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Title: Temporary Recruiter- Boston, MA

Office: National

Location:  Boston, MA




Reporting directly to the Director of Talent Acquisition, the Recruiter will play an integral role in managing our scouting and recruiting activities and is a contributor to defining our overarching goal to ensure top talent chooses Year Up. The Recruiter drives Year Up’s talent acquisition efforts as our organization continues to grow and current staff advance along career paths. This position may require 10-15% travel to sites within the region to support hiring locally.

As an ideal candidate for this position, you are someone who is relationship-oriented, a fast learner, resourceful, detail-oriented, self-directed, and proactive. You must be flexible to work in a fast-paced, highly interactive and diverse environment. Experience and comfort working via phone and email is critical, as you will remotely support hiring managers across the region.

*This is a one year temporary position with the possibility of becoming a permanent role based on performance and business needs.




  • Manage searches including: developing search strategies to include diverse pipelines of talent, utilizing ATS to track candidates, screen resumes, schedule and hold phone and in-person interviews, compile interviewer feedback, and shepherd the hiring process towards decision and offer status
  • Coach and guide managers and leaders through complex and nuanced conversations, as well as key aspects of the recruitment workflow
  • Learn and share talent acquisition best practices across the organization


  • On occasion, conduct informational interviews, including forwarding candidates to local staff as appropriate
  • Provide input to Year Up’s scouting strategy along with other members of the HR team
  • Source passive candidates through career sites and social media
  • Interface with talent sources and partner search firms in your region to build stronger candidate pipelines of talent with a focus on priority roles and diversity
  • efforts within the region are in alignment with organizational standards and goals


  • Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience; 2+ years’ experience in recruiting preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree typical/preferred
  • Exceptional networking and relationship-building skill-set and orientation
  • Experience with leveraging social media for talent acquisition
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion with the skillsets needed to build, manage, & engage diverse pipelines of talent
  • Proven ability to think analytically about requested projects
  • Outstanding time management skills, with proven ability to multi-task, accomplishing numerous tasks and changing priorities in an effective and timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to execute on short-term, deadline-driven tasks daily, as well as important, long-term projects requiring collaboration with external constituencies
  • Very strong detail orientation required
  • Sound judgment and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
  • Superb interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
  • A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers

  • Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience
  • Benefits: Competitive package including 100% healthcare coverage, dental, and 401(k) match
  • Vacation: Three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year
  • Professional development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives


Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, these young adults complete a unique combination of rigorous, hands-on technical and professional skills training, college credit. and corporate internships. With an annual operating budget of $90 million, Year Up will serve over 2,700 students in 2015 nationwide.

Year Up takes three approaches to closing the Opportunity Divide. Our core sites are based on our founding program model – direct service programming where facilities, staff, infrastructure, academics, and all other aspects of the program are managed by Year Up staff. The Professional Training Corps (PTC) is a community college based model that provides an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful workforce training. In this model, students are dual-enrolled in the community college and Year Up; technical skills are taught by college faculty, while Year Up staff provide professional skills and other wrap-around services. Lastly, our Employer Based Solutions are created in collaboration with employer partners; custom solutions are developed to meet critical business needs and solve for skills gap challenges in the marketplace. 

Consistently voted one of the Best NonProfits to Work For by the NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young adults. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.

Please visit to learn more about working at Year Up, and to see a list of current opportunities.


Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website.

Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.