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VP of Human Resources



People & HR
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023
Hinge is the dating app designed to be deleted
In today's digital world, finding genuine relationships is tougher than ever. At Hinge, we’re on a mission to inspire intimate connection to create a less lonely world. We’re obsessed with understanding our users’ behaviors to help them find love, and our success is defined by one simple metric– setting up great dates. With tens of millions of users across the globe, we’ve become the most trusted way to find a relationship, for all.
About the Role
As Hinge’s VP of HR, you will be a key driver in achieving our vision to be the most fulfilling place to work in Tech. This role is a strategic thought partner to the Chief People Officer and senior business leaders at Hinge. In partnership with the broader People Leadership team, you will help set the strategy for the team and support the development of their respective priorities and roadmaps.
You will leverage your deep expertise in HR to design, implement, and execute initiatives that enhance the organization's performance, culture, and employee experience during times of stability and change. Leading a high-performing business facing HR team to deliver comprehensive HR services including, talent acquisition and planning, organizational change management, performance management, employee relations and employee/leadership development.


  • Develop and manage the Hinge’s talent acquisition and planning strategy to ensure alignment with business objectives and growth projections.
  • Collaborate with executive leadership to identify current and future talent needs, and design strategies to attract, develop, and retain top-tier talent.
  • Provide expert guidance and support in employee relations matters, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and workplace investigations.
  • Lead and manage organizational changes, ensuring effective change management strategies, communication plans, and employee engagement during periods of transition.
  • Drive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to foster a culture of psychological safety, and community with equitable outcomes
  • Partner with the Organizational Effectiveness team in the design and delivery of training and development programs to enhance employees' capabilities, fulfillment, and career progression.
  • Lead and manage all talent management activities with the business, including performance management, succession planning, career development, high-potential identification, etc.
  • Offer executive coaching and deliver leadership development programs to people managers, enhancing their leadership skills and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Oversee the execution and monitor the impact of compensation and benefits programs to ensure they are competitive and aligned with organizational goals.
  • Monitor HR metrics and analytics to make data-driven decisions, identify trends, and continuously improve HR practices.
  • Ensure compliance with all employment laws and regulations, considering various state, country or region specific requirements (e.g. EMEA/GDPR, EEO, FLSA, works council negotiations, etc.)
  • Act as a strategic partner to senior leadership, providing expert HR guidance and recommendations to drive organizational success.
  • Foster a positive work environment and promote employee fulfillment and business success.
  • Proactive collaboration with parent company and sibling brands for SME alignment (Legal, Total Rewards & Compensation, Real Estate & Facilities, etc.), as well as the identification of portfolio-wide tooling, trends and best practices.


  • 10+ years of progressive HR leadership experience, including expertise in talent acquisition and workforce planning, employee relations, executive coaching, organizational change management, and talent management.
  • Proven track record of designing and implementing successful HR strategies and initiatives.
  • Global employee relations skills navigating local, regional and country nuances.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to lead, develop, and mentor a high-performing HR team.
  • Strong understanding of employment laws, regulations, and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Data-driven mindset with the ability to analyze HR metrics and make strategic decisions.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and evolving business environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, a related field or an HR certification (e.g., SHRM-SCP, SPHR)
As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy:
401(k) Matching: We match 100% of the first 10% of pre-tax 401(k) contributions you make, up to a maximum of $10,000 per year.
Professional Growth: Get a $3,000 annual Learning & Development stipend once you’ve been with us for three months. You also get free access to Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 6000 courses, starting your first day.
Parental Leave & Planning: When you become a new parent, you’re eligible for 100% paid parental leave (20 paid weeks for both birth and non-birth parents.)
Fertility Support: You’ll get easy access to fertility care through Carrot, from basic treatments to fertility preservation. We also provide $10,000 toward fertility preservation. You and your spouse/domestic partner are both eligible.
Date Stipend: All Hinge employees receive a $100 monthly stipend for epic dates– Romantic or otherwise. Hinge Premium is also free for employees and their loved ones.
ERGs: We have eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)—Asian, Unapologetic, Disability, LGBTQIA+, Vibras, Women/Nonbinary, Parents, and Remote—that hold regular meetings, host events, and provide dedicated support to the organization & its community.
At Hinge, our core values are…
Authenticity: We share, never hide, our words, actions and intentions.
Courage: We embrace lofty goals and tough challenges.
Empathy: We deeply consider the perspective of others.
Diversity inspires innovation
Hinge is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We believe success is created by a diverse workforce of individuals with different ideas, strengths, interests, and cultural backgrounds.