Reporting to the Assistant Director of Human Resources, the
HR/Talent Acquisition Specialist plays a key role in the overall
operations of the HR team. The incumbent performs a wide range of
Human Resources services with moderate complexity and participates
in various HR initiatives and programming to reflect HR best
practices in the following areas: talent acquisition/management,
on-boarding, policy interpretation and guidance, employee and labor
relations, and recognition and rewards. With direction from the
Assistant Director, the HR/Talent Acquisition Specialist
administers leaves of absence within CUL and works with the
Assistant Director to create a return from leave transition
Interacts with all levels of management and staff regarding a
variety of HR issues, responds to employee inquiries and interprets
University policies appropriately. Working closely with the
Assistant Director, the incumbent communicates relevant policy
updates to employees and managers, creating useful tools as needed.
Partners with unit managers on all aspects of the recruitment
process, including onboarding and participates in search
committees. In addition, partners with the HR team members on
department focused projects.
Under guidance from the Assistant Director, Human Resources, the
HR/Talent Acquisition Specialist incorporates best practices
associated with the full breadth of talent acquisition and will
establish and develop solid working relationships with hiring
managers throughout the talent acquisition process including
planning, sourcing, screening, interviewing, and selection/hiring.
- Planning - Collaborates with hiring managers to develop and/or
review job descriptions/PDQs, and determine selection criteria for
all open positions; review organization charts and obtain approvals
for posting and obtain salary budget. Work with hiring manager to
identify search committee members, as applicable.
- Sourcing - Utilizes effective methods for sourcing candidates
for officer, and support staff positions and ensure all recruitment
activities are in compliance with University recruitment and
affirmative action guidelines, the System of Professional Ranks,
and Local 1199 and 2110 union contracts; will develop and submit
employment advertising for recruitment to appropriate advertising
- Screening and Interviewing - Plans and documents the interview
and selection process and procedures, including the development of
interview questionnaire, conduct telephone screening and other
assessments, and in-person interviews; utilizes University
applicant tracking system (TalentLink) to assess candidate
information, review resumes and cover letters and other candidate
documents. Documents and provides feedback to hiring manager/search
committee following interviews.
- Selection and Hiring - Works closely with the Assistant
Director and search committee members to help identify the finalist
and conduct reference checks; makes hiring and salary
recommendations to key CUL stakeholders including hiring managers,
and extends job offers. Ensures background checks are initiated and
completed prior to submitting offer letters. Works with hiring
manager and other key CUL and University stakeholders to schedule
onboarding of new staff.
- Identifies and shares feedback regarding the talent acquisition
process to the attention of the Assistant Director or Director,
- Participates in the collection, analysis, and presentation of
employment data metrics relating to advertising effectiveness,
turnover, diversity and inclusion, and other key elements as
requested by senior management.
- Advises CUL staff on human resources practices and policies
including time and attendance, performance management, progressive
discipline, bargaining agreement work rules, and grievance
procedures. Responds to employee questions and concerns. Consults
with University Labor Relations Office on complex contract issues.
Identifies and shares departmental issues, concerns, and needs with
the Assistant Director or Director of HR.
- Participates in HR training, staff recognition initiatives,
intern activities and special projects. Conducts exit interviews
and contributes content to the HR web site.
- Classifies librarian positions using the Hay methodology and
1199 positions using the Classification Scheme for local 1199.
Reviews job descriptions for officer of administration positions,
proposed grades, and submit to CU HR for review.
- Participates in ad hoc projects and department requests.
Performs related duties & responsibilities as
- Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent related experience
required. 2-4 years related experience required.
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal
skills are necessary.
- Must be able to manage highly sensitive and confidential
communications with discretion and integrity.
- Must be organized and detail and task-oriented with the ability
to establish priorities and follow up on multiple issues in a
- Possesses skills in employment interviewing techniques and
- Must be comfortable working under pressure with limited
supervision and demonstrate sound independent judgment.
- Ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism,
diplomacy, discretion, firmness, and collaboration in dealing with
individuals at all levels.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills necessary.
- Excellent computer skills, including thorough knowledge of
Microsoft Office, Google Applications, including knowledge of
applicant tracking systems, databases, and advanced spreadsheet
- Must be able to quickly acquire knowledge of University
policies, procedures, and systems.
- Knowledge of labor and employment law, organizational
development, and best practices preferred.