Sterling Martin Associates, a highly regarded, retainer-based, executive search firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Orange County, CA is seeking an experienced executive recruiter. This position will be based in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. The Senior Executive Recruiter is responsible for screening and qualifying candidates for our client organizations which are national and international membership associations and nonprofit organizations.
The Senior Executive Recruiter will be responsible for making initial telephone contact, presenting client opportunities, and qualifying potential candidates through telephone interviews. The candidate's contact information is provided to our recruiters by our Research Associates, but the recruiter is also responsible for seeking additional candidate referrals to supplement the work of the research team.
This position pays a competitive hourly rate with potential for performance bonuses. This is a part-time position requiring anywhere from 15-30 hours per week, depending on the firm's workload. However, this may evolve into a full-time position, over time, if desired. Currently, this position will be virtually/home-based, and it is expected that the recruiter will be set up to work as such.
This position does not require new client/business development; however, bonuses will be paid for any clients that are developed through the course of your work. You will be primarily focused on contacting potential candidates, presenting job opportunities to them, and screening them against the position requirements.
Contact potential candidates from research provided via telephone and e-mail.
Utilize tools such as LinkedIn in advance of phone calls.
Partner closely with our Research Associates who are responsible for identifying the name and contact information of potential candidates.
Screen, qualify, and interview potential candidates via telephone interviews.
Expand sourcing by seeking referrals to other potential candidates.
Five plus years of experience in executive recruiting with a search firm or in corporate recruiting. Experience recruiting for executive and C-level positions.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
No fear of making phone calls.
Working knowledge of LinkedIn.
Experience working for a retained search firm is a plus.
Knowledge of associations or nonprofit organizations a strong plus.
Understanding of behavioral interviewing a plus.
A "detective" mentality. You love to search out and find the perfect candidate.
A persuasive, outgoing personality and well-honed telephone presentation skills.
Technically competent. Ability to use or learn such tools as Google Drive, ZOOM and Microsoft Office products such as Word.
Self-motivated. Ability to work independently on projects and also as a member of a team.
High level of initiative, strong drive to succeed, and strong work ethic.
Excellent organization skills.
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred; advanced degree a plus.
Preference for candidates who are currently located in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area to facilitate meetings with the CEO, other team members and potential clients.
Executive Recruiting is What We Do Best
When associations and nonprofits are seeking the best and brightest talent to lead their organization, they turn to Sterling Martin. We have worked with leading national and international groups. We understand the unique nature of these organizations, which is why they retain us to find their top leaders.