Recruiter, Talent Acquisition in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 1/20/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Ames, IA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    3 to 5 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

The purpose of this job is to provide support in the areas of recruiting, onboarding, and internship coordination. This position will serve as a business partner to help identify and recruit top talent at all levels of the organization.


Candidate Sourcing

• Serve as a business partner with hiring managers to develop effective sourcing and recruitment strategies that result in client satisfaction
• Identify qualified candidates through networking, events and social media
• Advise hiring managers on recruiting strategies and interviewing techniques
• Seek, establish and maintain relationships with recruitment sources including colleges, universities, professional networks and associations, and career fairs with the goal of recruiting diverse and qualified team members
• Create and maintain an environment of equal employment opportunity, diversity and competitive advantage in support of the company's diversity and inclusion strategic plan
• Recommend and implement ways to improve employer brand
• Screen candidates to match essential functions and conduct reference checks to verify skills and experience

Recruiting Administration
• Coordinate and participate in job fairs and educational presentations
• Recommend and assist with posting jobs on various sites and management of postings
• Create/update job descriptions for positions within the company
• Assist/train hiring manager with applicant management system
• Conduct phone screen with candidates
• Lead and coordinate on-site interview process
• Provide informational building tours for interviewees
• Follow up with interview candidates to ensure positive candidate experience
• Input and analyze pre-employment screening information
• Manage applicant flow throughout requisition hiring process

Internship Coordination
• Recommend internship policies and procedures improvements
• Assist with planning and coordinating internship program
• Serve as an ambassador of REG while working with various companies within the community
• Maintain database administration for purpose of tracking

Candidate Onboarding
• Conduct reference and background checks
• Corresponds with job applicants to notify them of opportunities
• Facilitate new hire orientation
• Maintains records on recruiting activities as required including completion of annual EEO reporting requirements

Other frequent duties:
• Arrange travel and lodging for candidates, if necessary
• Maintain confidential records at all time

Perform other duties as assigned

Education Required: 4 year bachelor’s degree – Business Administration or related degree required; Human Resource Management or related business degree preferred; Agriculture and scientific manufacturing experience preferred

Experience Required:
3-5 years

Skills Required:
Advanced Excel skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Extensive math and accounting skills
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Knowledge of government compliance requirements

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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