Recruiting Manager

Washington, DC

At the Federation of American Scientists, we believe in embracing a growth oriented and entrepreneurial mindset to drive impact for our colleagues, our customers and the world. The Recruiter and HR Admin will work as part of the Operations Team and play a key role in growing our organization and impact. This person will develop recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas. The right candidate will help shape the role according to their skills, and act as a key player toward achieving significant growth and long-term sustainability for The Federation of American Scientists. 

Essential Functions

  • Partner with vertical leads to determine staffing needs and proactively source candidates.

  • Develop a strong talent pipeline for short and long term hiring needs.

  • Maintain and update the applicant tracking system.

  • Schedule, coordinate and conduct initial interviews with prospective candidates.

  • Coordinate candidate interviews across internal teams, managing multiple calendars.

  • Provide a world class candidate experience by communicating thoughtfully and efficiently with all candidates; and coordinating with internal stakeholders to ensure we are getting back to candidates promptly.

  • Manage multiple open roles as recruiting volume increases, creating systems to track roles and candidates throughout the hiring process.

  • Stay abreast of benefits, environment, and compensation trends, bringing feedback to HR.

  • Lead our efforts to build a diverse and inclusive team.

  • Use personal, professional, and social networks to identify and source candidates.

  • Liaise with colleges, universities, partners, and recruitment staff to build relationships.

  • Make presentations and portray the organization positively during informal and formal events.

  • Execute and continuously identify ways to improve our new hire onboarding process.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Exceptional face-to-face, phone, and written communication skills, including the ability to compellingly articulate FAS’s mission to a variety of different audiences.

  • Effective project management skills to map out and follow through on clear action plans.

  • Motivated self-starter who values learning; contributes as part of a team and thrives in a collaborative environment.

  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and handle multiple issues at the same time.


  • 5+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience.

  • Passionate about people & process; you like getting things done.

  • Results orientation & continuous improvement mindset.

  • Self-motivated, flexible, highly organized, detail oriented and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Full-time experience driving processes, managing stakeholders, setting expectations (especially upwards) and executing reliably.

  • Experience creating written and visual materials that are appropriate for company-wide consumption (slides, docs, emails) and also understand how to align messaging to the appropriate audience (leadership teams, managers, etc).

  • Confidentiality; you value professionalism when handling sensitive employee data and have the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

  • Technologically savvy, you feel comfortable using and training on applications and systems.

  • Contributes as part of a team and thrives in a collaborative environment.

  • High level of integrity, professionalism including teamwork and ability to deliver within short deadlines, work under pressure and multi-tasking skills.

Expected Salary $70,000 - $100,000 

Don’t check off every box? Apply anyway! Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every listed qualification. At FAS we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, and developing new voices. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway – you might just be the right candidate.

The Federation of American Scientists is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Federation of American Scientists  prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.