Jun 02, 2020

Contract Recruiter (Consultant)

  • ThinkWell
  • Washington, Washington, United States

Gig Description

ThinkWell seeks a Contract Recruiter to provide critical talent acquisition support to the Talent team. The recruiter works independently off site, partnering with hiring teams to source, assess and hire global staff. The Recruiter brings international recruiting experience and collaborates with managers across the firm in our 9 country locations, providing full cycle recruitment on an as needed basis to identify and fill current and future openings. The contract term is roughly 6-12 months and is part time (approximately 15-20 hours per week).

What You'll Do:

Full Cycle Recruitment

  • Conduct full life-cycle recruitment for regular and proposal openings in the United States and internationally. Source and assess candidates, schedule interviews, conduct tests for specific positions as needed, check references, negotiate job offers.
  • Provide excellent customer service to candidates, hiring teams and managers, communicate regularly on candidate pipeline and status, identify creative solutions to staffing challenges, navigate compensation, work authorization and logistical issues affecting recruitment with managers. Embody and reflect firm values and culture to candidates. Serve as in-house thought partner with managers to understand and meet their staffing needs with responsiveness, detail orientation, efficiency and strategic input.
  • Collaborate with Talent team to recommend and negotiate compensation for new hires, including allowances and benefits for international hires in project locations.
  • Stay current with and adhere to employment and recruitment-related laws and donor requirements.
  • Build ThinkWell's talent pipeline through proactive online sourcing, outreach to schools, networking and creative approaches to expanding our talent pools.
  • Support and contribute to the capacity building of our team members involved in the recruitment process (HR, hiring managers, and proposal development recruitment staff) by assisting periodically with recruitment training sessions.
  • Track recruitment status and disposition candidates in the ATS system, Workable.

We Are:

ThinkWell core values are our fundamental organizational guiding principles. They define our corporate culture, influence our behavior at work and help us achieve our mission. Our values are:

Think big

Influence the conversation

Empower others

Be exceptional

Always question

Relate authentically

Evolve by learning


  • BA/BS and 5+ years experience in recruiting, preferably in a global context or international development arena;
  • Substantial full cycle recruiting across levels, countries and technical areas with a diverse and geographically dispersed employee population;
  • Outstanding cross-cultural communication skills, including the ability to relate respectfully with staff at all levels, ages, genders, nationalities and orientations as well as across work areas;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion with sensitive HR issues. Mature, professional judgment and decision-making to execute duties and responsibilities.
  • Working knowledge of employment regulations/laws. Ability to engage internationally with local experts to understand, interpret and apply international policies and benefits.
  • Strong project management skills; ability to lead projects, collaborate, obtain buy-in, and drive for results.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and meticulously accurate in communications.
  • High emotional IQ and a reputation for working successfully on teams in a collaborative and constructive manner.
  • Full English fluency, second language a plus.