Recruiting Administrator

About Niche
Niche is the leader in school search. Our mission is to make researching and enrolling in schools easy, transparent, and free. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search tools, we help millions of people find the right school for them. We also help thousands of schools recruit more best-fit students, by highlighting what makes them great and making it easier to visit and apply.

Niche is all about finding where you belong, and that mission inspires how we operate every day. We want Niche to be a place where people truly enjoy working and can thrive professionally.

About the Role
We’re looking for a driven and detail-orientated Recruiting Administrator to join our team! You will play a critical role in helping us meet our hiring objectives and shaping the culture of Niche.  We’re looking for a positive and thoughtful self-starter that can take initiative and adapt to evolving circumstances.  You will partner with members of the People Team and our hiring managers to identify candidate success profiles, conduct initial candidate screens, schedule/coordinate interviews, assist with recruitment events, prepare offer letters, post job descriptions and ATS maintenance. Ultimately, you’ll help us hire efficiently and keep our hiring process running smoothly. This role will report directly to our Director of People Development.

What You Will Do

During the First Month:

  • Learn about Niche by meeting with various team members to learn more about our company through our Onboarding meetings
  • Partner with the Recruiter and hiring managers to  identify key requirements for each role, learn working and communication styles and progress towards hiring goals 
  • Dive into screening candidates to seek out, engage and nurture relationships with top talent
  • Begin scheduling interviews
  • Be able to successfully navigate our Applicant Tracking System, post roles, create candidate profiles and draft offer letters

Within 3 Months:

  • Perfect the Niche pitch - you’ll be able to talk to anyone about our opportunities
  • Take full responsibility for interview scheduling/ coordination
  • Partner with our Recruiters to source passive candidates for open positions
  • Revisit the descriptions for your roles. Partner with the Recruiter and hiring managers to make needed revisions to influence your screening and sourcing process
  • Have a candidate you moved through the process get hired

Within 6 Months:

  • Have a deep understanding of the team’s talent needs and staying one step ahead of the growth
  • Use data and your own instincts to identify inefficiencies and innovate/improve: you'll have the ability to influence and drive change and process improvement 
  • Leveraging your pipeline data, create a plan of action around your learnings, and share your plan with your stakeholders
  • Work with the Recruiter to hit monthly and quarterly hiring goals

Within 12 Months:

  • Help scale out our org and be ready to step up into greater responsibilities
  • Partner on outlining resourcing for the next six months--leverage metrics, historical data, and make recommendations to the Director of People Development

What We Are Looking For

  • Someone that enjoys cold outreach and understanding the motivations of passive candidates
  • Proven research and hunting skills via internet, phone, or other channels to identify and attract the best fit candidates
  • A track record for assessing talent beyond matching keywords on a resume. A passion to find candidates that align with Niche’s mission and values
  • Technologically Savvy - we don’t expect you to code, but we would like you to have a firm grasp of different coding languages and technical stacks
  • Be an upbeat and outgoing person. You represent Niche and you’ll need to embody 
  • the culture of our company to potential candidates
  • Ability to build strong, productive relationships with team members and cross-collaborative partners
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to pitch our company mission & employment opportunities to organizations and potential candidates
  • Experience working with applicant tracking systems
  • Experience handling confidential information
  • Self-motivated, tenacious, works with a sense of urgency, and thrives in a self-directed entrepreneurial environment; enjoys challenges

Why Niche?

  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee.
  • 20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options and 401(k)
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office and we are also open to remote employees. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

As interviews are being held remotely, if there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Working at Niche

Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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