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Workforce Recruiter - Early Learning

Abingdon, VA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 16 Feb 2023

Expires on 14 Jan 2023

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Workforce Recruiter - Early Learning

Position Title:  Workforce Recruiter – Early Learning

Program Service Area:  Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe Counties and the Cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton, and Radford Virginia

Type:  Full Time, Exempt

Pay Scale: $55,000-$65,000

Reports to:  Director of Workforce Services                                                                                               

United Way of Southwest Virginia is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for vacancies without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age, or status as a veteran or other category protected under applicable state or municipal law. United Way of Southwest Virginia will reasonably accommodate the disabilities of qualified applicants to permit them to perform the essential functions of the subject position. 

Purpose of the Position:

The Workforce Recruiter – Early Learning is a direct impact role in the Community Impact department.  The Workforce Recruiter – Early Learning is responsible for finding and attracting qualified candidates for early care education positions, such as preschool teachers, child care center directors, and other early childhood education professionals. The Workforce Recruiter – Early Learning will develop working relationships with organizations serving those who are unemployed or interested in changing fields of work in order to fill the funnel of potential workers that can serve the early learning needs of Southwest Virginia.  The Workforce Recruiter – Early Learning will maintain working relationships with child care centers and businesses that will benefit from placement of new workforce in collaboration with the Childhood Success and the Youth Success teams. The Workforce Recruiter – Early Learning will find and attract the best possible candidates for early care education positions, and help facilitate the hiring process for employers.

Areas of Responsibility: (Other duties may be assigned)


  • Work in support of the strategy to attract new workers to the field of early care and early learning in Southwest Virginia.
  • Collaborate with external agencies and partners to hire talent that meet expectations and requirements of child care positions.
  • Support a team approach to planning and implementing program activities.
  • Partner with child care center staff to develop hiring objectives and strategies to meet the needs of the business.
  • Establish candidate profiles, goals, timelines, and hiring requirements in coordination with child care business needs.
  • Actively collaborate and communicate the needs of child care businesses.


  • Support recruitment process from inception, job posting, screening, interviewing, placement into job and the onboarding process.
  • Prepare job postings and follow up with candidates to support a communicative and speedy hiring process.
  • Develop a pipeline of talent to meet the needs of the early care workforce needs in the Southwest Virginia region.
  • Attend recruitment events as representative of partners hiring early care workforce.
  • Develop prospective schedule of events to attend to support overall strategy.
  • Assist candidates in preparing and submitting applications.
  • Support all activities to guide the project to meet goals.

Files and Record Keeping

  • Support development of applicant tracking system.
  • Regularly update status changes and input record information on each applicant.
  • Communicate needs of the child care businesses and organizations served by the project.

Job Relationships:

The Workforce Recruiter – Early Learning reports to the Director of Workforce Services.  The Workforce Recruiter – Early Learning maintain an ongoing working relationship with members of the Childhood Success and Youth Success teams at United Way of Southwest Virginia.  

Requirements of the Position:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong project management and time management skills; highly organized and detail-oriented
  • A positive spirit and a high degree of flexibility, self-direction and optimistic approach to work
  • Strong commitment to maintaining integrity and confidentiality of information 
  • Computer Proficiency and Experience:  Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Adobe, Publisher, Google Programs (Drive, Sheets, and Docs)
  • Capacity to influence both job seekers and hiring managers through skilled communication and strategic positioning.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities and tasks
  • Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to think and problem-solve creatively
  • Enjoy working independently and as part of a team

Education and/or Experience - Bachelor’s degree; business, human resources, marketing and/or related fields preferred. 

Residency and Travel – It is preferred that applicants reside in the service area and are available to attend early morning, evening, and/or weekend meetings on a periodic basis, and should be able to travel independently throughout Southwest Virginia.

Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance required; reliable high-speed home internet required.

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Information - This job also requires the following skills: Strategic thinking, leadership skills, problem solving, professional demeanor, customer service, persuasive/negotiation, people skills, and extensive knowledge of fundraising techniques and volunteer management.