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Director of Recruitment

Rolling Deadline  |  Full-Time Job  |  Los Angeles, CA US


Reports to: Chief People Officer

Location: Los Angeles or New York City

Hours: Full time

About Trevor:
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. We are a non-profit that provides 24/7 life-saving support via phone, text, and chat. We also operate the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth and run innovative research, education, and advocacy programs. We’ve been saving lives every day for over 20 years.

Overview of the Role:
Reporting to the Chief People Officer, the Director of Recruitment will lead organization-wide recruitment efforts to support The Trevor Project’s growth and life-saving work. The Director will build and implement strategies to recruit and hire a diverse staff of exceptional people through inclusive hiring practices. Managing a team of 4+, and partnering closely with stakeholders across the organization (i.e. hiring managers and the People team), the Director will support bringing on exceptional talent to accomplish The Trevor Project’s broader strategic goals.

Who you are:

People person. You love working with people and know how to excite them about our life-saving work

Entrepreneurial. You have a track record of successfully building impactful talent initiatives. You’re ready to roll up your sleeves and support as needed to get the job done

Results- and data-oriented. You are driven by results and informed by data. You operate with urgency and efficiency. You know how to identify problems and create informed and comprehensive strategies to make progress and get results

Relationship builder. You love collaborating and sharing ideas. You have the ability to cultivate relationships. You understand that people are the core of who we are and place a premium on customer service

Clear communicator. You can communicate clearly and concisely. You’re great at getting and giving respectful and productive feedback to candidates and co-workers

Highly organized. You know how to manage multiple projects and prioritize appropriately. You create clear and logical systems and processes to support your work and that of the organization

Passionate. You care about LGBTQ youth. You care about saving lives. You want to come to work and feel inspired every day. You want to change the world

Fun. The work we do is very serious, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun. You know how to work hard, and know when it’s time to celebrate successes!

What you’ll do:

Manage full-cycle recruitment, including building a diverse and talented candidate pipeline, conducting resume screens, phone and in-person or video interviews, and expertly managing all stages of candidate experience across levels and functional areas.

Build a strong brand and value proposition to attract top talent including a clear and compelling articulation of The Trevor Project’s mission, work, and opportunities for joining Team Trevor.

Develop and refine the recruitment strategies, processes, and systems necessary to support Trevor’s rapidly growing team, while ensuring an exceptionally positive candidate experience throughout.

Continuously assess to ensure hiring processes are representative of Trevor’s values of diversity and inclusion.

Build strong, trusting relationships with hiring managers throughout the organization, coaching, developing, and delivering trainings on hiring and interviewing best practices

Oversee the recruitment team, both supporting their professional development and growth, and ensuring key goals and outcomes are met.

Craft a strategy to proactively source candidates, maintaining a pipeline of applicants for reoccurring and hard to fill positions.

Utilize data and metrics to drive decision-making around talent and staffing strategy and to ensure continual improvement.

Partner closely with the People Operations team to ensure a seamless transition for candidates as they join Team Trevor.


Generous vacation and holidays (like a full day off to celebrate Harvey Milk Day!), and Summer Fridays

Comprehensive health insurance (we pay 100% of your premiums for medical, dental, and life), including gender affirmation surgery

Fun office environment and passionate team. It’s NBD around here if Jonathan Van Ness or Imagine Dragons drops into our office

The Trevor Project is an equal opportunity employer

Meaningful work at an organization that is saving the lives of LGBTQ young people every day

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