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Executive Recruitment Consultant

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 19, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

Recruitment (UM System)

Job Description

The University of Missouri System seeks an experienced executive recruiter to provide exceptional recruitment services to support the University of Missouri System and its four distinct and mission-oriented institutions in achieving their operational and strategic objectives. The Executive Recruitment Consultant will develop and lead high-impact recruitment programs targeting strategic and key hires in close partnership with senior administration, faculty, as well as colleagues within HR and other service departments throughout each university.

The primary focus for this executive recruiter will be on making positive recruitment impacts for the UM System’s two urban-serving institutions, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). We seek a passionate and inclusive thought-leading recruiter who is energized by the opportunity to positively impact lives in Missouri’s urban communities.

The Executive Recruitment Consultant will be asked to:
  • Develop and implement executive search strategies and lead hiring activities for senior administrative positions as well as other key positions at assigned UM System campuses
  • Collaborate closely with senior administrators and HR leadership to align with the institution’s current recruitment strategy and identify executive talent gaps
  • Drive passive and active recruiting to attract and hire national talent, ensuring leadership diversity
  • Partner with senior administrators, faculty, and staff to manage all aspects of executive searches and ensure a ‘concierge-level’ experience for candidates and key internal stakeholders
  • Guide prospects and candidates through the institution’s hiring process, including assessments, interviews, testing, reference checking and vetting, offer management, negotiations, as well as spousal and partner recruitment efforts
  • Proactively source, build, and nurture pipelines of diverse talent
  • Provide high level expertise and advice to internal constituents on routine and complex recruitment issues to remain compliant with regulations and policies
  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation of recruiting activities to support institutional efforts.
The Executive Recruitment Consultant should be able to:
  • Act with a highly collaborative working style with strong relationship management skills
  • Understand complex concepts quickly and communicate those efficiently
  • Take initiative with minimal direction and complete complex recruitments with near complete autonomy
  • Exhibit a resilient personality paired with a high level of professionalism and integrity
  • Advise and lead others to navigate and solve complex issues, including employment related laws, policies, and regulations
  • Display a strong sense of urgency and collaboration in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment
  • Prioritize and handle work time efficiently
  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service, confidentiality, integrity, etiquettes and a commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equal opportunity in their activities

$70,000 – $85,000 commensurate to relevant experience and education

Grade: GGS 12


Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proven success delivering innovating sourcing and recruiting strategies for national leadership searches, preferably for complex organizations
  • Experience in multi project management, particularly in healthcare or higher education
  • Previous experience negotiating competitive compensation and benefits packages
The role will report directly to the UM System Senior Director of Recruitment and work closely with senior leadership at UMKC and UMSL, respectively, as well as others across the UM System. Applicants interested in remote/telework or hybrid work environments (with some onsite work in St. Louis, Kansas City, or Columbia, Missouri) will be considered. Intermittent onsite presence in St. Louis or Kansas City could be expected to fulfill a portion of the role’s responsibilities.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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