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Director, Talent Acquisition

Company: Draper Labs
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 21, 2022

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Director, Talent Acquisition

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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now Equal Employment OpportunityDraper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact


Draper is looking for a Director of Talent Acquisition who can help grow and scale the Talent function within Draper. In this role you will be responsible for the overall strategy and vision of the talent acquisition function. You will be focused on recruiting top industry talent and creating a "best in class" candidate experience - all while leading, developing, and motivating a talented recruiting team. You will be responsible for building innovative solutions and delivering high-impact sourcing strategies that deliver meaningful results. You will coordinate closely with Senior Leadership, and line management to satisfy the robust and dynamic talent needs of the organization. This role reports to the VP Human Resources/ CHRO.

  • Manages recruiting team across the enterprise providing close coordination on sourcing strategies, interview skills, selection process, and offer negotiations
  • Program management and execution of talent acquisition initiatives
  • Manages college recruiting function. Identifies potential academic partners to address emerging talent requirements and collaborates in the development of college recruitment programs (cooperative education, research, and internship programs)Establish and maintain meaningful relationships with leadership and key cross-functional stakeholders internallyDrive technology, process, and teamwork efforts to enhance the recruitment processDeliver against aspirational hiring goals to provide consistent results and measurable progressRegularly build and maintain pipeline of qualified candidate for future needs, maintain ATS (iCIMS) data integrity, and proactively share data-centric updates with internal stakeholdersManage and grow community and Diversity outreach through recruiting events and campaigns
  • Partners with internal stakeholders to develop a social media strategy and enhance our employment brand
  • Budget management, including forecasting, cost per hire and ROI


    • Bachelor's degree10 + Years of full life cycle recruiting experience is required, preferably in a Talent Acquisition leadership roleExperience working in Defense, Government preferredMust have experience with OFCCP compliance Ability to translate business goals and external trends into innovative and creative talent strategiesExperience in leading recruiting with a focus upon emerging science and technology skills nationwideAbility to build strong collaborative relationships at all levels of the organizationExcellent verbal and written communications skillsStrong ability to multitask in fast paced environmentCustomer service focusResults OrientedHigh sense of urgency #LI-MM1#LI-hybrid

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