Staff Recruiter

Youth Villages - Tulsa, OK3.1

Company Overview

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the adoption and implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30 years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Position Overview

Youth Villages is seeking an individual with Talent Attraction and Recruitment experience to join our Recruiting Team. Finding top talent to join our growing organization is a vital role in the success of Youth Villages. Are you looking for an opportunity to use your recruiting expertise working for an organization that is changing the lives of children and families? We are hiring a new recruiter to work with our Oklahoma programs as we are continuing to expand our services across the state to continue to serve the children and families most in need. This position can work from Tulsa or Oklahoma City.

Recruiter will help to develop, implement and lead recruiting strategies for Oklahoma programs to attract, develop and retain a diverse candidate pool.

Talent Attraction Strategy

Develop and implement sourcing strategies for active and passive candidates in a variety of positions that include rural locations and/or stringent education and experience requirements
Develop and build comprehensive college recruiting strategy to help educate and prepare students for opportunities
Build and strengthen relationships with key contacts at colleges and universities across Oklahoma and surrounding states to help grow internship program across the state as well as promote opportunities with Youth Villages to current students and alumni
Identify and recruit the best students in the social services field to support the employment needs of Youth Villages Experience networking with other professionals to develop leads
Assist in creating a network of referral contacts in the communities we serve
Build a candidate pipeline to fill positions more quickly and plan for growth across the state
Recruiter will oversee social media efforts for their team, including Boolean searches, as well as how to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other resources to find talent.
Cultivate relationships within professional and community organizations to help increase awareness of Youth Villages’ services and opportunities

Hiring Manager Relations

Work closely with leadership team on retention initiatives and developing short and long term recruiting strategies
Develop and maintain relationships with hiring managers across the state to help ensure the best and most qualified staff are selected for all positions
Work with leadership team on strategic planning and position forecasting to meet the hiring needs of the state
Facilitate meeting with all of leadership weekly to establish goals, forecast future openings, and build proactive strategies
Act as consultant to meet current hiring needs and build a candidate pipeline for future openings
Problem solve with managers as well as evaluate and make recommendations for ways to improve the hiring and onboarding process
Be able to influence hiring managers throughout hiring process to ensure quality candidates are hired. Also, identify potential/existing problems within a program or with a specific hiring managers and work to create and implement solutions.
Have a thorough understanding of program and the jobs within the program
Active participant in census projections and strategic planning with marketing and leadership
Identify recruiting trends, growth areas and consult with leadership on barriers and challenges facing YV Oklahoma’s Business Planning
Increase Youth Villages’ ability to serve children and families by finding and selecting the highest quality staff and building a talent pool of qualified applicants.

Requisition Management

Follow Internal & External Recruitment Processes & Policies
Open and close jobs in ATS
Manage multiple high priority jobs simultaneously

Screen resumes in ATS

Become an expert on the qualities sought in candidates for Oklahoma on paper but also in interviewing candidates for specific roles
Recruiters will know the other social services providers/competitors in their region and stay abreast of changes in those organizations that could impact YV's ability to recruit in each community
Recruiters will phone screen candidates for open positions

Additional Responsibilities

Plan and facilitate interview events, open houses, etc.
Assist in training leadership staff on interview and selection training
Assist in interviewing and selection of staff as needed
Assist in OnBoarding process as needed
Writing job descriptions

Regional travel including overnights will be required up to 50%

Required Skills and Experience

This position is seeking a candidate who is committed to the mission and values of Youth Villages. A solid understanding of the recruitment process including sourcing is required. A successful individual in this role will have experience working in a fast paced, rapidly changing recruitment environment.


A Bachelor's Degree is required
Recruiting experience is required
Experience in developing & managing passive candidate pipelines
Experience developing sourcing strategies for multiple locations simultaneously
Strong critical thinking and conceptualization skills
Experience with public speaking and presenting
Applicants must have Interviewing Experience
Experience networking with other professionals
Strong customer service experience handling difficult situations
Strong organization and time management skills-ability to manage shifting priorities on daily or weekly basis
Willingness to do high volume interviewing, primarily by phone
Experienced problem solver
Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

Additional Benefits

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays

Paid Parental Leave
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)