Sep 11, 2019

Recruiter - National (Oakland)

  • College Track
  • Oakland, CA, USA
Full-time Human Resources

Job Description

About College Track

College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that prevent low-income and first-generation students from earning their college degree. In 1997, we started with 25 students in East Palo Alto, and today, we have ten centers located in underserved communities across California, Colorado, Louisiana, and the D.C. Metro Area with more than 3,000 students on the path to upward social mobility.


Our Impact

College Track students graduate from college at a rate that is more than double the national average for low-income and first-generation students. Five years out of college, our graduates are employed full-time, and over 85% report earnings greater than their parents. By helping our students maximize the value of their four-year college degree, which includes minimizing student loan debt, securing internships, and limiting the need to work while in college--we prepare them to succeed in the 21st century economy.


Our Values

At College Track, our values drive the way we do our work, and we look for individuals who share our passion. We blend an entrepreneurial spirit with our nonprofit roots, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged.

COMMITMENT: We have an unwavering belief in our students.

PASSION: We are dedicated to changing our nation’s college completion story.

JOY: We create environments rich with smiles and laughter.

AUTHENTICITY: We believe relationships matter.

EXCELLENCE: Our students deserve nothing but the best.


Position Overview

We are seeking an energetic, relational and results-driven Recruiter who will advise on a diverse and complex set of candidate markets and build strategies to enable us to source, engage and hire the best talent. The Recruiter will manage the full cycle recruiting process which includes sourcing resumes, phone screening, and interviewing qualified candidates to develop a strong candidate pool for permanent opportunities. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is people and process driven, detail oriented, and eager to take on the challenge of helping us grow and sustain our company.  This role reports to the Director of Talent Acquisition and will partner with hiring managers across the organization to achieve results.


Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure that diversity is at the center of all sourcing strategies

  • Hire mission-driven, quality candidates and meet our headcount goals

  • Partner closely with hiring managers and leaders in the organization - serving as a strategic partner - to develop hiring plans for their openings through various channels and create a diversity hiring strategy in partnership with each of them.

  • Cultivate and manage a pipeline of active and passive top talent for current/future openings.

  • Maintain a high offer acceptance rate through a deep understanding of each requisition and by providing an outstanding candidate experience

  • Provide a high-touch recruiting experience and help candidates navigate through our recruitment process with care

  • Possess an advanced understanding of concepts related to our initiative areas and operational teams that support these program teams

  • Collaborate across the organization to optimize our recruiting process and hiring output

  • Analyze hiring data in order to make recommendations on compensation, sources of applicants and hires, interviewing techniques, etc

  • Support with recruiting-related initiatives and projects.


Skills & Experience Required

First and foremost, the Recruiter must embrace the College Track vision of transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. S/he must embody and model College Track core values and model a deep commitment to improving education equity.


Additionally, candidates must posses the following qualifications:  

  • 5+ years experience as a full cycle seasoned recruiter

  • You care about and understand the importance of diversity, and you proactively seek avenues to identify candidates from underrepresented communities

  • Experience influencing leadership and driving hiring initiatives

  • Proven ability to create clarity in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

  • Proven experience hiring for a variety of functions and learning new disciplines

  • Experience building recruiting workflows, processes, and sourcing strategies

  • Experience using data to make decisions that have a positive impact on hiring

  • Experience working with Hiring Managers to refine job specs and target profiles, ideally supporting a national organization and variety of roles and functional areas

  • Experience in developing, implementing, and executing recruiting programs to fill current openings quickly and help build a healthy pipeline of qualified candidates

  • Experience working with an Applicant Tracking System

  • Organized, self-motivated, and capable of working in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Demonstrated creativity when addressing challenging situations with limited resources

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree. Master's Degree, PHR/ SPHR certificate or any other advanced education/ training in the HR field preferred.

  • Have experience working in launch, growth and/or transition phases of organizations


Compensation & Benefits

College Track offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off.


To Apply

Please upload a resume and a thoughtful cover letter with your application. We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.

College Track is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. College Track does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

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