Recruiting Specialist

Job description

Job location: Smith College

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-28
Req: R-202100305
Human ResourcesJob Description

Recruiter (Grade J)

Smith College educates women of promise for lives of distinction and purpose. A college of and for the world, Smith links the power of the liberal arts to excellence in research and scholarship, thereby developing engaged global citizens and leaders to address society’s challenges. Imagine working in a community dedicated to learning, teaching, scholarship, discovery, creativity and critical thought. It’s the diversity and inclusivity of our community, founded on the free and open exchange of ideas, that runs through everything we do. Join Smith and become part of a unique team bringing our mission to life.

Primary Function

Smith College seeks an experienced talent acquisition professional to attract the highest quality candidates to support the college mission and strategic plans. We are looking for a recruiter with a passion for executing on college recruitment strategies and generating a talent pipeline. You will touch all phases of the recruitment life cycle including sourcing, screening, presentation, negotiation of employment offers, and coordination of on-boarding and pre-employment activities.


  • Work with the hiring manager and Human Resources Partner (HRP) to determine employment requisitions and develop targeted recruitment strategies to find the best qualified candidates.

  • Execute recruiting strategy, promote employer brand, diversity sourcing, and interview process management. Manage and prioritize multiple searches.

  • Manage communication with candidates and applicants; review resumes, prescreen candidates, and prepare applicants for interviewing.

  • Screen, interview, prepare candidate summaries, work with search committees and negotiate offers

  • Collaborate with HR operations to optimize Workday configurations in the recruiting, hiring, and onboarding processes to create a best in class candidate experience.

  • Work closely with HR Partners to promote equity and inclusion priorities throughout the talent acquisition processes.

  • Educate and advise managers on appropriate interview techniques and protocol, offer negotiation, and other facets of the recruitment and hiring process.

  • Build a network of qualified passive candidates.

  • Conduct regular follow-up with managers and HRP to determine effectiveness of recruiting plans.

  • Coordinate and communicate movement of applicants through the system including reference checks and timely offers and response to non-selected candidates.

  • Ensure college and legal compliance with staffing procedures and processes.

  • Stay informed of the latest recruiting trends and apply innovative recruiting/sourcing techniques to ensure competitive state-of-the-art recruiting practices.

  • Using Workday, track and report recruiting activities (candidates, open requisitions applicant files, interviews, etc.) and key metrics designed to measure recruiting activities and quality of hires.

  • Make recommendations for improvement of recruitment related policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Responsible for accurate maintenance of recruitment documents and activities including but not limited to requisition, interview notes and candidate communication.

  • Other duties may be assigned or required for the performance of this position.

Participate in the college’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive and welcoming work environment.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and experience in talent acquisition.

Demonstrated success in the following areas:

Clear understanding of end to end recruitment life cycle processes.

Experience sourcing candidates.

Ability to manage competing demands while being extremely adaptable and flexible; must be organized and able to prioritize.

Knowledge of employment laws, and other government compliance regulations that affect recruitment, selection, and employment.

Expertise working with Workday Recruiting system.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

May 3, 2021

Compensation Grade:

Grade J

Position Type:


About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 7/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time