Senior Recruitment Consultant

Job Details

Job Title: Senior Recruitment Consultant
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37853
Job Description

The University of Missouri Columbia seeks to hire an experienced recruiter to join the Office of Human Resource’s Recruitment Center of Expertise. Successful candidates will partner closely with senior administrators, faculty, prospects, candidates as well as colleagues within HR and other service departments to help the university reach ambitious hiring goals necessary to elevate the university’s research and scholarship productivity.

The position will focus on delivering effective and efficient outcomes in the areas of executive recruitment, academic talent acquisition, and recruitment marketing.

  1. Plan and execute targeted recruitment strategies for difficult-to-fill faculty positions, in any of the following three areas – precision health, engineering and technology, and the humanities and social sciences
  2. Drive the recruitment marketing strategy, including the creation of marketing materials (e.g., position profiles, webpages)
  3. Responsible for all sourcing, attracting, screening, and networking efforts to generate leads, candidates, and candidate pipelines
  4. Consult and partner with hiring authorities and advisory committees throughout the recruitment process to develop a comprehensive understanding the strategic objectives of the initiative and adapt the strategy, if needed
  5. Coordinate all screening and selection activities including assessments, interviews, testing, reference checking and vetting, as well as negotiation and extending comprehensive offer letters
  6. Assist with spouse/partner recruitment efforts
  7. Document and track all recruitment efforts
  • Engage and partner with internal and external constituents to guarantee efficiency and a high level of service
  • Provide high level expertise and advise to hiring authorities, senior administrators, advisory committees, and faculty on routine and complex recruitment issues to remain compliant with regulations and policies
  • Collaborate closely with internal service departments (e.g., HR, Strategic Communications, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Division, General Counsel’s office, Provost’s office) to ensure efficiency and improve turnaround times
  • Engage with appropriate vendors (e.g., external job boards, CBC vendor)
  • Stay current on trends and innovative recruiting techniques; develop ongoing creative and cost-effective sourcing strategies
  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation of recruiting activities to support affirmative action obligations and efforts

    • Must demonstrate customer service, confidentiality, integrity, etiquettes and a commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equal opportunity in their activities
    • Strong collaborator and communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
    • Highly organized with demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle work time efficiently
    • Strong sense of urgency and collaboration in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment
    • Strong analytical skills paired with a hands-on mentality
    • Proactive mindset and solutions-oriented focus


    • A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
    • At least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.


    • Demonstrated experience with designing and executing recruitment and talent acquisition strategies, preferably for complex organizations
    • Experience in multi project management, particularly in healthcare or higher education
    • Experience in full-cycle recruitment or executive search is highly desirable


    This position is classified as a Senior Human Resources Consultant / Job Code 4364 / GGS11

    Salary Range: $53,600-$75,296

    Internal applicants can determine their university title and current GGS by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


    This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at


    The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.


    Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

    To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


    To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

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    Working at University of Missouri

    The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

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    The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

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    Designated a botanic garden, MU’s 1,262-acre main campus features more than 42,000 plants and trees and is an important outdoor laboratory for 10 academic programs. Many university buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Popular media consistently call Columbia, Mo., one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life. Mizzou is by far the largest employer in the area with more than 13,000 full-time employees.

    Citizens across the state connect with Mizzou by participating in Extension programs in every county, visiting MU Health Care specialists, competing in state competitions in MU facilities and cheering on the Missouri Tigers at athletic events. A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou's NCAA Division I athletic program has 20 sports, many ranked in the top 25 nationally.

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