Sourcer, G&A

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What Openai is looking for in applicants

About the team

The Recruiting team at OpenAI is well trusted and supported to work cross-functionally with all hiring leaders throughout the organization to identify and close incredible talent, provide an excellent candidate experience, and maintain our high hiring bar and talent density.

We hypothesize that our mission needs the world's best talent and therefore believe sourcing will be instrumental in achieving long-term hiring success. As the first sourcer at OpenAI, you'll have the opportunity to act as a strategic leader and build out org-wide best practices and processes. 

About the role

We're seeking to hire our first senior G&A sourcer to lead the talent outreach and strategy for our G&A roles across the organization. You'll work in partnership with our Finance, Legal, and HR teams. You may also branch into technical roles as needed or desired and work with experts in this specialty. 

Our team has an outsized impact opportunity for someone who has deep experience sourcing for a wide range of high-impact roles and driving all the front-end candidate funnel stages. You'll own hiring manager relationships across the entire organization, identify and engage leading experts in their respective fields, and partner with our recruiters and leaders to carefully scale and optimize our teams.

In this role, you will:

  • Partner with hiring managers across the business to build and improve recruiting processes and develop customized sourcing strategies for your roles. 
  • Build highly targeted searches that deliver candidate profiles with precision.
  • Craft thoughtful approaches to candidate outreach to engage even the most passive talent.
  • Cultivate relationships with high priority targets over the long-term, including talent research and "mapping."
  • Act as the primary touchpoint for candidates from initial outreach until the onsite interview stage, ensuring an exceptional candidate experience.
  • Utilize non-traditional and creative strategies to discover talent through events, talks, contests, etc.
  • Take a highly organized and data-driven approach to candidate tracking and pipeline health.
  • Represent OpenAI and engage with candidates at conferences and events.
  • Effectively lead and contribute to cross-functional projects.

Our candidates will have a mix of:

  • 5+ years of experience sourcing talent across a range of specializations, including Finance, Legal, Operations, GTM, Trust & Safety teams
  • Experience sourcing for non-technical roles such as product design, program management, policy, communications, legal, finance, operations, marketing, etc.
  • Demonstrable success in hiring top technical talent at a premier tech company or high growth startup
  • Track record of delivering healthy candidate volume while maintaining a high degree of responsiveness and care to each stakeholder and candidate in the process.

You might thrive in this role if you:

  • Are deeply interested in technology and artificial intelligence, and their potential for positive impact on humanity
  • Passionate about building and growing relationships 
  • Connect and relate to a wide range of people, personalities, and values
  • Care deeply about building a diverse recruiting pipeline and inclusive work environment
  • Have a history of balancing a high volume of open roles with ease
  • Learn quickly and adapt well to a constantly evolving environment with shifting priorities


We strategically compensate our employees with a top-of-market salary, benefits, and generous equity that is structured to provide multiple paths to liquidity.

About OpenAI

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. We push the boundaries of the capabilities of AI systems and seek to safely deploy them to the world through our products. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core, and to achieve our mission, we must encompass and value the many different perspectives, voices, and experiences that form the full spectrum of humanity. 

At OpenAI, we believe artificial intelligence has the potential to help people solve immense global challenges, and we want the upside of AI to be widely shared. Join us in shaping the future of technology.

Benefits and Perks
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • Mental health and wellness support
  • 401(k) plan with 4% matching 
  • Unlimited time off and 18+ company holidays per year 
  • Paid parental leave (20 weeks) and family-planning support
  • Annual learning & development stipend ($1,500 per year)
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or other legally protected statuses. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, and requests can be made via

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