Purpose Jobs is the #1 startup community in the Midwest that connects top talent with purpose-driven startups based on values, experience and culture contribution.

Greenhouse Recruiting’s integration with purpose.jobs exports candidates directly to jobs in your Greenhouse Recruiting account. Using this integration, you can source, access, engage, and track candidates exported from your purpose.jobs account.

See the following sections for more information:

Configure user setup permissions in Greenhouse Recruiting

In order to enable the Greenhouse/purpose.jobs integration, you need the developer permission Can manage ALL organization’s API Credentials.

Note: If you do not have this permission, contact a Site Admin Greenhouse user in your organization with the Can edit another user's advanced permissions credentials to update your account. Permissions can be managed under the Configure icon   > Users > Your Name > Developer Permissions.


Create a partner API key for the Greenhouse Recruiting/purpose.jobs integration

A Partner API key is required to link your purpose.jobs account to your Greenhouse Recruiting account.

To create a Partner API key, click on the Configure icon  in the upper right-hand corner.

Navigate to Dev Center on the left-hand panel.

From the Dev Center page, click API Credential Management.

Click Create New API Key to generate the API key for purpose.jobs.

Select Candidate Ingestion as the API Type.

Find purpose.jobs in the Partners dropdown menu.

Enter a description for the API key. 


Click Create.

Your Partner API key for the Greenhouse/purpose.jobs integration is created and configured.

Click Copy to place your API key in your clipboard. This key must be used to configure the Purpose Jobs application.


Add the API key to Purpose Jobs

Log into the Purpose Jobs application.

Navigate to Account Settings in the bottom left-hand panel, and select Integrations from the list.

Paste the API Key from Greenhouse into the API Key field.

Enter your email address and click Add Integration.



Using the integration

Locate the Candidate Profile in Purpose Jobs, and then click the up arrow on the Share button. Choose Send to Greenhouse to send the candidate's information to Greenhouse Recruiting.


Once you’ve successfully exported the Candidate, you’ll see a confirmation of success in the upper right-hand corner of the page in purpose.jobs:


Now head into Greenhouse, and then choose CRM from the three dots icon in the top navigation.

Scroll down to Prospects Without a Pool and select Review Prospects.


Select Convert to Candidate, followed by Job and Initial Stage from the dropdown menus. You’ll notice the Source of the Candidate will be Purpose Jobs, and they will be credited to the user who exported their profile:



You can now interact with the Candidate Profile as you typically would within Greenhouse, and move them through your Interview Plan accordingly!

Need help?

Contact support@purpose.jobs for troubleshooting assistance regarding the integration.