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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: D0032 / Staff Recruitment Specialist
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 11

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides recruitment support as part of the Staff Recruitment and UNMTemps Services team. Works the full recruitment life cycle for the UNMTemps department and provides guidance to other members of Human Resources and UNM departments on recruitment strategies and initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for the full recruitment life cycle for the UNMTemps department to include, but not limited to, sourcing, screening, interviewing, checking references and onboarding qualified candidates based on departmental business needs and requests.
  2. Regularly provides guidance and assistance to job applicants and UNM departments in the navigation of the University's web-based job application and selection process.
  3. Identifies passive and active candidates by leveraging a variety of recruitment resources such as job boards, social media, resume databases, job fairs and referrals; communicates and coordinates recruitment advertising.
  4. Regularly interfaces with UNM departments and external community groups and organizations to promote and support the University's overall recruitment efforts.
  5. Actively participates in the design, implementation and marketing of UNM Staff Recruitment and UNMTemps Services programs and initiatives to include diversity outreach, Non-UNM Student Hire Programs, and other key University wide initiatives.
  6. In partnership with Human Resources Consultants and HR Tech's, provides expertise and guidance via recruitment consultations and plans to address complex staffing needs, including hard-to-fill and executive level recruitments.
  7. Proactively promotes the UNMTemps temporary staffing model by identifying passive staffing needs within UNM departments and identifying qualified candidates where applicable.
  8. Initiates background checks and fingerprinting requests for university departments as needed; maintains strict confidentiality of clients and records.
  9. Maintains recruitment collateral inventory and facilitates the distribution of promotional materials, including flyers, brochures, trinkets and other recruitment materials.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to provide clear technical guidance and instruction to non-technical personnel.
  • Ability to compose and edit written materials.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the guiding principles for employment diversity in higher education.
  • Knowledge and understanding of higher education and/or public sector recruitment and employment processes.
  • Knowledge of organization structure, staffing patterns, and job design.
  • Knowledge of on-line, electronic job application systems and processes.
  • Knowledge of recruitment advertising and marketing techniques and best practices.
  • Effective speaking and writing skills and the ability to address small and large groups.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017