May 03, 2021

Contract Recruiter

  • Harvard University
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
Contractor On Site Applicant Tracking Systems Human Resources Recruiting Talent Acquisition

Gig Description

Job Summary:

Independently responsible for providing comprehensive recruitment and employment services for various schools/units across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to ensure staffing and diversity goals are met.


Job-Specific Responsibilities:

The Contract Recruiter works closely with Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) hiring managers, department administrators, and HR Consultants and is responsible for full-cycle and equitable recruitment services for a variety of entry to senior-level positions. Primarily responsible for partnering with FAS Recruitment Services team to assist with multiple portfolios and hard to fill positions.

The Contract Recruiter will:
Manage recruiting from sourcing through hire. Consult and collaborate with hiring managers, Department Administrators and HR Consultants to understand recruiting needs.

Recommend sourcing options, screen candidates; coordinate and facilitate interview process including conducting interviews, debriefing sessions and follow up meetings as necessary; conduct reference checks; coordinate and negotiate salary. Implement good faith efforts to ensure that applicant pools have diverse candidates (minority, veterans, and individuals with disabilities). Participated in University-wide recruitment-related initiatives. In conjunction with the Recruitment Coordinator, provide metrics to hiring managers that inform recruitment planning and effective hiring strategies.



  • 5 years recruiting experience preferred.
  • Experience recruiting for higher education preferred.
  • Experience with recruiting for a wide variety of positions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with time pressure in high volume, fast-paced environment with attention to detail while providing excellent follow through and managing multiple priorities.
  • Ability to partner with members of the recruitment team, their clients and provide excellent customer service.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.


This a 6-month contract recruiter position

To apply, please send resumes to


FAS is committed to cultivating not only the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students but also in developing an inclusive culture that is vibrant, engaging and encouraging of innovation as well as intellectual debate. We believe creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values and views as strength the difference we all bring to the workplace. We encourage our community members to participate in our FAS Diversity Dialogues.



The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

In order to be considered for this role, a resume and cover letter must be submitted with application.

PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position will start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens. We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.


You will be redirected to the LinkedIn platform to complete an application.


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