Corporate Recruiter

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Corporate Recruiter 

Non-Union Position
Employment; Portland, Oregon (US-OR)

Hybrid schedule available for Oregon & Washington residents.
Regular FT
Posting # 3506

The Role:

This role works collaboratively with the HR organization and business leaders to assess talent needs, identify issues, and design and implement appropriate organization and talent acquisition solutions. This role will also re-imagine and implement initiatives to improve the recruitment experience based on cultivating a sense of belonging and inclusion for all current and future employees. The work is focused on identifying, assessing, and delivering talent that builds the company’s workforce of the future.

Day to Day:

  • Provide consultation and guidance to leaders on executing and delivering talent recruitment strategies and best practices.
  • Design and execute ongoing elements of the employee journey, including recruiting, onboarding, and new manager training.
  • Compile and elicit data from hiring managers, candidates and employees on how to better recruit, market, and hire top talent in a competitive market.
  • Partner with organizational units in the implementation of change initiatives (DEI initiatives, evolving recruiting strategies, onboarding, contingent workers/Fieldglass.
  • Identify effectiveness measures for programs and collects, analyze and report program metrics.
  • Oversees staffing needs, participates in employee selection keeping EEO and Affirmative Action goals in mind.
  • Demonstrates appropriate leadership and decision-making behaviors; maintains technical job knowledge and personal skill development.
  • Partner with other areas within Human Resources to address issues that overlap areas of responsibility and expertise.
  • Oversees  multiple assignments simultaneously; is able to break assignments into component tasks and execute on time and to a high level of quality.
  • Oversees, coordinates and participates in the development of processes, policies and procedures for selecting, promoting and transferring of employees.
  • Develops and implements tools for selection processes including:  job postings, candidate screening, interviews, selection criteria, and assessment mechanisms, advertising, community involvement, marketing/social media.
  • Regularly updates HRIS database to reflect job opening status and applicant dispositions.
  • Ensures proper documentation of recruiting activity, timely applicant tracking and completes file audits.
  • Leads and participates in general Human Resources analysis, process development and process improvement projects utilizing project management tools and methodologies.
  • Guides hiring managers through  large or non-standard recruiting projects and technical assistance related to staffing needs assessments, definition of job qualification standards, and selection activities to align with business requirements.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with community organizations and coordinates recruiting activities and events such as job fairs in order to advance the companies diversity initiatives
  • Develops and maintains mutually respectful and trusted relationships with management, employees and union representatives. Models collaborative behavior and guides others in interest-based problem solving.
  • Conducts complex analysis of data and work processes utilizing appropriate tools including, but not limited to, spreadsheet software and process mapping software to organize information.
  • Supports Company’s commitment to a culture of safe work practices.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for external audit preparation, delivery, coordination data gathering
  • Adheres to and promotes the philosophies and directives of NWN’s collective bargaining agreement
  • Collaborate with ER on interpretation and application of Collective Bargaining Agreement including bidding and selection policies.

Come on your first day with:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in business, human resources, or equivalent discipline/experience or an equivalent combination of education and or experience.
  • Requires minimum 3 years’ experience  in  recruiting or other directly related equivalent experience for a level 2. Additional years of experience for a Level 3
  • Experience effectively coordinating selection processes with candidate experience, business needs and compliance in mind.
  • Experience coaching/guiding managers and selection team members.
  • Knowledge of EEO/Labor Law, and federal and state regulations and experience coordinating applicant tracking activities.
  • Experience in handling human resource situations with confidentiality, sensitivity, and discretion while providing clear and concise direction.  Demonstrated experience assessing staffing needs and recommending options to support business requirements.
  • Experience developing, revising and updating detailed job postings.
  • Demonstrated research, data collection and data analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated advanced computer skills utilizing a personal computer for database management, report writing, creating, updating, and maintaining spreadsheets and word processing documents.   Skill and experience using and HRIS system Microsoft Project, SharePoint, Excel and Word strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated communication skills for establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with department, internal customers, external community agencies and other recruiting sources.
  • Previous experience in a union environment preferred.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of employees.
  • Systemic and critical thinking skills and ability to use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
  • Ability to gain trust quickly and to maintain confidentiality and credibility with clients and partners at all levels within the organization.
  • Project management skills as well as organizational abilities and the flexibility to manage multiple projects.
  • Problem solving and creative thinking skills.  Ability to manage and track details while maintaining big picture concepts.
  • Ability to function in a team environment, provide guidance and training to stakeholders at all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and take initiative within established guidelines.


What we offer:

Work Life Balance –

  • Up to 21 Vacation Sick Time Days
  • 11 paid holiday which includes 3 floating holidays.
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • 3 weeks paid parental leave
  • 1500 Sq foot exercise facility, onsite yoga classes, massage, and secure bike room.



  • Meaningful Annual Incentive Bonus Opportunity in addition to base salary
  • Generous 401K company contribution and match.
  • 15% Discount on ESPP
  • Up to $5250 a year in tuition reimbursement



  • 20% off natural gas service
  • Up to 30% discount at NW Natural Appliance Center
  • TRI Met Pass for all HQ employees
  • Generous discounts with Verizon & AT&T Wireless


Base salary range: $60,150.00 – $83,300.00 (Level 2) or $71,550.00 – $99,050.00 (Level 3) per year, depending on qualifications

Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including cover letter and resume via our website.


Deadline: 9/24/21


All applications must be submitted through NW Natural’s Electronic Application System. Resumes submitted via email, fax or mail will not be accepted in lieu of an electronic application.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any federal, state or locally protected class.


We are a drug free workplace and we comply with Federal Drug Free Workplace Act and Department of Transportation regulations. Pre-employment drug tests are part of the hiring process and apply to all positions.


NW Natural does not accept unsolicited submissions or assistance from search firms for posted positions. Resumes submitted by search firms working under a valid and current written contract with NW Natural valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from NW Natural HR/Employment will be deemed the sole property of NW Natural. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by NW Natural as a result of the referral or through other means.

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