The Community Sourcer
The Community Sourcer is a boots-on-the-ground employee (pre and post-COVID, of course). In other words, someone must attend chamber of commerce meetings, represent us at military and veteran events, partner with local nonprofits, attend and promote diversity and inclusion engagements, and leverage the local government associations and organizations.
Think about this role as you would a college recruiter. However, instead of going to college events, this person focuses specifically on local community resources. Subsequently, the success of this role is hard to measure. The candidate may never actually give the community Sourcer credit for interest, but the partnerships have intrinsic value.
Before the Community Sourcer job, Recruiters would make themselves available to attend as many of these events as possible, but predicated attendance by req volume and inconsistent.
You want a partner the community can rely on and get to know. Think about how many times you have said, “oh, I wish I could go to that, but I don’t have the time.” It is the Community Sourcer’s job to be that person and leverage those external relationships.