Recruiter (Part-Time)

Are you a Leader?  Do you believe in Cooperation?  Are you personally governed by the following principles?

The 7 Cooperative Principles

Principle #1 (Inclusiveness): Membership Should Be Open To All
Principle #2 (Voice): Members Should Call The Shots
Principle #3 (Participation): Rates & Fees Should Benefit Our Members
Principle #4 (Independence): Autonomy & Independence Set Us Apart
Principle #5 (Education): Financial Education Should Be Free & Available To All
Principle #6 (Cooperation): Cooperation Among Cooperatives Is Vital
Principle #7 (Community): Giving Back To The Community Is An Obligation

If any of those sound like you, you might very well make a fabulous addition to the Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union (SMCU) Cooperative!  SMCU is a growing organization and our mission statement is, “We help members achieve their financial goals to realize their dreams.”  At SMCU, it is our employees who truly make us a success.  After all, it is our staff members who directly provide the excellent service our membership expects and deserves.

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Role at SMCU
The Recruiter is responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success throughout the organization. This will be achieved through the development of recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas. The Recruiter will play a critical role in ensuring we are hiring the best possible talent.

Essential Job Functions


  • Develop and execute recruiting plans.
  • Network through industry contacts, association memberships, trade groups and employees.
  • Coordinate and implement college recruiting initiatives.
  • Administrative duties and recordkeeping.

Develop and Execute Recruiting Plans

  • Work with hiring managers on recruiting planning meetings. 
  • Lead the creation of a recruiting and interviewing plan for each open position.
  • Efficiently and effectively fill open positions.
  • Conduct regular follow-up with managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation.
  • Develop a pool of qualified candidates in advance of need.
  • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting.
  • Build networks to find qualified passive candidates.
  • Post openings in newspaper advertisements, with professional organizations, and in other position appropriate venues.
  • Utilize the Internet for recruitment.
    –Post positions to appropriate Internet sources.
    –Improve the company website recruiting page to assist in recruiting.
    –Research new ways of using the Internet for recruitment.
    –Use social and professional networking sites to identify and source candidates.

Network through Industry Contacts, Association Memberships, and Employees

  • Locate and document where to find ideal candidates.
  • Establish a recognizable “employer of choice” reputation for the company, both internally and externally.
  • Communicate with managers and employees regularly to establish rapport, gauge morale, and source new candidate leads.
  • Create contacts within industry.
  • Attend local professional meetings and membership development meetings.
  • Maintain regular contact with possible future candidates.
  • Attend off-site events partnering with Business Development, Marketing, and local Chamber of Commerce.

Administrative Duties and Record Keeping

  • Manage the use of external recruiters and headhunters.
  • Review applicants to evaluate if they meet the position requirements.
  • Conduct phone screens.
  • Maintain all pertinent applicant and interview data on the Recruiting Spreadsheet.
  • Maintain all recruiting steps in Ceridian Recruiting Solutions Tool. 
  • Performing reference and background checks for potential employees.
  • Assist in writing and forwarding rejection letters.
  • Coordinates all panel interviewing and sending recommendation notes to hiring manager.
  • Assist in preparing and sending offer packages.
  • Prepare and send new employee orientation packages.
  • Perform other special projects as assigned.

Other duties may be assigned.

Working Conditions

  • Indirect exposure to robbery.
  • May be required to attend off-hours and off-site meetings and seminars.
  • Physical effort may be required to lift boxes of up to 25 lbs.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.  Two years of college preferred.  


  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills essential
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours as needed
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude.


  • Ability to communicate with tact, discretion and courtesy at all levels within and outside the organization.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Ability to maintain professional composure in a high volume and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Excellent attendance.


  • At least 2 years experience managing full life cycle recruiting, preferably in a credit union or financial services arena.
  • Proficient in Microsoft products, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience using an Applicant Tracking System

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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