Director, Talent Acquisition at Inspire

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Inspire’s People team is seeking a Director, Talent Acquisition who will be an exceptional addition to our growing team. As a Recruiting Leader at Inspire, you will adopt a “talent as a product” approach to building and iterating on hiring practices to enable our leaders to build world-class teams that crush our goals, live our values and accelerate our mission.


  1. Recruiting: Take on key priority hires directly, to source and attract top talent for business-critical needs 
  2. Optimize the talent acquisition flow and reporting: create the most efficient, data-driven, hiring system possible that results in high-quality talent delivered on time, on budget while maintaining high approval ratings from candidates we reject. 
  3. Identify & Attract Great Talent: Deeply understand the mindset of talent we seek to attract and build online and offline experiences to articulate our value as an employer to people we seek to hire. 
  4. Design the Candidate Experience- ensure candidates leave their interview understanding Inspire’s Mission, Goals and Values in a way that makes them desire an offer. 
  5. Build a Culture of Talent Acquisition: train and coach talent acquisition capabilities in all Inspire leaders and Avengers. 
  6. Project Management - Partner with a team of internal and agency recruiters to fill priority roles quickly 


  • Hire, train and develop high performing recruiting & recruiting operations team
  • Source and attract talent for business critical roles
  • Review and refresh the talent acquisition flow that reliably results in high quality hires, on time 
  • Build interview tools that support hiring managers as recruiters from job req creation to onboarding 
  • Develop 30, 90, 180 talent check-in tools, and use metrics to improve hiring accuracy 
  • Identify opportunities to eliminate the effects of unconscious bias in the interview process 
  • Optimize the ATS (Greenhouse) to support refined acquisition flow, and produce actionable reporting 
  • Advise headcount planning process to ensure we’re setting realistic, attainable goals 
  • Establish cost per acquisition metric, and identify ways to spend our recruiting budget more wisely 
  • Incentivize internal culture of recruiting through referral bonuses and hiring manager rewards with an eye on diversity, equity and inclusion


  • 90% hired within 30 days of the plan 
  • 100% new hires meet or exceed expectations at 90-day new hire assessment 


  • Teacher - energized by enabling others to build their recruiting skills over time 
  • Flexible - has a clear point of view on the right way, but willing to allow for freedom within a framework 
  • Confidence- quickly establishes themselves as a trusted advisor 
  • Inquisitive - ask questions to understand and gain perspective 
  • Authentic - connects easily with others through honesty, compassion, and vulnerability 


  • Must Have
    • 10+ years of experience in full cycle recruiting, with a focus on direct sourcing of hard to attract talent
    • 3+ years leading high functioning recruiting teams
    • Proven experience building/using talent acquisition dashboards to understand and optimize the recruiting process 
    • Solid understanding of recruiting systems, such as ATS and candidate sourcing tools 
    • Strong understanding of Recruiting and HR functions and interdependencies with other functions 
    • Experience building new systems and processes within a strong existing culture 
    • Self-starter with ability to work with little direction and produce results 
  • Nice to Have
    • Experience working in a high volume, fast paced startup environment 
    • Experience with Tableau, Greenhouse, or Trinet PEO 
    • ATS or HRIS implementation experience 
    • Strong technical recruiting experience preferred
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3402 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

An Insider's view of Inspire

How does your team reward individual success?

Each month we award an "Avenger of the Month". This is an employee that embodies one of our values: Own It, Study It, Coach It, Live It.



What are Inspire Perks + Benefits

Inspire Benefits Overview

Inspire’s culture balances the serious nature and tone of a professional company with the move-fast-and-execute tone of a rapidly growing emerging tech company. We believe in working hard and producing, but doing it in a positive and friendly environment where collaboration is rampant.

Inspire calls its employees Avengers. It’s a team out to even the score on behalf of the common man, to challenge the status quo and confront apathy and old-world bureaucracy. Every Avenger lives for the mission: To build the world’s most consumer-focused clean power platform and inspire a connected moment towards a brighter energy future. Avengers are scrappy, restless, humble and committed to balancing passion with purpose and profit.

Inspire offers competitive compensation and equity packages, plus benefits such as health, vision, life, and dental insurance - Not to mention, unlimited vacation, 401(k) plan, a dog friendly workplace & LOTS of cupcakes!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Inspire provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Inspire sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Full-time Inspire employees receive unlimited PTO.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Inspire offers relocation assistance for certain roles.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Inspire offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Inspire hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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