Recruitment Coordinator
Free The Children 8 reviews - Toronto, ON

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Position Available: Recruitment Coordinator

Are you a self motivated and driven person who is organized and enthusiastic about supporting youth and educators in making a difference in the world?

Free The Children empowers youth to fulfill their potential to be agents of change. Through our
organization's unique youth-driven approach, more than one million young people have been involved in our innovative programs in more than 45 countries. Founded by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children has an established track-record of success, with three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize and partnerships with the United Nations, and Oprah's Angel Network. In 2011 Free The Children, was awarded Canada’s Top Employer for Young People for our amazing opportunities for young employees!

Free The Children seeks a Recruitment Coordinator who is confident and resourceful to coordinate
and manage recruiting functions within a not for profit. The prospective candidate must possess proven recruiting knowledge and experience, ability to multitask with a keen sense of identifying talent for a challenging fast paced growing organization. The main responsibility for this role is to source and identify top talent, fill all job openings and establish a pipeline of candidates under a deadline.

A minimum two year commitment is required and with 2 year tiered compensation structure beginning at:

  • Year 1: $27, 500
  • Year 2: $29, 500

There is a six (6) month probationary period, upon reaching the three (3) month period, all staff members are offered a health plan including dental and Employee Assistant Program. The position is based out of Free The Children’s International office in Toronto (233 Carlton Street). This role is perfect for a new graduate who is looking to grow and work hard for two years. You love big goals and surpassing expectations.


  • Responsible for sourcing and recruiting entry level talent through multiple channels by handling a

portfolio of 20 positions varying from entry level to help departments reach their goals

  • Full execution of the recruitment process (including formatting job postings, conducting phone &

Skype interviews, regular follow up communication with candidates and internal managers)

  • Timely turnaround on interview bookings and post interview follow up
  • Meet with hiring managers at the start of a new role to understand and scope the role and understand as it fits into the organization objectives while setting timelines
  • Lead the administration and interview process with hiring managers and directors
  • Establish and manage relationships with career centers, universities, employment centers
  • Efficiently and effectively fill open positions by using career open house, university job fairs,

building pipeline and leveraging contacts while networking with industry contacts and associations

  • Develop a strong pipeline of qualified candidates in advance of a hiring need
  • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting.
  • Utilize phone screens to narrow down in person interview leads and advise hiring managers
  • Demonstrated ability to capitalize on social networking for recruiting (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
  • Screen resumes and book first round phone interviews
  • Maintain all pertinent applicant tracking and interview data in our HRIS system.
  • Gather and provide feedback and recommendations to both the candidate and hiring manager

regarding strengths and development needs of the candidate to determine and select the most
qualified applicant

  • Ensures that all job postings are posted externally and internally within 24-48 hours from approval
  • Responsible for weekly reports on recruitment data such as hiring status, list of candidates to

senior management within the department

  • A high degree of flexibility is needed to be open to change and ready to adapt to changing


Skills and Qualifications:

  • 1 year experience with a proven track record in recruiting and fuelled by the thrill and excitement

of identifying talent by filling roles with the right candidate for our culture

  • Organizational skills to juggle competing priorities, manage a portfolio during busy periods,

acknowledge all applicants, and regularly communicate progress to hiring managers

  • An organized self-starter, with sales, customer service experience and the ability to work well


  • Superior verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate in a clear, concise,

confident, persuasive and compelling manner under pressure and deadlines

  • Ability to identify and engage the right candidates while keeping organizational culture top of mind
  • Unsurpassed attention to detail and organization to handle multiple recruiting files simultaneously
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment with shifting priorities

and multiple hiring deadlines

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work with internal stakeholders
  • Strong initiative, proactive manner able to articulate and lead staff through interviews confidently.
  • Ability to develop new and innovative recruiting strategies

What makes Free The Children unique…

A Top Employer for Young People, Free The Children is filled with passionate, driven, hardworking,
entrepreneurial, shameless idealists, this means we work late, set high goals and exceed them, and then push hard the following year to beat and exceed last year’s goals of empowering youth to change the world.

If you are looking for a predictable 9-5 work environment, this won’t be the right fit.

If you are inspired and excited by collaboration, making friendships with the most incredible people, unique additional responsibilities like working on our We Days and your personal values align with our core values, we would love to hear from you. Free The Children sincerely thanks all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

About this company
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Free The Children’s mission is to create a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change.