Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Recruitment Manager

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/23/2018 3:45 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Human Resources [204000]
  • Overview

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is one of the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.4 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.   NRDC was founded in 1970, and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing.



    Position Summary:


    NRDC is looking for a Recruitment Manager to be based in our New York, San Francisco or Santa Monica office. This role will be an opportunity to partner with NRDC’s staff of administrative professionals, lawyers, scientists, and policy analysts who protect the environment and public health through advocacy, action, and education.


    The ideal candidate will be a well-rounded HR professional with strong relationship-building and management skills. The Recruitment Manager will work closely with HR Partners and Hiring Managers to build a comprehensive candidate pipeline and ensure adherence with our recruitment processes. This will include monitoring tasks and processes that streamline and maximize the efficiency of sourcing and hiring candidates. This role will serve as the primary point of contact for talent acquisition inquiries and will manage the process for sourcing candidates across the organization. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience and a track-record of success in building solid pipelines of candidates to meet organizational goals, has extensively cultivated relationships with a diverse pool of well-qualified potential candidates in the environmental and advocacy fields, can leverage multiple recruiting sources and internet sourcing techniques to identify candidates, executes effectively on outreach and referral generation, and will create custom outreach and meaningful candidate engagement. This role requires the ability to perform productively in a fast-paced work environment while managing competing priorities and maintaining confidentiality.


    The position will report to the Associate Director of Partner Relationships in Human Resources.


    • Designing and managing full-cycle recruitment process to ensure a consistent, seamless and positive experience for both candidates and hiring managers.
    • Developing internal and external recruiting and selection processes that attract and retain a qualified, diverse workforce in support of the organization’s strategic growth.
    • Collaborating with NRDC’s HR Partners and Hiring Managers to ensure the timely selection, placement, and onboarding of high quality candidates.
    • Overseeing the achievement of the diversity recruiting goals. Identifying new diversity recruitment tools and developing regular events and initiatives to increase the diversity of our candidate pipeline.
    • Building and maintaining a network of potential candidates through pro-active market research and ongoing relationship management anticipating role fit and future openings.
    • Generating new approaches and strategies to identifying high-quality sources for top talent.
    • Partnering with NRDC’s HR Analyst to track talent acquisition metrics (e.g. sourcing, funnel and conversion measurements) and provide regular reports and updates that closely monitor our progress, evaluate our investments, and uncover opportunities for improvement.
    • Leading and managing recruiting team consisting of Recruiter/Coordinator. The team will be on-site as well as remote.


    Basic Qualifications:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum of ten (10) years of full-life cycle recruiting experience.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience designing and executing diversity recruitment plans.
    • Minimum of three (3) years program management and project management experience.

    Professional Skill Requirements:


    • Demonstrated experience building and managing diversity recruitment programs.
    • Demonstrated a track record of meeting recruitment expectations and timelines with sustained results.
    • Extensive experience in developing talent sourcing strategies.
    • Ability to translate organizational needs into talent and recruitment strategy.
    • Experience coaching and influencing hiring managers throughout the recruiting process
    • Demonstrated ability using data to inform decisions and drive execution.
    • Strong change management and organizational/influencing skills.
    • Excellent communication, networking and negotiation skills.
    • Excellent customer service skills.

    This opening will remain posted until Friday, March 9, 2018.  Do not wait to apply! We consider applications on a rolling basis, and may not wait until the deadline to interview and extend offers.


    NRDC is very committed to diversity and inclusion both in the workplace and in our advocacy.  We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, for positions based in San Francisco, CA we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


    To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal.  Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs.  Please reference where you saw this posting.  NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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