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Diversity Recruitment Specialist

Wesleyan University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Human Resources Administration, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Type
Full Time
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Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
Wesleyan University is a highly selective private liberal arts university with a student body of 3000 undergraduates and 200 graduate students.
Human Resources supports the mission of Wesleyan University by providing services and programs that attract, develop, and retain a highly qualified and diverse workforce.

Reporting to Director of Talent Acquisition and Employment, the main priority for the Diversity Recruitment Specialist is to increase the diverse makeup of the University’s staff population. The position will be located on campus with an option for hybrid work in the future.

Responsibilities include:

Increasing Diversity Among Staff: (75%)
  • Determine baseline diversity metrics for searches using availability data from the Affirmative Action plan.
  • Develop strategies (recruitment and sourcing) and external resources to ensure diverse candidate pools.
  • Monitor applicant pools for diversity throughout the search.
  • Use affirmative action to inform recruitment strategies.
  • Provide training and assistance to hiring managers on diversity and related topics.
  • Maintain and nurture pipeline of leads and identify future opportunities that align with their experiences and interests.
  • Provide feedback regarding benefit programs to assist in the attraction and retention of diverse candidates and employees and feedback on potential barriers for different demographic groups in Wesleyan’s benefits program.

Full Cycle Recruitment Duties: (15%)
  • Partner with hiring managers to understand positions, develop position descriptions recruiting plans and interview questions for assigned positions.
  • Conduct outreach for open positions (posting to job boards & social media sites).
  • Maintain communication with hiring managers throughout searches to ensure effective, efficient, and legally compliant searches.
  • Assist hiring managers with applicant reviews, interviews, reference checks, and offers as needed.

Administrative Duties: (10%)
  • Maintain accurate and timely metrics on outreach efforts and outcomes.
  • Coordinate background check and other pre-employment processes for finalists.
  • Participate in new hire orientation and onboarding.
  • Follow established HR recruiting practices for all searches.
  • Maintain compliance with union contracts when conducting employment searches.
  • Assist in maintaining HR recruiting manuals, webpages, and other resources.
  • Cross train in other HR areas to provide backup support when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of successful recruitment and sourcing experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Demonstrated success in building diverse applicant pools and strong knowledge of resources and strategies to reach a diverse applicant pool.
Demonstrated experience building recruitment networks including individuals and community resources.
Competency working with an applicant tracking system.
Demonstrated knowledge of current recruiting and sourcing methods and best practices.
Demonstrated knowledge of types of interview questions and best practices/strategies for effective interviewing.
Demonstrated knowledge of recruitment metrics and ability to track, report, and analyze data.
Proven knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
Proven ability to analyze and interpret human resources policies and practices.
Advanced MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook skills.
Proven database management skills.
Proven ability to provide superior customer service and responsiveness to employee and candidate requests/needs.
Excellent communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in a professional and timely manner.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact professionally with individuals of different backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with PeopleAdmin. Proven ability to conduct thorough analysis of candidates. Experience with affirmative action plans and data. AIRS certified diversity recruiter or similar diversity sourcing/recruitment certification. Experience with LinkedIn Recruiter. Knowledge of Handshake Recruitment Platform.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date February 25, 2022
Additional Information
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening and pre-employment physical to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan requires all employees to be vaccinated against Covid 19 unless they meet the criteria for a medical or religious exemption. New employees must be vaccinated prior to their start date. If an employee needs an exemption for medical or religious reasons, they must submit a request to Wesleyan and be approved before their start date

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927,

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