Community Engagement

Title: Enhanced Recruitment and Talent Acquisition Strategist

Start Date: July 5, 2022

Organization: Metropolitan Family Service - Social Purpose Works

Location: Portland

Social Purpose Works is the latest innovative program offering of Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), a Portland Oregon social service agency since 1950. MFS Social Purpose Works recruits pro bono (volunteer) professionals for nonprofit project-based opportunities in Oregon and SW Washington. Social Purpose Works is recruiting for an experienced Recruitment and Talent Acquisition Strategist for Morrison Child & Family Services. Morrison provides mental health and substance use recovery services for approximately 7,000 youth and families annually throughout Oregon, with most services provided in the Portland metro area. Morrison is committed to bringing families together and prioritize their work to achieve equitable, culturally-responsive, and sustainable practices to serve individuals of every background. Their innovative programs provide a broad continuum of care to make a positive difference for children, youth, and families. Programs and services include Prevention, Education, and Outreach; Clinic Based and Virtual Outpatient, Community School Based Outpatient; Day Treatment; Foster Care & Respite; and Residential & Shelter. Their team includes almost 400 people. Morrison has a long, reputable history in the community and is seen as a lead in providing mental health and behavioral health services in Oregon. Project Description: Morrison seeks an experienced professional to help develop and implement enhanced recruitment and talent acquisition strategies. As a direct result of longstanding underinvestments coupled with the impacts of the pandemic, Morrison has experienced significant issues with recruitment and retention of their caring, committed workforce despite increased demand for services. This project will help improve both the nuts and bolts of recruiting (applicant tracking systems, use of job posting platforms, etc.) as well as develop and implement best practices and innovative approaches to recruitment and talent acquisition. They anticipate the first month will focus on discovery, the second month on developing ideas and creating solutions, and the following months on implementation, testing, and evaluation. Key Deliverables: Develop and implement an Enhanced Recruitment and Talent Acquisition Plan which includes: -Improved use of job posting platforms including Indeed, LinkedIn, jobs boards, social media, etc. -Improved use of best practices and innovative approaches -Targeted recruitment approaches and activities -Measurable increase in applicants and/or new hires Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Required: -Human Resources -Process Improvement -Communications -Use of Technology and applicable software / web-based solutions -Attention to detail -Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion -Willingness to be innovative in approaching HR recruitment and retention -Documentation and Training Preferred: -Recruitment, sourcing and talent acquisition experience -Knowledge of OFCCP and Affirmative Action Plans -Experience in healthcare, social services and/or residential programs -Working knowledge of ADP Workforce Now (Talent/Recruitment module) and/or Indeed Education/Experience: 5+ years’ experience in HR, recruiting, or related work and proven track record of success in efforts in developing and implementing recruitment strategies. Familiarity with hybrid/flexible workplace strategy a plus. Time commitment: Medium project, estimated 7-10 hrs. per week to be completed within 4-6 months of start date. Flexible hours with your schedule. Resources: The Chief of Staff (CoS) is the Project Champion. HR & Program leadership will be involved in supporting the project. Candidate will have access to the CoS on a weekly basis with more frequent communication as needed. Work Environment/Location: Work from home and participate in virtual meetings. An occasional meeting may take place at Morrison affiliated site if needed and if Covid regulations allow. This is a pro bono opportunity. To view the full project description and steps to express interest in this project, visit