Human Resource Associate (Associate Director of Talent Management)

Chicago, Illinois
Jun 08, 2021
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Human Resource Associate (Associate Director of Talent Management) is responsible for developing, managing, and coordinating key elements of the Talent Strategy for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement. The associate director will report to the Director of Talent Management and work with the advancement senior management team, hiring managers, college and university staff, central HR, and a network of contacts to help build and retain a diverse, high-performance team. 


  • Work with the Director of Talent Management and hiring managers to develop and implement strategic recruitment plans. Provide a high level of customer service in consulting with and guiding hiring managers in comprehensive recruitment and staffing issues, policies, and processes.
  • Identify recruiting opportunities by researching new sources for talent, cultivating relationships with internal talent as well as external industry professionals, and networking with other universities and non-profit organizations.  Utilize broad market knowledge to creatively network to build, manage and maintain a pipeline of qualified and diverse talent.
  • Effectively manage the hiring process through:
  • Advertising/sourcing candidates
  • Creating appropriate interview guides and rubrics for fair and consistent screening and evaluation of applicants
  • Creating candidate information packets based on position and recruitment plan
  • Conducting thoughtful and professional interviews
  • Staffing and leading search committees
  • Conducting reference/background checks
  • Making hiring recommendations
  • Partner with the Director of Talent Management to efficiently help assimilate new hires to their new role and team. Assist with pre-boarding and onboarding processes and activities including welcome materials, orientation programs, 30/60/90-day check-ins, and technical training.
  • Help create and coordinate Advancement-wide team-building opportunities to foster team cohesiveness.
  • Co-present departmental training sessions with the Director of Talent Management to ensure staff are well prepared to effectively interview candidates and understand the UIC recruitment process.
  • Build effective relationships with partners in central HR, colleges/units, and the University of Illinois Foundation to ensure best practices are followed as well as State, University and Advancement policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource administration, labor relations, business administration, or a field related to the position.
  • Two years of work experience performing professional-level human resources duties.
  • Demonstrated experience with full life-cycle recruitment, including face-to-face interviewing, is required.


  • Experience working in higher education or a non-profit organization. Experience recruiting/hiring within a civil service system is a plus.
  • Experience recruiting for professional-level staff positions.
  • HR generalist experience.
  • Applicant tracking system experience.
  • Proficient with the use of technology such as Internet sites and social media/networking to proactively source candidates.
  • Knowledgeable in employment law.
  • High level of personal and professional integrity with the ability to appropriately handle highly confidential information.
  • High level of independent decision-making and problem-solving capability.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and work well in an environment with competing demands.

University of Illinois Chicago

As a top research institute, a leading healthcare provider, and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in the country UIC is paving the way for how modern, urban, global public education should work.  We are, and have been since our earliest days, dedicated to opening doors and clearing hurdles to provide an outstanding education to bright and ambitious students, no matter what.  This mission is amplified through our five-year, $750 million IGNITE Campaign that will redefine the model for student success, cultivate and empower faculty leaders, drive life-changing discovery and strengthen connections to communities. 

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement connects the vision and passion of UIC’s alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and corporations and foundations, with the pieces of our mission most meaningful to them.  We help donors create the impact they envision, whether it be a scholarship for a promising student seeking a life-changing education, funding for researchers working to discover new knowledge in a particular arena, or support for a university-community collaboration that will anchor stronger, healthier societies.

TO APPLY, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE UIC JOB BOARD:   FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BY June 21, 2021.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.  UIC also offers a comprehensive benefits package. RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

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