-first. More than 30% of our employees work outside the cities where we have offices. Today, we are set-up to hire easily in the US, Canada and Taiwan. If you live outside one of these countries, just let us know so we can make sure we can support you.
  • Comp: Industry-competitive compensation, including equity for all employees
  • Retirement Savings: Generous 401(k) plan
  • Benefits: Flexible vacation policy
  • Family care: We provide generous insurance coverage for health, dental and vision for you and your family
  • Other Perks: Home-office stipend, many company-sponsored events, monthly snack box, and stipends for cell phone and internet

About Grindr

Since launching in 2009, Grindr has grown into the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. We have millions of daily users who use our location-based technology in almost every country in every corner of the planet.

Today, Grindr proudly represents a modern LGBTQ+ lifestyle that expands into new platforms. From social issues to original content, we continue to blaze innovative paths with a meaningful impact for our community. At Grindr, we create a safe space where you can discover, navigate, and get zero feet away from the queer world around you.

As of June 2020, Grindr has new owners with a track record of multiple successful Bay Area start-ups. The new leadership is demonstrating a renewed commitment to creating an experience for users that is safe, fun, and productive, as well as a positive & uplifting company culture in which everyone can be their best selves. At the heart of Grindr’s mission in this new chapter is a shared set of core values including transparency, accountability, experimentation (failing fast), and strong allegiance to the LGBTQ+ community.

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