Sr Director Talent Acquisition

Arlington, VA
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Full Time
You are, first and foremost, someone who loves to build, and who isn't afraid to use both hands in the process. You willA' build a Talent Acquisition vertical in order to support not only the organization we are today, but the one we aspire to be. You will work on strategies in partnership with the VP of People & Culture to help us recruit, retain, and develop a diverse, creative team that can deliver against our ambitious long-term goals. You believe that building diverse teams are essential to a company's success. Integrating DEI practices and goals are essential to developing recruitment processes, developing interview materials as well as coaching hiring managers. You believe that good data helps build stronger teams, and you will bring a battle-tested playbook to Company that will help us level up our own insights. You are committed to your own personal and professional development, and understand that change is both necessary and hard. In this role leading, demonstrating, and modeling Company culture is a must! You also understand that we will (unwittingly) screw things up along the way, and you will be ready to own your part of those future failures when the time (inevitably) comes. Last and maybe most importantly, you don't take yourself too seriously. Yes, we'll work hard. Yes, we'll need to have uncomfortable, difficult conversations. But what's the point of a destination if you didn't enjoy the journeyA' What You'll Do:Below is a sketch of the talent acquisition function we want to build. It includes a combination of existing practices you will assume ownership of, and new initiatives we'll ask you to lead. To support those pursuits, you'll be managing and developing a team of two recruitment professionals that have helped establish an excellent foundation. In partnership with the existing team, you will work to assess new capabilities we want to build and recruit top talent to fill those gaps. You'll report directly to the VP of People and Culture and work closely with company leaders through the process.Build a Diverse, World Class Team that Reflects the Communities We Serve by:A' Talent AcquisitionThe candidate should have operational rigor / deep knowledge in recruiting operations and processes (how to scale a recruiting team to fit the growing needs of the company, create and standardize processes to ensure efficiency and equity) and be able to leverage data at every step of the recruiting process.Build a talent acquisition vertical that supports our rapid growth model and aligns with our business objectives which include building partnerships within the community.DEI and Sourcing: Drive sourcing capability & capacity across the organization,A' diversify our recruiting funnel in order to ensure equitable representation across all levels within the organization, and ensure our Employer Brand reflects the importance we place on DEI.A' Develop and implement innovative talent practices as well as streamline and automate processes to improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization.Data: Bring our "We Heart Data"A' value to our Recruiting efforts, providing visibility and setting measurable goals against both business as usual activities and key new initiatives.Thought partner, mentor, and coach:Partner with key stakeholders (Management Team, Leaders, Hiring Managers, HR Business Partners and Business Resource Groups) to determine future talent needs and set and drive enabling sourcing strategies; to understand the channels where we can find the best, diverse talent who align with our values and culture.Manage effective relationships with hiring managers to understand their hiring needs and fill openings in a timely manner.Partner with leaders to deliver quality candidate experience through all aspects of the recruitment funnel.Inform hiring managers on sourcing best practices to help teams achieve their talent goals each year.Employer Brand:A' A' A' Develop relationships and create partnerships in the community to further diversify and build the talent pipeline and build our employer brand in the local market such that it reflects the people and culture and opportunities present at Company.Team Leadership:A' Build, engage, manage and develop a team of high-performing staff in an extremely fast-paced and ambiguous environment.Set team performance goals and metrics, timelines, and a formal tracking process to measure and manage progress.Compliance: Ensure our policies comply with current labor laws and HR best practices.A' What You Bring to the Table:Minimum of 10 years' experience in the Talent Acquisition field, preferably within a fast-paced tech/media environment, with at least 4 years in a leadership supervisory position.Bachelor's Degree preferred or equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience.Experience identifying and/or creating best-in-class, scalable TA processes.Exceptional cultural competence and an evolved understanding of the manner in which diversity, equity, and inclusion values influence best-in-class talent practices.Experience working with a diverse workforce.Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and organizational skillsService-oriented mindset.Superior attention to detail and accuracy in work.Unwavering commitment to maintaining confidentiality in all matters.Passion for continuous improvement.Proven ability to drive results in an ambiguous and ever-changing environment.Strong coaching social skills and demonstrated success working with all levels in an organization.Experience managingA' ATS platforms.

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