HR Recruiter

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Posted 1 month ago

Onyx Initiative

Onyx HR Recruiter

  • Part-time Contract

About Onyx Initiative

Onyx Initiative is a non-profit organization founded by entrepreneurs and philanthropists Wayne and Nigela Purboo in the wake of the global social justice movement and the subsequent call to action. The organization was established on the simple premise that anyone seeking meaningful employment and advancement, who is equipped and eager to fulfill the duties of a role, should have an equal opportunity to do so. Onyx’s purpose is to expand the recruitment pipeline by offering comprehensive career development resources and forging mutually beneficial corporate, educational, and community partnerships to close the systemic gap in the hiring, retention and promotion of Black college and university students and recent graduates for roles in corporate

Canada. Onyx’s model is based on a dual and complementary value proposition – leverage post- secondary educational resources to create an expansive supply of high potential Black talent and collaborate with prominent businesses to nurture a growing demand for more inclusive internships and full-time placements.

Principal Role and Responsibilities:

As the HR Recruiter, you will focus primarily on supporting our employer partners to attract and retain Onyx Scholars for their teams, as well as strategically match scholars to roles that align with their interests and field of choice. We want you to bring your enthusiasm and ideas for talent management to support our partners’ recruitment objectives and their desire to be a top choice for our scholars. The role also requires a keen ability to provide enhanced customer service, identify and match key talents and skills and manage competing priorities with a solid attention to detail, accuracy, and organization.

  • Engage with employer partners to further understand their talent needs and identify scholars who match the required roles and company culture.
  • Recruit Onyx Scholars on behalf of key partners to fill internships, co-op positions and full-time roles.
  • Build and sustain relationships with our partners’ HR teams and our scholars.
  • Continuously identify key opportunities on Onyx’s job board that can be presented to scholars for consideration.
  • Track and maintain updated records of scholar interviews and job placements.
  • Assist in the planning of Employer Discovery Sessions and other recruitment-focused events and liaise with the Director of Outreach, the Lead Coach, and scholars to ensure consistent awareness of all relevant opportunities.
  • Identify and implement new strategies to engage scholars and meet partner needs.
  • Stay abreast of job market trends and communicate insights internally.
  • Remain connected with scholars to ensure they are successful during placement.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the scholars and Onyx’s information per standard legal and company privacy policies.
  • Support Onyx’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Job Qualifications

The HR Recruiter understands and supports Onyx’s mission. This position requires effective communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organizational abilities, and a passion for helping others succeed.

  • Post-secondary degree, diploma, or 2+ years of relevant work experience in


  • Solid understanding of applicant tracking systems and resume databases.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and documentation skills.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organization and time management skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, the ability to collaborate with team members and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Excel,

Outlook and PowerPoint, and the ability to learn new technology quickly.

  • Interest in and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in a second language is a strong asset.

Working Conditions

  • Part-time, 15-20 hours/week
  • This role is 100% virtual until further notice

Our commitment

We are committed to an inclusive, barrier -free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please let us know if you require accommodation throughout this process. Information received related to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

APPLY BY: Friday, April 28, 2023 to [email protected]

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Part-time
Part-time hours: 15-20 per week

Salary: $31.00-$32.00 per hour


  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)


  • English (preferred)

Work Location: Remote

Application deadline: 2023-04-28

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