Position Opening: Recruitment Specialist | Network Headquarters

Position Opening: Recruitment Specialist | Network Headquarters 1

To nurture and guide motivated young people in need
to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.


Deadline: Open Until Filled
Status: Regular Full-time
Type: Professional
Location: Network Headquarters, St. Louis, MO
Travel: Approximately 25%

Boys Hope Girls Hope addresses the achievement and workforce development gaps by acting as a bridge to opportunity. Founded in 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri, Boys Hope Girls Hope has helped scholars succeed in school and in life for more than 40 years. We partner with families that face significant social and environmental barriers which impede a child’s ability to realize his or her potential.

Boys Hope Girls Hope creates a strong community around the young people we serve. That’s why it is vital that our Network has dynamic team members with the knowledge, skills, and character to advance the mission and role model what success looks like for our scholars.

Position Overview

Recruitment Specialist

The Recruitment Specialist is responsible for enhancing the standard of team “excellence” throughout the recruitment cycle across the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network. This includes job requisitions, posting and advertising, resume reviews, interviews, selection, and job offers. The Recruitment Specialist serves as a brand/mission ambassador for attracting talent. This position works in partnership with affiliate leaders to search, acquire and select top talent for hiring managers while providing proactive and timely communication on matters that influence the search. The recruiter is expected to lead and/or assist with the interview process and stay abreast of industry and market-specific information or trends that could impact the search in each region. They will act as a liaison to team members across the Network who are leading the process for their location.


Core responsibilities include:

Sourcing Candidates
  • Work with the Vice President of People and Culture to develop a comprehensive and efficient recruitment process that is structured to eliminate barriers and enhance efficiency for the hiring process
  • Complete detailed job scope conversations with hiring managers to determine position specifications
  • Assist hiring managers through the course of the recruitment process as needed, including but not limited to the development of requisitions, review of job descriptions and resumes, development of interview questions, communication with applicants, and develop of recruitment timelines as needed
  • Assist affiliates with timely review of applicants who have applied via the BHGH career website and outside resources
  • Work with the Vice President and communications team to build and deploy effective recruitment marketing ads and campaigns specific to the job opening
  • Locate talent by finding candidates via the Sales Force HCM Community application process, social media channels and deep web sourcing techniques; generate targeted lists of passive candidates when available
  • Work with the Network Headquarters team to help establish a strong pipeline of internal interests of team members, interns, collegians, and alumni
  • Assist the Vice President of People and Culture in developing performance metrics to identify recruitment efforts and trends throughout the network
Engaging and Assessing Candidates
  • Use a sophisticated mix of media to connect with talent community (phone, email, Sales force, campaigning, professional network introductions on job opportunities and social media)
  • As needed, lead the recruitment effort, and/or participate in the interview process for key positions throughout the network
  • Prepare candidates for interviews; providing logistical information, interview schedule, and expectations for follow up and timeline of the recruitment process
  • Prepare offer letters (as needed) and develop consistent templates that will be used routinely for network use for each job level
  • Ensure all candidates are provided with timely updates concerning the status of their applications and interviews. Throughout the process, keep a strong pulse on the interest levels and/or concerns of top candidates
  • Conduct professional and thoughtful phone interviews and candidate questionnaires that are infused with industry/role specific, and BHGH-related probing questions as the conversation/interview dictates
  • Maintain an organized interview and selection process, ensuring that the electronic file for candidate is documented, and that the candidate record is up to date in the Salesforce HCM system
  • Apply consideration for factors relative to candidate fit for team and culture
  • Review background and reference information (if process dictates)
Influencing the Hire
  • Work with the Network Headquarters communications team to help create resources that will provide key information to candidates related to professional opportunities, culture, and benefits
  • Keep candidates engaged throughout process
  • Continuously build talent pipeline to ensure there are always multiple candidates, and that there is continuous and successful diversity recruiting channels for affiliates
  • Keep hiring manager up to date on any market changes that would impact the hiring process or talent community
  • Articulate a job offer and other details to help drive the candidate acceptance
  • Partner with the hiring manager to ensure the offer is accepted by the candidate and that all steps are completed for the onboarding process to begin
Service Excellence
  • Provide strict adherence to all recruitment and hiring regulations and standards
  • Demonstrate segment/practice/industry expertise
  • Work with affiliates to deliver a strong candidate slate for each requisition
  • Provide accurate and regular reporting of recruiting activities
  • Identify perceived difficulties with searches and research solutions by collaborating with leadership (and hiring manager as appropriate)
  • Proactively and regularly communicate weekly reports to vice president on the status of each affiliate search within the network
  • Provide other duties as assigned
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  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, or related field required. Equivalent experience may be considered but should be related to a specialty in working within the scope of organizational change.
  • 2-4 years recruitment experience with exempt and non-exempt positions, and a full comprehension of the full search life-cycle environment, including previous responsibility of handling multiple high-volume roles simultaneously
  • Demonstrate innovation and outside-of-the-box thinking with recruitment search techniques
  • Proven background in working with and driving diverse and inclusive teams throughout the recruitment process
  • Bilingual candidates who are fluent in Spanish preferred, but not required
  • Experience in non-profit recruiting preferred, but not required
  • High volume recruitment experience is required with great attention to detail
  • Proven performer who is results-oriented, executes against multiple timelines while remaining customer-focused to lead recruiting processes that add value and are aligned against priorities
  • Experience working with a diverse group of individuals and a various employment level of scales to fill vacancies
  • Experience leading management searches preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in an organized, detailed, timely and controlled manner
  • Expertise in the use of PC, Word, Outlook and Excel, with a special emphasis on knowledge of HRIS systems, and the ability to employ technologies in the recruiting process at an advanced level including the utilization of deep web sourcing techniques
  • Experience with maintaining confidential information and adherence to documentation and processes for compliance

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Boys Hope Girls Hope is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for any position applied for without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, disability, military service, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Federal, state, or local law.  Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network includes more than 250 team members,
including paid employees and long-term volunteers, working together to serve 1,200 young people
in 14 cities across the United States, Guatemala and Mexico.