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Assistant Director for Recruitment and Retention

The Assistant Director of Recruitment and Retention is responsible for recruiting and scouting qualified candidates'with a specific focus on people of color, women, LGBT, people with disabilities and veterans'for jobs at the AFL-CIO. As feasible, the Assistant Director will also gather information on potential candidates and job openings across the labor movement.
The Assistant Director will work closely with the Civil, Human and Women's Rights Department, other AFL-CIO department directors, affiliates and local labor bodies to identify the skills needed to fill jobs at the AFL-CIO and more broadly within labor. This position will also identify areas within the AFL-CIO to build a more inclusive workplace.
• Develop and implement a recruitment plan to diversify applicant pools for jobs within the labor movement including, as needed, direct work with affiliates;
• Identify problem areas and solutions in the hiring and retention of diverse candidates;
• Maintain an updated roster of placements, potential candidates and job opportunities;
• Use social and professional networking, ads, and online resources to identify appropriate candidates;
• Identify, evaluate and recommend new sources for recruitment for potential new hires;
• Evaluate effectiveness of recruitment efforts on an ongoing basis and propose alternative approaches when needed;
• Develop relationships with colleges and youth organizations to aid in recruitment;
• Foster relationships with diverse talent nationwide to recommend for specified jobs;
• Identify targeted career fairs for AFL-CIO and affiliates;
• Coordinate with various programs such as the Organizing Institute, Union Summer, LCC's Minority Outreach Program and the Young Worker Program to maximize networking and recruitment potential;
• Provide monthly reports to Civil, Human & Women's Rights Department and Human Resources Department on progress of recruitment efforts and recommended changes;
• Coordinate with department directors for candidate interviews;
• Pre-screen candidates for selective positions;
• Interact closely with hiring manager, as well as follow up with on-boarding;
• Participate in the AFL-CIO personnel committee as needed.
• Support the coordination and execution of projects assigned to the interdepartmental management team responsible for diversity, retention and inclusion;
• Develop new programs, trainings, events and initiatives to foster inclusion within the workplace;
• Work in collaboration with the Joint Labor and Management Committee to execute key initiatives and programs;
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• At least 7-10 relevant work experience and demonstrated success in relevant areas, including human resources, diversity/inclusion, talent recruitment, community organizing and/or union organizing;
• Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent experience with specific demonstrated experience in human resources, recruitment, inclusion and/or civil, human and women's rights issues;
• Demonstrated experience working within diverse communities;
• Excellent inter-personal skills;
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak to large and diverse groups of professionals, youth, leaders and peers;
• Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks;
• Demonstrated successful ability working in a high-pressure environment with multiple and changing priorities, deadlines and conditions;
• Extensive experience in recruiting and retaining talented staff;
• Commitment to the principles and goals of unionism and social justice;
• Knowledge and experience with the labor movement and its structure;
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team;
• Experience in conceptualizing and developing work plans with measurable goals
• Demonstrated decision-making, problem solving and analytical skills;
• Ability to manage staff;
• Excellent facilitation skills;
• Proficiency in use of online tools and social media;
• Ability to travel as required;
• Ability to work long hours or weekends as required.

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