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GBI Recruitment and Compliance Coordinator
Job Code:2019-GBI-017
Program:Great Basin Institute
Contract Length:Over 12 Months

Job Description:

The Great Basin Institute (GBI) is a non-profit organization that promotes environmental education, research and service throughout the West. The Institute advances ecological literacy and conservation through educational outreach and direct service programs. GBI recruits seasonal and annual personnel through our AmeriCorps Intern, Ecological Monitoring, and Research Associate programs to support federal, state and local land management agencies on a wide variety of projects in natural, cultural, and recreation resource management. GBI seeks two Recruitment and Compliance Coordinators to support all aspects of placing qualified candidates in positions based in Nevada and other western states. The Recruitment and Compliance Coordinators work with GBI program staff to advertise and promote professional development opportunities locally and nation-wide; coordinate interviews, reference-check and on-boarding procedures; as well as ensure compliance with GBI and agency rules and regulations. Excellent verbal and written communication and strong organizational skills are required for this position.

Specific duties:

  • Assist with the implementation and improvement of GBI’s annual recruitment strategy and plan;
  • Advertise available employment opportunities for designated GBI programs via the internet, lists of alumni, university and agency contacts, newspapers, public presentations, events, social media, etc.;
  • Aid in maintaining relationships with colleges/universities, professional societies, non-governmental organizations, alumni and other recruitment sources;
  • Support GBI’s diversity recruitment and placement strategy;
  • Represent GBI during some general public and recruitment outreach at events and job fairs.
  • Recruitment/Onboarding:
    • Collect and screen applications and respond to employment inquiries;
    • Assist with conducting interviews for designated positions;
    • Conduct reference checks;
    • Prepare and distribute new hire paperwork, and update new hire and resource documents as necessary;
    • Generate new employee contracts and profiles, and collect, file and track new hire paperwork; and
    • Routinely review, augment and update recruitment strategies for programs and individual projects.
  • Compliance
    • Maintain and audit files to ensure compliance with regulations and guidelines; and
    • Routinely review, augment and update compliance strategies for programs and individual projects.

Contract Timeline:
Initial appointment beginning in January 2020 through January 2021; annually renewable pending performance and funding availability

One position will be based at GBI offices in Reno, NV. The “Biggest Little City in the World”, Reno has an estimated population of just over 230,000; the greater Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of just over 435,000. The city sits in a high desert at ca. 4,500 feet in elevation, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains along the Truckee River, as it flows from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. Weather is mild, with four distinct seasons. Reno offers easy access to world-class outdoor recreation, with a 3- to 5-hour drive to Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, the Pacific Ocean, and California redwood forests. Closer to home, Nevada boasts more natural hot springs than any other state in the country, over 150 named mountain ranges, and 30 mountain peaks over 11,000 feet. In Reno, recreation and entertainment includes eight major ski resorts within 2 hours of the Reno-Tahoe airport; fishing and boating on Lake Tahoe, the Truckee River, and Pyramid Lake; minor league baseball with the Reno Aces (the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks); cultural festivals throughout the summer along the banks of the Truckee River; and a small but growing collection of craft microbreweries and micro-distilleries. For more, visit

One position will based at GBI offices in Las Vegas, NV. The “City that Never Sleeps”, Las Vegas has an estimated population of nearly 650,000 in the city proper and over two million in the metropolitan area. The region is located in the Mojave Desert. Annual temperatures are hot in the summer, cool in the winter, and moderate in spring and fall. The metro area offers many culinary, artistic, and recreational opportunities. Outdoor destinations in the vicinity include Red Rock Canyon, Spring Mountains, and Lake Mead National Recreation Areas, as well as Death Valley National Park to the west, and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument to the east. For more, visit

Compensation and Benefits:
• Wage: $16.00+/hour, DOE
• Benefits: Health insurance (medical, dental, vision); paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or prior experience in supporting job functions;

  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic office environment, and to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the mission of GBI;
  • Relevant or related recruitment experience, including generating position descriptions, conducting interviews, reference checks, public relations, promotion/advertisement, and maintaining databases;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, in response to inquiries, and with applicants and candidates for positions, agency partners, and GBI program and administrative staff;
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations and/or federal or state agencies preferred;
  • Ability to multi-task and troubleshoot on a daily basis;
  • Acute attention to detail with an ability to synthesize complex information, including federal regulations and policies;
  • Strongly developed organizational skills and ability to self-motivate; and
  • Experience with spreadsheet and database software.


All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

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