About Us:

Rent the Runway (RTR)  is transforming the way we get dressed by pioneering the world’s first Closet in the Cloud. Founded in 2009, RTR has disrupted the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by inspiring women with a more joyful, sustainable and financially-savvy way to feel their best every day. As the ultimate destination for circular fashion, the brand now offers infinite points of access to its shared closet via a fully customizable subscription to fashion, one-time rental or ownership. RTR offers designer apparel, accessories and home decor from 700+ brand partners and has built in-house proprietary technology and a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO and Co-Founder Jennifer Hyman’s leadership, RTR has been named to CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” five times in ten years, and has been placed on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list multiple times, while Hyman herself has been named to the “TIME 100” most influential people in the world and as one of People magazine’s “Women Changing the World.”

About the Job:

Rent the Runway is looking for a Director of Recruiting to lead recruiting for our technical functions, which includes engineering, product, and data.  In this critical leadership role you will lead a team of recruiters and carry your own req load of key roles. You will partner closely with business stakeholders and people leadership to develop best in class sourcing strategies, interview process and candidate experience to support the growth of these teams in a highly competitive market. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Oversee full cycle recruiting for the engineering, IT, product and data functions including:
    • Owning req load of key leadership positions and critical hires
    • Developing an effective recruitment strategy for each sub-function, introducing proactive ideas and innovative solutions including nuanced approaches for hard to fill positions
    • Creating a robust, always on recruiting strategy to build a constant talent pipeline  
    • Tracking your team’s progress (meeting metrics for hiring and retention), surfacing key metrics to leadership and iterating recruiting strategy as needed
    • Leading and mentoring a team of recruiters and coordinators that support each individual function
  • Develop a unique diversity recruiting strategy that aims to improve representation of RTR’s technical talent, including:
    • Establishing relevant partnerships that generate a pipeline of talent
    • Networking and engaging active and passive talent in creative ways
    • Maintain a diverse pipeline of leads and identify future opportunities that could align with the candidate’s interests as well as business needs
    • Partner with hiring teams and the wider talent acquisition team to build effective sourcing strategies and interview processes related to DEI
  • Become quickly immersed into the culture and business needs and various functions / teams as well RTR as a whole in order to effectively understand the candidate profile that will be the most successful at Rent the Runway.
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with key leaders in order to understand their department structure, key initiatives and projects, evaluate talent needs, and contribute ideas, solutions and tools for constantly evolving our recruiting practices.
  • Maintain a high level of industry awareness, specifically within the tech landscape to keep tabs on emerging and transitioning businesses, industry news, competitive analysis, etc.

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 8+ years of relevant recruiting experience in fast paced, tech-based and digitally driven environments
  • Experience leading and mentoring a high performing team plus strong leadership capabilities, must be an excellent mentor and motivational manager
  • Established network of candidates and knowledge of the NYC tech market; proven track record of hiring exceptionally talented people and creating lasting relationships with business partners
  • Demonstrated success implementing innovative ways to attract and retain candidates - must be an out-of-the-box thinker and have creative ways of approaching problems
  • Self-confident, self-motivated and highly-organized with a strong sense of personal accountability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, presentation, facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Proficiency using ATS systems, sourcing tools, job boards, etc. 
  • Passionate about ensuring that each candidate who interviews at Rent the Runway has a unique and positive experience


At Rent the Runway, we’re committed to the wellbeing of our employees, and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our inclusive benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program  - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention.
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, and have some fun!
  • Exclusive employee subscription and rental discounts -  to ensure you experience the magic of renting the runway (and give us valued feedback!).
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered.
  • 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events and outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!
  • Hybrid Work - when our corporate employees return to the office post COVID they will have the option to work remotely 2-3 days a week, in accordance with Company policies. 


RTR is requiring all US corporate employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to work in person, unless an employee requires a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.  If you believe that you may require an accommodation, please apply for any roles that interest you and if hired, you will receive information on how to request a reasonable accommodation after your start date. RTR will evaluate all such requests in accordance with Company policy and applicable law.   

Rent the Runway is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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Rent the Runway is committed to ensuring that we attract diverse talent and strengthen our culture of diversity and inclusion.  As an equal opportunity employer, our employment decisions are based on objective qualifications, experience, and ability.  As a result, individuals seeking employment at Rent the Runway are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence or sex offense, reproductive health decision, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

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