Job Location:
Winston Salem, NC

Application Instructions:

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Job Description Summary

The Recruiter will assess hiring needs, make recommendations on hiring practices, and utilize creative strategies that elicit interest in employment opportunities at Wake Forest University. This individual is responsible for identifying and hiring credentialed faculty and staff, while creating an unparalleled candidate experience. The Recruiter will also sustain and advance the University’s diversity recruitment strategy and consistently deliver upon best practices for search and selection in a higher education environment.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Sources talent through methods including, but not limited to: faculty and staff referral generation, networking, proactive outreach to passive prospects, social media and offline sourcing channels.
  • Develops networks of faculty and staff candidates representing diverse communities, identities, and perspectives; maintains well-organized prospect pools for current and future searches.
  • Serves as subject-matter expert regarding the talent recruiting process for faculty and staff.
  • Educates, guides, and consults with hiring managers and department leaders.
  • In consultation with the Director of Recruitment, conducts cyclical planning meetings with Deans, Department Heads, faculty, and staff in the Undergraduate College and Professional Schools; creates program-specific recruiting strategies to meet current and projected faculty and staff talent needs.
  • Builds applicant sources by contacting universities and other organizations, and fostering collaboration with other recruiters.
  • Delivers on established recruitment metrics, with a target of filling requisitions within 60 days.
  • Develops menus of advertising options that will help hiring managers promote openings to qualified audiences.
  • Represents the University at career fairs and other networking events, highlighting the benefits of teaching, researching, and working at Wake Forest and living in the Winston-Salem area.
  • Provides dual career assistance to partners and spouses who are relocating to the Winston-Salem or Charlotte areas.
  • Reviews applicant qualifications, and provides recommendations that support strategic hiring decisions; creates presentations to convey recommendations to hiring managers and search committees.
  • Communicates frequently with active and passive candidates, and conducts informational interviews.
  • Mitigates risk for the University by understanding and adhering to current legislative requirements.
  • Helps candidates, schools, and departments navigate the international hiring process by remaining well-versed in regulations and required documentation.
  • Identifies ongoing opportunities to enhance the recruitment experience through innovation and process improvement.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3-5 years experience or equivalent in a related field.
  • Experience working with higher education constituents to recruit prospective faculty.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards, and the ability to project a cooperative and professional demeanor while working in a dynamic and diverse community.
  • Ability to create a strong first impression through the recruitment process for each applicant by being self-directed, detail-oriented, and driven to find the best applicants.
  • Strong work ethic, integrity, and personal accountability; ability to use independent judgment, manage sensitive information, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in social media, with direct experience recruiting via LinkedIn; Google applications; and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experience with full lifecycle recruiting, including sourcing, networking, screening, and negotiation; aptitude to interact with all levels of academic and administrative leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; self-directed with the ability to work as a strategist, both collaboratively or individually.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, strong editing and proofreading skills, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills and accuracy; ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Experience working with applicant tracking systems.
  • General knowledge of HR functions and employment laws, guidelines, and procedures.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Experience working in a higher education institution that emphasizes teaching and research.
  • Proficiency with the Workday system.


  • Responsible for own work.

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees
are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

Additional Job Description

Employee Vaccination Mandate:

In an effort to protect the health and safety of the campus community, all faculty and staff positions, excluding staff who perform duties exclusively at Graylyn Conference Center, are required to be fully vaccinated with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine prior to their hire date. Once hired, faculty and staff must maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status throughout their employment at Wake Forest University. Faculty and staff with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that preclude vaccination should contact Human Resources to request a reasonable accommodation.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

Note to Applicant:

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.