Head of University Recruiting & Programs

Pinterest, San Francisco, CA, US

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About Pinterest:  

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. In your role, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping Pinners make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

We’re looking for a Head of University Recruiting that is motivated to lead  our university portfolio (hiring + programming both domestically and internationally) and a team of high velocity recruiters and program managers searching for and fostering the best early career talent in the tech space. You’ll be responsible for developing and driving our holistic university strategy and find yourself partnering directly with leadership across the organization to lead and create a strategy to help us find, attract, hire, and retain great early career talent. We’ll look to you to influence existing processes and programs while owning strategy and recommendations for future improvements including designing processes that drive towards scalability, efficiency, velocity and an enhanced candidate experience. As a programs and talent hiring expert, the team will look to you to provide direction and mentorship in order to overcome obstacles and plan for the best path forward. Come join a fun team that thrives on being obsessed with the details, loves to learn, and enjoys bringing the best and brightest students to Pinterest to build a product that helps people all over the world discover and do what they love.

What you’ll do:

  • In partnership with stakeholders, establish vision, strategy, and success for a high functioning university team (hiring + programs management); how can we scale university offerings across the globe
  • Build, lead, motivate, manage and mentor a high-performing team, including recruiters and program managers. A large part of your role will be organizational design and scaling the team to meet the needs of the business.
  • Create and drive all campus recruiting strategies, initiatives, and events with a focus on virtual and distributed approach
  • Design and execute year-round strategies and programs to strengthen our brand and presence at targeted universities across the globe
  • Analyze and report on progress consistently; use data, tools, and prior knowledge to load balance, quickly and nibley shift resources, and scale to meet the demands of the business
  • Work closely stakeholders and support teams to create an exceptional, inclusive, and structured interview experience
  • Establish, implement and maintain effective cross-functional processes and workflows to anticipate, understand, prioritize and exceed the needs and requirements of our candidates and business partners  
  • Drive towards consistency and standardization, eliminating inefficiencies
  • Other – own OKRs, reporting, budgeting, and more!  

What we’re looking for:

  • Prior experience in a University, Industry Recruiting, or Programs role in the technology industry
  • 4+ years of experience managing either through university, HR/recruiting programs, or technical recruiting team
  • 4+ years of experience leading or developing/building programs with proven experience using metrics, data analysis, and reporting to drive outcomes
  • 2+ years experience with international hiring and programs presence or expansion
  • Demonstrated experience establishing programs and/or hiring strategies and targets leading them end-to-end while scaling for growth
  • You use your strong strategic, tactical breadth and judgement, ability to quickly ramp up, to break down complex problems into actionable pieces including risk assessment and trade-offs regardless of program, technology or process
  • Collaborative and solutions oriented, with experience working with and influencing colleagues at all levels
  • You welcome the challenge to translate conceptual thinking into thoughtful action. Focusing on execution and delivery in a data-informed environment
  • Curiosity and interest in the craft of Recruiting for talent is a must. You amplify the impact of the Recruiting team
  • You are comfortable with a fast-changing environment and are well versed in managing  ambiguity with the ability to prioritize, flex, and lead through change 
  • You’ve learned from prior experiences and hold yourself to a high bar, you find creative ways to communicate and engage teams and partners
  • Strong communication skills, ability to work cross-functionally to identify opportunities and deliver solutions.
  • Location: Bay Area preferred but open to Seattle and Los Angeles


Our Commitment to Diversity:

At Pinterest, our mission is to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love—and that includes our employees. We’re taking on the most exciting challenges of our working lives, and we succeed with a team that represents an inclusive and diverse set of identities and backgrounds.

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