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Apply now Job no: 497409 Work type: Regular Full-Time Location: Chicago – 55 East Monroe Street, IL Capability Area: Human Resources


NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a versatile, intellectually curious Recruiter for its Chicago, IL office. 

NORC is a growing organization.  Hiring the right talent will be instrumental to our continued growth and success.  This position is an opportunity to help NORC identify, recruit and hire professionals in all NORC locations, functional areas and levels of seniority.  As part of the Chicago based Talent Acquisition team, the Recruiter will assist in developing and promulgating recruitment strategies across the organization, and be responsible for related HR items such as onboarding and new hire orientation. 

The ideal candidate is seeking a talent acquisition career within a nationally renowned organization focused on quality of hire.  The Recruiter will play an active role in assisting a growing HR team to refine related processes and services, and thrive in a culture of excellence, innovation and collegiality. 

Due to current COVID-19 safety measures, employees who can work from home, are required to do so.  Once it is safe to resume standard practices of commuter travel and social interaction per government guidelines, we expect employees to maintain an office presence as required by projects needs and department leadership.


The NORC Human Resources Department supports NORC's mission, values, and guiding principles through collaboration with research, operations, and administrative departments to recruit, develop, and retain top staff.  NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.  NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.

It is the mission of the NORC Human Resource Department to provide effective human resource management by developing and implementing policies, programs, and services.

  • Partnering with Department hiring teams and senior leadership to develop position profiles, formulate recruitment strategies and execute sourcing plans to identify qualified candidates for interviews in a timely manner, at the most efficient cost
  • Coordinating and executing candidate screening and interviewing processes to ensure selection of best-qualified talent to meet position requirements
  • Recruiting and sourcing passive candidates, introducing NORC to potential candidates who have not yet heard of our organization
  • Describing NORC to candidates, including discussing our research work, culture, benefits and job opportunities
  • Developing and implementing organizational marketing strategies, and promoting a strong employer brand.  This includes coordinating college relations activities, internships, job fairs and internal employee referral programs to promote the organization
  • Administering record keeping of applicant data, using Applicant Tracking System (Page Up) and other tools.  Partnering with HRIS team
  • Ensuring that recruitment activities comply with NORC policies and OFCCP requirements.  Providing and presenting recruitment data and analysis of metrics for required compliance and management reports
  • Collaborating with management to assess current recruiting programs, policies, strategies and procedures, making recommendations for process improvements as needed
  • Assisting with building and executing diversity outreach and social media recruiting programs
  • Supporting HR team with ad hoc projects as needed
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience recruiting highly-skilled, project focused, knowledge workers.  Experience with high volume recruiting is desirable.  A passion for or interest in learning social science research is a strong plus
  • Competence in MS Office (Word, Excel) and MS Outlook is required
  • Experience with applicant tracking software is required
  • Must have demonstrated skills in all areas of recruitment including conducting specialized searches using advanced applicant sourcing techniques.  Experience recruiting passive candidates with LinkedIn Recruiter is a plus
  • An understanding of OFCCP requirements relating to applicant data and staffing, and prior work with a Federal contractor is highly desirable
  • Experience with employment branding initiatives, including optimizing employer social media presence is a plus
  • Must be organized, hands-on, detail-oriented, flexible and enthusiastic. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and data analysis relating to recruitment metrics is needed
  • Must be focused on quality and providing excellent service to internal clients
  • Must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills


NORC is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, our teams have conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with us to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.


For over 75 years, NORC has evolved in many ways, moving the needle with research methods, technical applications and groundbreaking research findings. But our tradition of excellence, passion for innovation, and commitment to collegiality have remained constant components of who we are as a brand, and who each of us is as a member of the NORC team. With world-class benefits, a business casual environment, and an emphasis on continuous learning, NORC is a place where people join for the stellar research and analysis work for which we’re known, and stay for the relationships they form with their colleagues who take pride in the impact their work is making on a global scale.


NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.


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