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Human Resources Specialist Recruitment and Onboarding
Santa Barbara Zoo Santa Barbara, CA

Human Resources Specialist Recruitment and Onboarding

Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara, CA
  • $24 to $27 Hourly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description
  • SEP Retirement Plan
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Conservation Day
  • Zoo Day
  • Company parties
  • Competitive salary
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discounts
  • Free food & snacks
  • Free uniforms
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Training & development
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness resources

Exciting Opportunity Available Now!

Are you an engaged Human Resources professional with at least one year experience in Recruitment and Onboarding, ready to embark on a rewarding journey with our passionate team? Are you a people-centric professional with a knack for organizational tasks, adept at leveraging technology and social media, possessing meticulous attention to detail, and fueled by a genuine interest in Wildlife and Conservation?
If you are skilled at crafting seamless orientation and onboarding experiences that pave the way for success, then we have the perfect role for you!

Join us as a HR Specialist: Recruiting and Onboarding, and play a pivotal role in attracting, retaining, and supporting a high-performing team dedicated to our impactful mission.

At the heart of our strategic priorities is fostering a vibrant team working collaboratively towards our mission, all while enjoying the journey. To support this, we're actively implementing plans to enhance the well-being of our staff and empower individuals to make meaningful contributions. Become a part of this enriching employee experience with us!

What You'll Be Engaged In:

Under the guidance of the Director of HR and in partnership with hiring managers, you'll lead and contribute to various facets of the HR function:
  • Drive end-to-end recruitment processes to identify and attract top-tier candidates.
  • Innovate recruitment strategies to tap into diverse talent pools, staying ahead in the competitive market, and actively participating in local Career Fairs to build valuable partnerships.
  • Ensure an engaging candidate experience, reflecting our commitment to a people-first approach, setting team members up for success in a dynamic and professional manner.
  • Act as a brand ambassador, showcasing the Santa Barbara Zoo culture and values throughout the recruitment journey.
  • Enhance and implement seamless orientation and onboarding programs, immersing new hires in our culture and facilitating rapid success.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure a holistic and engaging onboarding experience
  • Collaborate in cultivating a positive organizational culture through engagement surveys, recognition programs, events, and team-building initiatives.
  • Coordinate and engage in Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives to foster an inclusive workplace.
  • Utilize analytics to track key recruitment and onboarding metrics, providing insights for continuous improvement.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, implementing best practices to maintain a competitive edge.
  • Contribute to the development and coordination of employee wellness programs, promoting a healthy and supportive environment.
  • Provide benefits education, ensuring employees are supported during Open Enrollment in collaboration with our HR and Payroll Associate.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee records, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Manage uniform inventory and distribution, including ordering and coordinating laundering services.
  • Support HR initiatives such as employee engagement and retention programs, process improvement projects, and recognition efforts.
  • Embrace a flexible, upbeat "can-do attitude" while successfully multitasking in a fast-paced environment.
  • Provide excellent staff and guest experiences.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to make a meaningful impact with us! Apply now and let's embark on this exciting journey together.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, opportunities for learning, and a supportive, collaborative, and inclusive workplace culture.

This is a full-time, Regular, Non-Exempt position.

Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday, with Sunday/Monday off, any time between 8:00 AM and 5:30PM

Please make sure to check your spam folder if you do not see an email response from the Zoo.

The Zoo reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description does not constitute a contract for employment, and does not guarantee employment for any specified period of time. The job description does not in any way alter the at-will employment relationship.

The Santa Barbara Zoo is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas.


Santa Barbara Zoo

Santa Barbara, CA
93103 USA



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