Recruitment Sourcer

17 Oct 2016
28 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

The Human Resources (HR) team is based in Open Society Foundations offices in Budapest, London and New York, but supports our staff across: Washington DC, Baltimore, New York, Rio de Janeiro, London, Brussels, Barcelona, Tunis, Amman, Singapore, Budapest and soon to expand to more locations. The team is comprised of generalists spanning the North America/Latin America, Europe & Eurasia, Middle East & North Africa & South West Asia, and Asia Pacific regions, as well as, HR specialists comprised of Talent Development, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Compensation & Benefits, and Recruitment. We also work in partnership with the Heads of HR of our various foundations around the globe.

The global recruiting team consists of four recruitment partners, two based in the UK and two based in New York with recruitment coordinators in each location. Together they support recruitment across the USA, South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia for all positions ranging from part-time administrative staff to program directors. The global recruiting team partners with hiring managers to provide direction and guidance that will ensure the best hiring decisions by fully understanding their staffing needs, and by creating new strategies for identifying, sourcing and recruiting candidates across a variety of industries and geographic locations.

The goal of the recruiting team is to launch a recruitment model focused on adding value by driving consistency, efficiency and results across Open Society and regional foundations and to leverage in-house expertise that provides Open Society with the most talented & diverse top-tier candidates, internally & externally, in the shortest times frames, while reducing expenses and providing superior customer service.

Job Profile

The impact made by the Open Society Foundations begins with our workforce. Our diverse and inclusive staff is passionate about cultivating a more democratic, equitable world. As a recruitment sourcer you will be fundamental in aiding the Open Society Foundations achieve its goal by developing and implementing candidate sourcing strategies to identify and attract the best talent to ensure Open Society’s continued success.

As a recruitment sourcer you will work across multiple geographies to create and manage effective sourcing strategies to attract talented employees into the organisation. Working collaboratively with other members of the recruitment team in London, Budapest, and New York, you will contribute towards delivering a strong and robust global recruitment service by utilising a variety of candidate sourcing methods and tools such as social media and executive search techniques and will assist in building, strengthening, and expanding key Open Society programs and initiatives by proactively sourcing and building candidate pipelines with experience in areas such Grant Making, Advocacy, Program management and Communications with specialist skills in different areas of philanthropy, such as minority rights, access to education and health and transparency and good governance.

More specifically the recruitment sourcer will:

  • own candidate generation and talent pooling/pipelining through a variety of methods (executive search, social media, recruitment marketing and communications) and conduct search related and qualifying calls to prospective candidates and applicants for present and future needs
  • work closely with the director of global recruiting and the recruitment partners to develop and implement a comprehensive sourcing and outreach strategy for the organization
  • work closely with the recruitment partners to understand the talent needs of the organisation and create an effective search strategy to fill open positions and build candidate pipelines
  • conduct regular follow-up with the recruitment partners to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and identify any gaps
  • identify, and occasionally attend, offsite talent sourcing events in order to strengthen our pipeline and broaden Open Society’s brand and follow up on leads generated during these events
  • develop and maintain a network of professional candidates to be sourced via social media sources, networking events, internal contacts and applicant tracking system (WorkDay)
  • provide competitive and local market intelligence and insight on marketplace trends for the recruitment partners to use in their interactions with hiring managers and produce/update data reports and performance metrics on a regular basis
  • partner with the office of communications and director of global recruiting to disseminate targeted recruitment brand campaigns and find the most effective way to tell the organization's story to attract passive candidates continuously research new technology avenues for targeting passive candidates specifically for niche positions
  • recommend and drive improvements that impact regional candidate pipelining

Candidate Profile

We’re seeking a dynamic and creative recruitment sourcer who brings a level of enthusiasm, motivation, and curiosity to the global recruiting team and thrives in developing a candidate flow that converts to actual hires.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent experience/education
  • excellent research/sourcing skills with ability to dive deep into searches for hard-to-fill requisitions
  • expertise in both traditional and advanced talent sourcing techniques including full proficiency with boolean searching, and experience with a wide array of specialised sourcing tools
  • previous experience in a research capacity for candidate generation
  • good eye for talent with ability to quickly screen resumes to identify fit
  • thorough candidate engagement approach with ability to activate passive candidates
  • passionate about Open Society’s mission and values and interest in understanding programmatic priorities across the network
  • demonstrated experience conducting global searches
  • familiarity with nonprofit organisations and talent pools
  • strong understanding of cultural differences and the proven ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds within a complex organization
  • demonstrated understanding of the importance of internal and external customer service focus and cross-cultural sensitivity
  • experience with software tools (e.g., Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), LinkedIn Recruiter and applicant tracking systems required
  • demonstrated strong communications, interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills

Application Instructions: Please upload a cover letter and resume as one document when submitting an application.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations, and we welcome and actively seek applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.

Closing date: 28 October 2016.