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Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
PTL Remote: 2-3 days remote/wk


The Recruiter is responsible for the full cycle consultative recruitment of non-exempt and exempt positions throughout the Institute.  The Recruiter functions independently, exercises sound judgment and utilizes critical thinking to resolve the most complex and difficult scenarios with minimal assistance. 

This job is partial remote. Remote days can only be worked from MA, RI, or NH. The expectation is this person will work in the office located in Boston, MA at least two days per week. 

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


  • Develop strong working relationships with hiring managers
  • Use comprehensive data to develop recruiting strategies
  • Research and recommend sources for active and passive recruitment
  • Use social networking and professional sites to source candidates
  • Generate applicant pools, screen, assess, and interview applicants
  • Check references and evaluate for suitability
  • Provide recommendation for selection of hires
  • Determine and negotiate salary offers
  • Partner with local colleges to promote appropriate opportunities
  • Consistently communicate the status of open positions with hiring managers
  • Advise hiring managers of compliance with employment laws and regulations
  • Partner with HR Business Partners to resolve complex hiring issues
  • Maintain an organized system for maintenance of all position and applicant files
  • Maintain accurate information of sourcing activity, and resources of current and for future recruitment activity'
  • Identify possible solutions to complex issues
  • Other duties as required


  • A minimum of 2-5 years in a full-cycle recruiting position 
  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred
  • Experience in healthcare, academic research or related industry preferred
  • Experience working with an ATS


  • Excellent communication and strong customer service skills
  • Experience providing consultation to hiring managers on recruitment strategies and candidate selection
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Works independently and accurately
  • Prioritizes workload and follow through with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of recruitment trends
  • Experience developing and executing recruitment strategies
  • Good knowledge of state and federal employment/labor laws and practices
  • High computer literacy (Word, Excel, Power Point, Applicant Tracking Systems

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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