Talent Acquisition Partner
About Lesley University:
Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in the human arts of education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 6,400 students and 90,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.
We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer substantial paid time off, a generous retirement plan, and tuition programs that enable employees and their dependents to expand their knowledge and skills.
Lesley is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to institutional and academic excellence at Lesley. In doing so, Lesley strives for a campus culture and community that fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the Lesley experience, and helps to develop each individual's capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving national context and the rapid change in the demographic profile of our country, the University has made a significant commitment to addressing and enhancing its campus climate and diversity capabilities as an institution.
Lesley seeks a Talent Acquisition Partner, who will serve to provide the best employee experience through full-cycle recruitment, onboarding and orientation for University faculty and professional staff.
The selected individual, reporting to the Director of Human Resources, will develop talent acquisition strategies and succession planning by partnering with leadership across the University; provide advisory input to leadership regarding organizational design and change management; create and implement best practice talent acquisition processes to ensure candidates have a positive experience regardless of outcome; engage in active, creative sourcing to develop a robust, diverse pipeline of candidates to fill positions in a timely manner and maintain candidate pools for future needs; manage the search process, including developing appropriate search committees, providing unconscious bias training, assessing candidates, coordinating interviews, communicating the Lesley mission and key benefit programs, and developing offers; establish productive relationships and rapport with internal and external customers to gain an understanding of the institution's goals, strengths, and opportunities; work closely with HR Analyst to inform data-driven decision-making; and guide newly hired colleagues through the onboarding process.
The successful candidate will have at least three years' prior experience designing, developing and executing talent acquisition processes; exceptional communication (verbal and written), leadership, planning, organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, and interpersonal skills; strong attention to detail; ability to work across the university to create and implement initiatives that align and engage employees and candidates; a proven ability to exercise good judgment and discretion; experience with an applicant tracking system (ADP Recruiting Management preferred), demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Visio a plus); and have a comprehensive knowledge of talent acquisition, human resources, employment laws and regulations, normally obtained through a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field.
At Lesley University we strive for a supportive and equitable environment where people -- regardless of race, physical ability, age, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected personal identities -- can participate equally and fully as their true selves in all aspects of university life. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the fabric of our institution.
A letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, professional activity, and/or service must be included for full consideration.