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Talent Acquisition Specialist - University Human Resources (2 Opportunities)

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia 20007
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The Talent Acquisition Specialist will collaborate to recruit, screen and place a highly qualified, diverse pool of candidates in regular, temporary and temp-to- hire opportunities within the University. Deliver quality, timely and custom tailored talent acquisition services utilizing proactive and creative sourcing strategies to recruit high quality candidates. Serve as a consultant to campuses and departments utilizing best practice talent acquisition strategies.

  • Partner with hiring managers, HR Client Service Partners (CSP) and Human Resource Contacts (HRC) to identify and attract the best talent for direct hire, temporary and temp-to- hire needs. Initiate meetings with the hiring managers to discuss open position needs/requirements, candidate selection criteria, and an appropriate recruitment strategy.
  • Manage the full cycle recruitment process for open positions in assigned departments which includes sourcing candidates, screening resumes, coordinating interview process, interviewing candidates, conducting reference checks, coordinating background checks, and making salary recommendations.
  • Develop standardized interview methodologies for hiring managers to ensure objective evaluation of candidates and compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Communicate effectively with the hiring manager/interview team to ensure preparedness throughout the interview process.
  • Ensure all recruiting and hiring practices are in accordance with federal and state employment law ensuring fair employment practices. Ensure all hiring processes are in accordance with University policies and procedures.
  • Drive a strategic sourcing approach for assigned vacancies leveraging multiple recruiting sources (applicant tracking system, job boards, social media, professional associations, job fairs, networking, etc.) and techniques to identify and engage applicants and build pool of highly qualified applicants. 
  • Utilize the applicant tracking system, (and other databases, as appropriate) for screening, sourcing and reporting of applicant pool and resulting metrics.
  • Provide support to the recruiting process including posting positions on internal and external job sites. Schedule and conduct interviews and in–depth phone screening, make recommendations to hiring managers and coordinate all communications with applicants. Provide guidance on drafting offer letters.
  • Participate in the candidate selection process. Utilize applicable metrics to drive hiring and workforce planning strategies in collaboration with the hiring departments and respective HR Client Service Partners.
  • Provide a positive candidate experience by providing timely feedback of the progress and next steps in the hiring process.
  • Serve as main point of contact for temporary employees. Oversee relationship of temporary employees with the University and its departments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field preferred.  
  • Three to five years of professional level recruiting experience.  
  • Extensive knowledge of human resources issues, employment laws and best practices.
  • Excellent planning, time management, communication, decision-making, presentation, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build relationships across the organization. Demonstrated ability to operate as part of a
  • collaborative team and work independently as needed.  
  • Creative problem solving skills and demonstrated ability to source passive candidates highly desired.
  • Experience with Workday Recruiting or other web based applicant tracking systems required.
  • Experience using social media to support talent acquisition preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office required.
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