Recruitment Manager at National Forest Foundation – NFF

Recruitment Manager


Full Time


National Forest Foundation (NFF) is pleased to offer a regular, full-time position that will be an integral part of the human resources team at the NFF, supporting all recruitment and talent-related growth efforts for the organization.

About the NFF: The NFF works with communities and organizations to conserve and enhance the watersheds, wildlife habitat, wild places, and recreational opportunities across our 193-million-acre National Forest System. The NFF seeks to engage all Americans in this work.

Position Function. The Recruitment Manager will temporarily report to the President and CEO and works closely with all departments and hiring teams to support the full-cycle of recruitment activities at NFF. This is a new position at NFF that requires strong attention to detail, along with a commitment to cross-cultural and cross-functional relationship building. The ideal candidate has a minimum of two-years experience in recruitment and hiring, ideally within a nonprofit setting, and experience attracting diverse and talented candidates, nation-wide. The successful candidate has fastidious focus on meeting the needs of staff, a love of technology and online applications that assist Human Resource functions, a good sense of humor, and the ability to roll-up their sleeves to get the job done.

Position Duties and Responsibilities. The Recruitment Manager is responsible for:

  • Serving as the main point of contact and communication source for all candidates that have an interest in working and serving with the NFF.
  • Guiding and supporting the full recruitment life-cycle at NFF, from job creation to marketing of positions, to creation of hiring processes, participation in initial candidate screenings, to supporting reference checks and offers.
  • Partnering with hiring managers and hiring teams to develop equitable hiring processes, interview guides, and general support during hiring efforts.
  • Leveraging social networks and diverse professional job sites to source and attract top level candidates in the conservation movement.
  • Managing all details and functionality of the applicant tracking system (ATS), specifically within Jazz HR. This may include training hiring teams on the best uses and applications of the platform.
  • Tracking candidates throughout hiring processes and sharing data-driven reports about all recruitment efforts. Utilizing data to help improve hiring processes and streamline efforts.
  • Collaborating with other team members to support the initiation of the onboarding process at NFF.
  • Other people and talent-related duties, as assigned.

Education and Qualifications. NFF expects the Recruitment Manager to possess the following educational and experiential qualifications:

  • BS/BA in Human Resources or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years recruitment experience.
  • Nonprofit human resource experience, preferred.
  • Professional HR Certification (PHR/SPHR) preferred, but not required.
  • Commitment to the mission of the NFF and familiarity with the U.S. Forest Service purpose and National Forest lands management.

Abilities and Skills. NFF expects the Recruitment Manager to possess the following abilities and skills:

  • Knowledge and comfort with all Microsoft Office applications (Office 365, Teams, SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Deep knowledge and familiarity with talent acquisition best practices and a lens for recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong recruitment-management skills, from initiation of job descriptions to creating fair and equitable hiring processes.
  • Ability to lead and utilize applicant tracking systems (Jazz HR) to support high-volume hiring efforts.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team, promoting mutual accountability and inspiring trust and confidence from NFF colleagues.
  • Ability to represent the NFF in a clear and professional manner through excellent written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer service and solutions orientation, in addition to attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management and ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • The willingness and desire to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and to take on additional responsibilities as needed.
  • Commitment to confidentiality and working in a diverse and multi-cultural work environment.

Location and Work Environment: This is a remote position with a preferred position location of Missoula, Montana. NFF may consider other locations in the United States with reliable internet and phone access. This position is sedentary in nature and may require extensive time in front of a computer. May be asked to travel a few times a year, based on needs of the organization

Compensation: The NFF offers competitive compensation commensurate with candidate skills, experience, and location. Total rewards at NFF, beyond salary, include generous paid time off, employer contributions to health savings accounts, matching funds for retirement, and more. NFF has recently (August 2022) implemented a new compensation program with grade levels as part of our commitment to transparency. The salary range for this position will be in the $64,100 to $86,500 range. Please note that the indicated salary range describes the full range for an incumbent in this position. Most new staff generally start at the beginning of the range percentile to ensure internal salary equity.

The National Forest Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.