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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Recruitment - 50% of Responsibilities
Development - 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
- Provide leadership to create, implement and execute the DEI
goals of the College vis-à-vis employment and staffing
- Partner with the other HR professionals in implementing and
sustaining an enhanced Employee Onboarding program to include DEI
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Line of Report
- 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.
Education, Training, & Experience
- 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.
- Bachelors' degree, preferably in human resources or related
field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Minimum 6 years of human resources or academic administrative
- 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
- Experience in using HCM/HRIS system, preferably Workday
Skills and Abilities
- Experience working in higher education
- Experience using Workday
- Experience in leading staffing and HR initiatives in support of
institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this
- 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
- 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
- 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,
- Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes,
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.
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
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.