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Director of Talent Acquisition

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Talent Acquisition (TA) OperationsUniversity Administration62346BRPosition DescriptionHarvard Human Resources (HHR) is seeking a -Director of -Talent Acquisition (TA) Operations -to establish the strategic framework for and oversee all recruitment related platforms, systems, operations and metrics that sustain and enable the Talent Acquisition function. The ideal candidate is keenly focused on consistency, process efficiency, tools and technology and compliance while ensuring an optimal user experience for candidates, hiring managers and recruiters.

This is a newly created role on the Talent Acquisition leadership team, reporting directly to the Managing Director of Talent Acquisition & Outreach. The person who will be successful in this role will have a data-driven mindset combined with the ability to build strong relationships across the university while working collaboratively with key stakeholders, partners and peers to drive results.

As a key player-coach, the Director of -Talent Acquisition (TA) Operations will assist in driving best practice across the recruitment lifecycle. In this role, you will design, implement and analyze recruiting processes, practices, programs, tools, templates and systems - optimizing how talent acquisition operates. This person puts experience, efficiency and innovation at the heart of their strategy to achieve operational excellence.

In This Role, you will:

  • Support and drive a consistent end to end recruiting process via the systems and tools utilized by the CADM recruiting team
  • Develop and execute the roadmap to increased consistency and efficiency within the talent acquisition function through process improvement, training and special projects
  • Operate as a strategic thought partner to both recruiting and HR leadership across CADM
  • Provide leadership, support and advocacy to recruiters and support staff who provide recruiting support
  • Manage TA related technologies and third-party vendors, including the applicant tracking system, the career site (Harvard Careers), the MSP partner for contract resources, job boards and other supporting systems and tools
  • Evaluate and implement new tools that can be leveraged by the recruiting team
  • Develop consistent job description templates and audit existing postings to ensure consistent language and content is on brand
  • Proactively research and identify emerging recruiting trends through reporting and analysis, ultimately leading to new solutions and practices
  • Manage and oversee talent acquisition coordinator/operational activities such as interview scheduling and coordination
  • Partner with teams to develop and execute creative ways to build robust pipelines of top talent through strategic, systematic, measured, and customized sourcing efforts
  • Drive a culture of constant improvement, identifying and implementing strategies and processes to increase CADM wide recruiting effectiveness and efficiency
  • Lead communications and change management to ensure a successful launch and adoption of new tools, technology and/or process changes
  • Drive and amplify diversity recruiting strategies and methodologies across the broader TA organization supporting CADM units
  • Work in close partnership with CADM HR Consulting to stay up to date on policy change and updates as well as employment laws that affect the talent acquisition team
  • Work closely with HR Consulting and senior HR management to identify necessary organizational and workflow changes to help promote compliance and operational efficienciesBasic Qualifications
    • Master's degree or equivalent work experience required
    • Minimum of 10 years' relevant work experience
    • Supervisory experienceAdditional Qualifications and Skills
      • 8+ years talent acquisition or HR related experience
      • Advanced knowledge of employment laws and other applicable federal, state, and local regulations
      • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and influence at all levels
      • Ability to build working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and be recognized as a trusted advisor in all recruitment matters
      • Ability to manage immediate priorities while anticipating future needs
      • Strong team player who emphasizes team success over individual success
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
      • A curious mindset that allows you to constantly learn and challenge the status quo. A desire to learn and develop as a leader
      • Ability to inspire trust and open partnerships with peers and stakeholders across the business
      • Highly adaptable with the proven ability to drive results in an ever-changing environment and comfort in operating "in the gray" when necessary
      • Experience with technology platforms supporting recruitment
      • Strong project management skills and keen attention to detail
      • Able to interpret data from a variety of internal and external source and predict trends
      • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skillsWorking ConditionsHarvard Human Resources actively supports hybrid work where business and team needs allow. This is a five day per week position with a hybrid schedule. -Additional detail pertaining to this position will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, IL, NH, NY, RI, VA, VT, WA) The position may involve periodic business-related travel to local or domestic destinations, and it is essential that the successful candidate is willing and able to travel as required.
        • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
        • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
        • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
        • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
        • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
        • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
        • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
        • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
        • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.Job FunctionHuman ResourcesDepartment Office LocationUSA - MA - CambridgeJob CodeH0960M HR Recruitment Management VIWork FormatHybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and BelongingHarvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.EEO StatementWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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