RECRUITER- Early Learning

Metropolitan Family Services, Chicago Illinois, US

Work at Metropolitan Family Services


Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois' first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 163,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment. We are currently searching for a full-time Recruiter to join our HQ Team in our Human Resources Department! ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Responsible for supporting a team approach to planning and implementing program activities Partner with hiring managers to develop hiring objectives and strategies to meet business needs with an emphasis on hiring for early learning/head start positions Contribute to the full life cycle recruitment process such as job posting, screening, in-person interviewing, connecting hiring managers with candidates, and supporting hiring and staffing with a special emphasis on early learning/head start hiring Prepare posting, secures approval, and open requisitions to initiate the recruiting process Meet with hiring supervisors and managers to discuss candidate profile, specific goals, timelines, and program specific requirements to be met during the recruitment process Review resumes to establish an applicant pool that aligns best with the requirements, credentials, skills and abilities as established by the hiring team Conducts thorough, probing screening interviews with candidates to assess fit as established by hiring team, assessing subject matter expertise, relevant experience, prior performance, organizational fit, skills, knowledge, and ability Use talent expertise, data, and educational acumen to educate and influence hiring managers, maintaining close contact with managers to provide regular status updates Source and recruits' talent to meet immediate needs and proactively builds a candidate pipeline through networking and sourcing for future growth demands Coordinate with Recruitment Coordinator the participation in career or job fairs Work with external staffing agencies or partners to hire talent that meet the expectations and requirements of the position Ensure that applicant records are properly maintained in the Applicant Tracking System by updating each change in candidate status in real-time as they move forward or are removed from process to ensure regular status updates and disposition information Extend offers of employment, initiate the hiring process, and support the candidate & hiring team until the first day of employment when the onboarding process and background check are complete May support the new employee during the on-boarding process and off-boarding processes (new hire orientation/exit interviews) Other related duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Industrial Psychology, Organizational Development, Business or related field from an accredited university or college Required; Master's degree preferred. Minimum two (2) years of experience in early childhood education or education setting Experience with full life-cycle recruitment, participating in job fairs, and utilizing job boards to advertise vacancies. Proven ability to leverage strong relationships with key stakeholders to achieve hiring objectives Basic understanding of educational/early learning employment practices and regulations A customer-service-based approach to recruiting that is also highly collaborative and results-oriented. Ability to work collaboratively in a team atmosphere as well as independently. Advanced competence in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power-point, and web-based research. Ability to be flexible and quickly adapt to change. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks efficiently and time management skills. Prior experience using HRIS, applicant tracking and timekeeping systems a plus. Valid driver's license, vehicle, and insurance, required Effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Strong interpersonal skills; including confidence and ease with individuals at all levels throughout the organization and externally Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: MFS staff are required to provide proof of vaccination or have an approved Medical exemption prior to starting employment. If an approved Medical is obtained, weekly testing is required. Satisfactorily pass a health examination, fingerprint, and criminal background check. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and stand for sustained periods of time, frequently talk, hear, use hands and fingers to feel, handle and operate objects or controls, and occasionally stand, bend, stretch, stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing and viewing a computer terminal. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds SALARY: Compensation is commensurate with years of related experience, position requirements, and candidate qualifications. The average salary for the position is $53,000. Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions. Dental and Vision Insurance Options 12 paid Holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO) 401K Plan Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning Wellness Initiative Program Employee Assistance Network