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Executive Recruiter

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Executive Recruiter


UTK Human Resources is seeking a passionate, creative and enthusiastic executive recruiter who understands the importance of recruiting a diverse and talented leadership team to further impact the success of the University. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence and inclusion by building relationships with respect, integrity, accountability and care. The executive recruiter provides professional level executive recruitment and search consultation to hiring administrators and departments. Consultation revolves around developing strategy, best practices and processes associated with the recruitment and selection for senior administrative positions. The executive recruiter will serve as an ambassador of the University and Knoxville area, will be flexible to the needs of the recruitment cycle and take into consideration specific needs of the candidates and search committees. This position will play a critical role in development of an executive recruiting sourcing database and will develop process and procedures to support this database. Executive recruitment is active across our campus and is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and inclusion goals of the University. We offer a culture that is supportive of respect, equity and inclusion to meet the needs of our campus.


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Region

UTK is the state’s flagship, land-grant university. We are a Carnegie doctoral research (R1) university housing 11 colleges and 900+ programs of study. With an enrollment of 30,000 students, our undergraduate and graduate programs are repeatedly ranked among top national programs. The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of outdoor and cultural activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains; and a day’s drive to Memphis, Chicago and Washington D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a statistical area population of over 850,000 people.

Required Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years progressively responsible recruiting experienceProven experience sourcing candidates and interviewing to identify top talentExperience using applicant tracking systems and candidate databasesExperience guiding and facilitating full-cycle searchesProven experience generating diverse candidate pools
Preferred Qualifications

    Master’s degreeExecutive recruitment experienceExperience in a human resources office in higher education
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Skilled at collaboration and ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Skilled at flexibility within a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to envision and implement creative solutions to recruiting and process improvement
  • Knowledge of and significant experience with MS Office and database navigation skills
  • Knowledge of market status, trends and recruitment best practices
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Commitment to professionalism, quality and integrity
  • Exceptional communication (oral, written and presentation) and listening skills
  • Ability to manage concurrent projects and meet deadlines both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong analytical skills
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter detailing relevant experience, including experience with diversity recruitment, along with a resume and names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Human Resources
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Sep 10, 2021, 1:35:20 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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