We are seeking over 700 new associates to fill positions in entertainment, hospitality and other specialty services with JW Marriott Savannah at Plant Riverside District—a newly transformed historic destination.

Recruitment Specialist

Location: JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District - Savannah, Georgia
Job Title: Recruitment Specialist
Employment Status: Full-Time
Pay Type / FLSA Status: Hourly (Non-Exempt)
Available Shift: All Shifts / Flexible
# of Openings: 1
Requisition Number: 7890


JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District is set to transform Savannah’s historic riverfront into a vibrant new entertainment destination inviting guests and visitors to experience incredible dining between 12+ outlets, live music and concerts, high-end shopping and inspired hotel stays. The JW Marriott Savannah will offer 419 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites for couples, families, business guests and groups looking for inspiration, and discerning travelers with an appetite for something different.


JW Marriott Savannah offers a work experience unlike any other—where pursuing your passion is not only welcomed, it’s actively encouraged. We’re seeking over 700 new associates to fill positions in entertainment, hospitality and other specialty services at Plant Riverside District.


As a Grand Performer, you will have access to ELITE Benefits/Perks such as:

•Hotel Stay and Food/Beverage discounts at Marriott Hotels Worldwide for you and your family/friends

•Free employee lunches

•Largest Hospitality Employer in Savannah – growth opportunities are unlimited!

•20% Discount at all Kessler restaurants, Art Galleries, and Spas

•Start early with your Retirement Plan! 

•Health Insurance Plans as low as $22/week!

•We care about your Fur Babies too!  We provide discounted Pet Insurance!

• After your 1st year, you can accrue on average of 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO)

•Enjoy the Holidays!  We will offer 1.5 times the base rate/hour when you work any of the 7 observed holidays throughout the year!

•”Tickets at Work” discounts, special access to theme parks and more!

•Recognition Program with amazing prizes!

•Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Certification Assistance

•Company paid Basic Life Insurance $10,000


Objective / Purpose / Summary: 

This position is primarily responsible for providing recruitment assistance to the Human Resources Manager and administering policies relating to all phases of recruitment activity by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties / Responsibilities / Tasks:

Primary duties, responsibilities, and tasks include, but are not limited to the following:


  1. Recruits, interviews, tests, and screens employees to fill vacant positions.  Maintains Taleo database by opening and closing positions once the Human Resources Manager has approved the position.
  2. Assists the Human Resources Manager in interviewing and hiring processes such as drug testing and background checks, and reference checks.
  3. Orders and maintains recruitment supplies.
  4. Assists with the coordination of Hiring Events and other projects as needed.
  5. Assists with managing travel arrangements for out of state candidates.
  6. Assists with managing relocation process and internship program.
  7. Establishes recruiting requirements by studying organization plans and objectives; meeting with managers to discuss needs.
  8. Builds applicant sources by researching and contacting community services, colleges, employment agencies, recruiters, media, and internet sites; providing organization information, opportunities, and benefits; making presentations; maintaining rapport.
  9. Determines applicant requirements by studying job description and job qualifications.
  10. Improves organization attractiveness by recommending new policies and practices; monitoring job offers and compensation practices; emphasizing benefits and perks.
  11. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  12. Accomplishes human resources and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  13. Will perform additional duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities: 

There are no Supervisory responsibilities.


Minimum Qualifications (Confirmable Formal Education, Certifications, Work/Industry Experience)

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience in Human Resources


KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to be discovered via interview & reference checks).

  1. Ability to communicate effectively with candidates and Grand Performers by phone, email, and in person.
  2. Strong verbal and written skills.
  3. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  4. Results Driven.
  5. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals and governmental regulations.
  6. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  7. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  8. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.
  9. Professional demeanor and outgoing personality with the ability to relate to diverse Grand Performers and guests.
  10. Computer savvy (MS Office suite, Human Resources systems, Internet software, payroll systems).


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit, stoop, bend and crouch.

Push, pull, and lift up to 25 lbs.

Reach with hands and arms, use fingers to handle or feel.

The incumbent is required to hear and speak.


Work Environment/Conditions:

Candidate must be comfortable working in a shared space, with constant noise, without the use of a private office.

The majority of time will be spent sitting behind a desk assisting Grand Performers.

Candidate must be able to cope with frequent changing priorities and deadlines with a high degree of optimism, professionalism & collaboration.

This position frequently interacts in person, email, phone, cell phone and Skype.

The majority of time will be spent indoors.


This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an incumbent/Grand Performer in this position may be asked to perform.

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