Senior Recruiter

Posting Number: #1366

Position Title: Senior Recruiter

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Position Summary

The Public Health Institute is recruiting for a new position to serve as a Senior Recruiter on a new global program with US Agency for International Development (USAID). The position will work closely with the Prime Applicant as well as representatives from USAID and PHI’s central office to implement and support a new staffing and recruitment award at USAID. The Senior Recruiter will be responsible for the full cycle of recruitment for USAID Institutional Services Contractors (ISCs)/Professionals both domestically and internationally. The Senior Recruiter will be responsible for managing surge and rapid response recruitment efforts. The ideal candidate will have experience recruiting for senior, mid and junior level global health positions and must implement timely and effective recruitment strategies, coordinate closely with PHI’s partners on the program, tap specialized networks, build a pool of highly qualified candidates, and rapidly respond to position vacancies as identified by USAID.

The position will report to the Deputy Director of the program.

Pay: $77,939 to $96,566 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is $77,939 to $96,566 based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

Employment Type: Full Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the identification of diverse highly qualified candidates in specialized global heath disciplines for placements with USAID.
  • Maintain good working relationships with the hiring managers for the ISCs/Professionals.
  • Manage the full cycle recruitment of ISC/Professional positions to include job description review and development, advertising, sourcing, screening, interviewing, employment offers and salary negotiations.
  • Build robust diverse candidate pipelines using various sourcing strategies and ensure effective candidate relationship management, including creating a positive candidate experience, managing candidate communications, and maintaining relationships with candidates not selected.
  • Manage the posting process for job announcements including drafting and formatting job announcements and ensuring that announcements are in compliance with internal policies, Federal and State regulations and diversity initiatives.
  • As needed, screen resumes, interview candidates, administer appropriate assessments and reference/background checking, and work with hiring manager on recommendations for hire (or not hire).
  • Coordinate with PHI’s Human Resources department on recruitment activities to ensure compliance with organizational policies.
  • Contribute to the outreach of groups underrepresented/under-served in the global health workforce, including ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, veterans, and people from low-resource areas.
  • Contribute to regularly analyzing recruitment tools, processes, and policies to assess which elements need to be refined, and recommending and implementing changes where requested.
  • Contribute to ongoing monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of recruitment activities.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the program’s diversity strategy aimed at reaching communities underrepresented within the field of global health for placement opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned including backstopping other recruitment team members.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years’ full cycle recruitment experience including at least 3 years of international recruitment experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field is required, or substitute with four additional years of related experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Familiarity with USAID or other Federal agency policies and procedures.
  • Experience with recruiting and hiring processes and ability to organize and coordinate large volume of applications and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to use social media, job boards, internet, and other techniques for creative sourcing.
  • Experience using an applicant tracking system for tracking and managing candidates.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Well-rounded knowledge of employment laws and policies.
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong customer service values and the ability to incorporate an exceptional level of customer service in all policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to be flexibility, resourceful, and possess creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks appropriately and within established timeframes.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of client, staff, and program information and exercise proper discretion and judgment.

Important Information

  • This is a full time (40 hours/week) position based in Washington, D.C.
  • This job is eligible for PHI’s full suite of benefits including but not limited to health care coverage and generous paid time off.



  • To apply for this opportunity, submit a cover letter and resume via the application link listed at the top of this advertisement.
  • In your cover letter, please describe why you are enthusiastic about this opportunity and why you think you are a good fit for the position.



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

EEO Statement

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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ADA Statement:

The Public Health Institute is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Recruitment Team at least 48 hours in advance at


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