• Proposal Recruiter

    Abt Associates{"Country":"US","IsEmpty":false}

    Job #923534065

  • Organization Overview

    Join our high-impact HR team where you can be part of an innovative and creative team of HR professionals whose passion is the pursuit of excellence. At Abt Associates, the Human Resources team provides global, value-added programs, services, and consultancy in a timely manner. We aim to enhance the Company's ability to attract, retain, and motivate highly talented employees. We are committed to a work environment that supports collaboration, work/family initiatives and is strengthened by diversity.


    Abt Associates seeks a qualified Proposal Recruiter to support the International Development Division in Rockville, MD, or Cambridge, MA. The Recruiter will establish and maintain a strong network for sourcing and attracting talent and plan recruitment strategies to support Abt's business development pursuits. With a focus on attracting high-quality professional candidates, the incumbent is responsible for executing recruitment strategies to attract to talent, developing strong partnerships with proposal teams, building a bench of qualified candidates, cultivating an in-depth understanding of hiring needs, establishing a strong recruiting network, and utilizing numerous techniques to source and attract potential talent.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Recruit personnel for donor-funded (mostly-USAID) proposals
    • Full lifecycle recruiting to include: developing recruiting strategy, passively sourcing candidates, drafting scopes of work and advertisements, screening CVs, conducting interviews, salary verification, reference checking, drafting offer letters, negotiating compensation packages
    • Ensures compliance with all governmental and client employment regulations and requirements, as well as Abt-specific policies and procedures
    • In coordination with the proposal team, develops recruitment strategies to achieve required staffing objectives
    • Employs a variety of standard and specialized sourcing techniques to identify a high quality diverse candidate pool
    • Creates and fosters relationships with key associations, industry specific organizations, and other resources and to attract candidates to Abt
    • Ensure candidate applications and biodata sheet are complete with necessary information for proposals and client review and acceptance. Work with candidates to ensure they understand the recruitment and compensation system
    • Considers and builds processes to streamline and improve cost effective recruitment services
    • Maintains records on recruiting activities and analyzes metrics
    • Other duties as required

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • Bachelor's degree and 3 - 5 years of experience, including at least 1 year supporting international development projects, including those funded by USAID and other donor organizations
    • Strong preference for direct overseas experience and relevant language skills (Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic)
    • Strong organization, communication, and networking skills
    • Strong /proven technical writing skills
    • Computer proficiency in Word and Excel at a minimum
    • Team player with interest in collaborative work environment
    • Aptitude for building successful relationships with candidates, colleagues and individuals involved in hiring process
    • Superior professionalism, discretion and judgment.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree with 2 - 4 years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

    Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

    As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Abt Associates is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment where our employees respect one another and share a commitment to our firm's values, mission, and strategies. Abt Associates Inc. provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to age, race, color, sex, creed, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

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