Want to work on something that matters? Ladder is life insurance built to be instant, simple, and smart. Life insurance is a fundamentally good product for families and communities. Unfortunately, the traditional life insurance process is unnecessarily burdensome, involving in-person meetings with agents, physical paperwork, and 6-8 weeks of waiting. This outdated process has resulted in a $16 trillion coverage gap in the United States.

We are a growing team of innovators going after this huge market by putting the user at the center of product design. We are creating a company built on technology, design, and data, so users can get the coverage they want and need.

What You'll Do

  • Lead full-cycle recruiting (for both technical and non-technical roles), including creative and targeted sourcing, efficient screening and scheduling, and effective acquisition strategies
  • Partner with hiring managers to articulate key requirements and characteristics, and then draft engaging and inclusive, job descriptions
  • Contribute to designing and executing talent engagement strategies, and producing creative and compelling messaging
  • Analyze recruiting metrics to test and learn. Proactively communicate learnings and use data to drive on-going improvements
  • Identify new partnerships with outside organizations and agencies that are beneficial for growth, brand awareness, and networking
  • Keep a pulse on market trends and drive internal thought leadership on recruiting and hiring
  • Develop internal talent-acquisition best practices, including coaching and training on interviewing best practices, drafting compelling job postings, and ensuring a smooth candidate experience. Conduct internal trainings and educate on inclusiveness/unconscious bias, interview effectiveness, etc.

Who You Are

  • People person. Building relationships for you is as automatic as breathing. You are a great listener, and build trust quickly and easily
  • High emotional intelligence. Awareness, level-headedness, and tact in all types of relationships
  • Great communicator. Your communication style is clear, honest, objective, empathetic and constructive, both written and verbal
  • Start-up mentality. Self-starter who will roll up their sleeves, stay organized and get stuff done
  • Process juggler. Resourceful, detail-oriented guru who loves building process and possesses the ability to pivot between different tasks and responsibilities
  • Teamwork. You value collaboration and helping the team succeed
  • Creative. You think outside of the box; you love coming up with innovative recruiting sources, and new ways to engage with candidates and support employees

What You've Done

  • 5+ years working in recruiting, ideally at a start-up
  • Demonstrated success in sourcing and hiring great candidates
  • Experience in full-cycle recruiting, including establishing recruiting best practices
  • Familiarity, experience in improving workflows, processes, efficiencies and standing up programs
  • Experience managing external relationships and partnerships


  • Experience using an Applicant Tracking System (we use Greenhouse), sourcing tools (LinkedIn, Top Funnel)
  • Familiarity using Mac and Google products [Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, Sheets]
  • Familiarity using Slack a plus

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