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Hiring Team Role: Hiring Manager


While every organization may define the Hiring Manager role slightly different, this article provides a general outline of a Hiring Manager's responsibilities and defines the tasks automatically assigned to a user who is a Hiring Manager for a job in Greenhouse.


Hiring Manager Responsibilities

Generally, the Hiring Manager acts as the subject-matter-expert (SME) for the role. As an SME, the Hiring Manager will be tasked with providing feedback, and creating the technical and/or job specific pieces of the interview. For example, the Hiring Manager would draft the:

  • Take-home exercise
  • Code Review
  • Finance-specific behavioral questions

By default, users who are assigned to the Hiring Manager role for a job will be assigned the Hiring Manager Interview task as well.



Assign a Hiring Manager

While you can assign the Hiring Manager when defining the Hiring Team for a new job, in this section we will cover how to assign this role for an existing job.

Note: Assigning a Hiring Manager during the new job creation process requires that your organization has enabled Hiring Team as a step in the job setup flow.

To assign a Hiring Manager to an existing job, click All Jobs from the navigation bar and select the job from the subsequent list.


From the job page, click Job Setup and navigate to Hiring Team on the left-hand panel.


Click Edit inline with Hiring Managers.


Select users from the dropdown menu and click Save when finished.

Note: Only users with the appropriate permissions will populate in the dropdown menu. Please check the Who can see this job? panel on the job's Hiring Team page to ensure your user is assigned the appropriate permissions.



View All Jobs Where You are the Hiring Manager

To quickly view which users have been assigned to Hiring Managers roles, navigate to the All Jobs tab on your navigation bar.


From the All Jobs page, expand the Filter panel and navigate to the User field. Select a User from the dropdown menu. When finished, navigate to the Role field and select Hiring Manager from the dropdown menu.


All jobs that meet your specified criteria will populate in the list.