Talent Acquisition Specialist I - 515770

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Based on Qualifications

Department/Organization: 506151 - Talent Acquisition

Normal Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 - 5:00

Job Summary: The Talent Acquisition Specialist I is responsible for managing functions or processes involved in the acquisition of high quality candidates by utilizing strategic recruiting methodologies. This is the entry level position in the Talent Acquisition job family.

Additional Department Summary: This position administers employment programs/services and resolves related issues regarding staff recruitment activities for the University. Assists with the development and implementation of new/revised programs, processes, or procedures.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and some experience in human resources, job development, employment, staffing, or career placement. Student or Graduate Assistant, Intern or student-oriented experience will be considered. To be considered student experience, it must be detailed on the employment section of the application.

Skills and Knowledge: Thorough knowledge in the usage of personal computers and standard application software (word processing, spreadsheet and-or database management programs). Working knowledge of applicant tracking systems. Demonstrated success in recruiting and talent acquisition techniques. Excellent communication and public relation skills. Ability to build strong relationships at all levels. Must be able to work in a team-based environment and also independently to meet deadlines. Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills and must have exceptional time management skills. Must have ability to independently and effectively manage multiple priorities and projects with efficiency and appropriate follow-through. Demonstrated ability to implement innovative and creative approaches to the recruitment and retention of employees. Requires a professional approach to dealing with diverse individuals and issues, with an exceptional customer service focus.

Preferred Qualifications: SHRM-CP or PHR certification preferred.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster


The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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