Human Resources Recruiter

Job Type

Full Time




350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael
United States


Guide Dogs for the Blind, located in beautiful Marin County, California, has a rare opportunity for a full time Recruiter. If you are someone who thrives in a mission-driven, results-driven and community-oriented environment, this could be the position for you! Please see our website at to learn more about us and to see the full job description. 

The Recruiter helps to achieves staffing objectives by partnering with managers at both the California and Oregon campuses to recruit, evaluate and on-board candidates. 

  • Establishes recruiting requirements by understanding the organization's day-to-day business requirements as well as strategic plans and objectives; meets with managers to plan recruitment strategy and timeline.
  • Builds applicant sources by researching and contacting appropriate organizations including community services, colleges, employment agencies, recruiters, media, and internet sites; providing organization information, opportunities, and benefits; making presentations; maintaining rapport.
  • Drafts and assists managers with writing position descriptions ensuring consistency of language and adherence to all state, local and federal regulation including the ADA.
  • Prepares job postings and attracts applicants by placing job advertisements; contacting recruiters, using newsgroups, job posting sites, LinkedIn Recruiter and partnering with the marketing team to utilize social media tools such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter to ensure consistent messaging. 
  • Determines applicant requirements by studying job description and job qualifications; screens candidate resumes and job applications. 
  • Determines best qualified applicant qualifications via telephone and in-person interviews; analyzes completed assessment tools, ensures background checks and substance abuse screenings are completed and references are verified.
  • Skilled in various best practices and methods of interviewing and selection including skills assessments, behavioral, structured interviews etc.
  • Provides training to managers regarding interviewing and selection and other HR topics as required.
  • Arranges management interviews by coordinating schedules; arranges travel, lodging, and meals; escorting applicant to interviews; arranging tours.
  • Ensures that effective communication is maintained with all candidates. Responsible for offer letters and communicating effectively with candidates who are not selected.
  • Manages new employee relocation by determining new employee requirements; negotiating with movers; arranging temporary housing; providing community introductions.
  • Improves organization attractiveness by recommending new policies and practices; monitoring job offers and compensation practices; emphasizing benefits and perks.
  • Avoids legal challenges by understanding current legislation; enforcing regulations, policies and procedures with managers; recommends new procedures; conducts training as needed.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Participates with others in HR department to plan and implement employee events and new hire orientation.
  • Follows-up with managers for quality control to determine how processes may be improved and the success of candidates selected.

The ideal individual will have the ability to work independently and handle a wide variety of activities with absolute discretion and a high degree of accuracy, as well as possessing a combination of education and experience equivalent to the following:

  • Solid ability to conduct interviews appropriate to the job description and level in the organization.
  • Demonstrated experience with various selection processes (phone, interviewing, reference check etc.)
  • Must have strong administrative skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, applicant tracking and HRIS systems and internet research.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Must be diplomatic and confidential.
  •  Must be able to prioritize multiple recruitments while maintaining a high level of customer service.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Demonstrate Guide Dogs for the Blind's values and hold self to highest standards of behavior and integrity.
  • Must possess strong teamwork and conflict resolution skills.
  • Working knowledge of federal, California and Oregon HR laws and leaves regulations, and experience in diversity recruiting and staffing. 
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, analytical, negotiation and decision-making skills; commensurate ability to handle multiple projects, to make timely and sound decisions, meet deadlines and maintain accurate details. 
  • Able to perform duties such as filing, bending and reaching, and extensive work at a keyboard and telephone. Ability to travel between campuses.
  • Ability to travel to the Oregon campus approximately four times per year.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Guide Dogs for the Blind offers a competitive benefits package that highlights personal and financial wellness as well as other benefits.

Personal Wellness

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability (Staff working outside of California)
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Leave
  • Voluntary supplemental insurance products
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-Site Wellness Programs: cross training, yoga, massage, workout room and more!

Financial Wellness

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with discretionary employer match
  • Life Insurance and AD&D (100% Employer Paid)
  • Flexible Spending Account for medical and dependent care expenses
  • Pre-tax Commuter Check Program (CA Campus Only)

Other Benefits

  • Carpool/Vanpool Program
  • Dog-Friendly Workplace
  • Dog and Cat Food Discounts
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement