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Recruiting Specialist (University Recruiting Focus)

Company: Perkins & Co
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The health and well-being of our team, clients, and community is our top priority. We're closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and following guidance from health authorities and government officials. Perkins & Co's physical offices are open without restrictions. Most employees have decided to work remotely or on a hybrid basis so interviews will be held virtually unless the role requires working onsite or by candidate request.

While we embrace work location and schedule flexibility, the responsibilities of this role necessitate hiring someone who lives within reasonable distance to be onsite in downtown Portland and several universities as needed. Provided you're flexible for business needs, you can decide whether your regular work arrangement will be primarily remote, in-office, or hybrid. Relocation assistance may be available for those who wish to move to the Portland metro area. We are not sponsoring work visas or hiring internationally.

Recruiting Specialist (University Recruiting Focus)

What will you do for us?

We'll expect you to manage our campus recruiting efforts and provide administrative support for the team like scheduling interviews, sending offer letters, etc. While you'll assist with experienced hiring, your primary focus will be taking ownership of everything involved in effective campus employment branding, talent attraction, and talent selection to ensure that we meet the firm's hiring goals (both quantity and quality).

What's in it for you?

You'll be part of a three-person recruiting team, working with two badass ladies, Areena McLaughlin and Julie Brodell-Martin, who have a combined 17 years of public accounting recruiting experience. Each of us is intimately familiar with campus recruiting so you'll have appropriate support, guidance, and empathy. We'll invest in your learning and development, although we expect that you're going to teach us a few new things. You'll enjoy working at firm where everyone understands the value of recruiting and they pitch in to help.

You can hold your head up high when you're recruiting for Perkins & Co. We are definitely not your stereotypical public accounting firm. Per Portland Business Journal , we're the Most Admired and the second most diverse accounting firm in Portland. Perkins is a great employer and leadership genuinely cares about employees. You don't have to lie to people to sell them on a job, nor do you have to meet any ridiculous metrics like number of cold calls or employee retention. There's no shady business. Instead, we'll provide you with the freedom and responsibility of ensuring a positive candidate experience that demonstrates our core values. And we really do have a good time working together.

Of course, all the warm fuzzies are meaningless if you can't pay your bills, right? Perkins provides competitive benefits, great perks, and we've budgeted a salary range of $60K - $75K annually (exempt).

Who Qualifies?

Our ideal candidate is proactive, an excellent communicator, embraces new tools/tech, and enjoys working with college students. They would have about 3 years of HR/recruiting experience that includes campus recruiting for a professional services firm.

However, there are a lot of jobs that could have prepared you well for the role. Maybe you work at an agency and would like to move in-house? Maybe you're a CPA who has helped with campus recruiting and you'd like a career change? Maybe you've been in sales roles that involved tracking lots of moving parts while nurturing long-term pipelines? The possibilities are endless and we're trying to be open-minded.

Some college level education
3 years' experience in recruiting or human resources, including at least 1 year of campus recruiting experience OR equivalent experience in other fields that provides knowledge of regulations related to hiring, best practices for effective customer service, nurturing long-term relationships with a diverse range of individuals (including college students), project/event management, promoting an employer brand, and basic marketing strategies
Experience working in a professional services or financial services company (law firm, banking, insurance, etc.) or supporting clients in financial/professional services
Strong attention to detail, time management, and organization skills as evidenced by timely responsiveness to candidates, effective document editing (including grammar and punctuation), following checklists, meeting deadlines, and project/event management
Communicates clearly and using appropriate judgment with various communication tools (IM, email, phone, text, in-person)
Adept at building relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
Interest in and experience with social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram
Intermediate level skills using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams
Exhibit a high level of personal ownership, confidentiality, and flexibility; maintains good professional judgment and conduct during periods of high pressure
Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed
Willingness and ability to travel to college and university campuses on a regular basis; must have reliable transportation

Bachelor's degree
Public accounting firm experience
Experience using an ATS and/or CRM
Knowledge of sourcing methods and experience with sourcing software

Are we singing your tune? Please apply today for consideration!

A cover letter is not required. Heck, a resume isn't required if you have a good LinkedIn profile. However, if you include an explanation of what piqued your interest in this specific opportunity and how you believe you will add value to the team, we would appreciate it.

Questions? Email Areena McLaughlin, Director of Recruiting, and Julie Brodell-Martin, Senior Recruiting Specialist, at careers@perkinsaccounting.com.

Perkins & Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Perkins & Co, Portland , Recruiting Specialist (University Recruiting Focus), Human Resources , Portland, Oregon

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