Job Summary: The Talent Acquisition Specialist I is responsible for managing functions or processes involved in the acquisition of high quality candidates by utilizing strategic recruiting methodologies. This is the entry level position in the Talent Acquisition job family.
Additional Department Summary: This position administers employment programs/services and resolves related issues regarding staff recruitment activities for the University. Assists with the development and implementation of new/revised programs, processes, or procedures.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and some experience in human resources, job development, employment, staffing, or career placement. Student or Graduate Assistant, Intern or student-oriented experience will be considered. To be considered student experience, it must be detailed on the employment section of the application.
Skills and Knowledge: Thorough knowledge in the usage of personal computers and standard application software (word processing, spreadsheet and-or database management programs). Working knowledge of applicant tracking systems. Demonstrated success in recruiting and talent acquisition techniques. Excellent communication and public relation skills. Ability to build strong relationships at all levels. Must be able to work in a team-based environment and also independently to meet deadlines. Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills and must have exceptional time management skills. Must have ability to independently and effectively manage multiple priorities and projects with efficiency and appropriate follow-through. Demonstrated ability to implement innovative and creative approaches to the recruitment and retention of employees. Requires a professional approach to dealing with diverse individuals and issues, with an exceptional customer service focus.
Preferred Qualifications: SHRM-CP or PHR certification preferred.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
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