Who We Are

AmPhil is a leading consulting and professional services firm with a mission to strengthen civil society by helping mission-driven enterprises flourish. Since 2009, AmPhil has served over 650 nonprofits, philanthropists, charitable foundations, and other missional initiatives, helping them succeed and grow through practical guidance, strategic analysis, and a full suite of professional services.

As a firm, we value true partnership with our clients and our colleagues; encourage large-heartedness and conviviality; honor the virtues and traditions that have made American society prosperous and free; and employ practical wisdom and deep thinking. Learn more about AmPhil and our philosophy here.


What You’ll Do

As part of AmPhil’s Talent & Culture Division, the Recruitment Specialist will lead AmPhil’s efforts to identify and screen strong candidates for internal roles and provide project management support throughout the hiring process. The position reports directly to the Chief Talent Officer and may require occasional local and national travel for candidate interviews, company meetings, recruitment events, and trainings.


Primary activities and responsibilities include:

  • Researching qualified candidates for current and future job openings at the firm;
  • Scheduling and conducting screening interviews with qualified candidates to gauge role fit and culture alignment and preparing thorough interview notes;
  • Communicating regularly with current and prospective job candidates and hiring managers in a prompt, professional, and personable manner;
  • Building strong relationships with hiring managers and providing flexible, proactive support for their hiring needs;
  • Providing project management support throughout the hiring process, coordinating between various internal and external parties to keep the process moving smoothly and efficiently and ensure a positive candidate experience;
  • Building the talent pipeline by nurturing strong relationships with college career officers and others capable of sourcing strong candidates and attending recruitment and networking events as needed;
  • Drafting and editing job descriptions, advertising copy, interview and assessment documents, and other talent-related documents;
  • Conducting thorough reference and background checks and facilitating other candidate assessment steps as needed;
  • Utilizing and refining applicant tracking systems, project management systems, and other tools to support the hiring process;
  • Assisting with the creation of recruitment and talent retention strategies and processes;
  • Taking call and meeting notes and tracking action items for Division meetings; and
  • Supporting other Division priorities and projects as needed to promote strong internal culture and talent development.


What We’re Looking For

  • Experienced: The ideal candidate will have at least one year of professional experience, including some time spent in a talent development role. Familiarity with the nonprofit landscape, a liberal arts background, and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs are strongly preferred. Experience with Hubspot and project management systems are a plus.
  • Principled: We look for colleagues who are excited about our mission to strengthen civil society; understand and honor the Western tradition; value truth, faith, and self-governance; and understand that humans need virtue to flourish in community.
  • Bright: We want to work with people who are intelligent, logical, self-directed, and curious; able to create order from ambiguity and translate theory and strategy into practical action.
  • Convivial: We put a premium on humor and good cheer and seek unpretentious, genuine, generous people who are fun to be around.
  • Forthright: We value clear, intelligent, engaging communicators who balance warmth and candor as they earn respect and build honest and trusting relationships.
  • Diligent: We search for conscientious colleagues who possess the prudence and discipline to work hard, strive for excellence, complete tasks with minimal supervision, and go above and beyond when necessary to help our colleagues, clients, and firm succeed and grow.


What You’ll Love About AmPhil

Mission: Everything we do is guided by our mission to strengthen civil society and we’re passionate about building strong partnerships with clients engaged in work that supports strong families, virtuous citizens, vibrant communities, durable institutions, and a flourishing nation. Our employees have the opportunity to work in a company that’s in the trenches with its clients in the service of their incredible missions, helping them refine and grow their work and achieve more.

Culture: We genuinely respect, trust, and enjoy working with our colleagues—and it shows. On any given day, you might find us engaged in healthy debate about the principles of a healthy democracy over happy hour, swapping book recommendations, or challenging one another to a salsa-making competition. We strive to model the “art of association” through our culture of vibrant communitarianism and prioritize courtesy, clarity, warmth, and humor in our interactions and decisions.  We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.

Growth: Our employees are given a high degree of ownership over their work and have significant freedom to execute responsibilities in line with their interests and talents. They have the opportunity to learn continually, stand out quickly, do work they’re proud of, and earn the respect and appreciation of their clients and colleagues. It’s hard work and sometimes chaotic, but exciting and rewarding.

Flexibility: We are a hybrid remote/in-person company and have been from the start. Employees have the option to work out of one of our beautiful office spaces or to work remotely. Either way, there are regular opportunities for in-person interaction. We also understand our staff have lives outside of work.  We work hard and expect our colleagues to do the same, but we recognize that while a strong work ethic is supremely important, so also is maintaining a healthy life that does justice to other goods, including those of family, faith, and community.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: We will pay competitive market rates and have a generous benefits package and holiday/PTO schedule that reflect our commitment to our employees and their families. Benefits and perks include health insurance for employees and their dependents, employer contributions to health savings accounts, a 401(k) retirement program with employer matching, paid parental leave, dependent care spending accounts, a yearly stipend for books and print publications, support for employees’ volunteer board service, and more.


Application Questions

  • Why are you interested in working at AmPhil?
  • Why are you interested in this position and what do you bring to this position that would enable you to perform the role’s duties with excellence?
  • How do your values align with our mission to strengthen civil society?
  • What books have been influential in shaping your ideas and opinions?
  • How did you hear about this job?
  • Anything else you’d like to share? 

Application attachments

  • Resume
  • Writing sample/work product from professional experience
  • Three professional references



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