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American University

Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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As a member of American University’s Office of Human Resources Recruitment Team, the Recruiter will assist with the evolution of AU’s strategic recruiting function. Serving as a primary point of contact for both applicants and hiring departments, the Recruiter actively manages the life-cycle recruiting process of full-time staff searches at the university. Additionally, the Recruiter acts in consult to hiring managers, providing guidance and a la carte recruitment services to include: strategic sourcing, pre-screening, development of competency-based behavioral interview guides, scheduling assistance, conducting reference and background checks, and providing consult on offers of employment. The Recruiter also provides support for on-boarding activities.

In accordance with the University’s strategic plan, this role works closely with other Recruitment Team members to foster an inclusive and diverse workforce that proactively attracts diverse talent via outreach and networking.

This position reports to the Director of Recruitment and is a collaborative team member of the Human Resources team. 



Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in training and experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of recruiting or related human resource experience required
  • Strong quality service practices
  • Core knowledge of HR compliance and applicable district and federal laws, regulations, and statutes
  • Current knowledge of recruiting best practices and trends
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Customer focused with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Collaboratively focused
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and applicant tracking systems

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience building and facilitating trainings
  • Experience with ATS implementation

Additional Information:

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

We offer a competitive benefits package including a 2:1 matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, 5 leadership development certificates, and have been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. For more information regarding our benefits and life at AU please visit

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. 


Position Number: 9198

Department: Office of Human Resources

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Work Hours per Week: 35 - Exempt

Band: Senior Coordinator/Senior Analyst B

Position Type: Full-time Staff

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