Human Resources Associate

Evanston, IL

Job Category: Burtch Works - Internal Roles Industry:

Are you a graduation college student looking to get your foot in the door with a great company and start your career? Are you working in a full-time position, but realized quickly that between a terrible boss, long hours, and dead-end growth, it’s time to start looking for a new job already? You're in luck!


Burtch Works is a growing executive recruiting firm in downtown Evanston, IL that's been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC,, and MashableWe are looking for a smart, ambitious college graduate to join our team as a Recruiting Associate.


As our new Associate, you’ll be the right-hand person to our Managing Director, learning the business directly from an experienced professional.


What you'll be doing everyday:

-Communicating: With candidates and clients including initial phone screenings and email

-Scheduling: Managing your team’s calendar and scheduling interviews between our candidates and clients

-Managing data: Maintaining our recruiting database which holds detailed files on candidates, clients, and jobs

-Servicing clients: Assisting the Managing Director with presenting candidates’ resumes to clients and submitting candidates to online portals

-Searching for talent: Looking for potential candidates using internal and external databases

-Marketing: Crafting and sending marketing emails to candidates and clients

-Advertising: Managing online job boards for your team and writing job descriptions


We know what you've heard about recruiting firms... but we're different. Burtch Works offers a unique, collaborative work environment that’s rarely seen in the recruiting industry. Our recruiters are honest, reputable, and work with integrity, and we continually work with some of the biggest clients in the corporate world as well as smaller startups. Some of the marquee clients that we’ve built relationships with over the years are: Southwest Airlines, Apple, Instacart, Accenture, Crate & Barrel, Aetna Insurance, Walmart and dozens more.


Working in a small business means your work truly makes an impact, so if you’re a self-motivated and enthusiastic worker, we’d love to have you.


Salary for the Associate position ranges from $40k to $60k, depending on your previous experience. We also offer corporate-style benefits including:

-Health, dental, and vision insurance

-Paid time off

-401k with employer matching

-Summer hours and winter/holiday hours

-On-the-job training direct from our team of experts

-Opportunities for advancement (and we don't just say that – a number of our staff members started as Associates and were promoted within 1-2 years)


Our office is in downtown Evanston, located just two blocks from the CTA and Metra stations with ample garage parking nearby. As part of our team, you can enjoy an open office space with great natural lighting, free snacks and coffee, and casual dress code!

Desired Skills and Experience

Considering applying for this job? Are you an outstanding candidate who will fit in with our successful and hardworking staff? If you thought "yes!" and have each of the things below (and include a resume and cover letter), please apply now!


-Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.2 GPA (cumulative)

-Previous experience in a professional office environment (internships or full time) is a huge plus

-Impeccable organizational skills and an amazing attention to detail

-Intellectual curiosity to dig through our resources, research, and find the right talent for our clients

-Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking)

-Business acumen (or a desire to further develop one)

-Desire to work in a fast-paced office

-Knowledge of social media, specifically LinkedIn

-Ability to learn new technology quickly and absorb lots of information starting Day 1

-Strong desire to learn about business and recruiting, and grow with a company

Mary Vanden Plas
Director, Operations & Research

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