Specialist, Talent Acquisition Job at World Central Kitchen, Washington DC

  • World Central Kitchen
  • Washington DC

Job Description

World Central Kitchen, Inc. (WCK) seeks a skilled Talent Acquisition Specialist who thrives in fast-paced, evolving environments. We are seeking someone dynamic with a positive, upbeat attitude who has the ability of navigating multiple projects at once with ease and can provide ongoing dedicated support to our recruiting candidate hiring process. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully managing competing schedules, prioritizing tasks, and supporting hiring managers and candidates with a warm, professional and engaging approach.

Our Mission (What We Do): World Central Kitchen (WCK) is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. This role requires a sincere commitment to WCK's mission, please join our passionate team and truly help make a difference in the world!

Location (Where You Are): This position will report to the Director, Talent Acquisition and will be based in Washington DC, with 2-3 days on-site per week. This position can require occasional travel, including internationally.

Please note that at this time, we are unable to offer relocation assistance for this role. Due to the nature of this role, we highly encourage local applicants living in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia) area, or those willing to relocate at their own expense.

Responsibilities (What You Do): As our Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will be the anchor in our talent acquisition process, ensuring that every candidate has a seamless and positive experience from start to finish. Your role will be pivotal in scheduling, coordinating, and managing administrative tasks related to recruiting. Your global experience and multilingual capabilities will help us bridge cultures and time zones, bringing the best talent to our team no matter where they are.
  • Master Scheduler: Orchestrate interviews across multiple time zones with ease, ensuring all parties are informed and prepared.
  • Tech Savvy Innovator: Utilize cutting-edge tools and platforms to streamline the recruiting process, from applicant tracking systems to virtual interview software.
  • Global Connector: Leverage your international experience to engage with candidates worldwide, providing a warm and professional touch.
  • Administrative Guru: Handle all administrative aspects of the recruiting process, including document management, candidate communication, and data entry with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Candidate Experience Champion: Ensure every candidate feels valued and informed throughout their journey with us, maintaining our reputation as an employer of choice.
  • Collaboration Expert: Work closely with hiring managers, the People team, and the rest of the WCK team to ensure a smooth and efficient hiring process.
  • Perform all other duties and tasks as assigned.

What We're Looking For:
  • 2+ years of demonstrated success recruiting entry level, mid and senior level candidates across various organizational structures and teams.
  • Global Experience: You've navigated international landscapes and understand the nuances of global recruitment.
  • Multilingual Skills: Fluency in another language besides English is highly preferred.
  • Personable and Charismatic: Your warm, engaging personality puts candidates at ease and represents our brand beautifully.
  • Scheduling Maestro: You have a proven track record of managing complex schedules with precision and flair.
  • Tech Enthusiast : Tech proficiency is a must, with mastery of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, Zoom, Slack, Dropbox, Workable, BambooHR and ability to navigate multiple software platforms at once. Awareness of the latest recruiting technologies and always eager to learn new tools.
  • Detail-Oriented: Your organizational skills are second to none, and you pride yourself on not letting anything slip through the cracks.
  • Alignment with the mission and values of WCK.
  • Must have U.S. valid work authorization.
  • Have valid passport.
Preferred candidates will have fluency in another language and have international recruiting experience.

Application & Cover Letter This application requires a cover letter that explains your interest in this position and in working for WCK. Applications without a letter will not be considered.

References and Background Checks To help ensure the safety of our communities and our teams, our selection process will include reference and background checks, subject to any legal or regulatory requirements.

Equal Opportunity WCK is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusion and diversity and to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristics.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment at this time.

E-Verify For US based employment, WCK participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. Please view the E-Verify posters here with important information.

Para empleados en los EEUU, WCK participa en E-Verify y proporcionar al gobierno federal la informacin de su Formulario I-9 para confirmar que usted est autorizado para trabajar en los EE.UU.. Los empleadores slo pueden utilizar E-Verify una vez que usted haya aceptado una oferta de trabajo y completado el Formulario I-9. Haz clic aqu para ver los carteles de E-Verify con informacin importante.

No recruiters or agencies, please.


WCK offers competitive compensation and great benefits including:
  • ZERO premium medical, dental, and vision plans including for dependents within 30 days
  • 403(b) retirement account with 50% match up to 8% of employee salary deferrals within 30 days
  • 100% employer-sponsored group life and disability insurance within 30 days
  • Responsible Paid Time Off which includes vacation, sick, and personal leave plus paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Annual salary reviews and other benefits as detailed in the Personnel Manual
Why Join Us?

Innovative Environment: Be part of a forward-thinking team that values creativity and innovation.

Global Impact: Your work will have a direct impact on building a diverse and talented global team.

Professional Growth: Opportunities for continuous learning and career development.

Dynamic Team: Work with a supportive and enthusiastic team that values collaboration and fun.

If you're ready to bring your unique talents to a role that's as challenging as it is rewarding, we'd love to hear from you. Apply today and let's build the future of World Central Kitchen together!

WCK is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Join us in being a part of WCK's global talent journey!

Job Tags

Holiday work, Local area, Remote job, Worldwide, Relocation, Relocation package, 2 days per week, 3 days per week,

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