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Job Details

Job Number:  56774
Recruitment Specialist
Job Posted: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Closing Date: Monday, 26 August 2019
(in 5 days)
The Mustard Seed
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)


Recruitment Specialist



The Mustard Seed is a Christian humanitarian organization whose vision is to build community, grow hope and support change. Intentionally following Jesus Christ and partnering with the community, The Mustard Seed combats the root causes of poverty in Alberta and British Columbia and works to create positive, lasting change in the lives of those we serve. The Mustard Seed provides basic services—food, clothing and housing, and support services—education and employment, to those living in poverty within Alberta and British Columbia.



Reporting to the HR Business Partner—Central Services, the position will handle recruitment from casual front line to technical full-time positions in Alberta and British Columbia achieving staffing objectives in multiple departments or cities. This role works closely with two business partners in Edmonton, handles highly confidential personal information, and requires flexibility to manage high volumes of recruitment during the year. Due to the nature of this position, occasional to frequent travel will be required within Alberta between Edmonton and Red Deer. Infrequent travel to Calgary, Alberta and Kamloops, British Columbia may also be required.



  • Oversee and support the recruitment lifecycle for all business units—develop strategic recruitment plans by studying organization goals and objectives
  • Human Resources Business Partners will drive the workflow of recruitment
  • Meeting with hiring managers to discuss needs, evaluate jobs, develop job descriptions—determines applicant requirements by studying job description and job qualifications
  • Coordinate interviews with hiring managers with the help of an Administrative Assistant and arrange community tours
  • Build applicant sources by contacting community services, colleges, employment agencies, recruiters, and internet sites
  • Build strong relationships with the business units and develop a clear understanding of the different business lines and position requirements
  • Collaborate with HR Business Partners on to proactively forecast workforce needs and conduct succession planning for both short-term and long-term
  • Schedule and attend job fairs or other employment social networking events
  • Coordinate hiring fairs in Edmonton for seasonal recruitment (e.g. Winter Warming)
  • Improve organization attractiveness by recommending new policies and practices to HR Business Partners, monitor compensation practices from other agencies, seek ways to improve internal retention
  • Monitor hiring process to assure conformity to recruitment policies and procedure, advise managers on relevant legislation and corporate standards, and provide training on interviewing and hiring best practices to supervisors or managers
  • Attract applicants through job advertisements, contacting recruiters, using social media and job search engines
  • With the support of HR Business Partners, implement innovative sourcing strategies and recruiting campaigns that will maintain a pipeline of strong candidates for current and future positions
  • Work collaboratively with hiring managers to ensure successful on-boarding of new hires
  • Interview applicants alongside hiring managers, analyze responses, verify references, follow-up with criminal record checks, ensure candidates qualifications align with job requirements
  • Facilitate and lead New Hire Orientations
  • Achieves organizational goals in partnership with Human Resources department to reduce employee turnover, increase retention, and cultivate culture
  • Provide back-up to HR Coordinators in Calgary and Edmonton as needed
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in human resources or business; equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • Designations of Certified Professional Human Resources or Registered Professional Recruiter is a strong asset
  • Minimum 3 years’ of high volume recruitment experience is required
  • Familiarity with social media for recruiting purposes is an asset
  • Proven knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, and training, compensation and Applicant Tracking System tools
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with an understanding of confidentiality, provincial labour standards, and recruitment best practices is essential
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact effectively with staff at all levels
  • Flexible and adaptable, with a demonstrated ability to self-manage and prioritize in a rapidly changing, operationally-focused environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (i.e., Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.) and human resources information systems



  • This is a permanent full-time position working 40 hours per week Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm in Edmonton. Evenings may be required on occasion.
  • Office setting, extended computer use, sitting, reaching, standing, minimal lifting and walking
  • Mental effort: moderate, periods of high volume workload
  • Fast paced and demanding work environment
  • Occasional to frequent travel within Edmonton and Red Deer will be expected. Infrequent travel to Calgary, Alberta and Kamloops, British Columbia may also be required.
  • Employment Security Check is required
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to be in agreement and to sign our statement of faith
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status


Start date: once a suitable candidate is found

Apply online using our Position Application Form on our Careers page. (https://themustardseedhr.wufoo.eu/forms/position-application-form/)


The Mustard Seed offers a competitive compensation package including 100% employer paid extended health and dental benefits for staff and dependents, matching RRSP after one year of service, and wellness days. We embrace the concept of employment equity, which includes fair representation, anti-discrimination and reasonable accommodation.


Privacy Policy: The Mustard Seed follows the principles of privacy therefore the privacy policy will be adhered to. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.

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The Mustard Seed
www:   theseed.ca/careers/#Edmonton

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