YMCA of Greater Seattle

Senior Recruiter

1 week ago(1/7/2018 6:12 PM)
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
Association Office
909 4th Avenue


Who are we?

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.


At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace and beyond.

  • 13 branches
  • 2 overnight camps
  • More than 200 program sites

 If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!


The Seattle Y has an opening for the critical position of Sr. Recruiter.  This position will contribute to the success of the YMCA of Greater Seattle by recruiting diverse and qualified candidate pools for current and future organizational needs. 


Under direction from the HR Director for Talent Acquisition, the responsibilities will include but are not limited to:


  • Developing and implementing innovative sourcing and recruiting strategies to meet the current and future talent needs of the Seattle Y.
  • Serving as a subject matter expert on sourcing resources, new and creative recruiting techniques, labor market and industry trends, and competitor information in order to ensure our sourcing efforts and recruiting practices are successful, cost‐effective, and competitive.
  • Coaching and consulting hiring managers to ensure their understanding of recruitment and candidate assessment/interview practices and applicable regulations and ensuring that we are hiring engaged staff that support our mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Qualifying candidates in relation to position requirements, as well as provide candidates with detailed information on our organization, compensation package, business strategies, position details, position expectations and mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Establishing recruitment goals and objectives to align with the overall organization business strategies.
  • Leveraging data to evaluate the effectiveness of current programs and process and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Partnering with other members of HR on special projects, as needed.






Strengthens the Y’s culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.

Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

Develop Self and Others

Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.

Quality Results

Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.

Change Capacity

Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y’s mission.

Inspire Others
Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.



  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience required
  • HR Certification preferred
  • A minimum of 3  years experience with candidate sourcing and full lifecycle recruiting
  • Experience recruiting entry level and professional level positions.
  • Experience working on high volume positions and complex professional and leadership positions
  • Advanced internet researching and sourcing proficiency, including Boolean search strings
  • Knowledge of State and Federal employment laws
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be very computer and web savvy to utilize professional and social networking media, manage internal SharePoint site, and use applicant tracking system


Key Skills and Abilities

  • High degree of initiative; must be able to work independently and be a selfstarter as well as a strong team player
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and manage highly confidential information
  • Sense of urgency and business orientation combined with customer service skills
  • Strong consultative, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills to create, measure, and scale program metrics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to present and communicate data to various audiences.


You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and HR Team if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment
  • Are very adaptable
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all


Where you'll work:

Our HR team works in the heart of Downtown Seattle, in a historic building that has housed the YMCA since the 1930s.  Not only does our building house our Association Office (corporate headquarters), but it's also home to some of our unique social service programs AND a membership facility (access is a staff benefit - swim a few laps before work, take a yoga class at lunch, do some laps on the track before you go home, if you like!). 


The Seattle Y offers a competitive pay range and excellent benefit package including YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.


The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.


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