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Talent Acquisition Specialist, University Development Program (UPDATED) (Multiple Positions)

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Position Information

Title Talent Acquisition Specialist, University Development Program (UPDATED) (Multiple Positions)
Department Development Office (9903)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please Note: The minimum qualifications and the corresponding supplemental question(s) have been slightly modified. As a result, the review date has been extended to 8/21/17.

This position serves as a member of the University Development Program (UDP) Human Resources & Talent Management team.

The Talent Acquisition Specialists for the UDP are responsible for leading proactive inbound and outbound recruitment strategies, attract candidates and fill development positions to support the growth and evolution of the University of Arizona Development Program. This individual will cultivate relationships; develop inclusive, innovative, and effective recruitment practices; and manage the talent acquisition and on-boarding process resulting in the attraction and retention of the highest qualified candidates for position openings. Through successful recruitment this position will advance the ability of the UDP to increase fundraising and elevate overall performance.

The incumbents will work collaboratively with all UDP departments to discuss strategy and efficiency of each search, build recruitment collateral to include interview guides, videos, ads and brochures, and other tasks as required. This position will be expected to make regional recruiting trips to proactively build relationships with fundraising professionals nationwide as well as travel to conferences and fundraising events to represent the University of Arizona Development Program. This position will also manage social media recruitment will include the use of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other relevant sources and will be responsible for talent acquisition reporting, metrics and HR & TM-related projects.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Screen and interview applicants for open positions and schedule qualified candidates to interview with hiring managers, internal search committees, and campus partners. Serve as primary contact for candidate throughout the interview process and provide candidate and overview of position, organization and process. Keep candidates and hiring managers informed of progress.
  • Develop a strategy for candidate pipeline development and sourcing by utilizing all available tools, including UA and UAF website, social media, job boards, employee referrals, recruiting tools, agency and vendors.
  • Assist Director, Talent Development with continued assessment of a positive on-boarding process in partnership with the hiring manager to provide a comprehensive and tailored experience to each new hire that facilitates assimilation through the first 90 days of employment. Responsibilities include: scheduling, system training, designation of mentors, etc.
  • Interact with college units, alumni groups and other strategic partners as necessary
  • Track and present metrics on candidate sourcing efforts. Present metrics to leadership as needed.
  • Assist UDP HR & TM staff in reviewing salary data and performing market compensation analysis.
  • Local, statewide and national travel will be expected to network with candidates and attend professional fundraising conferences to conduct recruitment activities.
  • Create and manage an applicant tracking system as needed for both UA and UAF candidates.Maintain requisitions and job postings in applicant tracking system and in UAccess. Assist with testing and implementation of alternative application tracking systems or other HR tools and systems.
  • Participate in initiatives designed to identify and attract the best candidates for the organization. This includes, but is not limited to employment branding initiatives, sourcing initiatives, strategic staffing initiatives, etc.
  • Leverage knowledge and experience to support learning and development needs of hiring managers and employees through providing advice, guidance, and training support for topics including but not limited to; social media usage, proper HR & TM systems access and use, behavioral interviewing.
  • Contribute to the overall activities of UDP HR & TM.
  • Occasional state and national travel will be required.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Have a basic understanding of employment laws, with a solid understanding of legal/illegal pre-employment inquiries and behavioral interviewing techniques is required.
  • Excellent planning, time management, communication, decision making, presentation, organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Internet applications.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize complex projects and plans to deliver results.
  • Develop a passion and enthusiasm for the University and the mission of the UDP and recruiting.
  • Determined and results driven.
  • The ability to speak and write persuasively, listen effectively and engage in meaningful partnerships with both internal and external constituencies.
  • A commitment to advance diversity within the UDP and across the University of Arizona campus.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three to five years of experience in professional recruitment and/or fundraising development.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating, developing and enhancing professional relationships.
  • Valid driver’s license with the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field;
  • Experience with recruitment reporting, metrics and workforce planning.
  • Experience with workforce planning, sustainability and employer branding.
  • Recruiting or HR certifications (i.e. PHR, PRC, CIR, CDR).
  • Experience in or knowledge of higher education fundraising.
  • Excellent knowledge of recruiting techniques and employment policies and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40+
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21954
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Laurie Carlin

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Open Date 08/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 08/21/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least three to five years of experience in professional recruitment and/or fundraising development?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents