Senior Recruiter

Job description

Working Title: Senior Recruiter

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Chief Human Resources Office

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 01-05-2018

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia seeks a Senior Recruiter to join their Talent Recruitment team supporting the Academic Division as well as administrative and operational business units. This position is responsible for assisting with a variety of recruitment activities. The incumbent identifies and actively builds candidate networks through proactive outreach and works closely with colleagues and HR Business Partners through the full life-cycle of recruitment, from the creation of the search strategy to contract negotiations, to ensure success of recruiting efforts.

The Senior Recruiter will create an environment of trust with hiring managers, search chairs, search committees, stakeholders and candidates, while providing a consistent level of service for all candidates and improving time to hire and retention. In addition, the incumbent will work to align services between Executive Support Group, Dual Career Recruitment, and faculty/staff recruitment functions; develop the recruitment practice within HR, across the Talent Recruitment Community of Expertise and the larger HR organization; serve as primary recruiter for high profile staff and faculty hires; accelerate the pipeline development work across Talent Recruitment; mentor recruiters; and partner with the Senior Director to create a recruitment focused HR community among the new HR organization, within the Talent Recruitment COE and across the broader organization.

Qualified candidates will have at least a Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with a 4-year higher education institution and/or affiliated health system. Preference will be given to candidates with 7+ years of recruiting experience across multiple employment sectors.

This is a critical moment in the University's Human Resources evolution. The University has embarked on a series of ambitious changes for Human Resources that will play out over the next few years and have impact in the coming decade. To learn more about this transformation as well as the competencies expected of all future HR professionals, please visit

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0622428. Complete a job application online and attach a cover letter and resume. Applicant review begins January 15, 2018 and the position remains open until filled.

For questions about the position or application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin at [email protected]

The University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to provide high level of customer service
- Establish credibility and influence key stakeholders
- Apply strong and innovative problem solving and analytical skills to thoughtfully and tactfully navigate barriers to progress
- Manage projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines
- Display strong organizational skills and attention to detail

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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/21/2018
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