Recruitment and Onboarding Specialist


Competition Number: LAA-22-27

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Edmonton, AB or Calgary, AB

Posting: External

Competition Ends: June 25, 2022

Who We Are

As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, Legal Aid Alberta provides affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense. We are Alberta-wide, with 300 staff and 1,200 private practice lawyers helping people overcome their legal challenges in more than 75 communities across the province.

Who You Are

Working at Legal Aid Alberta means you care about people and empathize with their situation. You have excellent communication skills especially in tough situations. You’re computer-savvy and more organized than anyone you know. Fast-paced work environments give you a rush and you’re always up for a challenge. You love learning new things, solving problems, and can adapt to change quickly. You care deeply about the success of our team and our organization.

Job Description

Legal Aid Alberta is seeking to fill a full-time, permanent Recruitment and Onboarding Specialist in our downtown Edmonton or Calgary office. This position will appeal to an individual that likes to take initiative, is client-focused, and is exceptionally strong in delivering high-quality results.                        

Reporting to the People and Culture Manager, some of the key responsibilities of the Recruitment and Onboarding Specialist are:

  • Act as the subject matter expert on all recruitment activities for hiring managers, HRBPs, and other stakeholders
  • Provide full life cycle recruitment support which includes drafting job advertisements, posting approved job vacancies on applicable job boards and platforms, reviewing and screening applicant resumes, identifying qualified applicants, facilitating interviews, conducting reference checks, and extending a job offer to a successful candidate
  • Guide hiring managers through the recruitment process from job creation to candidate selection
  • Advise and coach hiring managers on the recruitment process in relation to job creation, applicable collective agreement process, recruitment best practices and candidate selection
  • Develop/refine interview guides with the hiring manager that correlates directly to the responsibility, qualifications, and skills of a vacant position
  • Ensure a consistent, fair, and transparent recruitment process
  • Develop sourcing strategies to provide an efficient pipeline of qualified candidates
  • Participate in workforce planning strategies and other recruitment initiatives including job fairs and professional association events
  • Create and present relevant recruitment reports and analytics to stakeholders to highlight trends, opportunities, and challenges related to recruitment
  • Set up onboarding processes and deliver an effective onboarding experience from pre-start date through to 90 days.



Education and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in full-cycle recruitment including proactive candidate sourcing within a search firm or in-house recruiting.
  • Post-secondary education in HR, Business Management or Marketing preferred
  • Experience sourcing and hiring a broad range of administrative, call-centre, professional and legal candidates
  • Strong background in managing stakeholders and candidate experience
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), preferably Ceridian Dayforce
  • Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) designation is an asset

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Applied knowledge of progressive recruitment practices, principles, legislation, and regulations.
  • Highly skilled at providing value-added strategic advice that is compliant with employment legislation such as Employment Standards, Human Rights Legislation etc., collective agreements, organizational procedures, and Human Resources best practices.
  • Highly organized, with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple requisitions at a time
  • Strong client management skills that can adapt to varying styles quickly to inform, gain alignment and consensus on potential candidates
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication abilities with a strong emphasis on listening and influencing demonstrated in all aspects of stakeholder management
  • Ability to manage time and deliver results for multiple business units with competing priorities
  • Proficient computer skills including effective working skills in MS Office
  • Ability to adapt, adjust to changing priorities and cope effectively with change.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a high level of discretion with confidential material
  • Growth mindset to evaluate trends, best practices, and innovative recruitment solutions.

What We Offer

Perks of working with us

  • Competitive compensation
  • 7% RRSP employer contribution
  • Winter closure (Paid time off)
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Health and wellness accounts
  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development
  • Blended work environment (remote and in-office)

How To Apply

Select Apply Now‘ to apply for this position referencing competition number LAA-22-27. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal record check.

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