Head of Trust & Safety

  • Individual Contributor
  • People Management
  • San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Miami, FL US
  • This position has been filled
  • Experience level: 5+ years

Website instawork Instawork

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At Instawork, we’re driven by our vision to create economic opportunity for local businesses and skilled hourly professionals  in communities around the world. With a growing number of hub cities across the world in the U.S., Canada, India, and beyond, we’re looking for top talent to help rapidly scale our high-tech and high-touch labor marketplace. Our accomplished and dedicated team is passionate about our mission and committed to crafting revolutionary products, all with the backing of our world-class investors, including Benchmark, Spark Capital, Craft Ventures, Greylock Capital, Y Combinator, and more!
We’re looking for a Director of Trust & Safety with a proven track record of success. Reporting to our Vice President of Community Operations, this role serves as a critical member of our Operations team, and is responsible for scaling our Trust & Safety functions as we grow.

What You’ll Do

    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the Instawork business, platform, and the metrics that impact Trust & Safety across the brand. Deal with sensitive content and emotionally charged escalations with empathy, tact, and equanimity.
    • Steer the creation of internal and external guidelines and policies for the Trust & Safety team.
    • Develop data-based policy and action recommendations, taking into consideration broad business impact as well as risk management.
    • Develop risk management and risk mitigation frameworks for internal use, based on data and analytics.
    • Lead day-to-day operations of the Trust & Safety team, developing and tracking key operational metrics to measure organizational success and engage in ongoing capacity planning.
    • Communicate and report overall status, primary metrics, key issues, and solution plans to relevant partners and leaders. Provide coaching and training to optimize for workflows including escalations, abuse reports, and legal requests, as well as ensuring the team is up to date on all policy, process, and product changes.
    • Monitor team performance, accuracy, and quality to ensure alignment with other customer-facing teams.
    • Represent the company externally with industry groups, government officials, and members of the press to explain Instawork’s approach to Trust and Safety.

Who You Are

    • Deep understanding of safety and/or fraud issues with a minimum of 5+ years experience managing Trust & Safety or risk mitigation functions.
    • Proven track record of scaling operations in a fast-paced, dynamic and global environment.
    • Detail-oriented with executive maturity, business acumen, and the ability to influence and communicate within all levels of the organization.
    • A team player who’s willing to get their hands dirty and help where needed.
    • Excellent leadership skills to motivate, develop, and retain talent.
    • Strong analytical skills, including working with large data sets to identify and solve business problems.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Executive presence.