Talent Acquisition Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 09, 2021
Jan 25, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Talent Acquisition Specialist George Mason University's Human Resources & Payroll department Talent Acquisition team seeks a Talent Acquisition Specialist, who will ensure the University's recruitment efforts are strategic, compliant, and effective in achieving Mason's hiring initiatives. Supports all aspects of university searches and Talent Acquisition's communication, marketing and social media presence.In addition to a first class culture at Virginia's largest Public University, this position offers:Potential for flexible telework and hybrid telework schedulingCompetitive salaryOutstanding benefits including: Health & life insurance, multiple industry leading retirement plans available including state VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan, accrued paid days off per year, paid holidays, paid winter break, paid sick leave, professional development, tuition reimbursement at GMU, and employee assistance programs.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Responsibilities: Conduct full life cycle recruitment searches, which includes but is not limited to: Project Management including planning and stakeholder/vendor management;Coordination of the search process to provide professional strategic recruitment support above normal Mason coordination efforts. This requires collaborating with departments and providing industry knowledge to develop and implement coordination efforts;Prescreening and evaluation of applicant pools to determine qualifications, handling of sensitive information that may affect search, and providing detailed analysis to search members and hiring authorities utilizing best HR and Mason policy as guidelines; Management of coordination efforts for applicant interviewing process;HR screening to assess applicants and answer detailed questions that search committees cannot communicate to candidates outside of the interview process. This may be prior to and during the interview process. TA Specialist will act as the main point of contact for communication with applicants throughout the recruitment cycle;Providing search committee guidance related to recruitment strategy, applicant evaluation, HR guidance related to federal and state policy and laws, and Mason hiring policy and procures; andEnsuring successful completion of searches of varying difficulty with reduced time-to-fill, increased efficiency, and improved applicant pool availability.Provide consultative guidance and of recruitment functions including:Advise departments on alternative sources of candidates to assist hiring managers with difficult recruitment situations. This includes an utilizing an in-depth knowledge of market availability, complex sourcing strategy, and institutional knowledge to provide a well thought out and articulated strategy based on a department's short and long-term recruitment and staffing goals; Research and acquire new advertising sources to ensure a diverse candidate pool;Create a strategic marketing and communication strategy for assigned positions that leads to shorter time-to-fill, higher quality applicant pools, and better fill rates;Manage all aspects of recruiting positions such as sourcing, vetting, and initial first round interviews; Analyze job descriptions and requests to provide recommendations and guidance to department heads; and Work in conjunction with Classification and Compensation on changes to the EWPs/PDs as needed. Required Qualifications:Possess skills with data management and analysis;Ability to communicate respectfully, clearly, effectively, tactfully and to a diverse population;Ability to communicate effectively with hiring authorities, search committee chairs, members, coordinators, Talent Equity Advisors, etc.;Ability to establish and maintain trust, rapport and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills;Demonstrated ability to productively participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals;Ability to manage highly sensitive information;Proficiency in usage of basic technological tools including laptops/computers, email, phones, and internet;Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel; Knowledge of and ability to utilize online software tools including video meeting/conferencing platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams; Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations;Ability to communicate effectively in English (oral and in writing);Detail-oriented, organized and able to cater to various communication styles;Any combination of education and experience equivalent to Bachelor's Degree in a related field;Considerable (typically 5+ years) experience in strategic full life cycle recruitment; andSome (typically 3+ years) experience working in Human Resources or a related field. Preferred Qualifications:HR related certification preferred (SHRM-CP, PHR, etc.).

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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