Hiring Manager

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The Hiring Manager is responsible for the recruitment, hiring and onboarding of Environmental Science program educators across all NatureBridge locations. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. This position is new to NatureBridge, replacing regional hiring facilitated by campus-based supervising managers. This position is expected to recruit candidates from former staff, as well as seek new pools of candidates. 

Staff size, which was reduced due to COVID-19, is expected to grow over time as schools and students return to programs. As educator numbers stabilize, the Hiring Manager will expand support to non educator hires and other areas of HR support across NatureBridge.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Manage the recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes for all NatureBridge educator positions which includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Work with the Director of HR to create and implement best practices in employment and fair hiring (supported by NatureBridge’s Fair Hiring Guide) that support all NatureBridge employees in the recruitment, hiring and onboarding process.
  • Partner closely with education supervisors and build strong relationships across NatureBridge and its campuses.
  • Develop and implement strategies and plans that lead to the successful hire of qualified candidates.  
  • Develop job descriptions and prepare and distribute vacancy announcements. 
  • Work with communications staff to coordinate social media, employee newsletter and any other identifiable means to promote open positions.
  • Conduct pre-screenings and background/reference checks on qualified candidates.
  • Facilitate interview process including developing interview questions, developing rubrics and evaluation processes, conducting interviews, coordinating panels and making final determinations on candidates.
  • Negotiate offers to selected candidates and generate offer letters.
  • Lead initial educator onboarding to ensure all required documentation is completed within the first week of hire; assist supervisors with developing onboarding plans that support employee training and engagement.
  • Ensure compliance with recruitment, hiring and onboarding requirements, state and federal regulations.
  • Administer and communicate organization hiring policies, procedures and standards. 
  • Maintain HR records in the Paycom HRIS and develop reports and metrics for management as required.

Perform other work-related duties, including but not limited to:

  • Facilitate training to inform or assist employees/managers on job related activities, policies or best practices as directed by the Director of HR.
  • Manage special projects within the HR function.
  • Assist with maintenance of the Paycom system, including generating routine and ad hoc reports as requested.

Experience, Competencies & Education

The successful applicant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:

  • At least 5-7 years of related HR experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience facilitating recruitment, hiring and onboarding processes; preferably in an educational or non-profit setting.
  • Existing knowledge of hiring processes and practices such as recruiting metrics and relevant employment laws.
  • Commitment to growth in Equity, Inclusion and Diversity best practices and demonstrated history of creating inclusive hiring practices with the ability to champion diversity in workforce recruitment and retention.
  • Effectively prioritizing the workload while delivering and adjusting expectations.
  • Managing and resolving complex situations while maintaining a team culture that has a high level of responsiveness.
  • Attracting and hiring needed talent through your expertise in recruiting and passion for the mission.
  • Balancing transparency, open communication and great customer service while maintaining strict confidentiality for sensitive or protected HR matters and employee data.
  • Maintaining effectiveness and adapting quickly to changes and thrive in a dynamic work environment.  
  • Maintaining and monitoring information in a human resource information system (HRIS); Paycom experience preferred.
  • Using excellent verbal and written communication skills to compose and proof materials for internal and external audiences.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

This job provides the opportunity to work on site and remotely. The job is computer based and access to the internet is required. Occasional travel may be required to NatureBridge locations and recruiting events.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position requires manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures. The position requires phone and computer work.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

To Apply

NatureBridge is an equal opportunity employer. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority. Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume to applyhiringmanager@naturebridge.org. No calls, faxes or printed materials, please. No agencies, please. Applications are due February 21, 2021.

Competitive salary based on work location and experience. Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans.