Director of Recruiting at Hopper

| Greater Boston Area
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At Hopper, we’re on a mission to make booking travel faster, easier, and more transparent. We are leveraging the power that comes from combining massive amounts of data and machine learning to build the world’s fastest-growing travel app -- one that enables our customers to save money and travel more. With over $235M CAD in funding from leading investors in both Canada and the US, Hopper is primed to continue its path toward becoming the go-to way to book travel as the world continues its shift to mobile.
Recognized as the fastest-growing travel app by Forbes and one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company two years in a row, Hopper has been downloaded over 40 million times and has helped travelers plan over 100 million trips and counting. The app has received high praise in the form of mobile accolades such as the Webby Award for Best Travel App of 2019, the Google Play Award for Standout Startup of 2016 and Apple’s App Store Best of 2015. 
Take off with us!
The Director of Recruiting will drive Hopper’s global hiring efforts by owning the entire talent strategy, implementation and execution from branding, candidate experience, tools, reporting & and everything in between. Hopper strives to be an exceptional, innovative and inclusive environment and the Director will build out processes and strategies to support this.
In this role you will report to the Head of People Operations and join a strategic and collaborative group that is highly engaged with the business goals. We are excited to welcome a self-motivated, results oriented visionary builder to the team.


  • Provide transformational leadership to establish and execute on a recruiting plan that delivers business results
  • Administer the tools, strategies, and processes to successfully meet Hopper’s global hiring demands
  • Manage and motivate a team of highly engaged, passionate and hard-working recruiters and coordinators
  • Drive employment brand activities and actively seek out new opportunities
  • Create, distribute and monitor recruiting data to continually drive decisions
  • Build relationships at all levels of leadership to understand business objectives, hiring needs and challenges
  • Support the development of a strategic and creative talent sourcing plan
  • And all the usual stuff that you would expect when leading a very important function within a high growing and innovative company.


  • Exceptional leadership and management skills with a proven record of building out teams and processes.
  • Excellent collaboration, relationship and consultative skills, with internal and external contacts at all levels within the organization.
  • Discretion; the ability to reliably and professionally handle sensitive information
  • Passion and curiosity about the travel industry and of course Hopper!
  • Interest and ability to work in a super collaborative, high-tech, fast-paced environment.
  • (Bonus) Experience with Lever Applicant Tracking System
  • Ability to travel to all Hopper offices (25% of the time)

Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
Dynamic and entrepreneurial team where pushing limits is everyday business
100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans
Access to a 401k (Boston) or Retirement Savings Plan (Montreal)
Easy commute with a paid-for public transportation or parking pass
IATA Travel Agent Card for discounts in the travel industry
Fully stocked kitchen with: coffee/tea, beer, bagels and snacks (both healthy and not-healthy)
In Cambridge, work in a historic factory building near Kendall Square; in Montreal, work in an artist’s loft in the Mile End
Team lunches, offsite activities and much more!

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275 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

What are Hopper Perks + Benefits

Hopper Benefits Overview

Stay healthy
Full medical, dental, and vision benefits. Life insurance. Long and short-term disability plans. All on us.

Get paid
Competitive salary. Company stock options. Commuter benefits. 401(k) and RSP retirement savings plan.

We take food seriously
Catered lunches, Montreal bagels, kombucha on tap, craft beer, endless snacks, espresso machine

Learn something new
At-work French classes, book clubs, board game nights, forensic Fridays, lunchtime debates, table time

Be yourself
Casual work environment, loft-like workspaces, slack channels for every interest group

Take off
Flexible work schedule and vacation plan. Emergency travel assistance. IATA card.

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2000 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Hopper's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses - plus we reimburse anything payed into the deductible!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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