Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist

Sep 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist

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At Stanford University School of Medicine, the work we do touches lives today and tomorrow. Through education, research, and healthcare, the School of Medicine improves health through leadership, diversity, collaborative discoveries, and innovation. Whether working in departments with faculty, or in units that support the school, our staff are a part of teams that propel us on our journey toward the future of medicine and Precision Health.

As a part of the Talent Office in the Human Resources Group (HRG) at the School of Medicine, the Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist will develop and implement sourcing strategies to identify top talent in the area of research staff positions. The Sourcing Specialist will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in screening and selecting top talent, and will deliver world-class service in deploying the sourcing strategy to assist with hiring across the School of Medicine.

Reporting to the Manager, Talent Acquisition Strategy, the Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist will be creating a new function that will focus on attracting top talent to Stanford to work on pivotal research in support of faculty. This new role will help identify sourcing strategies that engage with top talent, and will include developing a university recruiting program in support of these goals.

Duties include:

  • Partner with hiring manager and local HR staff to determine basic requirements and qualifications of positions to develop job postings, candidate profiles, and selection criteria.
  • Provide guidance and tools to managers throughout the search process, including how to conduct interviews and extend offers.
  • Source, recruit, screen, interview, and recommend external and/or internal candidates for all levels of jobs, including support and hourly, professional and technical, and management positions.
  • Cultivate pools of diverse potential candidates for future openings.
  • Ensure accurate and complete documentation is maintained concerning all phases of the recruitment process, including equal employment opportunity statistics, and is in compliance with state and federal laws, contractual obligations, and university guidelines.
  • Recruit from and/or conduct job fairs, as needed.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


  • Two or more years in a sourcing role
  • Experience recruiting for research and scientific job functions
  • Experience sourcing passive candidates through direct outreach and marketing
  • Experience assessing labor markets and recommending recruitment strategies based on market dynamics
  • Experience with college recruiting programs
  • Track record of success in delivering world-class customer satisfaction


Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Highly-developed interviewing skills
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal employment laws applicable to the hiring of employees, including affirmative action and equal employment opportunity requirements
  • Demonstrated experience with web-based systems and recruiting sources, including the internet, referrals, events, networking, publications, industry group/association, and job fairs.
  • Proficiency with applicant tracking systems and Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, use a telephone.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, life/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11/20 pounds.
  • Rarely writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • Occasional travel.
  • Flexible work hours including weekends and evenings.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Job: Human Resources

Location: School of Medicine: Porter Drive
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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