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Pilot Recruiter I Airlines Chicago, IL ref 60601

  • Exectuive Staff Recruiters
  • 01/25/20
  • Chicago, IL
  • 60601
  • Full-Time
Pilot Recruiter I Airlines Chicago, IL ref 60601

Pilot Recruiter
The Pilot Recruiter will be responsible for the selection and interviewing of pilot candidates who are interested in joining the Career Path Program.

This includes managing the United Express and Flight School partners. This individual will be responsible for the event and outreach strategies along with promoting a strong employment brand with our United Regional Carriers (UAX) and flight school partnerships through a high-touch approach. This person will play a critical role in building United's reputation with each one of our partnerships as well as attracting top talent to build the future pilot pipeline of United Airlines.


Support the pilot hiring department through building a pipeline of candidates
Full lifecycle recruitment from point of sourcing candidates to offer decision communications
Develop and execute key sourcing strategies to attract talent; initiate, organize and attend events
Primary liaison for our United Express partners
Conduct behavioral interviews in a high volume, high touch point environment
Support and own pieces of the Aviate candidate selection process
Assess candidates to determine if their qualifications match the job requirements
Plans, coordinates, and leads the execution of all logistical elements for on-site marketing efforts for United Express Carriers (i.e., information sessions, career fairs) and interviewing efforts (i.e., establishes interviewing dates, solicits and schedules interviewers, prepares interviewing materials)
Manages stakeholder engagement and updates them on recruiting metrics to help identify gaps in our recruiting process or areas of improvement
Serve as the primary information resource for candidates throughout the interview process -- communicates status, answers questions, extends offers, schedules start dates, coordinates all follow-up efforts
Support occasional diversity and inclusion conferences; assist with planning and execution of events
Partner with hiring managers to discuss candidate qualifications and placements
Lead at least (1) direct report

Role Requirements

Bachelors' Degree
3-5 years recruiting experience, preferably with exposure to university/campus recruiting
Must be willing and able to travel up to 50% of time to a United Airline interview hub and UAX locations
This role may require evening and weekend hours
Legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship now or in the future


Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced, highly team-oriented environment
Excellent time management, follow-through and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple priorities with a high degree of accuracy
Ability to build relationships with candidates, UAX partners as well as United hiring partners
Demonstrated experience in recruiting for hard-to-fill positions, utilizing various sourcing methods
Prior experience coordinating and attending career fairs, as well as giving presentations
Strategic and forward-thinking skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Regular attendance and punctuality in accordance with United's policies
Attendance is required at work location
Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT
Experience using applicant tracking and CRM systems (i.e., Taleo highly preferred, Montage, SmashFly, Handshake)

Preferred Qualifications

Project management experience
Experience managing large & small-scale events
Understanding of building strong partnerships similar to that of a campus recruiting environment
Experience within the aviation industry, preferably recruiting pilots

About job
Job type: Contract
Contract duration: 6 Months
Desired start date: 03/02/2020
Job function: Human Resources
Industry: Airlines/Aviation
Experience level: Junior Level (less than 5 yrs exp.)
Education level: Bachelors degree
Job classification: Business Professional
Location: Chicago, IL Can not be Remote
Zip code: 60606
Skills: Pilot Hiring, Recruitment, Sourcing, Taleo, Interview, Campus Hiring, Behavioral Interviewing
Experience required: 5 Years
Relocation assistance: No
Local Candidates Only
Visa requirement: Only US citizens and Greencard holders
Legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship now or in the future
Pre screen questionnaire:

1. What is your full legal name?

2. Have you applied for UAL in last 6 Months?

3. What is your work Authorization Status?

4. What is your availability date to join?

5. What is your current home location with zip code?

6. What is your desired hourly pay rate?

7. Please provide last 4 digit of candidate's SSN

8. Candidate's Country of Birth

9. Which country(ies) has candidate ever held citizenship, nationality or permanent resident status

10. Has candidate relinquished, abandoned or lost citizenship, nationality or permanent resident status

11. Is this job seeker a former United employee, retiree or contractor?

12. Does this candidate have a family member or personal friendship with a current employee of United?

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