Recruiting Specialist, U.S. (Remote)

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Mercy For Animals aims to end industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free.

As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us!

We currently seek a recruiting specialist to join our people-operations team. In this role, you will partner with the talent acquisition manager and regional people-operations managers to support the talent acquisition function and its programs and processes. As a recruiting specialist you will collaborate closely with team members across the organization to enhance, foster, and help drive an impactful, equitable, and inclusive hiring process.

You will do invaluable work:

  • Work closely with the talent acquisition manager and recruitment team to streamline, simplify, and increase efficiency of the recruiting and hiring process, reducing time to hire
  • Coordinate closely with the recruitment team and hiring managers across departments to understand unique hiring needs, answer questions, and prepare recruiting outlines
  • Balance a fast-paced workload of multiple job requisitions 
  • Screen candidate applications and coordinate, schedule, and conduct detailed screening interviews to qualify candidates  
  • Provide engaging and timely support to candidates, including accommodating requests, preparing for interviews, guiding through process checkpoints, and responding to general inquiries, to ensure a good candidate experience throughout the hiring process
  • Help conduct new hire check-ins and stay interviews
  • Maintain files in our applicant tracking system to ensure data integrity and documentation of team member changes 
  • Assist the talent acquisition manager with conducting research and data analysis on talent acquisition topics, functions, and programs, as well as recommend possible actions and improvements
  • Explore and identify sourcing techniques to actively source candidates for open requisitions
  • Maximize social media opportunities by networking and proactively engaging active and passive talent to build and strengthen the candidate pipeline
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by team leader

Your qualifications will take our people-operations team to the next level:

  • At least one year of recruitment, sourcing, or related experience
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly 
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following: Greenhouse, Asana, and Google Suite (preferred)
  • Experience using an applicant tracking system (preferred)
  • Keen eye for streamlining and simplifying processes to increase efficiency
  • Desire and ability to balance multiple job requisitions and enjoyment of fast-paced work
  • Eagerness to understand the unique hiring needs of the organization’s hiring managers
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills and effective listening skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (Spanish or Portuguese as a first or second language a plus)
  • Ability to travel one to two times per year for conferences and retreats
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy For Animals
  • Commitment to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles


About Your Team Leader

Your team leader, Lindsey Bombard, is Mercy For Animals’ interim director of people operations for the United States and Canada. Her permanent job title is senior talent development manager, U.S. and Canada. Lindsey loves human resources and the people-operations team, which she has been part of since she came to Mercy For Animals in July 2018. She wants you to know that the recruiting specialist will join a talented, warm, dedicated, smart, funny, and fun group! When Lindsey isn’t working, she’s exploring New England; learning German; and spending time with her family, including her sidekick-boss and companion dog of 12 years, Brody. 

Compensation and Benefits

Earn an annual salary of around $46,000–$51,500 (paid hourly), depending on qualifications. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual earnings.

Application Details

We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

Our Commitment to You

Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

Come as you are, and help us transform our society and construct a truly compassionate food system.

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More Information on Mercy For Animals
Mercy For Animals operates in the Other industry. The company is located in West Hollywood, CA. Mercy For Animals was founded in 1999. It has 169 total employees. To see all jobs at Mercy For Animals, click here.
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