Skip to main content

This job has expired

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Community College of Rhode Island
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

Job Details

About CCRI and the Role

Position Title

Talent Acquisition Specialist


Talent Management

Position Category

Staff - NonClassified

About CCRI

The Community College of Rhode Island is New England’s largest community college, and a nationally-recognized leader in catalyzing student success and achievement for recent high school graduates and returning adults alike.

We provide affordable, open access to higher education, and we deliver on our mission to offer all students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth.

Diversity is our strength. We champion equity, and we celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff whose demographics are reflective of our diverse student body. To learn more about our employees’ values and what it means to work here, learn about our Guiding Principles here .

Job Summary

The Talent Acquisition Specialist is an integral part of CCRI’s ongoing efforts to recruit, hire, onboard, and retain, talented employees who bring a diversity of identities and life experiences to support the mission of the college. This role oversees the full-time faculty and staff talent acquisition process and helps support classified, part-time, intermittent, and other temporary staff. The role also includes special projects that support the employee experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

Commitment to CCRI’s Mission:
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college as well as an inclusive, collaborative, and positive employee culture.
  • Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding:
  • Working collaboratively with stakeholders, identify optimal and creative methods of recruitment for all faculty and staff positions and assist with classified and part-time positions.
  • Increase employer brand by attending in-person events
  • Build relationships by helping departments plan recruiting efforts.
  • Assist and maintain CCRI’s employer brand in order to attract and retain top talent
  • Posting, advertising, preparing applicant files for search committee action, supporting search committees.
  • Assist managers with all job descriptions. Ensure that requirements, knowledge, skills and abilities are consistent and equitable with level of paygrade and classification.
  • In conjunction with the Talent Manager, work with search committee’s on: hiring process including but not limited to, reviewing/approving evaluation criteria and interview questions. Ensure that evaluation of applicants is in accordance with qualifications listed. Assist in training search committee members on unconscious bias and inclusive interview. Review applicant pools to ensure that every search is being conducted in a fair and equitable manner. Maintain and increase usage of Applicant Tracking System for data accuracy.
  • Support and assist search committees with appropriate selection process protocols.
  • Assist with reviewing all search documents to ensure compliance of policies, processes, and bargaining union contracts
  • In collaboration with the Talent Manager identify and establish recruitment networks to identify diverse candidates and provide guidance in targeted outreach.
  • Responsible for continuously improving CCRI’s hiring process to ensure a streamlined and efficient process by leveraging technology.
  • Responsible for all aspects of PeopleAdmin, CCRI’s electronic applicant tracking and talent acquisition system. Maintain current knowledge, design and maintain workflows within the platform to ensure continuous improvement and implement strategy to automate hiring process.
Department-Support Duties:
  • Maintain all job descriptions and update the website as needed. Serve as a back up to maintain and update the department web site. Assist with maintaining employment website ( and all pages related to employment, including but not limited to, resources for hiring managers and search committees web pages.
  • Prepare and/or design standard and specialized reports using word processing, ARGOS and spreadsheets.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (including business, human resources, psychology, etc.), or Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree and four (3) years of relevant experience required.
  • At least three (3) years of experience working in Human Resources required, with experience in employment and recruitment practices and in managing multiple recruitment and selection processes.
  • High level of attention to detail and ability to manage workload during multiple projects.
Competencies and Desired Qualifications
  • Will have a working knowledge of MS Office applications and applicant tracking system(s).
  • Will have working knowledge of enterprise HR and reporting software ( CCRI uses Banner and Argos).
  • Will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Will demonstrate excellence in collaborative relationships.
  • Will be a self-starter and able to work under pressure.
  • Will have the ability to maintain the strictest confidentiality of information.
Position Details

Position Information





Pay Grade

BOE 10

Salary Information

Anticipated starting salary is $60,000-$65,000 based on experience


Full-time employees enjoy an array of benefits, including:

• Comprehensive Health Benefits and Rewards for Wellness Incentives
• Paid Time Off
• Parental Leave
• In-State Tuition Waivers
• Legal Care Insurance

For a complete listing, visit:

Collective Bargaining Unit

Reports To

Manager Talent Acquisition & Diversity Recruiting

Permanent/Limited position


Position End Date

Academic/Calendar Year


Work Schedule Information

Non-Standard; 35 hours per week

Campus Location

Primarily located at the Warwick Campus

Civil Service List position

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Licenses, Tools and Equipment

Posting Details

Posting Details

Number of Vacancies


Application Open Date


Application Close Date


Posting Number


Quick Link

Special Instructions to Applicants

If attaching a resume complete with education history and/or employment history, please
disregard these sections within the online application.

Finalists may be required to provide official college transcripts.

Disability Accommodations

CCRI is committed to ensuring the full participation of all applicants throughout the recruitment process. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you should require an accommodation during the application process, please notify the Department of Institutional Equity and Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting by calling (401) 825-2311 or emailing

EEO Statement

CCRI prohibits students, employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors (collectively, “community members”) from engaging in discrimination and harassment based on any individual’s race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected characteristic. This prohibition applies to CCRI’s educational programs and activities—including admissions—as well as all employment actions, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, and benefits. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to CCRI’s Title IX Coordinator at

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report campus crime data, support victims of violence, and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put into place to improve campus safety.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * In order to improve CCRI's advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity. Please be specific when using website or publication names (example: LinkedIN, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents



The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs. We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.

CCRI offers the lowest tuition of any college in the state, and we’re dedicated to providing open access to Rhode Islanders who want the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to enter high-quality careers or transfer to four-year institutions.

From its modest beginning with 325 students in 1964, CCRI has grown to include four full-service campuses and two satellite campuses, serving approximately 18,000 students. Campuses are located throughout the state in Lincoln, Providence, Warwick and Newport.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert