Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Human Resources.
Identify recruitment sources, recruit, interview and help managers select the best-qualified candidates to fill opportunities within Washington University. Provide on-going and constructive feedback to hiring managers, directors, faculty and candidates to ensure all receive outstanding customer service. Provide suggestions for retention strategies and transitioning displaced employees as needed.
Although the Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for managing positions in various fields, this position will have a focus on information technology (IT) openings and recognized as the in-house expert in the field.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Builds strong business relationships with assigned departments to ensure successful accomplishment of departmental recruiting needs within legal and University guidelines.
Proactively recruits active and passive candidates utilizing various sources which include cold calls, referrals, business publications, business organizations, and internet sites.
Collaborates with department hiring managers in creating a Position Recruitment Plan which identifies anticipated needs regarding positions, potential sources/candidates and associated costs. Develops a planning schedule with realistic time sequences for goal accomplishment.
Helps source candidates by working the Position Recruitment Plan. This involves placing cold calls; creating and approving advertisements in various media; developing special mailings; identifying other outreach options; etc.
Interviews candidates to identify the best candidates to refer/recommend to the hiring manager.
Assists managers in developing criteria to assess the best fit for the position, making the hiring selection, setting appropriate salary, explaining benefits and enthusiastically selling Washington University to “close the deal” with the desired candidate.
Assimilates and applies job-related information; relating and comparing data from different sources, identifying issues, and analyzing recruitment situations in a timely manner.
Identifies various recruitment and sourcing resources available and uses them to accomplish goals. Works with Hiring Manager to develop alternative courses of action and choose the best recruitment strategy for a given situation.
Develops and maintains expertise in specific areas to improve personal knowledge of areas served. Keeps up-to-date in the specialized aspects of the job and job titles responsible for.
Strategizes with teammates and recruiting manager to determine and accomplish recruitment goals.
Promotes the University’s Affirmative Action efforts by identifying minority recruitment sources, knowing the University’s AA goals and areas needing attention and sharing same with hiring managers.
Assists in the identification of recruitment issues and subsequent training to meet those needs. This includes coaching or conducting training on such issues as HR recruitment policies, sourcing techniques, effective interviewing, etc.
Supports executive level and faculty search in screening and sourcing candidates, as needed.
Advises departments on laws and policies on recruitment, employment and hiring. Provides guidance to management regarding compliance with federal or university applicant screening and tracking requirements.
Performs specific projects as assigned. Examples include ensuring hospital and medical school credentialing requirements are met; developing and overseeing externship placements within departments; on-campus career fair planning; off-campus career fair participation; and handling committee-based recruitment planning efforts to address needs of labor shortage/critical skills.
Bachelor’s degree and at least one year recruitment experience in specific area of high need required – in particular, IT (e.g. Applications and Development, etc.).
Demonstrated recruiting experience and a proven track record of self-sufficient, full life cycle technical recruiting within the IT sector.
Expertise in recruiting for roles including Applications Developer, Application Administrator, and Business Analyst strongly preferred.
Advanced technical knowledge and demonstrated ability to communicate in industry terminology with technical staff.
Experience working with information technology vendors.
Clear understanding of RFP processes and strategies.
Broad general knowledge of Human Resource areas to include compensation, benefits, and employee relations policies and regulations a plus.
Strong communication and listening skills and high level of perception when dealing with others.
Good knowledge of University and Medical School culture.
Ability to work with highly confidential information and materials.
The hiring range for this position is $56,472 - $73,403 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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