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Managing Director, Talent Acquisition and Outreach

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Managing Director, Talent Acquisition and Outreach University Administration 57434BR Job Summary Reporting to the Vice President for Human Resources, this exciting new role on the Harvard Human Resources senior leadership team is responsible for the design, and delivery, of a strategic talent acquisition function for the University. This role will be responsible for optimizing Harvard's employer marketing and articulating and elevating the University's employment value proposition. With the shared goal of attracting and developing a diverse, talented, and engaged workforce this position will lead the university wide strategic sourcing and executive search efforts, as well as maximize outreach and diversity partnerships. The role will also own the relationship with the university-wide contingent workforce Managed Service Provider and other staffing vendor partnerships. The Managing Director will lead the Talent Acquisition team that partners with key stakeholders and hiring managers across Harvard's central administration (-5,500 employees) on high-volume recruitment and outreach for open requisitions.
- Job-Specific Responsibilities ---Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: -

  • Influences key stakeholders to bring consensus to the University's Talent Acquisition mission
  • In partnership with the Strategic HR Communications and Engagement Director, co-leads the development and implementation of employment marketing approaches and recruitment strategies for attracting talent, maximizing opportunities for outreach and diversity partnerships to increase the diversity and quality of candidate pipelines.
  • Oversees management of a team of talent attraction professionals that -provides -effective and timely -services -for -all staffing needs in -Harvard's -40+ -Central Administration -(CADM) -units -in partnership with CADM HR -Consulting leadership.---
  • Serves as a strategic liaison and guide -to -Talent -Acquisition -leads -and HR deans/directors -at each of Harvard's schools -to ensure compliant and -coordinated -service delivery including communication of key information and hiring best practices.
  • Represents the University as one employer -for the internal and -external marketplace for various university-wide talent attraction systems, policies, -and external partnerships.
  • Responsible for the management, optimization and compliance of Harvard's applicant tracking system; advocates -with IT partners for -system enhancements that support strategic -business need .
  • In partnership with the HR Consulting and HR Analytics teams, drives talent forecasting for future hiring needs and aligns staffing strategy to longer-term workforce plans. Capitalizes -on the use of workforce analytics data to identify patterns, drive change and -assess progress. Develops, -markets, and communicates the University's value proposition to build a strong presence in the -internal and external -employment marketplace .
  • Researches, develops, and participates in innovative programs and services to ensure Harvard has -established -itself and is recognized as an employer of choice and as a leader in Talent Acquisition practices. -
  • Closely partners with Benefits, Compensation, Well-Being, and HR functional leaders to ensure that a total rewards strategy is clearly communicated and leveraged in the talent attraction process.
  • Develops effective approaches to increase Harvard employees' career mobility while addressing broader strategic workforce and talent planning needs.
  • Responsible for developing and obtaining support for implementing a university-wide approach to executive searches. May directly recruit for select executive-level searches.
  • Leads and/or participates in university-wide initiatives or projects that intersect with talent acquisition efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned. Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. 15+ years of -overall -HR experience with at least -8 -years -of -experience in talent -acquisition -management. - -
    - Additional Qualifications and Skills
    • Advanced degree preferred.
    • Significant knowledge of HR policies and -processes -in talent -attraction.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing recruitment strategies, policies, and programs.
    • Able to effectively build and maintain relationships and -influence and -lead others through change.
    • Excellent customer relations skills.
    • Comfort with ambiguity and in navigating a large, complex, decentralized environment.
    • Ability to gain -and sustain -credibility with diverse constituencies.
    • Other professional experiences beyond HR a plus, -e.g., -financial, legal, etc.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and managing a business unit budget.
    • Strong understanding of the regional labor market, recruitment marketing, -and workforce planning needs.
    • Hands-on, energetic, self-starter with managerial experience.
    • Experience building consensus and integrating processes, policies, and procedures across multiple decision-makers in a decentralized environment.
    • Success in developing and negotiating major vendor relationships.
    • Strong knowledge of higher education and federal contractor policies.
    • Extensive expertise in sourcing diverse populations and promoting an inclusive workforce.
    • Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Able to deal with immediate priorities while anticipating and planning for future strategic needs. Enthusiasm and unapologetic mission orientation are non-negotiable. -
    • Clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between talent acquisition and business strategy -
    • Ability to develop clear, actionable steps in support of an overall business strategy -
    • Ability to gain respect and trust -of -critical -clients; -strong customer service skills -
    • Able to manage, coach, motivate and mentor team members -
    • Strong influence and consensus-building skills -
    • Strong analytical, communication, and presentation -skills -
    • Collaborative and consultative style -to maintain effective partnerships -
    • Solid business -acumen; -understands the business that they are working within -
    • Knowledge of -higher education sector or demonstrated ability to learn new industry sectors - Working Conditions This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT). Human Resources Consulting is currently developing hybrid workplace models which actively support some remote work (within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business) where business and team needs allow. Furthermore, individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process.

      - Additional Information Please note that Harvard University cannot provide Visa Sponsorship or Work Authorization for this position.
      Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage: .
      Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
      Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
      Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
      Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
      Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
      Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
      Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
      Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
      Harvard Human Resources is committed to enabling Harvard's world changing mission through inclusive excellence in Human Resources practices. We welcome applicants who bring varied experiences, backgrounds, and expertise to advance the work of the department in service to Harvard's mission.
      If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job or to submit an application, please contact us at 617-495-2772. This is a dedicated line to assist job seekers with a disability requiring assistance in applying online

      - Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard 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 Statement We 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.

Keywords: Harvard University, Cambridge , Managing Director, Talent Acquisition and Outreach, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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