Senior Recruiter

Job Type

Full Time




District of Columbia
United States


The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

PHI is seeking an experienced and talented HR professional to join the Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) project as the Senior Recruiter. The Project is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health (GH) Bureau. Its purpose is twofold: (1) Through individual fellowships, STAR will help strengthen the capacity of diverse American and LMIC health professionals at all levels to make innovative contributions to global health (GH); and (2) STAR will create ground-breaking opportunities for both US and LMIC GH academic institutions and other groups, including professional associations, to create systems for open-access knowledge sharing, resulting in effective partnerships. STAR’s individual and institutional participants are contributing to the development of self-sustaining systems and tools that will produce global citizens with the full spectrum of relevant health competencies.


The Senior Recruiter will serve on the program’s Recruitment Team. S/he will work closely with the STAR staff, program partners, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) personnel to implement and support STAR and USAID’s program goals of a committed and diverse global public health workforce. The Senior Recruitment Coordinator will be responsible for the full cycle recruitment of fellows and interns both domestically and internationally and the management of outreach activities. See below for additional details.

As the Senior Recruiter you will :

  • Support the identification of highly qualified candidates in specialized global heath disciplines for placements with USAID and other participating organizations.
  • Maintain good working relationships with personnel who will serve as hiring /onsite managers for STAR fellows and interns.
  • Manage the full cycle recruitment of fellowship positions to include scope of work review and development, sourcing, screening, interviewing, employment offers and salary negotiations.
  • Coordinate with PHI’s Human Resources on recruitment activities to ensure compliance with organizational policies.
  • Support the implementation of a multifaceted internship program that meets STAR’s goal of a committed and diverse global health workforce.
  • Be responsible for the full-cycle recruitment process for STAR interns.
  • Co-manage strategic planning, coordination, and implementation of outreach events at universities, conferences, career fairs and virtual events. Overseeing the communication with venue staff and ensuring that logistical deadlines are met. Overseeing the logistics and coordination among staff, shipping of materials, travel arrangements, and payment of invoices.
  • Contribute to refining outreach strategy to ensure that program results are achieved.
  • Expand outreach to groups underrepresented/under-served in global health workforce, including minorities, people with disabilities, veterans, and people from low-resource areas.
  • Input data in a consistent manner and in accordance with program standards into recruitment management systems (e.g., web space, shared documents and filing, internal database systems).
  • Conduct informational interviews on monthly basis to support STAR’s outreach and diversity strategies.
  • Contribute to regularly analyzing recruitment tools, processes and policies to assess which elements need to be refined, and recommending and implementing changes where requested.
  • Contribute to ongoing monitoring, evaluation and reporting of recruitment activities.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the program's diversity strategy aimed at reaching communities underrepresented within the field of global health for placement opportunities.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of diversity resources and professional networks, including outreach and networking with professional associations, alumni associations, job fairs, international organizations, and other venues as appropriate.
  • Participate in program outreach efforts, representing STAR at conferences, job fairs and global health meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned including backstopping other recruitment team members.

Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years’ full cycle recruitment experience and at least 3 years of international recruitment experience.
  • Familiarity with USAID or other Federal agency policies and procedures.
  • Experience with recruiting and hiring processes and ability to organize and coordinate large volume of applications and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office, including the ability to use Excel for budgeting and data-capturing purposes, some graphics skills helpful.
  • Ability to understand and coordinate budgets.
  • Ability to develop and deliver verbal presentations to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong customer service values and the ability to incorporate an exceptional level of customer service in all policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to be flexibility, resourceful, and possess creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks appropriately and within established timeframes.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of client, staff, and program information and exercise proper discretion and judgment.
  • US Citizenship required.

Important Information :

  • This is a full time (40 hours/week) position based in Washington, D.C.
  • This job requires approximately 30% travel both domestically and internationally.
  • This job is eligible for PHI’s full suite of benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and generous paid time off

How to apply:

  • To apply for this opportunity, submit your cover letter and resume via this link
  • In your cover letter, please describe the extent of your related experience and why you feel you are an excellent candidate for this position

Thank you for your interest in working with us at PHI. Should you have any questions regarding this job opportunity, email our hiring team at We look forward to hearing from you!

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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree