Recruiting Specialist

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 22003033

The Recruiting Specialist for the Office of the Vice President for Research, will provide full-cycle recruitment services for assigned units. The Recruiting Specialist will assist in developing and administering processes to effectively attract, select, and on-board high performing staff to accomplish the University mission and advance a diverse campus community. All duties will involve the use of personal computers, a variety of software (including but not limited to a variety of Microsoft products, and Applicant Tracking Systems), and will exercise independent judgement, a high level of confidentiality, and attention to detail and accuracy.

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About the Office of the Vice President for Research
The conduct of research, scholarship, and creative activities is at the core of The University of Iowa's multiple missions of education, research, service, and outreach to the state, region, nation, and beyond. Emphasis on discovery and dissemination of new knowledge and creation of new artistic works energizes the intellectual life of the campus, places a unique imprint on the education offered, and permits important contributions to fields as diverse as health care, the sciences, humanities, and the arts. The University has long been recognized as a leader in these fields, in interdisciplinary studies, and in the recognition of creative activities in awarding advanced degrees. The University of Iowa depends on a robust and creative enterprise, an essential mechanism of reaching its aspiration to be recognized among the ten most distinguish ed public research universities in the United States.

The Office of the Vice President for Research has as its goal the support and advancement of research, scholarship, and creative activity on our campus. Through a broad variety of activities and services, the Office of the Vice President for Research seeks to play an important role in the underpinning of these creative activities in the public and private sectors in our region.


Education or Equivalency Required
A Bachelor’s degree in human resources, marketing, business, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Typically 1-3 years of experience in a recruiting and/or talent-acquisition role, involving full-cycle recruitment activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sourcing, candidate development or contract recruiting in professional services, higher education, corporate, or a recruiting agency environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicant tracking solutions (ATS/CMS tools), online sourcing and research tools.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and task oriented.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including polished phone, oral presentation, email, and social media etiquette.
  • Demonstrated experience with, or commitment to diversity in the work or academic environment.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity, and Affirmative Action policies.
  • Previous experience sourcing and recruiting underrepresented candidates.
  • Previous experience sourcing ad recruiting for federal contractors.

Contact: Sarah Tillman (

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

Position and Application Details and Instructions:
Upload the following required documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and verification of academic credentials. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 81235

Posted 9 days ago

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