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University of Washington Bothell
Washington, United States
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Jul 27, 2021

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Req #: 193862 Department: UW BOTHELL: ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE & HR Job Location: UW Bothell Posting Date: 07/27/2021 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience Shift: First Shift Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.

UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.

The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone.

The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan - Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to: strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.

UW Bothell has an outstanding opportunity for a Talent Acquisition Partner in OE/HR .

Organizational Excellence and Human Resources (OE/HR), a unit within Planning and Administration, is committed to building, supporting and retaining a community of faculty, staff and student employees who are highly engaged and diverse. As a member of the OE/HR team, the Talent Acquisition Partner works in a highly collaborative manner with hiring managers to understand the managers' objectives and staffing needs. This position develops and executes customized sourcing and recruiting strategies, generating pipeline of qualified candidates for current and future professional and classified staff positions, as well as handles the full life cycle of the recruitment process and works closely with hiring managers in creating skilled and diverse candidate pools. Strengthening outreach, recruitment and hiring practices that focus on diversifying applicant pools and ultimately the staff population is key to this position. The Talent Acquisition Partner also acts as UW Bothell’s representative at diversity job fairs, social media, and external networking events, marketing UW Bothell as an employer of choice to job seekers.



• As a member of the OE/HR team, the Talent Acquisition Partner will work closely with the OE/HR team to provide seamless service to UW Bothell units.
• Proactively source active and passive candidates though creative and strategic methods including but not limited to employee referrals, networking, networking events, and advanced search tools to ensure all recruitments are seeded with highly qualified, diverse candidates.
• Conduct intake meetings with hiring manager/s to discuss the position, the ideal candidate, advertising venues and diverse recruitment strategies and processes for the search. Advise hiring managers about process best practices.
• Develop appropriate screening criteria and assess resumes and applications, to pre-screen for hiring managers.
• Partner with campus leadership, including the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, to ensure equitable hiring practices and review of hiring pool diversity. Integrate UW's new Staff Diversity Hiring Tool Kit with our current diversity hiring practices.
• Develop and execute tactical sourcing strategies aimed at generating candidate flow to meet overall recruiting goals.
• Proactively work to build a skilled and diverse candidate pool for each search.
• Utilize contemporary recruiting and sourcing tools such as job boards, social media, resume databases and search engines to identify active and passive candidates. Keep up-to-date on current social media hiring practices.
• Generate and maintain a pipeline (talent pool) of qualified candidates (especially for hard to fill positions; and for advisor positions) organized by skill set for current and future opportunities. Match qualified candidates with hiring managers throughout UW Bothell campus, including both permanent and temporary vacancies. Conduct informational interviews with inquiring candidates.
• Provides training or partner with UW Diversity Recruiter to provide training to hiring managers and search committee members on implicit bias and other strategies regarding diversity and inclusion, including inclusion advocacy.
• Conduct or oversee the conducting of initial phone screens to assess candidate skills, experience, salary requirements, availability and interest.
• Interview candidates and all finalist candidates as selected.
• Develop metrics regarding interview questions, informing hiring committees on best practices regarding what to watch for while interviewing candidates. Help hiring committees learn the difference between great, good, and fair answers to questions.
• Use a rubric to evaluate interview questions and identify competencies.
• Provide verbal or written feedback regarding candidates to hiring managers and other stakeholders.
• Conduct or oversee the conducting of reference checks.
• Initiate the background check process.
• Ensure that all recruiting processes are documented, consistent and efficient.
• Conduct regular follow-up meetings with hiring managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation.
• Participates in recruitment events and represents UW Bothell within the community.
• Ensure that all successful candidates are properly on-boarded.

Business Partner Collaboration:

• Work with OE/HR Business Partners and hiring managers to understand client departments' objectives and anticipates staffing needs.
• Assist with the faculty search and hiring process.
• Conduct exit interviews with staff departing UW Bothell.
• Utilizing Gallup assessment tool, evaluate candidate experience and continue to improve.
• Take over the campus temp hire program to free up HR Partners to do other work.


• In collaboration with OE/HR Director, focus on continuing to build UW Bothell's new virtual Onboarding program for staff. Help create both virtual events and improve current resources.
• Present various portions of the New Staff Orientation virtual program.
• Meet with new staff on their first day to discuss resources and information they will need to know right away (before they attend Onboarding virtual programs).
• Virtual faculty orientation (currently only offered fall quarter each year) must be offered quarterly. Work with a team to create a virtual program for winter and spring quarter hires.
• Create faculty onboarding resources, checklist, and website.

Policies, Procedures and Administration:

• Manage and maintain recruitment and placement metrics and tracking systems.
• Evaluate organizational practices in compliance with laws, rules and policies. Develop personnel recommendations in compliance with regulatory requirements while meeting UW Bothell operational needs.
• Interpret, analyze and disseminate rules, procedures, and policies; identify needs for policy or procedure development and clarification; write guidelines, procedures and policies as necessary.
• Prepare appropriate HR documents as needed.
• Participate and assist in the development of metrics.

Other Duties:

• Oversee the recruiting assistance provided by the HR Assistant Senior such as scheduling interviews, conduct phone screen and reference checks.
• Identify and assist in the implementation of continuous process improvements.
• Manage special projects as required by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Organizational Excellence and Human Resources.
• Special projects as assigned, such as faculty position advertising analytics for Vice Chancellor. Contract negotiations for best advertising rates.
• Supervise student intern (when applicable) and develop the HR student intern program agenda.
• Perform other related duties as required.


Bachelor's degree in HR, Business Administration, or related field.
At least two years of experience in human resources profession and/or recruiting.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


Ability to analyze, interpret and apply complex rules and regulations in problem solving and consulting as it relates to employment.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
Experience with recruitment focused on diversity.
Intrinsically motivated and able to create innovative ideas to achieve results. Recognizes and seizes opportunities.
Strong interpersonal skills and customer service. Ability to communicate in a direct and professional manner.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with many levels of personnel, including faculty and other administrators, and professional and classified staff.
Ability to prioritize and complete projects within deadline.
Ability to make public presentations to small and medium size groups.
Ability to use computers and software including: MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to work collaboratively to bring diverse ideas, opinions, and people together.

Key Competencies

Effective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one, and group, etc.
Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.
Professional Credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization.
Critical Thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience.
Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs. Maintains confidential HR information.
Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes to the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.


• Experience working in higher education setting.
• Experience with Workday.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .


Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1 , employees of higher education and healthcare institutions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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