Job ID: 191926

Sr Talent Acquisition Specialist, IT

Tufts University

  • Aug. 9, 2022
  • Sr Talent Acquisition Specialist, IT
  • Tufts University
  • Tufts University
    Medford, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources


The Tufts Talent Acquisition Team is part of Human Resources, which helps Tufts University fulfill its mission as a student-centered research university with policies and programs designed to attract, retain, and develop a skilled workforce.

What You'll Do

Under limited supervision of the Associate Director for Talent Acquisition, the Senior IT Talent Acquisition Specialist works in a highly collaborative manner with Tufts Technology Services (TTS) leadership, directors and hiring managers, to understand client departments' staffing needs, and to develop and execute customized sourcing and recruiting strategies and execute full lifecycle recruiting of candidates to fill TTS requisitions.


Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with TTS' Assistant Director for Business Planning & Administration, and TTS' senior leaders and hiring managers to create regular workflows and methodologies for creating more robust talent pools. Contribute to TTS-specific efforts to build ongoing candidate networks, conduct community outreach, and advance diversity recruitment initiatives
  • Building pipelines of technical candidates that can be shared across the TTS' Hiring team, especially for frequently filled frontline service positions at many levels. This includes, cultivating relationships, having an awareness for strong potential candidates, maintaining pipeline and leveraging candidates across multiple searches
  • Determining where additional diversity talent pools exist and work collaboratively with TTS' hiring managers to execute on additional sourcing initiatives to tap into those talent pools via university affiliations, organizations, schools, and programs


What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills typically acquired through experience and education equivalent to an Associate degree and 5+ years of related experience plus extensive direct sourcing strategies and practice for technical positions at all levels experience creating appropriate recruiting intake and plans with hiring managers and successful execution against those plans, meeting goal markers to hire
  • A passion for recruiting/sourcing and a deep curiosity about people
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of technological labor markets, industry practices, and concepts within the field. Working knowledge of recruitment practices and Massachusetts employment laws
  • Solid understanding of and proficiency with traditional web sourcing techniques and networking skills, recruitment related technology and systems related to social and professional networking, applicant tracking, and conducting internet searches
  • Proficiency with social media sites and opportunities, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and others
  • Ability to develop, implement and execute recruiting programs and strategies to fill current openings and help build a healthy pipeline of candidates
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in presenting results and findings to internal teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with diversity recruiting and outreach initiatives
  • Ability to partner and influence stakeholders to drive hiring goals and program outcomes
  • Proficiency with ATS system(s), LinkedIn Recruiter and other related platforms


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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