Talent Acquisition Specialist

Communities In Schools of Central Texas - Austin, TX (30+ days ago)4.2

A member of the Human Resources team, the Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for coordinating the recruiting, hiring, and onboarding activities of Communities In Schools of Central Texas towards securing and retaining a diverse workforce of high-quality, high-potential professionals to help fulfill the organization’s mission. The Talent Acquisition Specialist works to ensure that recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes are efficient, productive, streamlined, and effective for applicants and hiring managers. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will use the CIS website, social networking sites, resumes databases, professional networks, and other means of communication to actively build the CIS of Central Texas employer brand and build talent pipelines.


Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business administration or related field and a minimum of three years’ experience in general human resources including candidate sourcing, recruiting and onboarding.

The Talent Acquisition Specialist must possess knowledge of employment and labor law, have a deep understanding of the organization and its mission, possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including social media fluency, experience using applicant tracking systems (ATS), and hands-on experience with full-cycle recruiting using various interview techniques and evaluation methods. The Specialist must also have a demonstrated history of integrity and confidentiality, attention to detail, accuracy and professional presentation; demonstrate excellent customer service and problem-solving skills; demonstrate initiative, follow through, solid judgment and personal accountability; and have experience working cross-functionally in a dynamic, fast-paced organization while working on multiple tasks simultaneously and meeting deadlines.

Some out of town travel and occasional evening and weekend work will be required. Reliable transportation is essential.

Essential Functions

Partner with the Chief Human Resources Officer and department managers to determine staffing needs
Create requisitions and advertise job openings
Actively source and recruit applicants using a variety of methods including, but not limited to, attending local and out-of-town career fairs, posting positions on job boards, utilizing social media networking sites, etc.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with career centers at colleges and universities with degree programs relevant to the requirements of CIS positions
Coordinate social media-based employer branding activities with the Director of Communication
Assess candidate information, including resumes and contact details, using our applicant tracking system
Perform in-person and phone interviews with applicants
Coordinate interviews with hiring managers/hiring teams
Administer appropriate skills assessments
Perform reference checks and background screening
Extend job offers and coordinate start dates for new employees and subsequent orientation and onboarding processes
Maintain relationships with both internal and external clients to ensure staffing goals are achieved
Stay current on the organization’s structure, personnel policies and procedures, and federal, state and laws regarding employment practices
Complete timely reports on employment recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and retention activity
Conduct exit interviews with terminating employees
Assist CHRO with special projects or assignments
Participate in the CIS team approach to problem solving
Promote and maintain organizational culture, standards, and systems
Specific Job Competencies

Demonstrate agency core competencies, and

Communication Skills

Understand the purpose of communication and use appropriate method of communication for the situation
Use clear and specific language utilizing “I” statements
Display active listening skills (e.g., reflecting, body language, asking for clarification, etc.)
Respond to phone and email messages in a timely manner
Use discretion when sharing information
Establish a system for information sharing and follow-up
Public Relations Skills

Communicate articulately, knowledgeably and appropriately for the audience
Adapt to changing situations and recognize the political and relational implications of actions
Use skills to maximize agency visibility and get client results
Build relationships and utilize various networks and community connections to get desired results
Strategic Planning Skills

Continually gather and analyze information form external and internal environments
Use information to anticipate potential challenges and changes
Use a wide range of information to set goals and priorities
Demonstrate leadership and initiative throughout this process
Computer Skills

Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Solid working knowledge of HR information systems and applicant tracking systems
Implement strategies to retain technical information as relevant to job function, such as the ability to recall technical instructions, policies and procedures
Seek out formal or informal training to increase computer skills to more effectively perform job junctions
Demonstrate electronic document work flow skills such as document creation, file saving, file copying, making duplicates or backup copies, file downloading file naming and locating files using windows explorer.
Teaching and Training Skills

Create an atmosphere of shared learning through opportunities for participation, questioning, and sharing of personal experiences
Employ a variety of creative and diverse techniques suitable for audience to support learning goals
Incorporate a process of feedback to evaluate effectiveness
Create clear objectives and expectations

Reporting Structure: This position is supervised by the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Online applications for this position will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, 2018.