Head of Talent

| Santa Monica
About the Head of Talent at Headspace:
Headspace is looking for a stellar Head of Talent Leader, based in our Santa Monica Headquarters, reporting into the VP of People Operations.
This individual will play a vital role in continuing to build out and grow our Talent function. As our Head of Talent you will set the strategy and tone in leading the efforts to recruit top talent for each role; developing a recruitment and selection process that is best in class. The leadership at Headspace realizes that it is the talent of the team and the company culture that defines a great organization. This position will be responsible for attracting the world-class talent necessary to manage the growth of the company; maintaining speed in hiring while not compromising on quality.

How your skills and passion will come to life at Headspace:

  • You will be a proven business leader with Talent Acquisition functional experience, ideally in a fast paced startup or entrepreneurial environment.
  • You will have a proven track record in building and leading a TA organization (technical & non-technical) that supports the business objectives and will have demonstrated immediate impact on organizational results.
  • You will act as coach, mentor, strategist, trusted advisor, and expert on matters related to recruiting and interviewing. 
  • You have both strong strategic capabilities but aren’t afraid to dig into the details to solve a problem.
  • You will have the skills and insights to be of counsel to the leadership team and be able to influence when needed, providing recommendations on new strategies and/or tradeoffs.
  • You will be able to provide insight into ATS system requirements and design.
  • You will develop strategies around: immigration, relocation, compensation, and marketplace research.
  • You will create a metrics focused organization that drives accountability to the hiring managers and creates a top tier candidate experience.

What you’ve accomplished:

  • 10+ years of increasing levels of responsibility and leadership acting in Talent Acquisition, with at least 5 years in a leadership position.
  • Experience in a tech or startup environment is key; understanding the unique challenges faced in recruiting technical talent.
  • Evidence in successfully building, scaling and leading a Talent Acquisition function; aligning actions with business priorities, and operating in a hands-on manner.
  • Demonstrated success in leading through growth and change, developing Talent Acquisition strategy and best practice processes to achieve the company’s hiring objectives.
  • Depth of experience with creative sourcing and closing techniques.

How to get started: If you’re excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Headspace, please apply with your CV and a cover letter that best expresses your interest and unique qualifications.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • MicroservicesLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Headspace is located in the heart of Santa Monica on Michigan and Cloverfield. Bergamont train station is right behind our office.
2415 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

What are Headspace Perks + Benefits

Headspace Benefits Overview

Unlimited Time Off
Lifetime Headspace Subscription
$500/year learning and development budget
$75 gym stipend
Daily catered lunch and fully stocked fridge
Parking
Full Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage
Voluntary Coverage
Basic Life AD&D
Flexible Spending Account
401k
Commuter Benefit

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
$75 gym stipend each month
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Unlimited Paid Time Off Poilicy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$500 Conference budget
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Quarterly Hackathons. Optional group meditations daily. Competitive salaries. Unlimited PTO. Daily catered lunch.

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