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Director of Talent Acquisition

Human Resources | Santa Barbara, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Join the Mobile Future with Tapjoy

Tapjoy is a creative workplace, comprised of people with different backgrounds, cultures, skill sets, and global perspectives. With offices all over the globe, Tapjoy provides mobile engagement and monetization services for leading advertisers and app developers. Advertisers rely on Tapjoy's diverse suite of rewarded Interplay™ ads including video and rich media to impact performance. Developers utilize our technology and mobile expertise to acquire and monetize users. The Tapjoy SDK is currently embedded in over 20,000 mobile apps, reaching 620 million monthly active users. Additionally, Tapjoy works with Fortune 500 brands and the Top 200 grossing app developers.

Here at Tapjoy, we promote a Joyful, Engaged, Trustworthy, and Innovative workplace with our company core values, and regularly celebrate and recognize the people who embody our values. Tapjoy believes its people are its greatest investments and we take extra care to support your time inside and outside of work with a multitude of benefits. In order to maintain what makes us so special here, we are committed to continued education and involvement in our community to protect and expand our one-of-a-kind workplace.

Position Title: Director of Talent Acquisition

Position Description: 

Tapjoy is looking for a Director of Talent Acquisition to support the existing recruiting team as peak performers. We are a fast-paced, stable startup that is growing out our employee workforce in all directions. In this role, you will optimize candidate experience and assist our recruiters, sourcers, and coordinators to reach their maximum potential. You’ll be successful in this role if you are a natural connector, intuitive, and dedicated to employee wellbeing and growth.

Core Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with HR, recruiting, and executives to communicate your strategy, pipeline, and deadlines

  • Lead the recruiting team by continuously improving processes 

  • Be an expert in your space: be on pulse with industry changes, layoffs, etc. (prior involvement in gaming, adtech, or mobile industries are a huge plus)

  • Explore and evaluate new resources that can elevate team performance (ATS demos, sourcing tools, agencies)

  • Remain hands-on and take responsibility for filling the most challenging roles 

  • Partner with Diversity & Inclusion on events and strategies

  • Build and deliver interview training courses for all employees

Core Competencies include: 

  • Consciousness of employer brand and strong storytelling skills 

  • Ability to identify candidates who best match for our values (JETI: Joyful, Engaged, Trustworthy, Innovative)

  • Having a vast existing network to tap into 

  • Maintain an equal opportunity environment

  • Being a natural relationship builder

  • Past experience supporting high performing recruiting teams 

  • Desire to mentor, coach, and encourage recruiters of all levels 

  • Passionate about creating a positive and consistent candidate experience 

  • Data-driven, with a proven record of using data to make organizational change 

  • Confident ramping up with any ATS software (we currently use JobScore)


  • 10+ years of hands on recruiting experience (focus on technical recruiting is a major bonus!)

  • 5+ years of people management skills

  • Past experience recruiting internationally is a plus

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to create clarity out of ambiguity

  • Prior experience working directly with executives to hire in line with business goals

  • Previous experience at a fast-paced startup, or high growth company

Tapjoy is a one-of-a-kind workplace, comprised of people with different backgrounds, cultures, skill sets and global perspectives. In order to maintain what makes us so special here, we support work-life balance both inside and outside the office in many ways.

If you want to learn about building an amazing team with industry-leading technology, you want to surround yourself with brilliant, passionate entrepreneurial teammates at Tapjoy.

Tapjoy is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion lead to stronger, more innovative teams and better business results; we want to draw from the broadest talent pool possible and encourage qualified applicants. Tapjoy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, color, age, sexual orientation, gender (including identity and expression), disability (mental or physical), religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification protected by applicable law; we will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, and pursuant to applicable fair chance ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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