Assistant Director for Talent Recruitment

Job description

Washington and Lee University seeks candidates for the newly created Assistant Director of Talent Recruitment in the Office of Human Resources.    The University is deeply committed to fostering a community of excellence, diversity, and inclusion.   We welcome applications from members of underrepresented communities and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director for Talent Recruitment leads the Human Resources Department’s strategic recruitment and staffing initiatives through effective development of initiatives, outreach, and operational management; develops creative and effective marketing, sourcing and selection processes to drive success in recruitment and retention outcomes; promotes and drives diversity and inclusivity in all selection processes; and builds and maintains strong relationships with search committees and departments.

Essential and Related Functions:

•Creates, implements, and supports creative talent recruitment strategies to proactively build an ongoing pipeline of diverse talent.

•Actively supports search committees and departments throughout the recruitment process. Provides a high level of customer service in consulting with and guiding hiring managers in comprehensive recruitment strategies and processes.

•Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

•Manages efficient recruiting, interviewing and hiring systems and processes ensuring a positive candidate experience from the initial contact through onboarding.

•Manages all recruitment marketing activities including: posting positions, developing advertising strategies, utilizing social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter and targeted email campaigns, and collecting all collaterals and materials.

•Promotes Washington and Lee University at career fairs, conferences and other key on and off campus events to identify and recruit top talent.

•Manages applicant-tracking database. Collects and analyzes data on demographics and hiring activity for use in recruitment plans.

•Coordinates the generation of offer letters and all pre-employment requirements such as background checks, I-9 and E-verify forms, and pre-employment testing.

•Ensures compliance in recruiting, through effective collaboration and review of processes.

•Supports human resources team in planning and executing university-wide recognition and workforce development programs and events.

•Performs additional other duties as assigned.


*Bachelor's degree

*Minimum of 4 years of directly related HR work experience or a combination of education and experience from which a similar skill set would be obtained

*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

*Proficiency in web-based recruiting tools, including social media and job boards, and applicant tracking systems.

Preferred Qualifications

*Four or more years of experience in HR, academic administration, nonprofit management, or related field with an expertise in Talent Acquisition and demonstrated capability in recruiting.

*Proven record of developing and effectively managing recruitment programs, projects, and initiatives *Ability to prioritize work, and manage multiple tasks and projects.

*Ability to influence others, gather information from individuals and groups, build collaborative relationships and develop rapport within HR and across the university.

*Proficiency with MS Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 




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Job No:
Posted: 9/12/2018
Application Due: 11/7/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience