The Recruiter (remote) is responsible for Service Excellence throughout the recruitment cycle. They act as a brand ambassador for the client, focused on delivering exceptional talent while providing proactive and timely communication on the status of the search. They serve as subject matter expert in talent acquisition and provide consultative direction and industry expertise to hiring leader.ResponsibilitiesFinding Candidates: Lead a detailed job scope meeting with the hiring leader and third-party agencies to determine position specifications, providing relevant market data and recommendations on possible approaches to the search or candidate requirements. Review of candidates who have applied via the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Evaluate candidate qualifications against position requirements and determine who to move forward in the recruitment process. Develop and manage recruitment marketing plans or sourcing plans to determine the most appropriate candidate sources that align to the search requirements. Source candidates via resume databases, search engine and networking sites using Boolean search language. Solicit and pursue referrals from business networks and/or internal referrals. Engaging Candidates: Use an appropriate mix of media to connect with talent communities (phone, email, social media, etc.). Articulate value proposition to candidates who are interested in the job opportunity. Prepare candidates for interviews, coaching them on logistical information, interview schedule, appropriate attire and overall expectations. Ensure candidates or the agencies that represent them are provided with timely updates concerning the status of their applications and interviews. Assessing Candidates: Draft and utilize phone interview templates appropriate to the job description. Use independent judgement to compare candidate phone interview notes and skills assessments with position requirements to determine if the candidate is a match for the role or a potential match for other open positions. Influencing the Hire: Keep candidates engaged throughout process, ensuring consistent communication on the status of the search. Partner with hiring leader and / or agency to determine offer details, using market data and compensation guidelines to support recommendations. Articulate a job offer to candidate and drive for candidate acceptance, anticipating and negotiating counter-offers as appropriate. Service Excellence: Strict adherence to all regulations (compliance standards set forth). Work to deliver a strong candidate slate, continuously building talent pipelines to ensure there are always multiple qualified candidates in play. Provide accurate and regular reporting of recruiting activities to the hiring leader. Identify perceived difficulties with searches and research and recommend solutions to both internal and external stakeholders. Proactively and regularly communicate the status of each search to the hiring leader, providing a consultative approach with recommendations on how to move forward. Education: Bachelor's degree in business, management, human resources or related field is strongly preferred. Experience: Minimum of two or more years' recruiting experience with demonstrated successes in an agency setting. Experience using recruitment technologies such as Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), Vendor Management Systems (VMS) and social media tools strongly preferred. Need to have recent experience hiring in the IT/Engineering industry. Experience supporting higher volume hiring and managing temp staffing program is strongly preferred, but not required. Functional/Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Proficient in Boolean search techniques for sourcing. Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of common Human Resources principles, practices and metrics related to talent acquisition.