WeWork is hiring a

VP, Talent Acquisition

New York, United States

About the Role

WeWork’s Vice President of Talent Acquisition will lead a talent acquisition team dedicated to building an employment brand that equals the powerful WeWork brand; delivering an unparalleled candidate and hiring experience for prospective team members, both external and internal; and attracting top talent from around the world to join us on our explosive growth trajectory as we fulfill our mission to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.

The Vice President of Talent Acquisition will lead a talent acquisition team located in New York, London,  and other major markets around the globe. You will be responsible for leading a team supporting the talent acquisition process spanning every department and function.

The successful candidate will be responsible for brand building, process improvement, infrastructure, and growing the capabilities of the talent acquisition team, hiring managers, and candidates themselves through helping create a talent partnership model with the business.

This position reports into the SVP, Talent, who oversees our integrated approach to talent, encompassing Talent acquisition, career and talent management, leadership, management development, learning, and talent partnership.

Key Responsibilities

The Vice President, Talent Acquisition will have a number of critical responsibilities focused on partnering with the business, developing the talent acquisition team, scaling our processes, and evolving our employee value proposition strategy.  

  •   Partnering with the Business:  

o   In conjunction with other members of the talent leadership team, be a trusted advisor to internal leaders focusing on organizational design, compensation structure and responsibilities of each role
o   Determine workforce planning strategies, leveraging data to determine both short and long term recruiting plans
o   Identifying the right balance of in-house versus agency versus volume hiring methodologies

  •   Continuing to build a world-class talent acquisition team:

o   Develop high performing talent acquisition professionals through ongoing opportunities for professional development, mentorship and coaching
o   Share knowledge and best practices within the talent acquisition team, as well as broadly within the organization to ensure that WeWork’s recruiting is highly effective and valued
o   Scale the talent acquisition team globally, ensuring we have the right resource allocation and ratio of talent partners and associates with the business

  •   Scaling our Delivery Processes & Metrics Dashboard:

o   Contribute to the design and evolution of leading edge recruiting tools and processes for sourcing, assessment and onboarding
o   Develop best-in-class talent acquisition strategies, methods, referrals, direct sourcing and social media strategy
o   Build robust talent pipelines that tap into targeted universities, companies, regions and technical communities

  •   Building an Employee Value Proposition and External Presence

o   Develop a strong employment brand for WeWork, incorporating the value proposition into our recruiting processes, tools, events and social media strategies
o   Build robust talent pipelines that tap into targeted universities, companies, regions and technical communities
o   Create an exceptional candidate experience that represents our employee experience

Skills and Professional Requirements

  •    BA/BS degree required; MBA highly desirable
  • Experience recruiting in a consumer-facing / consumer service industry (particularly hospitality or retail), or high-volume professional services desirable
  • 15+ years of professional experience, with a minimum of 10 years in talent acquisition, either at a best-in-class global company or highly regarded search firm
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience leading a team of 15+ individuals, including experience leading a global team
  • Track record of regular interaction with senior-level executives in F1000 or equivalent is desirable

Critical Skills & Behaviors for Success

  •    Results-orientation:

o   Gets things done, with both a short and long-term view in mind
o   Pragmatic and outcome-oriented, leveraging data to make decisions
o   Thrives in a fast paced, agile environment with exceptional organizational skills and ability to re-prioritize on a consistent basis

  •    Thought leader who can scale a business:  

o   Thought leader for peers, clients, as well as team, getting to root causes of issues
o   Can play “high and low”, operating at both a strategic and tactical level as needed
o   Strong presenter, demonstrating the aptitude of communicating clearly and effectively to upper management and all levels across departments

  •    Collaboration focus in all interactions

o   Provide recruitment coaching and learning opportunities to hiring managers, ensuring best and leading edge practices
o   Highly collaborative with people with the ability to build relationships quickly
o   Influential to executives, colleagues and peers coming from a “we” orientation

About WeWork

WeWork is the platform for creators, providing more than tens of thousands of members around the world with space, community and services that enable them to do what they love and create their life's work. Our mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living, and our own team members are central to that goal.

The WeWork team believes deeply in the power of “we” and in the movement we’re a part of. We challenge convention and achieve amazing things through dedication and collaboration. There is a contagious energy in our spaces as we work together toward accomplishing our goals.

Our hunger for building great spaces; empowering startups, freelancers, and small businesses; and connecting interesting people is far from being satisfied. We’re just getting started, and our journey gets increasingly exciting as more team members join the movement!

Below are the values that guide who we are and everything that we do. 


We do what we love and are connected to something greater than ourselves.


We are creators, leaders and self-starters. We try new things, we challenge convention, and we’re not afraid to fail.


We are genuine to our brand, mission and values. We’re not perfect and we don’t pretend to be. We are, though, always honest and as transparent as we can be. 


We never settle. We get sh*t done and we get it done well. We’re persistent and knock down walls—literally if we have to.


We are grateful for each other, our members, and to be part of this movement. We don’t take success for granted. We’re happy to be alive.


We are in this together. This is a team effort. We always look out for one another. We value empathy; we know we’re all human, and know we can’t do any of this alone.

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