Employment at WGU

Corporate Recruiter

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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Job Category: Staff, full-time (in office)

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Job Description


Western Governors University has an opening for an experienced Recruiter. The primary responsibility of this role will be to source and recruit external candidates to support the recruiting strategy of both faculty and staff employees. The corporate recruiter is responsible for working with the assigned departmental hiring managers in the planning, developing, and implementing of recruiting strategies to ensure high quality candidates are available as needed. 

 The successful candidate will:

  • Develop and implement effective recruiting strategies
  • Source, interview, and make hiring recommendations
  • Work with leadership to coordinate recruiting activities with company-wide goals, objectives, and metrics in mind
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with internal and external customers, employment contacts, and agencies
  • Identify and attract top-performing professionals 
  • Represent WGU to perspective employees, external agencies, and partners 
  • Work with team to research new products and technologies, conduct ongoing analyses of current systems, and implement improvements in recruiting operations as appropriate
  • Provide creative thinking on innovative approaches to recruiting and sourcing
  • Advise/coach managers on interview and selection techniques, staffing policies, and procedures
  • Assist in coordinating internal and external hiring events
  • Effectively complete administrative responsibilities
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Required Skills

Required Skills

  • Working knowledge of full-cycle recruiting
  • Knowledge of human resource laws and regulations, EEO requirements
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications abilities
  • Experience using sourcing tools
  • Effective negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to apply mature and discrete thinking/problem solving/decision-making and actions in a variety of situations  


Required Experience

Required Experience

  • 2+ years full cycle recruiting experience in an environment with accountability for meeting objectives and measuring productivity against metrics
  • Successful candidate will be based out of our Salt Lake City office
  • Experience using sourcing tools and ATS required

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