Position Description

Location Chicago, IL
Job Code 1346
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Organization Profile

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (Skills) is a public-private partnership driven to meet the talent demands of businesses, and to be a catalyst for systemic change and innovation. The force behind this drive is centered on our mission to get the unemployed and underemployed back to work. By focusing on the hiring demand of employers, Skills has created a paradigm shift in the general supply-driven approach to workforce development. The impact of this demand-driven approach can be seen through both the employers’ skilled and diverse workforce, and the economic mobility provided to the job seekers who are no longer unemployed/underemployed. Launched in 2012, Skills’ foundation is built on its strong employer partner relationships, dedicated Board of Directors, and funding support from both the City of Chicago and private donors. To date, Skills has directly impacted the lives of 7,000+ job seekers who were returned to work, and the bottom-line for over 60 employer partners.

For more information on Skills’ impact on the local business and economic landscape, and national thought leadership, please visit www.skillsforchicagolandsfuture.com.



Skills for Chicagoland’s Future’s Recruiter (or Talent Acquisition Lead) will partner with the Business Partnership Team and business partners to anticipate and meet the evolving needs of the organization and deliver qualified talent for SCF business partnerships in our Southside Location, working with the community we serve.  The Talent Acquisition Lead reports to the Manager of Talent Acquisition.



We are seeking a self-motivated, hands-on full-time Talent Acquisition Lead with a minimum of 1.5-2 years of work experience in a recruiting/staffing function with community-based organization exp .

The Talent Acquisition Lead will:

  • Source, recruit, screen, interview and assess high volumes of candidates for exempt and nonexempt roles to exceed the client’s needs and expectations.
  • Partner with Corporate leadership to forecast and develop plans for key staffing initiatives.
  • Be responsible for the implementation of staffing and recruiting processes, strategies, and solutions.
  • Develop strong relationships within the community and partner with hiring managers and business leaders.
  • Maintain accurate candidate records and ensure ATS is accurate.
  • Track and report key metrics designed to measure and predict staffing activity.
  • Perform regular follow-up with the respective candidates to ensure timeliness of the recruiting process.
  • Proactively seek new avenues to attract candidates.
  • Possess excellent consultative skills and proven experience in all recruiting methods including passive sourcing.


Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following experience, skills, and personal attributes:

  1. 1.5-2 years of recent high-volume, fast-paced staffing/recruitment experience 
  2. Knowledge of Taleo recruiting software a plus, but not required.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, and team-based project experience.
  4. Detail-oriented with a sense of urgency.
  5. Must possess the excellent judgment to prioritize work, handle multiple projects at once and meet objectives.
  6. Must have proven experience supporting a high-volume of full-cycle requisitions.
  7. A clear understanding of the end-to-end recruitment lifecycle processes and best practices.
  8. Must have experience in mapping and sourcing resumes’ from all sources, including job boards.
  9. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and in-depth knowledge of data mining and internet research and internet recruiting.
  10. Passion for the mission of SCF and enthusiasm for its success.
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