The Mentor Network

About The Mentor Network

The MENTOR Network is a national network of local providers offering quality, community-based services to children, adults, and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries, and to youth with emotional and behavioral challenges as well as their families. Serving 30,000 individuals in 36 states, we offer meaningful work, come join our team today!




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Staff Recruitment Specialist

The Mentor Network - Hiawatha, Iowa

Posted: 10/14/2018

Staff Recruitment Specialist
Primary Location: IA-IAHiawatha-1661 Boyson Square Dr
Function:Human Resources

REM Iowa


Recruiting our most crucial employees, our Direct Support Professionals, the caregivers who support those individuals we serve, is the core of this dynamic role. The Staff Recruitment Specialist is responsible for actively driving the recruitment and hiring of new employees to fill vacancies for our programs in western and central Iowa.   This is a great opportunity to learn and hone your recruitment skills within a high-impact environment. Come join our amazing team of Recruiters in this rewarding and challenging position and be a key part of our mission!

Participate in all aspects of the hiring process including attracting and screening potential employees, hiring and orienting new employees, and working with hiring managers to fill vacancies.  Ensure pre-employment verifications are complete and new employee paperwork is filed.  

A major focus of this position is establishing and maintaining local recruitment efforts - community outreach, marketing activities which includes public speaking and networking in the communities in which we operate. 

This is a field recruiter position and will require periodic travel to designated region of support.  This position may be located in Hiawatha or one of our field offices in Coralville, Marshalltown or Waterloo.



  • Partner with operations and human resource management to develop and execute recruitment strategies as well as day-to-day tactics to attract and hire high quality candidates. 
  • Establish and maintain a local employment brand presence, including but not limited to job fairs, hire days, college career services, campus recruitment, social media recruitment and partnering with other community resources; develops strategies for hard to fill positions.
  • Utilize applicant tracking system, recruit employees by posting open positions on company and external websites to attract qualified applicants.
  • Appropriately and accurately track candidate progress in the applicant tracking system as they progress through the hiring process.
  • Monitor and report on key recruitment and retention metrics.  Participate in regional meetings reporting on vacant positions, retention, overtime, and discusses action plans and recruitment strategies.
  • Administer the employee referral program within assigned region.
  • Ensure legal compliance in recruiting and hiring practices.
  • Partner with Operations to perform recruitment activities such as screening resumes, administering phone screens, scheduling interviews and interviewing. Collaborating with Operations, prepare and extend the job offer.
  • Ensure candidate qualifications are aligned with the requirements for the role and obtain the hiring manager’s approval prior to creating and sending written offer letters.
  • Ensure Network and funder required pre-employment verifications are completed including employee background checks, driver’s license checks, state registry and other required checks.
  • Ensure applicant reference checks are completed and alert the hiring manager and Human Resources if there are concerns.
  • Maintain confidentiality and confidential documents. 
  • May assist with and/or support employee file management.
  • Ensure purchasing cards and computer equipment are ordered prior to employee start date, as applicable. 
  • Coordinates and assists with new employee onboarding by working closely with hiring manager and other as required; Supports new hire orientation.

  • Assists with and may deliver various training
  • Refer employee relations issues and policy questions to HR Business Partner and keep immediate supervisor informed as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties and activities as required.



Education and Knowledge
  • High School diploma or equivalent required; college degree preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable employment laws is preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of related experience with recruitment 
  • Previous experience within Human Services desired
  • Competency with office skills: Microsoft Office; Internet savvy; able to operate printer/copiers. 
  • Experience with applicant tracking software and online recruitment strategies preferred.
Skills and Competencies 
  • Proficient in written and oral communications
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly with people, friendly approach
  • Detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities and carry out assigned job responsibilities 
  • A team collaborator - a candidate with creative and effective talents to bring to our team.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Eligible as determined by the Department of Human Services and The Network's compliance plan
In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a 401(k) with company matching, we offer:  
  • A rewarding work environment with some of the best co-workers you could ask for
  • Competitive Paid Time Off & Holiday Pay
  • Family-oriented environment
  • Dynamic work environment

Bring your experience and skills to make a positive impact with the mission-driven work we do every day.  Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals. When you join the Network, you will have career opportunities from coast to coast.

Founded in 1979, REM Iowa offers residential living options and continued support for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. REM Iowa also provides a growing array of rehabilitation services and community-based supports to assist individuals with brain injury.  Through a range of individualized services, REM Iowa strives to help individuals of all abilities live life to the fullest in the communities they call home.


REM Iowa is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families. serving ~30,000 individuals in 36 states.  We offer an array of quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families.


Our organization is driven by the power or relationships. As an organization of people serving people, positive and productive relationships are vital to the work we do.   Apply Today!

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with assistance of a reasonable accommodations to be determined on a case by case basis.


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