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Job ID: 206084

Talent Acquisition Specialist - Human Resources
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 22, 2023
Title Talent Acquisition Specialist - Human Resources
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources


The Tufts Talent Acquisition Team is part of Human Resources, which helps Tufts University fulfill its mission as a student-centered research university with policies and programs designed to attract, retain, and develop a skilled workforce.

What You'll Do

Working in a highly collaborative Talent Acquisition team, the Talent Acquisition Specialist provides full lifecycle recruitment for a dedicated portfolio and supports recruitment by sourcing, identifying, and screening top talent whilst guiding hiring managers and candidates through the recruitment process.


The Talent Acquisition Specialist:

  • Works with HR Business Partners and hiring managers to understand client departments’ objectives and ensure the timely identification and selection of qualified, high-quality talent to fill position vacancies
  • Develops and executes customized and tactical sourcing strategies aimed at generating candidate flow, while ensuring that all initiatives reflect Tufts commitment to diversity
  • Reviews and assesses resumes and credentials in relation to position requirements
  • Prescreens candidates and presents detailed summaries to hiring managers and other stakeholders
  • Manages all administrative duties in the recruitment process, including applicant tracking system updates, initiating reference checks and background check process
  • Utilizes contemporary recruiting and sourcing tools such as job boards, social media, resume databases and search engines to identify active and passive candidates
  • Provides frequent status updates, information and analyses to hiring managers and other stakeholders
  • Ensures positive candidate relationship management experiences throughout the hiring process
  • Extends job offers with wage and salary to potential candidates
  • Participates in HR projects and continuous improvements to evolve recruiting function

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills typically acquired through an Associate's degree and 3-5 years' experience
  • A passion for recruiting/sourcing and a deep curiosity about people
  • Solid understanding and demonstrable knowledge of principles and procedures for staff recruitment, selection, compensation and benefits, and personnel information systems
  • Demonstrable, hands-on experience using contemporary recruiting and sourcing tools such as job boards, social media, resume databases and search engines to identify active and passive candidates
  • The ability to multi-task and manage relationships with multiple stakeholders with varied needs and timelines
  • Broad knowledge of sourcing tools, posting placement, markets, social media, and other active methods of reaching candidates, to reach the widest, most diverse pool of candidates

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with diversity recruiting and outreach initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of labor markets, recruiting practices as well as basic employment guidelines
  • Ability to partner and influence stakeholders to drive hiring goals and program outcomes
  • Proficiency with ATS system(s), LinkedIn Recruiter and other related platforms

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