New England Aquarium
  • Human Resources
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Full Time Regular

The New England Aquarium has an amazing opportunity for a Human Resources professional to facilitate the recruiting and onboarding of our future talented employees.  If you enjoy the thrill of high-volume recruitment and are as passionate about the oceans as we are, this opportunity may be for you. 

The Recruiter implements full-cycle recruiting services and effective onboarding and orientation programs, assists with employee relations matters and provides support to employees at all levels of the organization.



  1. Work closely with hiring managers to understand recruitment needs. Develop customized recruitment strategies in response to departmental needs that include proactive and creative outreach utilizing internal and external markets, social media and other recruitment resources.
  1. Post/communicate open positions. Utilize applicant tracking system to review and manage applications. Conduct screening interviews and identify top candidates.  Serve as liaison to candidates, communicating status updates regularly.
  1. Provide advice and recommendations to hiring managers; guide them through the hiring process and provide coaching on interview techniques and related legal requirements. Guide managers in evaluating finalists and selecting the most qualified candidate(s).
  1. Review and streamline, as needed, all NEAq recruiting, hiring and on-boarding practices and processes. Ensure effective use of technology and compliance with related employment laws.
  1. Conduct the new hire orientation program and work with hiring managers to facilitate the on-boarding process.
  1. Track, analyze and report affirmative action data. Update Affirmative Action Plan using and establish goals annually.  Communicate plan, goals and analysis to managers and facilitate goal achievement. 
  1. Serve on the Diversity Council. Implement diversity initiatives that support affirmative action hiring goals and other projects related to creating and maintaining an inclusive work environment.
  1. Serve on the Engagement Committee; play an active role in committee initiatives geared towards ensuring high standards of visitor engagement at NEAq. Assist with planning and facilitating Engagement Committee training initiatives and events.
  1. Conduct exit interviews and compile information and turnover data.
  1. Collaborate with members of the human resources team to provide a high level of service to staff and managers and assist with other HR generalist responsibilities including, but not limited to, employee recognition, training, communication and resolution of employee relations issues.



Minimum Training and Experience

  • A Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a high volume, full life cycle recruitment function required.
  • Experience in a Human Resources department and exposure to generalist duties is required.  Experience conducting training programs beneficial.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong proficiency in Applicant Tracking Systems, HRIS & Microsoft Office suite.
  • Working knowledge of applicable Federal and state employment laws and Human Resources best practices related to staffing, employee relations, affirmative action and training.
  • Proven ability to source and attract diverse talent. Knowledgeable about affirmative action requirements and plans beneficial. 
  • Proven success in building engaging working relationships through trust, collaboration, and direct communication.
  • A commitment to providing a high level of service to all stakeholders, demonstrating approachability and openness.
  • Ability to communicate clear and concise information to employees at all levels of the organization in verbal, written, electronic, and other communication formats.
  • Capable of prioritizing work duties for maximum efficiency and working independently to maintain service levels.
  • A high level of initiative and creativity, as well as intuitive problem solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage projects from beginning to end.


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New England Aquarium is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer as defined by the EEOC.


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