Website Committee for Children

At Committee for Children (CFC), we have the privilege of working each day to help young people become the architects of a better tomorrow. Since 1979, we’ve grown from our grassroots beginnings into a global nonprofit. We serve diverse communities by advocating for policies to enhance, gathering research to support, and developing educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL). We’re best known for our innovative Second Step® family of SEL programs, which blend research and rigor with intuitive design to help young people build strengths that will help them realize their goals throughout life.

To achieve our vision of safe children thriving in a just and peaceful world, we’re committed to helping build an anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive society that supports the positive development of every child. We’ve set a North Star Goal to positively transform the social-emotional well-being of 100 million children annually by 2028, and in pursuit of that goal, we’re looking for an experienced Recruiter to join our team.

As the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Recruiter, you’re responsible for performing full-cycle recruitment activities to attract and retain talented, diverse staff to Committee for Children. This position includes close collaboration with hiring managers to develop a recruiting strategy to source, pre-qualify, and fill positions with highly qualified candidates who are motivated to contribute to CFC’s mission.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support full-cycle recruitment efforts by working with hiring managers to understand workforce staffing needs
  • Conduct intake/strategy meetings with hiring managers to advise and set trajectory for active recruitment hiring cycles
  • Provide hiring managers with timely updates throughout active recruitment cycles
  • Develop advertising strategy for each position to ensure position is reaching a diverse candidate pool, particularly underrepresented candidates
  • Source candidates both actively and passively using an applicant tracking system (ATS), LinkedIn, and job boards, and using enhanced techniques, such as Boolean search strings, to enhance search results
  • Screen resumes and advise hiring managers through candidate slate formation
  • Oversee the interview process in partnership with the Recruiting Coordinator
  • Conduct phone and video interviews
  • Partner with the Recruiting Coordinator to conduct reference checks
  • Conduct offer conversations and manage the offer letter process
  • Maintain the ATS and manage all applicable hiring documentation
  • Actively participate in organization-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) learning to advance CFC’s work in creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
  • Stay up to date on recruiting trends and laws by attending professional trainings and workshops
  • Other duties as assigned



  • 3+ years of full-cycle recruiting experience in a corporate environment
  • Experience working with an ATS, customer relationship management (CRM), or similar database
  • Technical recruiting experience a plus
  • Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter a plus


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience recruiting for a variety of professional-level positions in a corporate setting
  • Familiarity with agile recruiting methodologies
  • Ability to collaborate with people of all levels of the organization
  • Ability to drive projects to completion in a timely fashion
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong computer skills, including the ability to use spreadsheets
  • Good critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication and conflict-resolution skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively on a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and complete a variety of tasks and demands efficiently with a high attention to detail


Organization-Wide Commitments

The ideal candidate must be committed to embodying our mission, vision, and values of excellence, integrity, equity, innovation, transformative impact, and authentic relationships. They must also demonstrate a commitment to supporting a culture of belonging by actively participating in organization-wide learning and development focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and by rooting their work in equity and inclusion.


What We Offer

This role will offer some amazing opportunities to add value, contribute, and make a difference while enjoying new challenges, a collaborative and diverse team, and professional development opportunities. Committee for Children offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement with generous employer match. We also offer commuting, wellness, and staff-development benefits. Our office is in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood and offers a modern workspace with views of Puget Sound and the Space Needle. All employees are currently working 100 percent remote until early 2022. CFC will adopt a hybrid work model for most positions starting in 2022.


About Committee for Children

For more than 40 years, Committee for Children has been helping children learn, grow, and thrive by teaching them how to understand emotions, build meaningful relationships, and resolve conflicts. We believe that if you make a positive impact on enough children through social-emotional learning, then the ripples will help a family, a school, a community, and ultimately, the world. We believe that successfully ensuring the safety and well-being of all children will require the involvement of our greatest thinkers. That’s why we bring together diverse opinions and viewpoints—from educators, philanthropists, community activists, scientists and researchers, private-sector executives, and behavioral specialists. Come join the effort. And let’s grow kinder together.

Committee for Children is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regard to race, color, age, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, genetics, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.