Evan Parris

  • Kansas City, Missouri Area, US MO


Employment Specialist with emphases in customer relations, health care administration, financial services, information systems and technology, business networking, marketing, recruiting, staffing, compliance, supervisory and administrative experience. Proficiencies include an extensive understanding of employment trends throughout different industries, a detailed knowledge of multiple software programs, platforms and technical languages, plus a thorough grasp of employment laws.


Management/Team Relations

Sales and marketing

EEOC and OFCCP knowledge

ATS (e.g. Kenexa, Taleo)

Online database sourcing

Business writing/copy writing

Social media optimization

Graphic design, internet publishing, and web development

Photography/Video production

Microsoft & Adobe applications


AS400 software

Technical support and troubleshooting

Functional understanding of Spanish and French

Work History

Work History


Multi Service
Jun 2014 - Present
Partner with hiring managers to support recruiting needs; work with the Employee Relations team to educate and coach recruiters and hiring managers on talent pools, best practices, and roles in the process; assist with developing and implementing new strategies for sourcing top talent, diverse candidates, passive job seekers, and establish Multi Service as an "Employer of Choice" internally and externally, including social media networks; use multiple recruitment methods to find, attract, process and place qualified applicants; build and maintain relationships with candidates, agency partners, managers and their teams; source, pre-screen, assess, interview and evaluate applications, resumes and candidates to forward on to hiring managers, compensation negotiation and reference checks; add, update and maintain ATS data for assigned positions; create a pipeline of potential candidates to approach as positions become available; attend job fairs and other outside recruiting and training events; manage requisitions to achieve all assigned performance metrics; assist the Employee Relations team with a variety of other tasks as needed.

Contract Recruiter and Human Resources Technician

GEHA (Morgan Hunter)
Jan 2014 - Jun 2014

Assisted the recruiting team and Human Resources technicians with sourcing resumes, screening and qualifying internal candidates, reviewing external applications through the Cyber Recruiter ATS, scheduled testing and interviews, prepared new hires for orientation and training, filed personnel records and pulled active employee information for internal application reviews and audits, and assisted with various administrative tasks as necessary as part of a temporary contract position.

  • Worked closely with upper management on updating AAP goals to be in compliance with new OFCCP standards for the hiring of veterans and individuals with disabilities
  • Collaborated with department managers on the redesign of the Careers section of the GEHA website, and presented ideas to the marketing division for implementation by the end of the year
  • Led outreach efforts to increase external recruiting from local colleges and non-profit organizations

Contract Recruiter

UMB Bank (QualStaff Resources)
Aug 2013 - Nov 2013

As part of a preferred staffing contract, recruited Transaction Specialists (Tellers, Retail Specialists) for the UMB Bank network throughout the Kansas and Missouri regions as well as Oklahoma City; sourced, screened and interviewed applicants using established competency metrics; organized and scheduled panel interviews with Financial Center Managers on-site and remotely at regional branches; managed pre-employment HRIS workflow from the initial interview through offer acceptance; coordinated career fair partnerships with local colleges and participated in outside recruiting events; worked with the UMB management structure to coordinate, authorize and track targeted external advertising for specialized positions; assisted the Talent Acquisition team in other capacities as needed.

  • Reduced open requisitions for retail positions by half within first month of employment
  • Established partnerships with area organizations for additional recruiting resources and community outreach efforts

Employer Development Specialist

Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC)
Mar 2010 - Jun 2013

Worked closely with the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to serve clients seeking assistance with obtaining successful employment in a field of their interest and ability, and relied upon personal knowledge of the job-seeking process to help them achieve their goals; co-founded a consortium of rehabilitation industry leaders, vocational counselors, businesses and advocates; established professional relationships with local and national employers through personal contact and by helping to spearhead an agency-based corporate partnership initiative to create mutually beneficial connections between businesses and program participants.

  • Managed an average case load of approximately 20 program participants
  • Worked closely with dozens of area employers, community service providers, high schools, colleges and advocacy groups for successful placement outcomes
  • Selected by the department director, president and board of directors to help develop a Corporate Partnership Initiative for the agency’s business outreach goals




Kingwood College


New Hire Orientations
Applicant Tracking Systems
Resume Writing
Time Management
Employment Law Compliance
Social Networking
Social Media
Online Publishing
Desktop Publishing
Web Design
Project Management
Staff Supervision
Public Relations
Marketing Communications
Marketing Strategy
Graphic Design
Temporary Placement
Team Building
Organizational Development
Performance Management
Employee Engagement
Customer Service
Talent Management
Talent Acquisition
Employee Relations
Adobe Creative Suite
Employment Law
Microsoft Office
Human Resources