Purpose Jobs

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

Greenhouse Recruiting’s integration with purpose.jobs ensure you're able to export candidates directly to jobs within your Greenhouse account. Using this integration, users will be able to source, access, engage, and track candidates exported from your purpose.jobs account. In this article, we will cover how to:

  • Configure User Setup Permissions in Greenhouse Recruiting
  • Create a Partner API Key for the Greenhouse/purpose.jobs Integration
  • How to use the Greenhouse/purpose.jobs integration

Configure User Setup Permissions in Greenhouse Recruiting

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

Contact a Greenhouse user in your organization with Site Admin level permissions with the additional user-specific permission Can edit another user's advanced permissions to apply the API credential management permission to your account. Have the user with Site Admin level permissions edit your user account's permissions by navigating to the Configure icon   > Users > Your Name)

The user with Site Admin level permissions should navigate to the Permissions panel on your user page and expand the Developer Permissions dropdown menu. 

Select Can manage ALL organization’s API Credentials so that a check is in the checkbox. When finished, click Save.

Repeat as necessary for any other user that should have access to set up the integration.


Create a Partner API Key for the Greenhouse/purpose.jobs Integration


To create a Partner API key for the integration, 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.



From the API Credential Management page, click Create New API Key to generate the API key for purpose.jobs.



From the Create new credential dialog box, give your API key a name and select Partner from the Type dropdown menu. Next, find the appropriate partner from the Client Application dropdown menu. When finished, click Create.


Your Partner API key for the Greenhouse/purpose.jobs integration is created and configured. Provide your Partner API key to your purpose.jobs onboarding team so they can set up the integration.

How to use the Purpose Jobs Integration with Greenhouse


After logging into your purpose.jobs account, navigate to Account Settings in the bottom left-hand panel, and then select Integrations from the list.


Paste the API Key from Greenhouse into the API Key field, then add your email address below. To finish the configuration, simply click the blue Add Integration button:



Now that you’ve activated the integration, locate the Candidate Profile you’d like to export within Purpose Jobs, and then click the up arrow on the Share button. Choose Send to Greenhouse:



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?


Please contact support@purpose.jobs for troubleshooting assistance regarding the integration.