The Great Basin Institute (GBI) is a non-profit organization that promotes environmental education, research and service throughout the West. The Institute advances ecological literacy and conservation through educational outreach and direct service programs. GBI recruits seasonal and annual personnel through our AmeriCorps Intern, Ecological Monitoring, and Research Associate programs to support federal, state and local land management agencies on a wide variety of projects in natural, cultural, and recreation resource management. GBI seeks a Recruitment and Compliance Coordinator to support all aspects of placing qualified candidates in positions based in Nevada and other western states. The Recruitment and Compliance Coordinator works with GBI AmeriCorps , Ecological Monitoring, and Research Associate Program staff to advertise and promote professional development opportunities locally and nation-wide; coordinate interviews, reference check and on-boarding procedures; as well as ensure compliance with GBI, AmeriCorps, and agency rules and regulations. Excellent verbal and written communication and strong organizational skills are required for this position.
• Assist with the development and implementation of an annual recruitment strategy and plan;
o Advertise and market all available employment opportunities for GBI’s AmeriCorps Intern, Ecological Monitoring, and Research Associate programs via the internet, lists of alumni, university and agency contacts, newspapers, public presentations, events, social media, etc.;
o Develop and maintain relationships with colleges/universities, professional societies, non-governmental organizations, alumni and other recruitment sources;
o Help GBI staff to develop, revised and implement a diversity recruitment and placement strategy; and
o Represent GBI during general public and recruitment outreach at events and job fairs.
o Collect and screen applications and respond to employment inquiries;
o Assist with conducting interviews for designated positions;
o Conduct reference checks;
o Prepare and distribute new hire paperwork for GBI’s AmeriCorps, Ecological Monitoring, and Research Associate programs, and update new hire and resource documents as necessary;
o Generate new employee contracts, and collect, file and track new hire paperwork; and
o Routinely review, augment and update recruitment strategies for programs and individual projects.
o Stay up to date on AmeriCorps compliance regulations related to enrollments and exits of members, National Service Criminal History Checks, accompaniment documentation, prohibited activities, etc.;
o Maintain and audit files to ensure compliance with state, federal, financial, and AmeriCorps regulations and guidelines; and
o Routinely review, augment and update compliance strategies for programs and individual projects.
Compensation and Timeline:
• Salary: $33,280-35,000 annually, DOE
• Benefits: Health insurance (medical, dental, vision); paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation
• Timeline: Initial appointment beginning in November 2018 through October 2019; annually renewable pending performance and funding availability
Location: Based at GBI offices in Reno, NV. The “Biggest Little City in the World”, Reno has an estimated population of just over 230,000; the greater Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of just over 435,000. The city sits in a high desert at ca. 4,500 feet in elevation, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains along the Truckee River, as it flows from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. Weather is mild, but with a distinct four seasons. Reno offers easy access to world-class outdoor recreation, with a 3- to 5-hour drive to Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, the Pacific Ocean, and California redwood forests. Closer to home, Nevada boasts more natural hot springs than any other state in the country, over 150 named mountain ranges, and 30 mountain peaks over 11,000 feet. In Reno, recreation and entertainment includes eight major ski resorts within 2 hours of the Reno-Tahoe airport; fishing and boating on Lake Tahoe, the Truckee River, and Pyramid Lake; minor league baseball with the Reno Aces (the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks); cultural festivals throughout the summer along the banks of the Truckee River; and a small but growing collection of craft microbreweries and micro-distilleries. For more, visit http://www.movoto.com/reno-nv/moving-to-reno/
Desired Qualifications and Preferred Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or prior experience in supporting job functions;
• Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic office environment, and to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the mission of GBI;
• Relevant or related recruitment experience, including generating position descriptions, conducting interviews, reference checks, public relations, promotion/advertisement;
• Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, in response to inquiries, and with applicants and candidates for positions, agency partners, and GBI program and administrative staff;
• Experience working with non-profit organizations, AmeriCorps, and/or federal or state agencies preferred;
• Ability to multi-task and troubleshoot on a daily basis;
• Acute attention to detail with an ability to synthesize complex information, including federal regulations and policies;
• Strongly developed organizational skills and ability to self-motivate; and
• Experience with spreadsheet and database software.
All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.
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