Talent Acquisition Specialist II – REMOTE

Website Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Talent Acquisition Specialist II – REMOTE

Remote, United States


This is a US based telecommuter position; candidates can be based anywhere in the United States. US work authorization is required at the time of application.



Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.


The Talent Acquisition Specialist II (TAS) is responsible for working with their respective hiring managers to assess current and planned talent needs and to present candidates slates that are qualified, diverse, and aligned with CRS mission and values. The TAS is responsible for developing and maintaining a large network of current and potential candidates for key positions and for working collaboratively with other specialists, ensuring CRS can identify and secure high performing / high potential staff.

You will join a highly collaborative, team of experienced recruiters who are passionate about contributing to CRS’s global mission.  We support one another and have fun!


  • Manage full cycle recruitment to include screening resumes, sourcing candidates, conducting phone screens, extending employment offers and other recruiting projects as needed
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with respective hiring managers; work closely with them to identify current, planned, and potential openings
  • Proactively use social media and other resources (professional associations, alumni networks, etc.) to build and maintain a large network of prepositioned qualified candidates
  • Working in partnership with hiring managers, develop and monitor recruitment strategies for all current openings
  • Act as a strong ambassador for CRS, articulating compelling employee value propositions based on CRS opportunities, core values, and total compensation
  • Advise and support hiring managers in conducting strategic and insightful interviews, including competency-based assessments
  • Perform and promote all activities in compliance with equal employment, OFCCP and nondiscrimination policies. Follows federal and state laws, agency policies and professional standards.
  • Other duties and recruitment related projects as needed to support strategic talent acquisition for the agency, including internal and external representation
  • Create and run KPI recruitment data and analytics reports
  • Own the internship process for CRS; proactively expand relationships with colleges and universities to establish ongoing opportunities for internships and alumni recruitment
  • Develop global partnerships and connections through targeting sources where diverse candidates congregate such as HBCUs, nontraditional colleges, non-profit programs, and online/offline professional groups.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a full cycle recruiter, including Boolean search
  • Experience managing an internship program
  • Experience working with applicant tracking systems (ATS)
  • Experience contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion recruitment strategy

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • International development experience
  • Experience using Oracle Recruitment Cloud (ORC)
  • Some knowledge of /experience with staffing for US government contracts

Supervisory Responsibilities: None


Internal: Hiring Managers (US Based and some Country/Program/Regional), HR staff, internal candidates/applicants, regional, country, and divisional leadership

External: External candidates/applicants, external networks, colleges and universities


These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship


CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. 

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. 

Note:  All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.

EOE/M/F/D/V – CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (For all US and international positions)

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