Manager, Talent Acquisition

Location: Remote/Virtual

Req #201081

Manager, Talent Acquisition (remote)

The Castlight team is growing, and we are looking for an exceptional recruiting manager to join our team!  As the Talent Acquisition Manager you will lead a team of 5+ talent acquisition professionals distributed across in remote locations, including recruiters, sourcers, and coordinators, supporting all of the hiring needs for Castlight Health.  As TA Manager, you will be a trusted partner to the business in helping to drive effective and innovative recruitment strategies to support the company’s increasing hiring needs.

This is a highly visible and critical role to the organization, that Recruiting experience, keeping abreast of current market conditions, strong relationship building, effective team leadership, and overall business savvy will be the main keys to success. 

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Hiring Partner:

  • Develop strong and trusted partnerships with business managers and senior leaders, and HR Business Partners
  • Responsible for all aspects of the candidate attraction strategy for the organization
  • Manage flexible resourcing for the TA team, including forward-looking strategies, as well as quickly adaptive strategies, needed to support ongoing and changing hiring needs for the organization
  • Consult with business leaders and HR partners regarding workforce planning strategies including forecasting staffing needs and addressing talent gaps
  • Partner closely with process stakeholders for interviews, TA systems, onboarding, etc., to ensure we are removing obstacles and creating a sense of shared accountability between our teams
  • Regularly report out on progress, raise areas of concern, and work through creative solutions with our business leaders
  • Work closely with Head of Talent Acquisition on senior leadership, business critical, and executive roles, personally managing some of these key searches and business relationships

Lead a High-Performing Recruiting Team:

  • Lead, develop, and coach your team, driving a high performance, including actively fostering and mentoring their career and skills growth
  • Coach the team to become trusted talent advisors to the business groups they support
  • Conduct regular team meetings and 1:1s with your team to closely understand their activity and to help remove barriers to success
  • Ensure your team clearly understand their objectives and how those tie into the larger strategy during regular check-ins and performance reviews
  • Analyze recruiting and business data, understanding key metrics to continually strive for improvement and excellence, and to set measurable goals to which you and your team will be accountable

Talent Acquisition SME:

  • Develop and lead creative sourcing strategies, which may include deep research into specific skills and/or competitive market landscape
  • Develop and lead strategy for hiring candidates from Diverse backgrounds and experience, ensuring we have an inclusive process throughout the hiring lifecycle
  • Oversee the recruiting processes for creating talent pipelines, referral networks, and specific tools and resources to identify passive candidates
  • Provide guidance to team on how to recruiting best practices, including sourcing, interviewing, screening, and other necessary processes, including creative approaches for difficult to fill roles
  • Stay on top of internal, market, and competitor trends, including areas such as compensation, benefits, and turnover
  • Ensures that recruiting and hiring activities are following all local, state, and federal regulations and policies, and that integrity is at the heart of everything we do
  • Build a talent ecosystem strategy, including working closely with business partners in location strategy, level of experience in hiring, and developing a robust intern program to focus on hiring the next generation of talent
  • Ensure the right tools and processes are in place for the recruiting team to be successful, both in meeting their hiring goals, and in creating the best possible experience for hiring managers, interviewers, and candidates

Qualifications Required:

  • 8+ years of demonstrated success in a progressive, high-volume hiring environment with minimum 2+ years of team leadership experience
  • Experience as a recruiter or recruiting manager in a fast-paced technology environment is preferred
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems, job boards, and other TA-focused technologies
  • Must possess solid written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal capabilities, and strong presentation experience
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, manage multiple deadlines, oversee projects, influence without authority, and drive actions necessary for desired results
  • Excellent people management/leadership skills with the ability to coach, mentor and develop team members of all experience levels, including in a remote environment
  • Experience developing teams to be highly effective/ highly engaged brand ambassadors
  • Strong ability to analyze recruiting data to glean key insights on current TA performance and communicate long term trends in our industry
  • Strong executive presence, combined with excellent communication, organizational, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity in a fluid and dynamic work environment
  • Advanced Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  • Undergraduate degree desired

Skills Required:

  • This position requires a perceptive person, who can develop and maintaining positive relationships with individuals at all levels within the organization as well as with external resources and applicants
  • Highly collaborative with strong business acumen
  • Flexible and adaptive approach and leadership style
  • No ego; ability to roll-up sleeves and jump in wherever is needed across the team to deliver results
  • Relationship-driven and Customer-focused
  • Values Diversity
  • Both Critical and Creative thinking

Our Values

One team. On a mission. Making things happen.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Castlight culture values and celebrates different backgrounds, perspectives, and points of view. We believe our diversity helps drive creativity and innovation. We strive to make everyone feel included, valued, and engaged; enable them to do their best work; and build their careers here at Castlight. That is why diversity and inclusion are more than just words to us. Rather, they are a commitment to a culture where employees feel respected and empowered to share their ideas and deliver the best results.

Learn more about our continuing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

About Castlight

Castlight is on a mission to make it as easy as humanly possible to navigate healthcare and live happier, healthier, more productive lives. Our health navigation platform connects with hundreds of health vendors, benefits resources, and plan designs, giving rise to the world’s first comprehensive app for all health needs. We guide individuals—based on their unique profile—to the best resources available to them, whether they are healthy, chronically ill, or actively seeking medical care. In doing so, we help companies regain control over rising healthcare costs and get more value from their benefits investments. Castlight revolutionized the healthcare sector with the introduction of data-driven price transparency tools in 2008 and the first consumer-grade wellbeing platform in 2012. Today, Castlight serves as the health navigation platform for millions of people and is a trusted partner to many of the largest employers in the world. We are headquartered in San Francisco, and can be found online at and on the New York Stock Exchange as CSLT.

Castlight Health provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Castlight Health will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Castlight Health does not accept unsolicited assistance from recruitment search firms for employment opportunities. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Castlight Health via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a signed search agreement on Castlight’s form in place ahead of time will be deemed the sole property of Castlight Health. In such cases, no fee will be paid or payable in the event the candidate is hired by Castlight as a result of the submission.