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Recruiter - Houston, TX

Cenikor Foundation is a non-profit organization and one of the largest substance abuse treatment centers in the nation. We are currently seeking a Recruiter for our corporate office located in Houston, TX.


Under the direction of the HR Manager, the Recruiter is responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success throughout the Foundation. This will be achieved through the development of recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas including social media. The Recruiter will play a critical role in ensuring a positive candidate experience as well as ensuring we are hiring qualified talent for available positions while meeting required budget.


  1. Responsible for recruiting, interviewing and facilitating selection of qualified applicants for positions in the Foundation:
  2. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs.  Coordinate the applicant selection process with hiring managers at multiple locations.
  3. Maintain professional, effective and timely communication with all candidates to ensure a positive candidate experience.
  4. Manage Jazz applicant tracking system, including publishing and unpublishing positions, ensuring accurate selection criteria and follow up communication with candidates.  Ensure accurate documentation and reporting of applicant and recruiting source data.
  5. Recommend updates to job descriptions to HR Manager and/or VP of HR as necessary and/or requested by hiring manager.
  6. Post jobs internally and externally, and follow up with hiring managers weekly or more frequently as needed for critical positions.
  7. Source candidates according to relevant job criteria using internet postings, approved recruiting sources, networking, career fairs, university relations, social media, resume databases and employee referrals, etc.
  8. Prescreen selected candidates to evaluate basic skill level, culture fit, mission of service, compensation fit and other qualifications.
  9. Inform potential applicants about facilities, operations, benefits, and job or career opportunities in organizations.
  10. Extends verbal offers as requested and completes the requisition forms.
  11. Manage candidate process with top candidates being referred to the hiring manager.
  12. Conduct employment references, ensure credentials and education are verified as well as background checks are completed.
  13. Uphold the core principles of Cenikor’s culture and create a positive working environment for all team members.  Be able to effectively communicate the core principles of Cenikor’s culture to candidates during interview process.
  14. Compile and update reports for job openings, time to hire, applicant flow, and other reports as needed for review by HR Manager and/or VP of HR.
  15. Develop and maintain a network of outreach contacts at various colleges and other recruiting sources.
  16. Track recruiting results including hiring source, (i.e. employee referral, internet postings, event, etc.)
  17. Perform additional duties as assigned and consistent with the exempt functions as defined in this job description.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of EEO regulations, employment law, human resources policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the recruiting life cycle.
  • Demonstrated skill in interviewing techniques, including behavioral interviewing.
  • Capability of effectively communicating with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability to work with tenacity and resilience in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.
  • Excellent communication, multi-tasking, and organization skills required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, and specifically MS Outlook Calendar required.
  • Knowledge of applicant tracking systems preferred.
  • Ability to consistently uphold the Core Principles of Cenikor’s Culture:
    • Demonstrate mission of service to our clients
    • Positive, respectful communication with both staff and clients
    • Demonstrate self-motivation and perseverance to achieve goals
    • Role model appropriate, professional behaviors including appropriate client boundaries
    • Work effectively as part of a team, helping to set up others for success


  • College degree preferred


  • Minimum two (2) years recruiting experience preferred




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