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Director of Talent Acquisition and Workforce Development

Haverford College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Human Resources Administration, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
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Full Time
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Haverford College invites applications to our available full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible Director of Talent Acquisition and Workforce Development position.

The Director of Talent Acquisition and Workforce Development (DTAWD) will provide oversight in the areas of employment encompassing equal opportunity/diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) along with workforce DEI development. The DTAWD will support inclusive recruitment and retention initiatives throughout the institution and work in close collaboration with departments across campus. The DTAWD is responsible for developing recruiting strategies that position the College to attract the best talent. This position will lead campus-wide recruiting and talent acquisition activities by serving as a liaison with other campus departments to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements of Haverford's strategic initiatives.

Through expertise and experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, the DTAWD would develop, facilitate and grow current and new DEI educational offerings. Coordinate campus-wide educational programming in support of becoming a beloved, inclusive community. Provide a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Recruitment - 50% of Responsibilities
  • Partner with, and report, to the Director of Human Resources (DHR) and the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence (VPIE) to create a human capital strategy for the College that furthers its mission, aligns institution and people capabilities with the College's long-range plans and drives a culture that attracts, develops, and retains high- quality talent.
  • Support and train others across campus regarding best practices for attracting and retaining great employees and specifically with regard to the College's DEI initiatives and goals.
  • Guide and train hiring managers on best practices for hiring talent aligned with position qualifications and institutional needs.
  • Provide leadership to create, implement and execute the DEI goals of the College vis-à-vis employment and staffing objectives.
  • Partner with the other HR professionals in implementing and sustaining an enhanced Employee Onboarding program to include DEI training/overview.
  • Review, revise and approve (in consultation with division heads overseeing the new positions) job postings on the HR website and all other external venues to ensure targeted DEI recruitment outreach.
  • Conduct expanded new hire orientations, including working directly with supervisors to ensure a smooth transition for new hires and the department; research and propose policies related to the hiring process.
  • Manage relationships with staffing and recruitment vendors, including current agreements and contracts.
  • Emphasize the collaboration and connections with and between the Office of Human Resources and the office IDEA in sustaining and strengthening sound Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity initiatives for the College.
  • Via Workday Recruiting - Manage the recruiting, hiring and employee life cycle processes, including assisting the hiring managers in the hiring process; identify and implement strategies to recruit and retain a diverse workforce; prepare and post the employment advertising; oversee and manage pre-employment requirements by screening and hiring the right talent including a focus on diversity candidates; initiate written communication with candidates and provide guidance in joining Haverford College; facilitate new hires introduction to Workday to guarantee the successful completion of onboarding, which includes, offer letters/agreements, and completing payroll and I-9 documents.
  • Responsible for all internal transitional hire letters including promotions, transfers and other changes of employment for staff not including termination.
Development - 50% of Responsibilities
  • Work collaboratively with the Office of HR and IDEA to innovatively communicate the College's strategic DEI initiative, reflecting its mission, objectives, policies, programs, events, and other relevant information regarding DEI throughout the College.
  • In addition to recruitment mentioned above, on an ongoing basis, design, plan and coordinate training for educational programs, and initiatives to develop diversity awareness, community communication, and engagement.
  • Conduct campus-wide anti-racist training with a strong inclusive and equity component, in collaboration with all campus constituents, departments, and across all divisions. In conjunction with Human Resources and IDEA, develop both in-person and virtual training and workshops to facilitate campus community understanding of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Work in collaboration with campus partners to develop DEI learning curriculum dedicated to advancing principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Create opportunities for staff, faculty, and administrators to engage across differences.
  • Serve on relevant College committees.
  • Conduct comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion training/workshops that enhance the depth of understanding and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to strengthen campus-community members' ability to become inclusive leaders and to promote principles of DEI within their respective programs and areas.
  • Partner with the communications office in developing a training website, supervising the development of IDEA training to include an online newsletter, and managing social media.
Other Duties
  • As needed by the Office of HR, as directed and needed by the Director of Human Resources (DHR), and the Office of IDEA (via the VPIE) as it relates to matters of recruiting, provide DEI training and other duties as needed and determined.
Line of Report
  • The new position is a joint appointment and will report to the Director of Human Resources and the VPIE. Collaboration between the Offices of Human Resources and IDEA is critical and a key priority of this new position.
Education, Training, & Experience
  • Bachelors' degree, preferably in human resources or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Minimum 6 years of human resources or academic administrative experience.
  • Ability to be resourceful in conducting needs, assessment, and coordinating all training efforts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior knowledge of state and federal employment laws and regulations.
  • Experience in using HCM/HRIS system, preferably Workday
Experience Preferred
  • Experience working in higher education
  • Experience using Workday
  • Experience in leading staffing and HR initiatives in support of institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Skills and Abilities
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to plan and evaluate programs and simultaneously manage numerous competing tasks and objectives
  • Highly skilled in the use of tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong history of successful interactions between staff and management
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community and to lead dialogue and conversation across diverse members of the community
  • Advanced skill in the use of databases, spreadsheet applications, and word processing, preferably with the Microsoft Office application
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position:
  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
    • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds)Up to three hours
    • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds):Never
    • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds):Never
    • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds):Never
  • Pulling (to exert force upon an object to move or change its direction:Up to three hours
    • Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction):Up to three hours
    • Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body):Up to three hours
    • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body):Three to six hours
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position):Three to six hours
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position):Up to three hours
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees):Six to eight hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees):Up to three hours
  • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground):Never
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces):Never
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary):Up to three hours
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.):Never
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures):Never
Covid-19 Vaccination :All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination (to include a booster dose when eligible).

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply: Interested applicants are invited to submit an application, including a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references as a single pdf or Word document by visiting . The application deadline is June 1, 2022. Failure to provide the required documents may result in a lack of consideration. Applicants must be authorized for employment in the United States.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

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