Protocol Labs

Senior Leadership Recruiter

Job Description

Posted on: 
2023-04-18 09:22

As a vital Protocol Labs Recruiting team member, the Leadership Recruiter works closely with our leadership teams to identify and nurture promising passive and active leadership candidates from various channels. We work in a remote environment and seek a recruiter who is a self-starter, a great communicator, personable, professional, and upbeat! We’re obsessive about candidate experience and aim to treat every candidate we engage as a community member, regardless of the outcome. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Talent at Protocol Labs

The Talent Team at Protocol Labs is crucial to our work, and we’re looking for a new Leadership Recruiter to join our team. As a Leadership Recruiter, you will work closely with our leadership teams to identify and nurture promising passive and active leadership candidates from various channels. We are seeking a recruiter with experience working in a startup environment, who is a self-starter, a great communicator, personable, professional, and upbeat!

At Protocol Labs, we work at the intersection of many exciting fields, including crypto, networks, and distributed systems. As such, we’re specifically looking for a Leadership Recruiter with heavy Web3/Crypto experience. Our new Leadership Recruiter will have the challenging and exciting task of taking the best from these cultures to shape how we work at Protocol Labs and ensure we all grow as people and professionals.


  • Partner with executive leadership to understand current and future hiring needs.
  • Create creative research strategies, talent map companies, understand competitors, and become an expert in Web3/Crypto.
  • Identify, source, manage, nurture, and track candidates using a variety of sourcing channels, with a specific focus on Web3/Crypto.
  • Running a weekly sync with leadership to provide updates on the search.
  • Developing and owning the interview process, including candidate preparation, follow-ups, and reference checks.
  • Handle the offer process and lead the charge for the candidate’s transition and onboarding process post-hire.
  • Become the subject matter expert for leadership recruiting in our wider network of 100s of companies.


  • 7+ years of executive or leadership recruiting experience in a competitive market.
  • Experience building out leadership recruitment processes from scratch in fast-paced environments.
  • Stakeholder management skills and the ability to interface in a remote environment with senior leadership at Protocol Labs and other companies in our wider network.
  • In-depth knowledge of recruitment strategies at the executive/leadership level, including the understanding of creative candidate sourcing methods for leadership candidates, with a specific focus on Web3/Crypto.
  • Ability to understand and convey opportunity complexity in a polished and professional manner and to capture the attention of busy, C-level candidates.
  • Proven track record of hiring both technical and non-technical leadership candidates.
  • A growth mindset and the ability to proactively anticipate needs and present solutions.
  • A comfortability with ambiguity and the ability to adapt to changing dynamics as needed.

Bonus Points:

  • Recruiting experience in the cryptography and/or research space.
  • Subject-matter expertise with Greenhouse or GEM.

What’s it like to work at Protocol Labs?

Protocol Labs’ mission is to improve humanity’s most important technology, the Internet. We build protocols, systems, and tools to improve how it works. Today, we are focused on how we store, locate, and move information. Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and more.

As a distributed team, we hire anywhere in the world, and at various levels of experience (entry, senior, staff). We look for people with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

The base pay for this position currently ranges from $188,000 to $218,000, plus cryptocurrency, equity, and opportunities for upside through performance rewards in cryptocurrency and equity. The base pay is based on a number of factors and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, experience, skills, abilities, training, and education. We also have a great benefits package, including parental and other forms of leave, contributions to your retirement, and unlimited time off. For U.S.-based employees, we also provide competitive health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.

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