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Recruitment Specialist & Company Ambassador  

EOE Statement The Clearing is an Equal Opportunity M/F/Disabled/Vet Employer  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Washington, D.C.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Position Recruitment Specialist & Company Ambassador  


The Clearing is a management consulting firm that helps leaders identify underlying causes of organizational obstacles, resolve highly complex challenges, prioritize the fewest, most important initiatives to tackle regardless of conflicting needs, and make informed decisions in the context of an agreed upon mission, vision, and strategy.

We help create peak performance organizations through strategy, organizational development, leadership training, and change management. Our experienced consultants bring a powerful blend of analytic and creative skills from diverse fields, including change management, finance, engineering, communications, education, policy, design, and corporate leadership.


The Clearing (TC) is seeking a Recruitment Specialist & Company Ambassador to play a pivotal role in our firm’s business growth and success. In this position, you support the firm’s strategic talent initiatives by sourcing and assessing exceptional candidates aligned to our mission and values and who wish to join our powerful team of change agents. You act as a firm ambassador who supports recruitment marketing initiatives and looks for creative ways to market The Clearing as an exceptional place to work and grow, both personally and professionally. We believe we offer a unique professional experience and a learning journey, not a job. Help us tell our story and find others who want to be a part of it.

This is a full-time position based in our Washington, D.C. office near DuPont Circle. The position reports to the Human Resources Director. The HR team is fast paced, team oriented, and passionate about the candidate and employee experience.


Recruitment/Strategic Sourcing

  • Source, qualify and match candidates to defined positions which consist of change management consulting and business functional positions (i.e., finance, contracts, office services, etc.)

  • Interact with senior leadership, hiring managers, and the HR team to develop a thorough understanding of the positions you are sourcing, determine personnel needs and position requirements, develop strategies for how to fill positions, and offer coaching and solutions based thinking to enhance the recruiter-hiring manager partnership

  • Create innovative, well written, and researched position descriptions and subsequently posts to appropriate media; identify new language or formats to attract applicants

  • Design and implement candidate assessments into TC’s recruitment and candidate evaluation process with support from hiring managers/management

  • Asses applicant qualifications by comparing qualifications to job requirements, gather initial feedback from hiring managers, and conduct applicant phone screens

  • Partner with hiring managers and interview teams to assess and select talent; ensure candidates are evaluated on a consistent set of qualifications

  • Coordinate candidate interviews

  • Ensure TC employees are trained and routinely coached on how to be an effective interviewer and company ambassador; revamp and maintain TC’s Interview Guidelines; create, deliver, and maintain interview training for TC staff

  • Stay abreast of recruitment compliance (OFCCP & EEO) and ensure TC’s recruitment and interviewing approach align

  • Verbally extend offers, draft and deliver written offers, and secure acceptances

  • Utilize TC’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS) (Paychex) to document recruitment activity

  • Ensure our ATS aligns to our business needs and process; Oversee our ATS to ensure alignment with compliance and routinely audit user performance; provide coaching and training where needed

  • Implement and track recruitment KPIs

Company Ambassador

  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the firm’s business strategy, services, sectors, and sales pipeline to proactively implement recruitment strategies; Effectively convey TC’s value proposition by helping candidates understand who we are, what we do, and what we have to offer employees

  • Utilize all candidate sourcing resources available (Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Web, Social Media, Job Fairs, University Partnerships) to build candidate pipelines and engage qualified candidates; identify new resources to build a talent pipeline and engage with candidates

  • Develop and maintain contacts with universities, alumni groups, and other public and private organizations, including diversity organizations, to support the firm’s diversity initiatives

  • Work closely with the marketing team and leadership to develop and execute innovative strategies to leverage our marketing strategy and engagements (e.g., Conferences, speaking engagements, thought leadership initiatives) to advance TC’s recruiting objectives

  • Partner with our market-facing teams as appropriate to identify and attract talent

  • Optimize the candidate and employee experience from beginning of the recruiting process through start date; partner with HR and L&D on onboarding process

  • Research, coordinate, and participate in job fairs and industry conferences/networking events to promote the firm and employment opportunities

  • Implement and maintain applicant outreach campaigns – ensuring consistent outreach and relationship building with organizations that support employment for diverse candidates (veterans, individuals with disabilities, etc.)

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Minimum of 7 years of technical recruiting/sourcing experience

  • Experience managing 10-15 open positions at a given time

  • Working knowledge of federal and state employment and labor laws and OFCCP and EEO compliance

  • Strong Microsoft office experience; specifically with Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  • Superior organization skills

  • Experience with administering and managing Applicant Tracking Systems and advertising positions on LinkedIn and various job posting boards

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated acumen or experience in social or human capital development

  • Demonstrated understanding or experience with customer experience metrics and approach

  • Strong negotiation and relationship building skills

  • Tenacity and diligence to source passive candidates in an extremely competitive market

  • Can take direction quickly and work independently

  • Ability to quickly establish rapport with candidates and colleagues


  • Experience working for a professional services firm
  • Experience working for a federal government contractor

The Clearing is an Equal Opportunity M/F/Disabled/Vet Employer


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