Recruiting Assistant

Job Title: Recruiting Assistant

Department: Human Resources

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.  Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 180 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $30 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.

The Center’s game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women’s rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, visit

The Role: 

Our Recruiting Assistant will work closely with the HR team and will report directly to the Talent Acquisition Manager. This role is an integral partner in managing recruiting activities and building candidate relationships; often providing candidates with their first impression of The Center. This candidate will be an organizational guru, work effectively with internal and external clients and candidates, possess great communication skills, and have the ability to shift gears at a moment’s notice. 


  • Schedule interviews and phone screens; work directly with candidates and hiring managers; 
  • Coordinate domestic/international travel for visiting candidates
  • Update candidate records and job postings in recruiting systems; post and publish current jobs to the Center’s website and various other job boards; ensure jobs are current on the Organizations SharePoint site 
  • Provide follow-up correspondence to candidates on recruiting status via ATS and email 
  • Track recruiting activities and provide candidate status in a weekly reports; 
  • Coordinate and provide debrief materials for all interviews 
  • Identify opportunities for improving the candidate experience and scheduling efficiency; 
  • Provide backup administrative support to the HR assistant as needed; 
  • Support recruiting events as needed 
  • Generate background checks and offer  
  • Ensure 100% compliance with all guidelines 


  • 1+ years of recruiting coordinator or HR experience or 1+ years of administrative experience 
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Microsoft 365; Proficiency with Applicant Pro and/or Greenhouse preferred  
  • Experience with calendaring and coordinating complex travel arrangements, both domestic and international 
  • Bachelor’s degree required  
  • Strong commitment to the Center’s mission, purpose, and values  

Critical Position Behaviors:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quickly changing environment 
  • Superb customer focus 
  • Attention to detail and organization skills
  • Self-starter 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 


Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.

How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position. It is encouraged to include these application materials as attachments.

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

Please note that all genuine Center openings must be applied to through the Center website. The Center does not charge a fee at any stage in the recruitment process (application, interviews, or selection) and nor does it request any medical examinations or bank account information as part of this process. If someone contacts you on behalf of the Center requesting payment for your application, please notify before taking any further action.  

Human Resources
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