Talent Acquisition Specialist

Location
Waltham, MA
Posted
Jun 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Bentley University

Posting Details
Position Information

Department
Human Resources

Employment Type
Staff

Summary of the Position

Reporting to the Manager of Talent Acquisition, the Talent Acquisition Specialist plays a role in recruiting staff positions in collaboration with the Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist. The position works in a highly collaborative manner with Human Resources Business Partners and hiring managers to understand the clients' objectives and staffing needs. This position develops and executes customized sourcing and recruiting strategies generating a pipeline of qualified candidates for current and future nonexempt and exempt staff positions. This position handles the full life cycle of the recruitment process. The position works closely with hiring managers in creating skilled and diverse candidate pools, and assists in making the best hiring decision for each search. The position also acts as Bentley's representative at diversity job fairs and external networking events.



Essential Functions

• Works with the Manager of Talent Acquisition, Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist and HR Business Partners on the continuous evolution of the recruitment delivery model, focusing on best in practice recruitment, value-add to the community, and expertise in finding and attracting top tier candidates.
• Works closely with the Manager of Talent Acquisition on all diversity initiatives involving recruitment, including but not limited to: job fairs, diversity goals, recruitment strategies, and creating diverse candidate pools, etc.
• Conducts intake meeting with hiring manager/s to discuss the position, the ideal candidate, advertising venues and recruitment strategies and processes for the search.
• Develops appropriate screening criteria and assess resumes and applications, to pre-screen for hiring managers.
• Conducts initial phone screens to assess candidate skills, experience, salary requirements, availability and interest.
• Interviews candidates as requested by hiring managers and all finalist candidates as selected.
• Provides verbal or written feedback regarding candidates to hiring managers and other stakeholders.
• Validates all online applications for accuracy.
• Performs all necessary background checks for finalist candidates.
• Ensures that all recruiting processes are documented, consistent and efficient.
• Ensures that all successful candidates are on-boarded properly.
• Works with HR Business Partners and hiring managers to understand client departments' objectives and anticipates staffing needs.
• Develops and executes tactical sourcing strategies aimed at generating candidate flow to meet overall recruiting goals.
• Works toward building a skilled and diverse candidate pool for each search.
• Assists with the faculty hiring process as needed.
• Utilizes contemporary recruiting and sourcing tools such as job boards, social media, resume databases and search engines to identify active and passive candidates.
• Generates and maintains a pipeline of qualified candidates organized by skill set for current and future opportunities.
• Ensures that all sourcing initiatives reflect Bentley's commitment to diversity and are aligned to the overall Affirmative Action plan.


Minimum Qualifications(Education and Experience Requirements)

Associates Degree and 1 – 3 years of recruiting experience, or experience supporting a recruitment function, from a staffing agency, search firm or in-house recruiting team. Experience using on-line Applicant Tracking Systems is a must. Ability to learn sourcing techniques using contemporary recruiting and sourcing tools such as job boards, social media, resume databases and search engines to identify active and passive candidates.





Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree preferred. Experience working in Higher Education is a plus. Broad knowledge of sourcing tools, posting placement, markets, social media and other active methods of reaching candidates, to reach the widest, most diverse pool of candidates is highly desirable.



Physical Demands

Typical office environment. Requires frequent sitting and use of a computer and keyboard.



Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
FY181P1428

Special Instructions to Applicants

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.



Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you possess a minimum of an Associate's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you possess a minimum of 1 - 3 years of recruiting experience, or experience supporting a recruitment function, from a staffing agency, search firm or in-house recruiting team?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Describe your experience using and utilizing on-line Applicant Tracking Systems.

    (Open Ended Question)


Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

    Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.


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