Executive Recruiter

October 15, 2018
Boston, MA, United States
Job Type


About Chaloner

Chaloner is a leading national executive search firm dedicated to placing top talent in public relations, communications, public affairs and marketing roles. We take pride in over 38 years of exceptional service to clients and candidates and our exemplary track record of success. We work with corporate, agency, consulting and nonprofit clients across all industries on a national basis. Chaloner prides itself on its high touch candidate management as as well as customer focus and responsiveness in client facing activities.

Position Summary

Chaloner seeks to expand its team by hiring a recruiter who will build and extend client relationships by providing outstanding full-life cycle recruitment services including sourcing, screening, assessing and presenting candidates to clients in a variety of media, public relations, biotech/healthcare, communications settings. The executive recruiter will report to the president of the agency. As a member of the Chaloner team, the Associate will eventually lead the identification and recruitment of communications professionals suited to meet the needs of Chaloner’s client organizations. It is a full desk role. The responsibilities of the Associate position are as follows:

Process Management & Sourcing

  • Follow agreed recruitment strategy and process for individual searches
  • Create and execute multi-channel sourcing strategy to source candidates meeting client profile and/or building talent pool for current and future requirements
  • Responsible for implementation and management of sourcing strategy for specific candidate profiles and building talent pools
  • Use competency interviewing to identify and differentiate candidate in presentation and short-list process

Candidate Relationship Management

  • Develop and implement sourcing strategy & channels to build relevant talent pools
  • Effectively communicate position opportunity and client value proposition to potential candidates
  • Manage all candidates effectively throughout recruitment process
  • Develop and maintain relationships and seek referrals of other candidates
  • Manage candidate expectations and ensure timely and constructive feedback

Client Relationship Management

  • Gain responsibility for day to day interaction with clients including Communications Executives (hiring managers) and recruiting/HR business partners
  • Lead client briefing or partner with client HR business partners to understand job requirements
  • Conduct interactions with clients in a timely, professional and responsive manner
  • Identify & communicate continuous improvement opportunities and strategies
  • Conduct role briefing with client and set expectations for recruitment process

Ideal Experience

Chaloner seeks bright, personable and highly motivated candidates who want to work in a collaborative environment with a high degree of autonomy. We seek professionals with a minimum of five years of experience in full-cycle recruitment in either an agency or in-house environment. Alternatively, candidates with four years of experience in any of the following disciplines may be considered: corporate communications, pubic relations, investor relations, digital communications, government relations or public affairs in either an agency or corporate environment. Experience in recruiting for biotech and or healthcare communications is a plus. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

The successful candidate will preferably have experience in a client facing role and be able to consistently conduct interactions with clients in a timely, professional and responsive manner at all times. He/she must demonstrate the ability to manage clients and set expectations in most aspects of the recruitment process.

We seek a problem solver, capable of listening to our clients’ specific needs and creatively strategizing where and how to source candidates that would match the client requirements. Moreover, this person must capable of utilizing their knowledge of the market to consult and influence clients and candidates alike through excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Chaloner offers a competitive commission structure that values both the engagement of new business as well as outstanding execution. The company also pays 100% of all health, dental, life and disability insurance premiums and offers a 401(k) retirement plan.

Chaloner is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should contact Larry Brantley (larry@chaloner.com)

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