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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
JOB #R2200112

Senior Recruiter, Marketing + Communications

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference.

ICF (NASDAQ: ICFI) is a $1.5 billion global consulting and digital services provider that operates with a nonprofit soul.  With 7k+ people in 70 countries, we were just named one of Forbes’2020 Best America’s Best Management Consulting Firms for the sixth consecutive year and are named one of Forbes’ best Midsize employers. We’re growing rapidly. And recruiting is at the core. We have a 50+ year legacy of world-changing work, doubling in size + revenue every five years on average for the last two decades.  

We are seeking a Senior Recruiter to support ICF Next and Government ICF Next groups, specifically, Creative, Marketing and Communications groups.

ICF Next has won six PR Agency of the Year awards from PRWeek and PRovoke Media, over the last decade, but it is not just another PR agency.  We are new breed of agency--in a world of complexity, we make change simple. In a world of distraction, we help organizations break through. From consumers to colleagues and from citizens to entire communities, we bring organizations closer to the people they serve.

Talent acquisition is in demand, and we know you can work anywhere. So, here’s more about our team to pique your interest:

Diversity & Inclusion is simply who we are and what we do.  

  • We believe our role in educating others on the importance of building teams where everyone doesn’t look or think the same is one of the most important things we do. 

  • We meet often to discuss our understanding of real topics like objectivity, bias, and how we can evolve our understanding.

  • We advise leaders on market data, talent supply, and slate representation.

  • We help our hiring teams prepare to answer the tough questions and help them position our company legacy of impacting our communities as the reason to choose us. 

We believe in specialization and proactive recruiting.

  • We use Beamery CRM to build and keep in touch with our pipelines so we’re not starting over each and every time we get a new search. 

  • We have Centers of Expertise to support data, analytics, compliance, sourcing, recruitment marketing, and interview scheduling so you’re not in it alone!

As a Senior Recruiter, you will:

  • Lead Marketing & Communications, Creative, Design, and other recruiting efforts for our federal and commercial clients across the country.

  • Partner strategically with leadership to meet short- and long-term hiring goals.

  • Develop sourcing strategies for identifying passive and active candidates who strive for innovation within their respective field.

  • Act as a consultant through the hiring processes, HR related matters, compliance, compensation, leveling guidelines, etc.

  • Negotiate potential offers and successfully close candidates.

  • Partner with cross functional teams, Sourcing, Recruiting Systems, HR Business Partners and HR Operations teams as needed through the recruiting process.

  • Provide excellent, timely customer service to our hiring teams and ensure a seamless candidate experience for all potential candidates.

  • Full life-cycle recruiting experience in a fast-paced, high volume environment.

  • Proven background in using innovative research & sourcing methods to hire for niche areas and ‘hard to fill’ roles.

  • Solid experience in partnering effectively with all types of teams and levels of professionals, including senior leaders

  • Partner closely with all hiring managers, as a trusted partner and valued advisor, building a deep understanding of their business, role requirements and desired candidate profiles while delivering outstanding client service.

  • Identify high quality candidates through the proactive sourcing of active and passive candidates via direct channels, job postings, social media, web sourcing, talent mapping, networking and diversity & inclusion practices.

  • Leverage internal talent sources to drive mobility, employee referrals and alumni engagement in the region

  • Promote ICF Next’s career opportunities to the professional community via networking, conference attendance and career events. 

  • Use a balance of hard work, creativity, and strategic thinking to source, screen, interview and hire top talent.

As a Senior Recruiter, you will have:

  • 5+ years of experience recruiting creative, marketing, and communications professionals

  • 8+ years of progressive full life-cycle recruiting, digital agency or management consulting experience preferred 

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferred

  • Tactical ability to find, recruit, screen and hire top talent AND the strategic insight and vision to ensure long-term, sustainable success for ICF Next’s most critical differentiator: its people

  • Knack for building, fostering and nurturing relationships as a true business partner with members of cross-functional teams at all levels within the organization

  • Advanced sourcing skills to attract passive candidates and build strong talent pipelines

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • If working remotely, must have high-speed internet access and workspace within your home




Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Chicago, IL (IL14)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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