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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Company: University of Delaware
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Pay Grade: 29E

Context of Job:

Under general direction of the Associate Director, the Talent Acquisition Specialist provides strategic guidance and leadership on campus-wide recruitment efforts. The Talent Acquisition Specialist assists in the development of recruitment strategies and plans and plays a critical role in ensuring academic and administrative units can select candidates that best meet their needs. The ideal candidate is great at networking and building relationships with candidates and hiring managers.


  • Develop and execute strategic recruitment initiatives designed to attract and retain the most qualified employees.
  • Create network of industry contacts, professional organizations, association memberships, trade groups and employees to advance recruitment objectives.
  • Design and develop marketing information to assist in recruitment initiatives.
  • Performs advanced social media and Boolean sourcing.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs. Assist hiring managers in developing pools of qualified candidates and putting together a recruitment strategy.? Provide follow through with all hires to ensure they have a positive onboarding experience.
  • Collaborate with Classification/Compensation on the creation of job descriptions and salary determinations.
  • Act as a brand ambassador to attract diverse talent.? Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting.
  • Build networks to find qualified passive candidates.
  • Perform searches for qualified candidates according to relevant job criteria, using computer databases, networking, internet recruiting resources, and employee referrals.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Communications and Marketing to develop internal and external materials recognizing the University of Delaware as an Employer of Choice.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Perform administrative duties and recordkeeping related to recruitment.
  • Perform job-related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree and three years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or another related field preferred Higher education experience preferred.
  • Ability to use creative sourcing techniques including but not limited to the use of social media, employee referrals, Boolean searches, x-ray, and networking to identify top talent for the organization.
  • Knowledge of behavioral assessment surveys used to identify optimal job performance.
  • Knowledge of predictive validity and other validation criteria associated with the recruitment process.
  • Ability to design and develop recruitment plans. Full life cycle recruitment experience across multiple lines of business.? Ability to analyze job requirements and establish appropriate applicant selection criteria and matrices.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Ability to use advanced techniques in spreadsheet, database, and/or presentation software.
  • General knowledge of various employment laws and practices.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and university EEO/AA/ Diversity laws, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Effective presentation skills to both internal and external groups and events.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of human resources work.
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.

Keywords: University of Delaware, Newark , Talent Acquisition Specialist, Other , Newark, Delaware

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