Assistant Director of Talent Recruitment

Job Description:

The Assistant Director for Talent Recruitment leads the Human Resources Department’s strategic recruitment and staffing initiatives through effective development of initiatives, outreach, and operational management; develops creative and effective marketing, sourcing and selection processes to drive success in recruitment and retention outcomes; promotes and drives diversity and inclusivity in all selection processes; and builds and maintains strong relationships with search committees and departments.

Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of expertise.

Essential Functions:

  • Creates, implements, and supports creative talent recruitment strategies to proactively build an ongoing pipeline of diverse talent.

  • Actively supports search committees and departments throughout the recruitment process. Provides a high level of customer service in consulting with and guiding hiring managers in comprehensive recruitment strategies and processes.

  • Manages applicant-tracking in Workday. Collects and analyzes data on demographics and hiring activity for use in recruitment plans.

  • Configures, reviews, tests and updates recruiting processes within Workday to provide the strongest applicant and manager experience. Is an active learner in the Workday community.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

  • Manages efficient recruiting, interviewing and hiring processes in Workday (staff) and Interfolio (faculty) ensuring a positive candidate experience from the initial contact through hire.

  • Manages all recruitment marketing activities including: posting positions, developing advertising strategies, utilizing social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter and targeted email campaigns, and collecting all collaterals and materials.

  • Coordinates pre-employment testing.

  • Ensures compliance in recruiting, through effective collaboration and review of processes.

  • Supports human resources team in planning and executing university-wide recognition and workforce development programs and events.

  • Performs additional other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with minimum of 4 years of experience in HR, academic administration or nonprofit management with an expertise in Talent Acquisition and a demonstrated capability in recruiting or a combination of education and experience from which a similar skill set would be obtained. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in web-based recruiting tools, including social media and job boards, and applicant tracking systems such as Workday is essential. A proven record of developing and effectively managing recruitment programs, projects, and initiatives is desired. Must have the ability to prioritize work, and manage multiple tasks and projects. The ability to influence others, gather information from individuals and groups, build collaborative relationships and develop rapport within HR and across the university is critical to the incumbent’s success. Proficiency with MS Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and a strong knowledge of Workday HCM, or a willingness to actively learn Workday HCM, is expected.

Application Instructions

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information are required.

External Applicants: Please upload your resume on the Quick Apply screen. Your application will automatically populate your resume details, and you may verify and update data on the My Information page. Add your cover letter to the Resume/CV document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience application page. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it. The My Experience page is the only opportunity to add your cover letter and supporting document attachments. The online application form requires you provide names and contact information for three professional references.

Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Do not apply from the website. Log in to Workday. Click on the Career Application and select the Open W&L Jobs report. Locate the position and click Apply. Update your Education and Job History. Attach your cover letter and resume, and provide three professional references in the appropriate boxes. Refer to this Job Aid for additional guidance.

Physical Requirements:

  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.

  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Types of Work: Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

Benefit Eligible



Weekly Hours:


Minimum Pay:


Pay commensurate with experience.

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs