Job Type

Full time



  • Consumer

About OpenClassrooms

OpenClassrooms is accelerating its international development and is looking for people passionate with making education accessible and helping its students  landing their dream job.
The Student Admissions & Talent Sales Director will be responsible for the management of the entire student candidate process, guiding students throughout their application to Apprenticeship and publicly/privately funded programs (POEC, Scholarships, private programs, etc.) in France and international markets (UK, US, Africa, etc.).


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Job description

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in defining & conducting a recruitment strategy at a high volume and fast pace, a strong knowledge of HR best practices, including talent screening and assessment as well as experience in managing and coaching a team in a fast-pace environment.

Reports to the VP Student

  • Design, own & implement the strategy to recruit key/top-potential candidates at a high volume and fast pace, for a wide variety of programs ranging from Apprenticeship to POEC, maintaining a successful offer acceptance rate with the ability to also build sourcing capabilities in collaboration with the students growth team;
  • Review, screen and engage with sourced candidates, assess and evaluate their profile, interview them and close candidates, assisting the
  • Matching team in matching effectively candidates to the best possible offering;
  • Guide candidates from sourcing throughout the overall application process and guarantee them a top-notch experience, providing consistent communication and incredible service;
  • Source passive candidates through research, internal and external networking, and direct outreach;
  • Provide constructive feedback on admission requirements of different public/private programs to the Education team;
  • Build and automate as much as possible the admissions processes to function at scale without adding extra human labour;
  • Manage, coach and grow a team across international markets, set up process discipline, improve ways of working and define goals & priorities;
  • Report on your team’s performance (revenues, gross margin, etc.) and ensure proper allocation of efforts.


  • HR leader with a strong domain knowledge and expertise in talent acquisition and candidate search and hiring;
  • Strategy leader with excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience and ready to build a team and processes almost from scratch at a fast pace;
  • Strong track record of solving complex problems, designing creative strategies, and delivering significant impact;
  • Strong analytical skills and comfortable playing with numbers, drawing key insights from analytics to make the application hiring process smarter and more efficient;
  • Ability to define, document, standardize processes, share with the team and finally source tools to automate efforts;
  • Deep interest in technology and experience working in cross-functional environment along with growth marketing, data analysts & PMs;
  • Experience hiring, mentoring, coaching & retaining a high-performing team (10+), exhibiting poise & dynamism to motivate and spread confidence.


  • Action-driven: you are curious about quickly testing new initiatives, collecting results and feedback, before scaling your efforts:
  • Data mindset: you make decisions based on reliable data you collect and challenge your stakeholders, based on specific metrics;
  • Interpersonal skills: you are comfortable engaging with candidates and develop relationships in order to better understand their needs and goals;
  • Work environment: you are experience working in a fast-growing company, where speed is key;
  • Coach attitude:: you are a player but most & foremost a strong coach, able to motivate & inspire your team to become everyday better at what they do;
  • Passion for making a difference: you are interested in ed tech and how online education platforms can have a social impact;
  • Tools:  knowledge of key ATS (Recruitee, Breezy, Workable, etc.) would be a plus;
  • English required: you have at least a C1-level in French and English.


Why you should join us

  • Public transportation in Paris and suburbs for free (Pass Navigo paid by OpenClassrooms)
  • Health insurance for free (“Mutuelle” monthly fee entirely paid by OpenClassrooms)
  • Meal vouchers (Employer contribution at the max authorized by law)
  • Access to gym for free (Gymlib paid by OpenClassrooms)
  • Unlimited days off and a 1.000€ premium once a year for 15+ days off taken
  • Access to remote working
  • A company MacBook
  • A work environment and a strong culture built on agility, openness, respect and high quality

OpenClassrooms is a French hyper-growth company eligible to the French Tech Visa program. That means, for foreign candidates, benefiting from the accelerated procedure to apply for a “Talent Passport” residence permit. There is also a simplified “accompanying family” procedure available for spouse and dependent minor children. More information here:

We highly value a workplace free from discrimination and we strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our students. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of revolutionizing Education.

Working at OpenClassrooms means joining a dynamic and stimulating team, take up challenges, meet awesome people every week, and change the world, a little bit, everyday! 🌎


Hiring Process

  • The journey starts with a phone interview and a meeting with Audrey, Hiring Manager.
  • Then we plan face to face meetings with:
    • Jeremy, Chief Customer Success Officer
    • Pierre, CEO
    • and a few other people from teams across the organization
  • You will be asked to provide us with professional references contact detail.

The company



  • Consumer