Recruitment Specialist, Volunteer Resources

June 20, 2022

Recruitment Specialist, Volunteer Resources

Status: Temporary full time (12 months)

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Salary range: $44,875.58 to $56,019.57 per year 

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), an iconic brand and one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet, is seeking a Recruitment Specialist, Volunteer Resources.

You want to be part of the world’s largest humanitarian network? You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization that makes a huge difference in the lives of Canadians here at home and abroad. What are you waiting for? 

At the Canadian Red Cross, we help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience. We are committed to having an accessible, diverse, and inclusive work environment where people with all abilities, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, nationalities, religions, and sexual orientations can reach their full potential. All qualified persons, particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, women, veterans, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace are encouraged to apply. 

Reporting to the Manager, Volunteer Recruitment, the Recruitment Specialist will participate in volunteer recruitment activities. The successful candidate will carry out application processing activities, from receiving applications to selecting volunteers. They will participate in activities to recruit volunteers and corporate volunteers in the Ready When the Time Comes program, as well as provide a great volunteer experience. 

As a Recruitment Specialist, Volunteer Resources you will: 

  • Schedule and conduct phone interviews, pre-screen candidates, organize and lead the interview process, and handle debriefings with other programs.
  • Help expand our base of volunteers who can provide support when needed during various types of emergency responses.
  • Identify ideal candidates using the volunteer profiles developed with the various programs.
  • Foster an excellent application experience.
  • Provide daily reports on all recruitment project activities.
  • Participate in special projects while continuously improving established processes.
  • Share best practices in volunteer talent acquisition with response managers, fundraising managers, and the team of volunteers in charge of recruitment.
  • Be the point person for response managers regarding recruitment in their areas and work cooperatively to achieve recruitment objectives.
  • Open files for successful candidates.
  • Document and update the databases. 

What we are looking for:

  • A university degree and a certificate in human resources.
  • At least one year of experience in recruitment.
  • Relevant experience in mass recruitment.
  • Experience in a volunteer setting (an asset).
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills in English and French.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite.
  • Knowledge of a volunteer management database or an equivalent tool.
  • A valid driver’s licence.
  • Completion of CPR training (an asset).
  • Excellent customer service skills (internal and external).
  • Thoroughness when carrying out various tasks.
  • The ability to achieve objectives, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills.

Working conditions:

  • Most of the work will be performed in an office environment.
  • Remote work may be possible.
  • A non-traditional schedule may be required.
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation (the CRC will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human right protected ground). 

If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

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