Recruiting Coordinator – Sustainability Programs

Strategic Energy Innovations
May 25, 2023
San Rafael, CA
Job Type


We exist in an unprecedented time for climate work, surrounded by innovative solutions to the global issue of Climate Change. Although we are now equipped with diverse impactful solutions, we still need people who are trained, ready, and motivated to achieve them. That's where you come in! SEI is seeking a Recruiting Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting the recruitment function for all of SEI's programs, including Climate Corps, Climate Corps Education Outside , Energize Careers, and Energize Colleges. This individual will play a key role in the sourcing, screening, and selection of candidates for these programs. The Recruiting Coordinator will help lead the development of effective and efficient recruiting processes that result in successful fellow and partner engagement and work with the People Resources Department on a variety of HR projects as they relate to programs. This is a full-time position that involves working in our San Rafael, CA office on a hybrid basis.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We seek candidates that share SEI's commitment to equity and environmental justice, and who share a commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. SEI is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity. We believe that a wide array of perspectives contributes to creative climate solutions where all communities thrive. We strive to reflect diverse communities, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices.


  • Support the Associate Director of Recruiting in recording, developing, and refining recruiting processes for all of SEI's sustainability programs and core staff
  • Evaluate efforts and results to improve efficiency, HR compliance, and effectiveness
  • Provide recruitment support to programs for Climate Corps fellows, Energize Colleges interns, and Energize Careers participants
  • Learn, understand, and build on SEI's recruiting module within the Paylocity platform
  • Compose/edit job postings and interview process documents
  • Support with sourcing candidates by using databases and social media
  • Evaluate and screen resumes and cover letters and sort applications with a lens for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Use recruiting tools such as tests and assignments to assess candidates' skills
  • Conduct video, phone and/or in-person interviews for SEI programs
  • Provide a short list of qualified candidates to hiring managers
  • Help the programs and hiring teams with recruiting methods and interview questions
  • Track job site spending and record expenses in expense reports
  • ATS maintenance
  • Stay up-to-date with current recruiting methods and work with the Associate Director of Recruiting to determine ways to improve our hiring processes
  • Attend job fairs and careers events
  • Work with Marketing & Communications to promote the SEI employer brand, SEI programs, and job openings
  • Work with the People Resources Team on other programmatic HR projects

What We Offer

  • To promote greater work-life balance and better personal well-being, work is conducted in your home office or an offsite location 3 days per week and in our San Rafael office 2 days per week.
  • A starting wage of $32.00 an hour
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, with employer match after one year
  • Generous paid time off, including 2 weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, and sick time
  • Employer pays 100% of medical, dental, and vision healthcare insurance premiums for you and your dependents
  • The ability to do what you do best; the opportunity to do work you are naturally gifted at and trained to do
  • An equitable and inclusive workplace committed to concrete, substantial change, beyond platitudes


  • Proven work experience as a Recruiting Coordinator or Recruiter
  • Solid knowledge of HR policies and best practices
  • Experience employing strategies for attracting a diverse candidate pool and eliminating bias in all recruitment practices
  • Hands-on experience with various selection processes like phone interviews and reference checks
  • Ability to conduct different types of interviews (e.g. structured, competency-based and behavioral)
  • Tech-Savvy with applicant tracking systems - Paylocity a plus
  • Familiarity with social media, especially LinkedIn


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