HR Recuriter

Job Description

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is a growing organization, seeking a motivated Recruiter to join our HR Team. This is an opportunity to share your valuable recruiting experience with a strong local community based financial service cooperative.

The successful individual thrives in an innovative, fast-paced environment, can roll up their sleeves, work hard, have fun, and get the job done!

The primary purpose of the position is to attract, recruit and close the most qualified talent for all levels of the organization. As a full-cycle recruiter, you will drive the development and implementation of the recruiting strategy for talent ranging from entry level through senior management within the credit union.

You’ll utilize recruitment strategies that are designed to deliver a qualified, diverse pool of candidates to Hiring Managers in an effective and efficient manner. You’ll be an expert on the recruitment processes, including using an Applicant Tracking System and utilizing social networking platforms. You’ll create and post positions, conduct resume reviews, screen candidates, interview and track progress. You’ll have a comprehensive understanding of the business need while successfully managing, prioritizing and closing against a timeline. You’ll have experience setting benchmarks and metrics as well as understand how to prioritize in a fast-paced environment. You’ll forge dynamic relationships with business leaders and hiring managers that will allow you to have consultative discussions regarding candidate’s viability and acquisition strategy.  You have the ability to influence strategic implementation of proactive pipeline development and do so with a sense of urgency.

Company Description

Since 1933, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union has provided financial services to the employees and family members of the City of Seattle. Since then, we have expanded our charter to include anyone who lives or works in the state of Washington.

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. When individuals become members of a credit union, they become equal shareholders, each with one vote to elect their volunteer Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee. These volunteers oversee a professional management team and overall credit union operations.

How Credit Unions are Different from Banks

SMCU is referred to as a “financial cooperative” or a “co-op.” A cooperative is an independent group of people who come together to address a common need through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. Members of the co-op own and control the business together with one vote per member, unlike companies run by stockholders who can increase the weight of their vote relative to the number of shares they own. It is this co-operative autonomy and local control that has kept Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union sound and secure in good times and bad.

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Desired Skills and Experience

  • 2 years of college
  • 2 years experience managing full life cycle recruiting, preferably in a credit union or financial services arena
  • Experience using an applicant tracking system is required
  • Experience using an applicant tracking system is required
  • Well developed written and verbal communications skills including the ability and judgment to tactfully push back when needed
  • Demonstrated flexibility and tolerance of ambiguity
  • Strong competency in networking, innovative sourcing, and building talent communities. Strong Internet recruiting, social networking and technology/database searching/mining skills required
  • Strong working knowledge of acquisition practices, principles, applications and methods including interviewing and assessment skills
  • Awareness and sensitivity to influence and work successfully with diverse groups of people including senior leaders
  • Excellent time management skills
  • High degree of independent decision making and problem solving capability
  • Experience in facilitation of behavioral based interviewing is preferred
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Ability to maintain professional composure in a high volume and fast-paced environment, handling multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Coordinates all panel interviewing and sends recommendation notes to hiring manager.
  • Assists in preparing and sending offer packages.
  • Strong technical skills; proficient in Microsoft products, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Functions

  • 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 candidate recruiting.
  • Build networks to find qualified passive candidates; create and maintain industry contacts
  • Attend off site meetings involving professional affiliations, membership development, business development, marketing and local Chamber of Commerce
  • Maintain all recruiting steps in Ceridian Recruiting Solutions Tool. 

Working Conditions

  • Indirect exposure to robbery.
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours as needed
  • 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.

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