Specialist, Talent Acquisition

Job description

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Department: Human Resources

Location: Jerry Sue Thornton Center

Reports To: Manager, Talent Acquisition

Requisition ID: req785

Employment Type: Administration and Professionals

Vacancy Number: 133-19

Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5pm

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:


The Specialist, Talent Acquisition manages College-wide Talent Acquisition functions tailored to the needs of specified employee groups to attract and retain top employee talent. Supports and contributes to the achievement of departmental objectives by proactively addressing the College's Talent Acquisition issues, College staffing needs, and various projects as needed.


Partners with assigned client base to meet talent needs by managing the entire hiring process to achieve optimal results including creating recruitment plans, sourcing applicant pools, proactively recruiting applicants, screening and assessing candidates, negotiating offers and on-boarding.

Builds relationships with leadership and employees to proactively address Talent Acquisition needs as they relate to the employees of the College.

Serves as the primary point of contact for clients and partners with other HR functions to proactively satisfy their needs.

Provides advice and counsel to assigned client base while taking into account the uniqueness of their specific employee group and each situation while adhering to the current policies and best practices of the College.

Effectively analyzes, interprets, and explains laws, rules, regulations and union contract information where applicable.

Manages time to fill and monitors quality of hire metrics to ensure positions are filled in a timely manner and with the best candidate for the position.

Collaborates with Talent Acquisition team to ensure client and candidate staffing needs are met and that excellent service is consistently provided.

Provides consultation and serves as a resource to client base regarding performance management, compensation administration, job design and organizational effectiveness.

Contributes to the departmental strategic planning process and the completion of related projects.

Completes special projects and miscellaneous tasks as assigned

Performs other duties as assigned.


Possess working knowledge of Human Resources concepts, practices and procedures
with the ability to use in varied situations as it pertains to the departmental focus.

Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity.

Ability to collaborate, persuade and gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projects.

Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects.

Ability to facilitate top-level collaboration while managing sensitive issues.

Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality.

Possess understanding of behavioral based interviewing techniques.

Possess understanding of general compensation guidelines.

Demonstrated ability to utilize sound judgment.

Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

Possess excellent client relationship skills and demonstrated ability to proactively respond to human resource needs.

Ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency.

Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Possess strong organizational and time-management skills.

Ability to work accurately with great attention to detail.

Ability to prioritize/handle multiple tasks and work with deadlines in a dynamic environment.

Proven ability to work in a fast paced, high volume and highly confidential service environment.

Ability to effectively complete work assignments independently.

Possess intermediate project management skills.

Intermediate proficiency with Banner (or equivalent program).

Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Possess sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population



• Service Focus
• Quality of Work
• Communication


• Adaptability
• Time Utilization


• Collaboration
• Continuous Improvement


(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment;

The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated; Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;

Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite.


Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.



Bachelor's degree. Significant related experience may substitute for education.

Minimum of five (5) years of Talent Acquisition experience.

Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have major implications on the management and operations within a department.

Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations.


Master's degree.

SPHR/PHR certification.

Demonstrated experience in a large, complex and dynamic organization.

Demonstrated experience in a bargaining unit environment.

Demonstrated experience in a higher education environment.

Special Note:

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.





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Job No:
Posted: 11/2/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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