Resource Recruiter

Posted by
Thread Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
Published 5 days ago

Position:The Inspiring Resource Recruiter

Reports to: Director of Resource Recruitment 

Job Summary

Resource Recruiters are the primary partnership developers and movement builders of Thread -- they plant themselves in a geographic region of Baltimore City, and then apply community organizing, sales, and antiracist principles to ensure as many volunteers and resources join the Thread network as possible. Recruiters are the key relationship holders with Thread’s university, corporate, and community-based partners in their assigned region, so they build and leverage teams of “Resource Team Volunteers'' to assist them in telling Thread’s story and cultivating resources. Natural storytellers and connectors, recruiters are highly skilled at developing and maintaining authentic relationships and inspiring people and institutions to take action. 

The Inspiring Resource Recruiter reports to the Director of Recruitment and is responsible for delivering Ready To Place  volunteers & resources from and deepening relationships with Thread’s university, corporate, and community-based partners. Through the recruitment process, the RR works to support Thread’s planned annual expansion in general resources, including volunteers, collaborators, and jobs for Thread young people. The position will require strong communication skills, excellent stewardship and responsiveness, and significant data management in Google Sheets (spreadsheets) & Salesforce. Success will be measured based on hitting goals related to the number of prospective volunteers, collaborators, and job partners reached and inspired to join the Thread Community. 


Key Responsibilities

Resource Recruitment Activities

  • Proactively identify and engage with potential volunteers in and around Baltimore, including community groups, religious organizations, companies, professional networks, etc.
  • Identify and engage potential collaborators and organizations that can provide Thread with resources that the community needs (jobs, support in certain areas of expertise, etc.)
  • Organize & participate in activities to identify prospective volunteers & collaborators who could engage with Thread students, volunteers, and staff members
  • Organize and drive attendance to prospective volunteer information sessions Present at information sessions that inspire prospective volunteers to join the Thread Community
  • Ensure prospective volunteers are supported, including regular communication via email and phone, as they move from prospect to applicant

Relationships with Collaborators & Resource Team Members

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with Thread volunteers who serve as  Resource Team Members in support of resource recruitment
  • Coach Resource Team Members to assist with recruitment activities within their portfolio
  • Work with the Director of Recruitment to identify potential key relationships at our partner organizations in order to lead to resources and new partner relationships 
  • Serve as an ambassador of the Thread Community, engage in conversations and presentations which elevate the exposure of Thread 

Data Entry & Tracking

  • Create quarterly recruitment plans in order to reach quarterly targets
  • Manage and monitor key statistics to ensure strong conversion of prospective volunteers through the on-boarding process, as they move from prospect to applicant meet deadlines for timely input of data and follow-up communications
  • Support with the interpretation of data and use results to improve processes over time


  • Required:  Minimum 3-5 years in recruiting experience
  • Required:  Minimum  2-3 years of sales, lead generation and lead conversion experience
  • Required:  Excellent written and oral communication & public speaking skills required
  • Required:  Must have access to reliable vehicle
  • Required: Experience working with databases and software such as Microsoft Office 
  • Required: Flexibility to work nights and weekends
  • Required:  Ability to clearly communicate and live out Thread’s core values & core competencies
  • Preferred:  Access to varied networks in and around Baltimore
  • Preferred:  Self-Management and Self Assurance – assesses own skills and seeks development, opportunities; able to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Preferred: Minimum Associate Degree in a related field

More About Thread

Our Mission

Thread harnesses the power of relationships to create a new social fabric of diverse individuals deeply engaged with young people facing the most significant opportunity and achievement gaps. Our community is committed to ending social isolation and building a more equitable culture in which everyone thrives.

Our Why

Studies have shown that the defining difference between Rust Belt cities that struggled and those that were hotspots of rejuvenation was the structure of social networks. The Thread Community Model brings together a broad cross-section of our city by forming authentic, mutual, and enduring relationships and in turn provides a vehicle for sustained change. Thread believes that the power of relationships—the dynamic web of interconnectedness created when futures are woven together—can end the poverty of isolation and allow both youth and Baltimore to realize their full potential.

Thread is weaving a new social fabric where everyone thrives and which is expanding to connect with even more students, volunteers, and collaborators. Thread currently serves 303 students and alumni with the support of over 800 volunteers and over 175 collaborators. We plan to continue to increase our annual and total enrollments until we meet our long-term goal of engaging 300 new students each year (5% of every high school freshman class across Baltimore City). This expansion and evolution requires that Thread be nimble and innovative, and leverage identified opportunities in a way that is congruent with our values and core competencies.

Our How

Team members at Thread are hard- and smart-working, collaborative, curious, passionate, gritty, strategic and resilient. We meet people where they are. We go all in with care, compassion, and empathy. We believe small acts make a big difference. We trust each other to be sincere, reliable and competent. The outcomes Thread has achieved are exemplary. However, the road to excellence is peppered with iterative learning. We make mistakes often and fail frequently, but we learn from our mistakes and continue to tenaciously try and try again. We are about building communities of responsibility and have high expectations of students, volunteers, collaborators, and staff. We believe that each human being has a purpose in life and have found that individuals living on purpose have discovered the intersection of their skills, passion, and what the world needs. The journey to find this intersection, one’s dot, is often simultaneously exhilarating and difficult. Thread creates a safe and challenging space for all individuals in our community—students, volunteers, collaborators, and staff— to find their dot through deep reflection, honest feedback, and in-depth coaching.

Position:The Inspiring Resource Recruiter

Reports to: Director of Resource Recruitment 

Job Summary

Resource Recruiters are the primary partnership developers and movement builders of Thread -- they plant themselves in a geographic…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Baltimore, MD
Associated Location
Baltimore, MD, USA

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