Talent Acquisition Specialist - Employment Recruiter
Internal Position Title:
Talent Acquisition Specialist
: Human Resources
Begin your career with College of Lake County!
The College of Lake County is seeking a Talent Acquisition
to develop and execute effective talent
acquisition strategies addressing current/future hiring needs for
the College. You'll be responsible for ensuring a great experience
for candidates, hiring teams, and managers by executing a clear and
consistent process for all participants.
In this role, you will develop a proactive and strategic approach
for building talent pipelines by utilizing diverse sourcing
strategies. The Talent Acquisition Specialist develops and executes
recruiting plans to fill various full-time and part-time staff,
adjunct faculty and part-time flex position vacancies, seeking
diverse pools of candidates that support the College's values and
Develop robust recruiting plans to attract highly qualified and
diverse candidates; and establish strong working relationships with
hiring managers to gain an in-depth understanding of their
requirements. Develops applicant sources, networks through industry
contacts, association memberships, trade groups and employees.
Maintains related recruitment records and costs, and assists with
other related reporting.
The successful candidate will handle multiple requisitions at a
time and demonstrates multitasking and technology savvy skills;
demonstrates a professional manner and knowledge in recruiting and
HR best practices.
Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, sales, or related
field plus minimum of two (2) years’ work experience in human
resources or comparable field; OR an Associate’s degree in human
resources, business, sales, or related field plus minimum of four
(4) years’ work experience human resources or comparable
Experience working with an applicant tracking system (PeopleAdmin
or comparable), and/or integrated employee database (PeopleSoft or
comparable).Results driven approach with demonstrated ability to
organize and prioritize work in a high-volume environment and
handle emergent requirements in a timely manner.
Relationship driven and passionate about candidate experience. A
collaborative work style and ability to communicate and work
effectively across departments.
Strong analytical skills with the demonstrable experience driving
process improvement through innovative best practices, metrics,
techniques/technology, and industry trends.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written
skills with proven ability to communicate across all levels of an
Intermediate internet research skills; beginner to intermediate MS
Excel/spreadsheet skills and MS Word/word processing skills.
Demonstrated professionalism and ability to exercise sound
Ability to support of diversity initiatives along with the
College’s mission, vision, values and goals.
Ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of
diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate
sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with those
contacted in the course of work.
One or more years successful professional experience as a talent
Human resources experience with a higher education institution,
ideally in a community college.
Experience using social media in recruiting and building employer
SHRM-CP or HRCI-PHR Professional Certification
Expected Start Date:
Special Instructions Summary:
Full-time work schedule is
pending Board approval. Start date expected after 7/1/2022.
Applicant review and interviews will begin immediately and continue
until this position is filled.
Total Hours Per Week:
40 - 45
Work may involve some evenings in order to conduct interviews or
contact applicants.Will require some travel to attend job
Software Testing Required:
Excel, MS Word, Outlook
Interview Process Requirements:
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has
a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad
spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with
Summary of Essential Functions:
Department Operations & Procedures:
1) Develop and execute recruiting plans to fill various full-time
and part-time staff, faculty, union and non-union position
vacancies; studies the College’s plans and objectives; and meets
with hiring managers to discuss needs.
2) Source active and passive applicants and build talent pools
using agile recruitment strategies including but not limited to
social media, online platforms, direct industry outreach and
3) Partnering with hiring managers to set up job descriptions in
the applicant tracking system and determine advertising
4) Evaluates applicants by discussing job requirements and
applicant qualifications with managers.
5) Pre-screen applications, identify and conduct intake phone
interviews as needed for qualified potential applicants, and ensure
all talent pool standards are met.
Student & Customer Service Excellence:
1) Provide high-level of customer service and professionalism by
serving as liaison with other college departments and outside
2) Collaborate with other departments to ensure a high-quality
recruitment and onboarding experience.
3) Monitor industry trends for talent acquisition best practices;
adjust strategies and provide updates to HR colleagues and hiring
4) Conduct applicant tracking system training (PeopleAdmin) for new
and current users.
5) Serve as representative in a variety of job fairs and networking
events to increase awareness of employment opportunities.
Project Leadership: 10%
1) Work with applicant tracking system vendor and department staff
to maintain system requirements.
2) Prepares reports and analyzes data against key performance
indicators such as days to offer, days to fill and applicant
conversion to hire.
Other: 5 %
1. Participate in strategic and/or functional cross-departmental
teams, committees and councils at the request of the Talent
2. Participate in professional associations/organizations and
educational activities that enhance human resources competencies,
knowledge, business and interpersonal skills. Remain knowledgeable
of current state and federal laws, regulations and HR trends.
3. Perform any and all other duties assigned that support the
mission, vision, values and strategic initiatives of College of
Lake County and goals of the Human Resources department.
To apply, visit https://jobs.clcillinois.edu/postings/20704