Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Requisition ID:

Job Title: Recruiter

Department: Recruitment & Selection

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Staff

Employment Status: Board Approved

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Annual

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm; additional hours as necessary

The College

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes.

With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.

The City

Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.

Position Summary

The HR Recruiter develops and implements recruiting plans and strategies designed to fulfill the college’s staffing needs. The Recruiter is responsible for recruiting, interviewing and screening potential candidates; and ensuring all steps of the pre-employment process are complete for candidates who are hired. Also responsible for ensuring a positive and effective candidate journey as it relates to the overall candidate and onboarding experience at the college.

Core Competencies

Professionalism, Communication, Managing Work, Positive Approach, Continuous Improvement, Quality Orientation, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Leveraging Feedback, Collaboration, Planning and Organizing



Administers the employment/staffing function of the College by ensuring staffing goals are consistently met through the development and implementation of best practice recruiting strategies. Recruits, interviews, and screens applicants for the College. Partners directly with Hiring Managers to ensure all requirements are updated, position descriptions are accurate and accurate screening criteria are established.

Reviews resumes/applications to identify qualified candidates for vacant or new positions, conducts screening interviews and required testing, completes reference and background checks, and forwards qualified job candidates to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Responsible for job postings, external advertising, screening interviews and required testing, and tracking the candidate journey.

As ambassadors for the College, also responsible for relationships and partnerships with external companies and organizations to improve the College’s networking, sourcing and prospecting for applicants.


Completes and processes new hire information, schedules pre-employment screenings, works closely with appropriate departments concerning incoming employees, and coordinates with the Professional Development and Retention team on implementation of new hire orientation to ensure successful candidate onboarding experience. Ensures employee files are complete and forwards all necessary HRIS information for hire to the appropriate area for processing and entry in the HR database in a timely fashion.


Participates in HR projects, such as researching best practices related to HR issues, policies and programs; develops and produces various reports; develops staffing and briefing materials; plans, prepares materials for, or participates in special events or programs. Assists and/or facilitates training specific to the Talent Acquisition department.


Develops and maintains strategic partnerships with diverse groups and communities. Contributes to a welcoming, inclusive, and productive work environment where all employees feel valued and able to contribute to their full potential, regardless of their differences.


Attends all required department meetings and training. May be required to be available through a mobile device via voice and/or data during and outside of normal working hours, at the manager’s discretion, and must respond within a reasonable timeframe. Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.


The employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer, frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, detailed vision when focusing on computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force up to 10 pounds.


Typical office environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to employment; employment law, specifically as it relates to staffing and recruiting practices; recruiting trends and technologies.

Skill in: research and analysis; sourcing and attracting candidates by using databases, social media and other recruiting platforms; excellent verbal and written communication; organization; customer service; conflict resolution; general typing; application of job software including word processing and spreadsheets; proofreading standard business correspondence and other written documents; customer service; office organization; creating functional report formats; verbal and written communications; performing mathematical calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, decimals, percentages and fractions.

Ability to: develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, vendors, students, telephone users and general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information; use good judgement; perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects; effectively communicate information in oral and written forms; excellent listening skills and participant in collaborative work; develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across the College; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; problem solve effectively; exhibit a pleasant public manner and telephone etiquette; originate correspondence; work independently.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field; or five (5) years of experience in the Human Resources field, specifically in the areas of staffing/recruitment. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s). An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate.