Human Resources Co-op

Reporting directly to the Talent Acquisition Manager, the Human Resources Co-op will serve as a key talent partner to build competitive advantage through the use of technology & innovative solutions that enhance WGBH’s employer brand & the talent acquisition process. The HR Co-op will work closely with the Talent Acquisition and HR team, learning how to source, interview, make offers and build relationships with hiring managers. The HR Co-op will assist with a wide range of projects related to recruiting, onboarding/orientation, training, employee engagement, and internship programs. This co-op is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the co-op will learn how to take skills they may have acquired in school and apply them to a professional setting. They will gain a better understanding Human Resources in a non-profit setting, and will be better prepared to work in the field of human resources after the co-op is successfully completed.

What you will be responsible for…

  • Collaborates with the Talent Acquisition team to create and execute multiple cost-effective sourcing and recruitment strategies (advertising, web-based job boards, educational programs, job fairs, etc.) to identify, build and maintain talent pools for open and prospective jobs.
  • Serves as a member of the employer branding team and assist with the development of content for social media and the web.
  • Partners with the Talent Acquisition team to ensure complete recruitment documents for compliance standards and confirms standard practices and procedures are met with each associated transaction
  • Interviews and pre-screens applicants and provide on-going updates and timely feedback to and hiring managers.
  • Assists with the review and dissemination of competency based pre-employment assessment test data.
  • Coordinates reference and background checks and disseminates data to Talent Acquisition Team and hiring managers
  • Prepares, disseminates, and tracks offer letters.
  • Assists with employee orientation and on-boarding. Maintains inventory of recruitment materials, collates candidate's information into packets, ensures that required materials are prepared and received on time.
  • In close collaboration with the Talent Acquisition team, coordinates and oversees the management of the WGBH Internship Program. Advertises opportunities, screens candidates, and creates program events.
  • Coordinate invitation responses and logistics of training sessions and events
  • Promotes a positive image of WGBH Human Resources to candidates and WGBH employees


What you will learn about…

  • The recruiting and talent acquisition lifecycle
  • Behavioral and competency-based interviewing techniques to attract top-talent
  • Sourcing tactics and strategies for passive candidates
  • Basics of HR compliance and employment law
  • Basics of HR information systems and applicant tracking systems
  • How to develop time and task management skills
  • How to work as a team and communicate effectively


The ideal candidate will possess…

  • Problem solving capabilities necessary to accomplish regular responsibilities and special projects
  • Ability to address and respond to client requests and understand when to escalate questions or issues to a team member
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to effectively learn and acquire new knowledge and skills
  • Ability to share knowledge and work in a strong team-oriented environment
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of social media

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