• 800 Commonwealth Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Human Resources

Company Description

At rue21, we believe fashion should be fun and accessible to all. As a leading specialty retailer, we’re different, we’re unique—just like you. rue21 combines a shopping experience designed to fit the individuality of our customers with a community to foster love, advocate change and empower each other through what we wear and what we do. Join our team and be #YOUinrue.

Job Description

The Recruiter contributes to rue21’s results by aggressively sourcing and recruiting top talent for store leadership and corporate positions while developing a pipeline of candidates for future openings. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and is a hybrid role based out of our Warrendale, PA office.

  • Commits to supporting rue21’s vision, mission, and values of an inclusive environment and sets an example for their team or sphere of influence.
  • Own the full-cycle recruitment process. 

  • Effectively identify candidates by networking, utilization of job boards, LinkedIn, and maximizing employee referrals. Constantly seek new sources and explore creative ways to drive applicant traffic. 

  • Conduct brand right interviews that incorporate behavior based questions and reflect the inclusive spirit of rue21. 

  • Engage in ongoing dialogue with hiring managers by providing regular recruitment updates, identifying anticipated openings, and developing the process to build a candidate pipeline. 

  • Create and implement hiring strategies to meet increased demand during peak business periods such as holiday and back to school. 

  • Provide accurate weekly open job report to leadership. 

  • Develop and implement virtual hiring event model. 

  • Align with hiring managers on desired candidate experience and skills. 

  • Coordinate interviews with hiring groups including arranging schedules, making travel arrangements when necessary, gathering interview feedback; and negotiating employment offers in partnership with senior management and hiring managers. 

  • Establish and maintain positive business relationships with hiring managers and their teams. 

  • Serve as relocation expert and manage the program to ensure consistency. Provide guidance to peers as they hire candidates needing to relocate. 

  • Co-own employee referral program by managing the routing of referrals, tracking of status and hiring decision, payouts to referring employees as eligible, and follow up communication with both referring employee and referral until hiring decision has been made. 

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • An interest in the HR career path 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field  

  • Prior retail experience is strongly preferred 

  • Prior retail management (specifically Store Manager or District Manager) recruitment experience preferred 

  • 5+ years related recruiting experience; retail recruiting highly desired

  • Outstanding candidate assessment skills 

  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, especially Excel, Outlook & Internet applications 

  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills 

  • Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers and cross-functional teams 

  • Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills 

  • Ability to work through ambiguity and make decisions or recommendations that meet the business need 

  • Ability to foster a positive and motivating work environment, encouraging feedback and innovation 

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines 

  • Ability to adapt well to change in direction and priority in a fast- paced and deadline-oriented environment 


Additional Information

Please be aware that the Company requires all employees  who are required to travel for work regularly or sporadically to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  This position will require the successful candidate to show proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.


  • Great Work Culture - Empowerment and Fun!
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Attractive Employee Discount
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Monthly Town Halls with our CEO 
  • Generous PTO Allowance
  • 401k
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