Philadelphia - PA Full Time 1 week ago

About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia’s top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The Talent Acquisition Consultant is responsible for delivering end-to-end recruitment solutions throughout the organization. This Consultant will partner with clients to develop, implement, and measure strategic recruitment plans, enforcing HR processes and procedures and make recommendations to improve efficiency, effectiveness and alignment with the university policies, goals and deliverables.  The recruitment efforts will be achieved through the development of local and national recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting methods. The Consultant will play a critical role in ensuring Drexel is hiring the best available talent.  The successful Consultant will have strong client service, project management, negotiation and problem-solving skills.  In addition, they will enjoy a fast-paced, dynamic culture that includes a collaborative work style.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and execute end-to-end recruitment solutions focusing on vacant positions within client groups. Actively participate in initial applicant reviews, screening, interview process and candidate follow-up, creating a positive candidate experience. Provide quality customer service in high volume searches with prompt and timely turn around.
  • Lead recruitment efforts for all job categories (professional staff, faculty, adjunct, temporary/per diem/casual), internal and external candidates, and external staffing agencies. Efficiently and effectively assist with filling open positions, with reasonable timeframe to fill.
  • Partner with hiring managers and search committees to lead the creation of a recruitment and advertising plan for each open position. Assist hiring manager with drafting pre-screening and interview questions.
  • Develop and implement appropriate sourcing strategies, post external advertisements with professional organizations and other position appropriate venues while adhering to inclusiveness initiatives. Utilize social media and professional networking sites to identify and source candidates.
  • Responsible for onboarding new hires through issuing offer letters, new hire forms, and welcoming new employees. Assist clients in writing response letters, performing reference and background checks, making verbal offers, negotiating with finalists.
  • Conduct regular follow-up with managers to determine the effectiveness of recruitment plans and customize based on department need.
  • Review and edit job descriptions to ensure consistency within client areas as well as throughout the university.
  • Initiate, manage and participate in recruitment projects, including but not limited to, updating hiring guides, train and onboard clients, create trainings and presentations and navigate the ATS.
  • Coordinate and implement recruiting initiatives, concentrating on diversity, compliance and employment law, as well as organization and department needs.
  • Develop talent pools for positions available University-wide. Proactively identify candidate pools of qualified candidates for high turnover positions.
  • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting.
  • Communicate with managers and employees regularly to establish rapport and attend department meetings or regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Develop a full understanding of recruitment process and onboarding, cross-functioning into other HR functions such as Benefits, Compensation, HRIS, HR Compliance, etc.
  • Recordkeeper for each position search, maintaining all search materials, interview questions, and interview notes.
  • Partner with the Tax office and the Office of International Students & Scholar Services (ISSS) on the hiring of foreign nationals to ensure compliance with all applicable federal laws and Drexel University policy.
  • Demonstrate understanding of applicable state and federal employment laws and governmental compliance requirements.
  • Network through industry contacts, association memberships, colleagues and colleague resource groups.
  • Participate regularly in workforce development career services efforts with the intent to develop and create opportunity for the community workforce.
  • Attend professional development opportunities through Drexel University, webinars, locally held seminars and conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of 3 years of talent acquisition or recruitment experience required, preferably a combination of working in a recruitment firm as well as corporate environment
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing recruitment plans and leading interview processes
  • Creativity in networking and sourcing applicants, building relationships with internal and external candidates for possible consideration
  • Proven excellent customer support skills with demonstrated evidence of strong business acumen including the ability to understand the needs of the organization and adjust HR services in accordance with those business needs and requirements
  • Ability to deal with rapid change and ambiguity
  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships and the demonstrated ability to collaborate with all levels of management.
  • Strong presentation skills and presence
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to negotiate and influence others
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills as well as a strong customer focus  
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously
  • Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Strong sense of personal accountability

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table


University City Campus – Philadelphia, PA

This position will have a central office location in University City, Philadelphia PA, but the position will be primarily remote with the expectation of coming to campus for client meetings and required HR departmental meetings.

Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of K. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, [Link available when viewing the job]

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