Company: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Location: Fayetteville

Job Summary

The Recruitment Coordinator serves as a subject matter expert in the areas of recruitment, retention, and performance management.

Detailed Job Description

This position serves as the initial contact for posting and filling vacant positions and will guide departments to successfully hire and onboard new employees, collaborating with HR Partners and departments as needed to effectively meet campus needs. This position will also aid in the development and cross-training of existing team members. This position is responsible for administering the performance review process in Workday, including conducting training, tracking completions rates, and recommending and implementing best practices in performance management. This position may assist with other recruitment duties including background checks and temporary staffing.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

About the Company

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least two years of full-time, progressive experience administering human resource programs in staffing, recruitment, employment, and/or employee relations

Applicable equivalencies may be considered.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Administrative experience in higher education
  • Experience using an applicant tracking system such as Workday
  • Demonstrated experience in administering a performance management program
  • SHRM, HRCI, or other HR certification


As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Additional Information

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion -

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.