General Position Summary

Reporting to the Human Resources and Talent Management, the Recruiter will be focused primarily on full-cycle recruitment for frontline fundraising (development) positions across UArizona and the University of Arizona Foundation. Partnering with hiring managers, deans and business managers, the Recruiter will create recruitment plans and timelines that meet the needs of candidates and the hiring teams. This position will be part of a team who will source, screen, interview, and hire fundraisers using our Applicant Tracking System (Sage), LinkedIn Recruiter, and other sources to attract the best fundraising talent to UArizona.  The Recruiter will also work with the other HRTM team members to prepare hires for their start date and onboarding.

In addition to running full-cycle recruitment for open positions, the Recruiter will also be responsible constantly building a diverse pipeline of fundraising talent by engaging in passive outreach and partnering with the HRTM and MarCom teams to create custom communications for potential future candidates using a Customer Relationship Management platform.

The Recruiter must be fully committed to equity and inclusion in the hiring process and must be an active advocate and influencer in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion space. The Recruiter should have excellent project management skills, and a solid understanding of human resources as a function, as the HRTM team at the UA Foundation is incredibly collaborative in nature, and this team member will be responsible for assisting with other projects across the HRTM team as well.

This is an incredible time to join the Talent Acquisition Team at the UA Foundation! If you want to work with excellent deans and hiring managers, passionate candidates, collaborative teammates, and work for a mission-driven organization, apply today!



Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops recruitment strategies to achieve required staffing levels for UADP, to include a hybrid of university staff, Foundation staff and contract staff.
  • Uses traditional and nontraditional resources, such as career fairs, online job fairs, and community network events, to identify and attract quality candidates as well as social media and networking.
  • Collaborates in the development of advertising programs (internal and external) to ensure high visibility with potential candidates.
  • Develops and maintains an excellent relationship with internal and external clients to ensure achievement of staffing goals.
  • Builds applicant sources by researching and contacting community services, colleges, employment agencies, recruiters, media, and internet sites; provides organization information, opportunities, and benefits; makes presentations; and maintains rapport.
  • Proactively sources, networks, creatively identifies, and interviews potential candidates.
  • Builds relationships with campus and non-campus partners to build candidate sourcing opportunities.
  • Adheres to equal opportunity/affirmative action guidelines and federal and state regulations in recruiting efforts.
  • Develops and manages outreach events, such as job fairs and socials, to engage a network of potential candidates.
  • Maintain requisitions and job postings in applicant tracking system for UAF and UA.
  • Track and present metrics on candidate sourcing efforts.
  • Establishes recruiting requirements by studying University, Foundation and UADP strategic plans and objectives; and meets with managers to discuss needs.
  • Manages screening process - for example, coordination of interviews with hiring manager and offer letters.
  • Follows up with candidates and hiring managers to obtain feedback regarding recruiting process.
  • Works with hiring managers to ensure compliance with all federal/state laws and regulations, including affirmative action plan compliance.
  • Manages current candidate activity in UADP HRIS and UA Talent systems.
  • Manages application/resume file and retention according to policy.
  • Arranges travel and lodging for applicants, if necessary.
  • Conducts reference checks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of and adherence to all equal opportunity/affirmative action guidelines and federal and state regulations in recruiting efforts.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating, developing, and enhancing professional relationships
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Collaborative working style and ability to work with many stakeholders at varying levels
  • Ability to appropriately articulate the mission and vision of UArizona and the UA Foundation to attract potential candidates
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work on a variety of talent management projects and positions simultaneously
  • Ability to model professionalism, leadership, consensus building for team members and colleagues.
  • Ability to understand and work with budgetary procedures and policies.
  • Ability to work with academic and administration staff members.
  • Physical ability to operate basic office machinery (computer, telephone, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in talent acquisition or human resources required
  • Combinations of related education and experience will be considered
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recruiting experience with non-profit organizations or in the higher education space is a plus
  • Professional certifications such as SHRM- CP- SHRM- SCP, and PHR preferred
  • Combinations of related education and experience will be considered

Work Environment

  • This position may require some evening and weekend work to assist interview logistic such as picking up candidates, transferring to hotels, departments/colleges/units.
  • This position will require walking to/from departments/college/units around UArizona campus
Job Benefits

The University of Arizona and the University of Arizona Foundation offer employees a robust array of enticing benefits. From premium healthcare coverage to tuition reduction to 40+ days off annually (22 vacation, 12 sick, 10 holidays, etc.), employees are well cared for.

Diversity Statement

The University Alumni & Development Program is an office comprised of both University of Arizona and University of Arizona Foundation employees, and as such, shares the intuition’s approach to diversity and inclusiveness:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.


University of Arizona

Employment Type

Tucson, AZ

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