Responsible for full cycle recruitment across various University units, schools, and departments. Positions vary in seniority, functional area, location, and level of difficulty.
As part of the position intake process, establishes strong relationships with hiring managers, leverages their understanding of departmental needs and culture, and ascertains business requirements to build a strategic recruitment plan that includes candidate outreach; serves as an overall advisor to hiring managers and HR partners to accomplish timely interviewing and hiring objectives.
Provides a high level of strategic and tactical expertise for full cycle talent acquisition. Develops structured interview materials for candidate interviews; maintains appropriate documentation. Presents candidate feedback to hiring managers, advising them on candidates' strengths, development opportunities, and recommendations to make successful hiring decisions. Also provides proactive and timely updates to hiring managers on recruitment progress, candidate trends, and/or challenges.
Creates exceptional candidate experience from initial contact to extending an offer, assists units across the University with staff recruiting, including advising on advertising and outreach methods, sourcing candidates, prescreening resumes, interviewing candidates, checking references, and advising on salary levels.
Proactively researches best practices and market trends; authors strategic and effective resources and training aides for distribution/presentation to broader HR Community.
Manages University talent pipeline project utilizing various tools including Workday Recruiting, LinkedIn, etc. This includes utilizing data to determine which pools to establish, piloting the program, creating communication channels to connect units/departments with applicable talent, and evaluating program effectiveness with a continuous focus on process improvement.
Proactively develops innovative candidate sourcing strategies such as social media, networking, internet research, and partnering with affiliated organizations to develop a pipeline of qualified and competitive candidates for various positions.
Champions and drives diversity and inclusion efforts to recruit diverse applicant pools by partnering with various University departments, affiliated organizations, and local workforce development agencies to attend and/or facilitate programs and job fairs aimed at the recruitment of diverse and qualified candidates.
Networks throughout the University and its affiliated organizations with employees and employee groups.
Manages and maintains the applicant tracking system and assists hiring managers, HR Partners, and prospective candidates by answering questions and troubleshooting the system. Leverages ATS to analyze trends. Promptly responds to talent acquisition inquiries submitted via shared email inbox.
Works closely with other Human Resources Centers of Expertise, including Employee & Labor Relations, Compensation, Benefits, and HR Talent Analytics to provide a high-level of customer service to all HR professionals and hiring managers.
Researches inquiries from prospective applicants, hiring managers, and HR Partners throughout campus; provides timely resolution.
Provides consultation to and advises hiring units to ensure University policies, procedures and applicable employment laws are applied appropriately.
Mentors, coaches, and oversees the work of less senior team members.
Manages special projects within area of expertise as needed.
Develops plans for and represents the University at various recruitment and selected educational institution and career fairs.
Coordinates and presents Getting to Know UChicago New Hire Orientation several times each quarter.
Implements outreach efforts to recruit diverse applicant pools. Attends job fairs and prescreens candidates for positions. Develops a network of contacts at the University to identify and source qualified internal candidates. Networks throughout the University and its affiliated organizations with employees and employee groups.
Communicates University policies, employment issues, and procedures to hiring managers through routine meetings and workshops. With minimal guidance, conducts training with units and newly hired human resources employees on employment processes, procedures, and issues. Provides consultation to and advises hiring units to ensure University policies and procedures are applied appropriately.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in related field.
Experience in a higher education environment and/or highly decentralized or matrixed environment highly preferred.
Recruiting for senior level positions.
Creating educational HR resources and content.
AIRS or SHRM talent acquisition certification.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Work with an applicant tracking system such as Workday Recruiting.
Knowledge of employment laws.
Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite, proficient PC skills, and experience with human capital management software.
Communicate with, and develop/maintain, strong business relationships with all levels of the organization up to, and including, members of senior leadership.
Proven ability to demonstrate professionalism and discretion while working with highly confidential information.
Strong verbal and written communication skills with varying levels of personnel.
Excellent decision-making, multitasking, analytical, time management, priority-setting and learning agility capabilities.
Work in a team environment and independently.
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