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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Faculty Recruiter Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75881
  • Pay Grade: P9
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: Human Resources
  • Function: Talent Acquisition


The Human Resources Faculty Recruiter is dedicated to delivering recruitment and search committee services to support all faculty hires for Boise State University, embracing excellence and inclusiveness, fair and equitable searches.  The Faculty Recruiter is a partner and consultant with a dotted-line reporting to the provost office

Level Scope

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of areas typically obtained through higher education combined with experience.  Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions.  May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.  Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent plus  5 years experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of human resource employment practices
  •  Strong knowledge of the full-cycle recruitment process
  • Strong knowledge of best practices for inclusive Faculty recruitments
  • Ability to interpret and apply employment laws, rules, regulations and policies
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure
  • Ability to use sound judgment in accomplishing tasks that are urgent while balancing conflicting priorities
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with utmost discretion and integrity
  • Ability to successfully provide exceptional customer service which includes responding promptly to customer needs and requests in a timely manner
  • Ability to be flexible and receptive to new ideas and approaches
  • Ability to prioritize and manage departmental projects/recruitment priorities simultaneously
  • Strong knowledge of social media (LinkedIn, Facebook) and its capabilities
  • The ability work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills which includes speaking before groups of customers.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Faculty Recruiter must:

  • Performs recruitment and search coordination services to attract quality candidates for the institution, including initial strategy meetings with department managers to discuss recruitment needs and strategies to ensure a highly qualified and diverse applicant pool
  • Assists departments and search committees to recruit internal and external candidates by sourcing positions in print media, websites, direct mailings and implements other sourcing activities
  • Conducts recurring faculty planning meetings with academic leaders to create program-specific recruiting strategies to meet current and projected faculty talent needs
  •  Serves as a resource and subject-matter expert regarding the faculty talent recruiting process
  • Maintains strong relationships with departmental leadership to ensure a clear understanding of the department’s direction and remains informed on best practices in matching applicants to institutional needs
  • Develops a strong working knowledge of all academic programs to clearly articulate program purpose
  • Facilitates the recruiting process in identifying qualified candidates, developing and maintaining pipelines and meeting staffing goals
  • Establishes productive working relationships with appropriate staff within Boise State University’s colleges
  • Develops accurate, inclusive and compelling job descriptions to attract target candidates, in consultation with academic leaders
  • Develops, implements, and refines an array of diverse advertising and sourcing strategies to generate robust talent pools of qualified candidates (including but not limited to: job postings, social media marketing, faculty & staff referral generation, networking, proactive outreach to passive prospects).

35% of Time the Faculty Recruiter

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Faculty Recruiter

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This position works in an office setting

Travel Requirement

Occasional overnight travel to attend conferences, workshops, meetings, or seminars

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.