Director of Recruiting

Galileo Learning - Oakland, CA - Full time

Galileo Learning - Oakland, CA - Full time


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Galileo is looking for a Director of Recruiting who is both visionary and a deft executor, ready to greet a large-scale hiring operation with eagerness. Our performance-driven, people-focused Director will join our People Operations leadership team, and be our in-house talent acquisition visionary.

We value divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply.


  • 5+ years in a talent acquisition role.
  • 5+ years of people-oriented management experience and leadership: people want to work with you and for you.
  • 5+ years of performance management or metrics accountability responsibility.
  • Experience managing vendors and recruiting campaigns, including cost negotiation.
  • Demonstrated experience building and scaling systems.
  • Readiness to stick around: we find that our teams and team members benefit from a 3-year minimum commitment.


  • You’ll create and execute the plan to find great people (in large numbers) to join the Galileo team, and will constantly envision ways to do that better, hitting or beating all performance targets along the way. You’ll develop and collaborate on overall strategy, then work with your team to call 3,000 summer staff, 75 Camp Directors and 50 HQ hires to our cause annually. You’ll customize plans for different geographies — from states to specific communities — and collaborate with regional and territory directors.
  • You’ll establish the metrics used to track hiring success, measure progress toward goals, and nimbly adjust plans to respond to performance weekly. You’ll regularly communicate hiring progress to hiring team members and the greater company.
  • You’ll build Galileo’s bench. You’ll create the plan for sharing our jobs with warm leads, and strategically communicate about key positions.
  • You’ll build and manage relationships. With your colleagues, with strategic partners, and with vendors. You’ll collect information and liaise to make our talent game stronger.
  • You’ll lead, support, collaborate and develop. You’ll work closely with other People Operations leaders, stakeholders and hiring managers throughout Galileo, and your own team. You’ll be a supportive manager with high expectations, and will thoughtfully push your team to greatness.

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Hr / Recruiting

Experience Level

Mid Level

Galileo Learning

We think the world needs innovators. We also think kids who learn to explore and fail without fear—the essence of innovation—are happier, more creative and more confident when faced with life’s challenges. And we think kids with these skills are more likely to change our world and be the masters of their own.

The Galileo People Operations team is not your average Human Resources department. You’ll be on a team that approaches everything — from the way we attract and select candidates to the quality of service and the benefits offered to our employees — in a way that reflects the pride we take in hiring and retaining exceptional staff teams. Unlike traditional full-cycle recruiters, our Outreach sub-team works to source and drive applicants, while you and your team will be focused on candidate assessment and related strategy and processes.

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