Overview 14 West, an Agora company, is looking for an Entry-Level Recruiter/Talent Sourcer to join its Talent Acquisition team and manage the beginning stages of the recruiting process. As Talent Acquisition changes daily, so must we in order to thrive and remain on top in this ever so competitive market. One of the challenges we must overcome when deciding to hire new talent is identifying the talent itself and touching it more quickly than was ever needed before. And so this person will fill a critical void on our team and bring us one step closer to matching the right kind of talent as quickly as possible with our clients at The Agora. The 14 West Talent Team supports more than 20 Agora companies in finding and attracting the talent they need in the areas of digital marketing, media, creative and design, copywriting, editorial and technology. The Agora is comprised of more than 800 professionals in Baltimore that enjoy some of the top workplaces in the city, according to The Baltimore Sun. In fact, in 2017, five Agora companies were recognized by The Sun as Top Workplaces, and The Agora's Mount Vernon Campus was featured in the Baltimore Business Journal's online Cool Digs column. In this role, you'll support a team of experienced recruiters whose main priority is to meet (and exceed) the hiring needs of their clients. They manage large requisition loads, attend industry events and conferences, consult and train managers on best practices, and create and build relationships with some of the most sought out talent and thought leaders in the industry, and they're looking for someone who will help them lock down the talent they need for their clients before anyone else gets to them. Responsibilities Coordinate with recruiters to determine position requirements. Proactively identify candidates that match a desired skill set for current or future job openings at The Agora and help us fill our vacancies with qualified employees. Use various social and professional channels with a targeted approach to contact and meet passive candidates, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Slack, Reddit, Github, online discussion groups, referral databases, networking events and other sourcing tools that are effective in reaching the passive candidate. Responsible for creating the sourcing strategy in collaboration with recruiters, proactively identifying and engaging with candidates to fill a current or future need. Engage with candidates through social media, email telephone conversations and conduct initial phone screens before sending off to recruiters for interviewing and dispositioning. Maintain and build candidate database and talent pipelines for active and future needs. Measure conversion rates, including numbers of passive candidates who turn into applicants, get invited to interviews, get offers and get hired. Ask for referrals from current employees and external networks. Promote our employer brand online and offline. Communicate with past applicants regarding new job opportunities. Qualifications Undergraduate degree preferred. Proven work experience as a Talent Sourcer or similar role. Some staffing agency experience preferred. Experience recruiting for digital marketing, media, creative services, and development a HUGE plus. Strong working knowledge of LinkedIn Recruiter tools (preferably LinkedIn Recruiter Certified). Hands-on experience with sourcing techniques (eg recruiting on social platforms and crafting Boolean search strings). Fierce networking skills, especially at live events and through social media. Ability to prioritize and demonstrate a strong sense of urgency, all while being highly customer focused and collaborative. Ability to manage multiple requisitions and manage shifting priorities with minimal supervision. Familiarity with HR databases, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs) and Candidate Management Systems (CMSs). Solid verbal and written communication skills. Ability to positively present our company and open roles to potential candidates. Effective time-management skills. Some of the most important QUALITIES we are looking for include: A consistently positive outlook. Self-motivated and able to perform in a work environment that encourages independence, but also a true team player with a collaborative nature. Truly determined to contribute. Believes there is no job too big or too small when it's crunch time. You are open to working on any job requisition that comes your way, even if you're not an expert in that industry. You'll do what needs to be done to figure it out. Exceptional communication and organizational skills. Ability to work closely and communicate with experienced recruiters, with the ability to adapt sourcing strategy to changing needs and demands of the business. Someone who's a thinker, because our team wants to always know how we can do things better, and what else can be done that hasn't been done before. You are flexible with change. Desire to join a fun team that's passionate, dedicated and obsessed with being the best. Able to handle and respect confidential material with absolute discretion. Ability to consistently follow important procedures, as well as develop new and improved processes. Benefits We offer a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services to our employees, including: Medical, vision, and dental insurance plans 401(k) plan with employer matching Generous vacation time and paid holidays Fitness programs and discounts Entrepreneurial culture Casual dress code How To Apply Ready to leave the grind of an agency because you're just not feeling the whole sales thing as a next step in your career? If this sounds like you and you have solid networking skills, know how to source on social media and enjoy learning about different roles, we'd like to meet you. You'll work with a team of recruiters that can teach you what it means to be the best in the industry, and we'll make sure you're set up for success to become whatever it is that you want when it comes to mastering the field of talent acquisition. Sounds like a pretty good gig, doesn't it? But don't take our word for it. We'll answer any and every question you've got about what it's like to work for this Baltimore Sun Top Workplace and directly influence the direction of the largest privately held network of media companies in the world but you've got to get the interview first. If you think you've got what it takes, apply ASAP. This opportunity won't last long. This is a full-time, on-site opportunity in the historic Mount Vernon district of Baltimore. If you think you're the right person to help us identify and hire the most sought after candidates in this competitive market, send us your resume with a cover letter explaining why you're right for our team. About 14 West 14 West is the business services arm of The Agora Companies, and has offices in Baltimore City, Maryland and Delray Beach, Florida. The company exists to provide the support of seasoned, passionate and inspired administrative professionals. So while they focus on growing their enterprises through new ideas, we ensure the well-being of their workplace. 14 West prefers to fill its offices with people who aren't afraid to think outside of the box. People who will come in and already start asking: "How can we do this differently, and not just differently, but better ?" The company tends to look for individuals in search of more than just a paycheck.