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Corporate Recruiter

First things First: Who are we? 

First Student, Inc. & First Transit is the largest passenger transportation company in North America, we provide passenger transport and maintenance services to municipalities, school districts and the general public in the U.S. and Canada. Our 4.8 billion operation is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and employs more than 96,000 employees at 1,200 locations in 38 states and 7 Canadian provinces.  

About the Corporate Recruiter Role:

 The Corporate Recruiter role is responsible for recruiting at all levels within the organization which may include oversight of designated campus recruiting programs, staff positions, corporate roles and/or management positions within the organization.  It will also focus on roles for programs such as AMP (Aspiring Manager Program) and our MID program (Manager In Development).

  • Partnering with business leaders and hiring managers as an internal recruiting consultant to assess the talent requirements and advising on the best hiring strategy throughout the entire recruitment process.
  • The ability to create world-class standards with recruitment processes and tools with a passion for talent development.
  • Develop passive candidate pipelines through name generation, networking, cold calling, complex internet searches/research, and social media recruitment efforts.
  • Manage the selection process by coordinating feedback from all parties. Includes conducting appropriate compensation conversations with both hiring managers and candidates to ensure closure of offers.
  • Actively utilizes and maintains all applicant and candidate data within the applicant tracking system (ATS) eArcu for the entire recruiting and hiring process.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources, management, or related field preferred, or equivalent recruiting experience.
  • 1-3 years’ direct recruitment experience; 1 year in a corporate, agency, campus or military recruiting environment a plus.
  • 1+ years’ experience working with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) strongly preferred
  • Requires pro-active sourcing of candidates (hunting) and ability to build talent pipelines for future positions.
  • Ability to develop relationships with key executives, all levels of the business, external candidates, customers/clients, campuses, military bases and/or external organizations.
  • Creative and innovative thinker with the ability to meet challenges with resourcefulness, generate suggestions for improving overall recruitment processes, and develop innovative approaches to the recruitment strategy.
  • Willing to work under tight deadlines and maintain exceptional judgment and discretion regarding sensitive matters.
  • Work with the highest standards of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Travel required based on business needs.


 First for a Reason  


We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

  • This is a remote job allowing you to work from home and only reporting to the office 1-2 days a month.

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Student or First Transit. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Student, Inc. & First Transit, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 


 Our Divisions  

 About First Student, Inc.

Twice the size of our next largest competitor, First Student is the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. 

 About First Transit 

First Transit is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. 


Apply today and get your career on the road!


We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.



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99600 - HR Recruiting
600 Vine Street, Suite 1400, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45202
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