Employee Referrals, Program Manager

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Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 73 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Build and drive employee referral policy and programs to encourage Coinbase to refer top talent.  
  • Create programs and processes to drive both active and passive referrals through Coinbase professional networks.
  • Develop employee referral strategies to find, engage, and hire top talent anywhere in the world.
  • Effectively communicate the referral process and policy and priorities of hiring needs.  
  • Track, measure and continuously improve the effectiveness of the referral program.
  • Produce meaningful results through the referral program - Volume of Referrals, Quality of Referrals, Time to Hire, Diversity, Candidate and Referrer Experience.
  • Partner with executives, leadership, referrers and candidates on all aspects of the hiring process 
  • Analyze and report on progress consistently; continually adjust strategy as needed while making decisions informed by data.
  • Advocate Coinbase’s passion for inclusion and diversity initiatives, and continue to grow our company as an inclusive, special place.


What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • 8+ years of recruiting/staffing/HR experience in a technical industry or company.
  • 3+ years of Employee Referral program experience.
  • Deep knowledge across the entire candidate lifecycle, from talent mapping, research, sourcing, interviewing, to closing.
  • Demonstrated prowess in creating innovative and unique ways to proactively find and engage pipelines of niche talent, globally.
  • Ability to think strategically and proactively, with a data-driven approach to decision-making.
  • Impeccable detail orientation and customer service mentality in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Collaborative attitude with an eagerness to pitch in and help with anything, even when it’s a task that’s new to you.


Nice to haves:

  • Experience in startup culture.
  • Expertise in companies with a global, distributed workforce.

ID: R24129

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

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