Junior Recruiter

Volunteers of America
Los Angeles, CA | Part-Time | Entry-Level

About Us

Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

This is a part-time role.
Serving those who serve others. The HR Department of VOALA is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to those who aid our communities most vulnerable.

Job Summary And Purpose

The Junior Recruiter will work closely with all VOALA programs for proactive full-cycle hiring for identified positions, while organizing, modifying, and confirming system candidate data to ensure recruiting is well resourced. Regularly assists in sourcing efforts, engages in collecting candidate information from a variety of platforms and ensuring a successful applicant experience in a fast-paced recruiting organization.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Recruits for identified positions for all VOALA programs, including screening, coordinating interviews with Program Management Staff, and ensuring steady pool of active candidates for new grant start up programs
  • Updates candidate records and job postings in Application Tracking System (ATS) system
  • Coordinates interview schedules with applicants and hiring managers
  • Uses detailed screening and selection criteria to identify qualified candidates and to determine the relevant strength of the candidates in the pool
  • Responsible for building a strong candidate pipelines for identified positions, including attending job fairs, schools, college services as identified including identifying user groups and professional associations which could lead to qualified candidates
  • Other duties as required and is subject to change at any time


  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of one year of experience in a recruiting role


  • Knowledge of California Employment Law
  • Knowledge of current recruiting practices, tools, and technology
  • Knowledge of methods of sourcing of candidates and generating new leads
  • Knowledgeable in the employment positions certification and credentialing processes and able to counsel employees on opportunities to advance their career and education

Skills And Abilities

  • Professional phone presence
  • Strong team collaboration skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including active listening, effective persuasion, and a positive attitude
  • High tolerance for continuously evolving needs and enthusiasm for continuous process improvement
  • Ability to balance a high volume of requisitions and to adjust priorities according to organization needs
  • Highly organized with project management skills to manage the recruitment case load