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Director, Recruiting

BarkerGilmore is a boutique executive recruiting firm dedicated exclusively to the placement of General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officers, and their strategic hires. We offer our clients exceptional service, deep knowledge of industry trends, and unrivaled access to impactful leaders.

Position Overview

In the Recruiter role, you will provide important support to the search process to ensure we execute each client engagement to the very highest standards. We’ll be relying on you to lead the identification of, and communications with, candidates during the search engagement, and to keep Managing Directors and Partners up to speed with how things are progressing. The Recruiter role is a highly visible role with excellent career track potential.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop qualified potential candidates by utilizing BarkerGilmore’s internal technologies, research, networks, and relationships. Collaborate with colleagues when appropriate and draw upon full relevant knowledge of resources.
  • Initiate contact with candidates. Effectively and persuasively communicate the nature of the opportunity; accurately assess candidate’s qualifications against the approved position specification.
  • Interview candidates to define strengths/weaknesses, check references, and verify credentials. Summarize findings and present a comprehensive appraisal of candidates to Managing Director or Partner.

Personal Characteristics

  • Possesses the ability to maintain professionalism and integrity while building credibility, trust, and respect with both internal and external clients and customers.
  • Ability to grasp concepts quickly, think beyond traditional methods to exceed client’s expectations.
  • Curious by nature; interest in business and industry trends.
  • Work on multiple assignments simultaneously, adhering to best practice guidelines. 
  • Team orientation is required for our collaborative environment.

Experience, Knowledge & Skills  

  • An undergraduate degree with strong academic achievement required.  
  • Very strong people skills; ability to communicate and build rapport with executives.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.


A competitive compensation package, including base salary and bonuses, as well as medical, dental, 401(k), and profit sharing will be provided.

Why not learn more about everything we have to offer?  Innovative services, talented colleagues, continuous growth, and clients who are true industry leaders. You will find all this and more when you join our team at BarkerGilmore.