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Human Resources Recruiter

The Culinary Institute of America

St. Helena, California 94574
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The Human Resources Recruiter is responsible for the successful operations of the recruitment and staffing function of the Human Resources department through managing the full cycle recruitment process for all assigned open positions in California. This position is also responsible for the coordination, organization and management of activities related to student employment as well as the manager-in-training hiring processes. This position also functions in the capacity of Human Resources Generalist, fielding inquiries from staff and management in HR related matters and routing as necessary.



  • Manages the recruitment process for assigned open positions in the California campuses.
  • Conducts full cycle recruitment, including but not limited to the following:
    • Prepares job descriptions and requisitions for open positions.
    • Posts open position advertisements in various venues.
    • Reviews applicant profiles to ensure they meet position minimum requirements.
    • Conducts phone and video screenings.
    • Conducts in person interviews.
    • Organizes and evaluates appropriate testing for candidates.
    • Obtains feedback from hiring managers and other interviewers.
    • Assists in hiring decision in conjunction with the Manager – HR California Campus and the hiring manager.
    • Prepares salary recommendation for the approval of the Senior Director of Human Resources.
    • Conducts reference and background checks.
    • Prepares offer paperwork for successful applicants.
    • Schedules applicants for start date and makes arrangements for orientation.
    • Completes all applicable paperwork to begin the hiring and on-boarding process.
  • Manages the data entered into the recruitment / applicant tracking system, including updates on all current open positions and screening status of applicants, and ensures all data is complete and accurate.
  • Performs audits of data in the recruitment / applicant tracking system to ensure accuracy and completeness. Prepares reports on recruitment activity and metrics, and disseminates on a regular basis.
  • Manages the on-boarding functionality in the Access HR system for employee new hires.
  • Provides back-up support to the recruitment function for student employees, including on-boarding new student employees.
  • Manage and coordinate all on-campus student employment at the Greystone campus. Maintain job descriptions in compliance with federal work study guidelines, and ensure student employment web pages, forms, processes, handouts are updated regularly. Ensure students with Federal Work Study status are given hiring priority.
  • Complete all student new hire paperwork (I-9, W-4, e-verify, re-verify, etc.) in compliance with federal and state regulations, and enter information into HR information system. Process all student employment terminations, suspensions, withdrawals and leaves of absence. Coordinate background investigations where appropriate. Provide back up with new employee hire paperwork as needed.
  • Manage and coordinate all manager-in-training (MIT) employment at the Greystone campus. Recruits for open MIT roles as necessary from graduating students.
  • Source student candidates to fill various student employment positions. Conduct outreach to students to maintain student employment levels at various location of the Greystone campus.
  • Provide data and analytics on student employment recruitment activities.
  • Conducts research and provides recommendations to the Manager HR California regarding the latest trends in recruitment, selection, staffing, advertisement / posting venues, talent management, recruitment metrics and other areas of interest.
  • Coordinates interview schedules for hiring managers and candidates, which may include booking facilities, making travel arrangements, disseminating invitations and assisting invitees.
  • Manages leave of absence administration and workers compensation administration.
  • Performs Human Resources Generalist duties as assigned.
  • Manages Human Resources special projects as assigned.
  • All other duties as assigned.





  • Associate’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field, or significant work experience in lieu thereof.


  • A minimum of 2 years of progressive Human Resources experience; one (1) of which must have been in recruitment or staffing capacity.
  • Strong knowledge of recruitment administration and practices.
  • General knowledge of human resources activities.
  • Experience with an internet-based applicant tracking system required.



  • Experience working with program administration in a multi-unit environment.
  • Experience working in an academic institution or hospitality industry an asset.



  • PHR designation.
  • Excellent analytical and strategic problem-solving skills, with a keen understanding and sensitivity to confidentiality.
  • Superior customer service orientation and ability to respond in a constructive and timely manner. Ability to effectively collaborate with internal customers and Human Resources colleagues.
  • Well-developed organizational and interpersonal business skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to listen, but also to persuasively convey opinions and recommendations.
  • Ability to initiate actions and solve problems using sound judgment.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to be adaptable, dependable and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to work with changing priorities in a high-volume environment.
  • Must be adaptable, dependable, with the ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in handling sensitive human resources issues with confidentiality and discretion.
  • Display an elevated level of energy and self-motivation.
  • Strong administrative experience with exceptional organizational skills.
  • Strong computer experience, which must include abilities to work effectively with HRIS systems and MS Office suite products, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.


  • Must be able to work nights and weekends as required by business needs. 
  • Must be able to work at both locations of the CIA California Campus (Copia in Napa, CA and Greystone in St. Helena, CA). Must possess own transportation in order to travel between locations during the work day as required.
  • Able to work at a computer for extended periods of time.

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