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    Recruiter – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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    The City of Rochester is committed to a community where all members feel a sense of belonging. We commit to recognizing the diversity of our community members, listening to ALL voices and providing equitable services to create an inclusive place to live, play and work.

    We believe EQUITY should be at the center of all our work. We strive to represent our community in our teammates, as we know that diverse and inclusive teams are more innovative, and have an empowering impact on the work, progress and culture of our community.

    It takes us all working together.


    Nature of Work
    The Recruiter – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) performs full cycle recruitment, collaborating with hiring managers to create comprehensive recruitment strategies in order to expand the diversity of our workforce. Duties include implementing a variety of sourcing methods to engage diverse talent; developing relationships with community groups and non-traditional candidates; and conducting interviews. In addition, the Recruiter will provide professional development to support the City’s efforts to build diverse and inclusive teams.

    To have your application considered in the first round of reviews, please apply before July 15, 2024.

    Starting salary is $85,306 to $92,832 with advancement to $125,451.



    The following description of duties is for illustrative purposes and is not meant to be all-inclusive. 

     *Perform full cycle recruitment to achieve meaningful growth towards our workforce diversity goals 

    • Collaborate with hiring managers to understand their talent needs and develop recruitment strategies that attract diverse candidates.
    • Review job descriptions and recruitment practices to ensure an inclusive process.
    • Provide guidance to supervisors on recruitment strategies, including sourcing and interviewing opportunities.
    • Utilize a variety of sourcing methods to identify and engage diverse talent, including job boards, social media, professional networks and diversity-focused organizations.
    • Review applications, screen candidates and conduct interviews in partnership with hiring managers.
    • Build relationships with candidates to understand their career goals and aspirations, providing guidance and support throughout the recruitment process.
    *Support the development and implementation of programming to establish a diverse talent pool 
    • Develop outreach programs to include high school, college and non-traditional candidates in the City’s recruitment efforts. 
    • Assist in the development and management of internship programs and workforce development initiatives. 
    • Develop and maintain successful strategic relationships with local, regional and national organizations. 
    • Represent the City of Rochester at recruitment events, diversity events, and education events. 
    *Support DEI learning and development opportunities for teammates 
    • Foster a culture of inclusion and belonging across departmental and divisional activities. 
    • Provide professional development to teammates and hiring managers, focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.
    • Maintain knowledge of national trends and current publications on relevant inclusion and diversity topics; research and identify opportunities to implement best practices.  
     Assist with special projects and perform other duties as assigned. 

    *Essential Functions  



    Education and Experience

    Bachelor's degree in human resources, public administration, education, sociology, or a related field and at least four years of recruitment or training experience; AND demonstrated experience in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs, practices and policy development.
    An equivalent combination of education to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

    If this work interests you but you are unsure if you meet all the job requirements listed above, please apply anyway! Your experience is likely more applicable to the role than you think, and the City is interested in candidates who can bring not only technical expertise but a variety of lived experience to the team.  

    Licenses and/or Certifications 
    Valid driver's license OR Ability to travel to multiple City locations as needed 



    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands for this position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodation.
    In consideration of the overall amount of physical effort required to perform this position, the work is best described as Sedentary to Light Work: Exerting up to 10 to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

    Physical demands that may be required continuously (2/3 or more of the time), frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time) are noted below:
    Continuous demands: sitting, fine dexterity
    Frequent demands: standing, walking
    Occasional demands: bending, kneeling, lifting, reaching; pushing/pulling, climbing

    Sensory requirements necessary in the performance of the essential functions of this position include: sight, hearing and touch

    Environmental conditions that may exist in the performance of the essential functions of this job include:
    NONE (not substantially exposed to environmental conditions)

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