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Talent Acquisition & Inclusion Specialist

Apply now Work type: Project Full Time
Location: Western Main Campus
Categories: Business and Financial Affairs, Administrative/Clerical, Human Resources

Position Title

Talent Acquisition & Inclusion Specialist

About the University Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department The Human Resources Department support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position

This is a project-employment position; ending April 2019.

As our Talent Acquisition & Inclusion Specialist, you will be responsible for:

  • Representing Western at regional and local recruiting events and to outreach to relevant external professional and employment resources to create a recruiting network
    • This may require multi-day (overnight) regional travel and working nights/weekends
  • Assisting applicants through the recruitment process
    • Act as a point of contact
    • Schedule interviews - telephone and in-person
    • Track applicant information; answer questions
  • Data analysis
    • Track effectiveness of recruitment activities
    • Maintain recruitment metrics
    • Develop and maintain surveys
    • Quarterly evaluation of short and long term recruitment strategies and metric
  • Developing and maintaining recruiting programs
    • Market Western as an "Employer of Choice"
    • Develop best-in-class recruiting practice
    • Develop diverse pipeline programs
    • Ensure program is current with industry standards and trends
    • Perform reference checks
    • Work in close coordination with Western's Equal Opportunity Office
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Human Resources or a related field
  • Five (5) years of experience with employee recruitment or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate and work with a wide range of individuals and constituents in a diverse community
  • Exhibit a strong client focus and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of recruiting processes including selection methods
  • Previous experience with candidate sourcing tools and methods
  • Excellent knowledge of recruitment marketing trends and best practices 
  • Effective negotiation, influencing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in time management and multitasking
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to compose and edit written materials
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality of clients and records
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally
  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends as required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in Human Resource Management
  • Experience in employee recruitment
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state and local employment laws
  • SHRM-CP certification or equivalent 
Salary $52,819 - $67,491; depending on years of experience
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes

Review begins September 26, 2017; position is open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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