HR Specialist - Recruitment & Retention
Job Details
Central Office - Shelton, CT

Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. (RNP), is a private, non-profit, social service agency which has been serving the Greater Bridgeport Community and Fairfield County area since 1972. RNP is dedicated to helping those living with substance use, mental health disorders, and homelessness. Our mission is to restore hope, health, and wellbeing for individuals and families in a recovery environment that embraces compassion, dignity and respect.


RNP is seeking a Human Resources Specialist whose role focuses on Recruitment & Retention to join our HR team based in our Central Office located in Shelton, CT. Under the direction of the Chief Human Resources Officer, the HR Specialist provides a variety of human resources services including but not limited to talent acquisition, onboarding, employee orientation, employment processing in HRIS, license and records management, fielding HR calls and assisting employees/managers with general HR related questions, occasional benefits administration, and coordination/planning of employee engagement initiatives.


Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm (onsite) with some flexibility.

Salary range $60,000 - $70,000 DOE


Core Functions


  • Identify and utilize a variety of creative recruiting methods to identify the best pool of highly qualified candidates, and effectively partner with internal hiring managers to facilitate entire recruiting process, including advertisements, screening resumes/applicants scheduling interviews.
  • Preparing offer letters, coordinating all pre-employment requirements including credentialing, background checks, drug-testing, etc., and coordinate new hire orientations.
  • Administrative tasks such as answering HR calls and HR mailbox questions, organizing and keeping personnel files up to date for auditing and compliance purposes.
  • Plan and coordinate employee engagement initiatives, execute best practices and collaborate with the HR team to create and foster a culture where employee recognition and wellness programs are meeting the needs of the staff.
  • Supports the benefits and payroll functions of the department as needed and assists with reporting.
  • Maintain the integrity of data into the HRIS and develops standard reports and responds to needs for ad-hoc reporting.
  • Enters employee changes into Paycom HRIS and communicates with payroll administrator.
  • Participate in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
  • Maintain knowledge of federal and state employment and labor-related laws.
  • Maintain strictest confidentiality.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge/understanding of multiple human resource disciplines, including full cycle recruitment and HR administration in HRIS; Paycom experience a plus.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and presentation skills, with attention to detail.
  • Must be a well-organized team player and have a willingness to learn and grow.
  • Ability to efficiently recruit, screen, and hire new employees.
  • Experience with managing onboarding and coordinating orientation programs.
  • Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to work accurately and efficiently with an appropriate sense of urgency.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all staff including employees, managers, directors, executive team, board members and outside vendors.
  • Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations. Knowledge of current human resources policies and best practices.
  • Experience in a healthcare setting onboarding clinical staff, including verifying licensure and other credentials preferred but not required.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to quickly assess priorities and adjust as needed.
  • Must be able to work independently as needed while maintaining efficient communication with HR team and program directors.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field, or equivalent experience. HR certification preferred. (SHRM-CP, PHR, etc.)
  • Minimum two years of human resources generalist/recruitment experience within small to medium sized organizations
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, oral, written communication, and presentation skills.
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, and HRIS software. Paycom experience preferred but not required.


RNP is offering a competitive salary and generous benefits.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Healthcare or Dependent Care accounts or Health Savings Account
  • Generous employer contribution provided for annual healthcare expenses.
  • Basic Life insurance at no cost to employee
  • Generous Paid Time Off as well as14 Holidays and Birthday off
  • Retirement plan- 403b with discretionary employer contribution
  • Tuition or Certification Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional voluntary insurance for short-term and long-term disability


Recovery Network of Programs, Inc.

2 Trap Falls Rd. Suite 405, Shelton, CT 06484


All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.