Maritime Recruiter
Summary:  Responsible for recruiting qualified Technical volunteers, developing a pool of qualified candidates in advance of need.
Description:  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

EXTERNAL

  • Recruit qualified applicants to address critical needs and regularly challenging positions, in alignment with strategic planning goals.
  • Develop an extensive network of potential candidates via multiple channels, raising awareness of Mercy Ships volunteer opportunities throughout.
  • Research and grow applicant sources, establishing relationships and seed-planting initiatives with maritime academies, training centers, seaman’s churches, and other relevant organizations.
  • Develop relationships with other maritime recruiters and manning agencies who may be willing to advertise our volunteer positions to their networks.
  • Promote Mercy Ships through conferences, job fairs, university events, and seminars; submitting leads for follow-up.
  • Recommend advertising venues such as magazines, professional journals, and websites for effective public relations.
  • Some overnight travel required.

INTERNAL

  • Maintain current knowledge of Mercy Ships’ departments, policies and procedures in regard to minimum commitments and requirements.
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with Department Heads, Staffing Managers, and Volunteer coordinators to ensure candidates provided are satisfactorily qualified and support a smooth workflow.
  • Track and report key metrics to measure efficiency and effectiveness of recruitment activities.
  • Research and recommend new sources and techniques for more effective recruiting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Knowledge of the maritime industry.
  • Knowledge of data mining and internet research for the purpose of finding candidates and resumes from all sources.
  • Able to determine and develop the most efficient sourcing method for different candidates, maximizing sourcing dollars and reducing time-to-hire.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to quickly build rapport via phone and email for candidate contact.
  • High aptitude for computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision, and committed to its core values.
  • Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity and demonstrate accountability.

Education and Experience

The requirements listed below are representative of the education and / or experience required.

  • Recruiting and maritime industry experience required.
  • High School Diploma required. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Maritime Transportation, Business/Marketing, or other relevant field preferred.
  • Successful completion of Mercy Ships Entry Training will be required within the first year.