Assigned to our site located at 3210 Labore Road in Vadnais Heights.


Merrick, Inc., is actively recruiting for a Staff Training & Recruitment Specialist.  This newly created position will be responsible for managing the full-cycle non-exempt staff recruitment/selection process and coordinating the company’s onboarding process and ongoing training programs.     


Specific duties of the Staff Training & Recruitment Specialist include:


  • Utilizing both traditional and nontraditional recruiting resources such as web-based postings, social media platforms, career fairs, mailings, creative advertising, etc. to post job announcements and attract qualified candidates;
  • Recruiting, interviewing, and participating in the selection of all non-exempt positions, including developing the interview outline, reviewing applications/resumes, scheduling interviews with viable candidates  and the appropriate manager(s), extending job offers/sending rejection letters, and conducting all pre-employment checks following a conditional job offer;
  • Partnering with directors and managers to evaluate current and future staffing needs and ensuring position descriptions are up-to-date, and performance evaluation documents are measuring completion of job duties;
  • Managing applicant files and compiling hiring and staffing metrics;
  • Managing the internal sub pool and acting as the primary company contact with external temporary/staffing agencies;
  • Coordinating and conducting effective new hire training and orientation, and creating a positive onboarding experience;
  • Researching, coordinating, and scheduling external presenters and identify resources needed for specialized training and/or individualized development plans;
  • As assigned, creating and conducting assigned training and development programs, presenting the information using a variety of formats and identifying/creating training materials;
  • Identifying current and future training needs through regular consultation with directors and managers, the identification of employee needs and interests, assessment of regulatory demands, best practices, etc.;
  • Maintaining a database of curriculum, training materials, and individual training records, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of training and development programs, and making revisions as needed;
  • As assigned, coordinating interagency training and registration; and
  • Managing the staff recruitment and training budgets and regularly monitoring expenditures.


Candidates need to meet the following qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.  Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and HR certification is preferred;
  • A minimum of two years of experience in recruitment and staff training/development oversight, preferably in the nonprofit sector. Demonstrated knowledge of federal/state laws relative to recruitment and employment practices.  Highly proficient in using social media platforms as a viable recruitment tool for attracting both active and passive candidates.  Demonstrated ability to identify and coordinate training needs and objectives;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to interface with all levels of the company.  Exceptional organizational and recordkeeping skills and demonstrated commitment to maintaining strict confidentiality;
  • The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must (i) be able to continually sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear throughout each work day; (ii) be able to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, and twist; (iii) use hands to continually finger, handle, assist, grasp, and feel; (iv) occasionally reach, push, and pull with hands and arms; and (v) regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • Have a valid class “D” state driver’s license and clean driving record; and
  • Ability to pass criminal background checks and drug/alcohol tests following a conditional job offer as well as throughout the course of employment.


This is a full-time position, typically working Monday through Friday (day hours), and is benefit eligible.  In addition, the new hire will be eligible to receive a $500.00 bonus once he/she completes their training period and another $500.00 bonus following their 9th month of employment. 


Merrick, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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