West Virginia University
Talent Strategy, a division of WVU Talent and Culture, is seeking applications for a Talent Acquisition Specialist. The incumbent will be passionate about the recruitment process, and value the opportunity to find talented, motivated and diverse individuals to help move the University's mission forward. In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Proactively recruit, interview and oversee the hiring process to ensure staffing needs of assigned client areas are met.
Create meaningful relationships with hiring managers, working together to develop and implement recruitment strategies and coaching supervisors on how to effectively plan and execute successful searches. This will include traveling to various places on campus, as well as some out-of-state travel.
Provide advice and guidance to departments on interviewing techniques, as well as selection policies, procedures and documentation.
Independently develop marketing plans for positions, including writing job advertisements.
Source candidates through online job boards, social media and other techniques to bring top talent to campus.
Review, evaluate and recommend applicants to hiring managers.
Conduct professional motivation-based interviews with potential hires.
Assist in developing targeted outreach strategies for diversity recruitment.
Attend career fairs and other recruitment activities.
Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, counseling or closely related field from an accredited college or university. No equivalencies will be accepted.
Master's degree in a field listed above preferred
Two (2) years of human resources experience, preferably in recruiting or talent acquisition and working with customers/clients to meet workforce needs
Previous experience with electronic recruitment methods preferred
Strong work ethic and dedicated team player
Knowledge of federal, state, and University laws, guidelines, and procedures relating to employment, including EEO/AA laws
Ability to travel to various locations within the WVU system, including regional campuses. Some out-of-state travel may be required.
West Virginia University
Website : http://www.wvu.edu
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a land-grant university. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, offering land grants of 30,000 acres of federally owned land to each state that agreed to establish a college to teach agriculture and the “mechanic arts” (engineering). The State of West Virginia was formed the following year and, shortly thereafter, the state’s legislature accepted the terms for the Morrill Act to raise the money to start the new land-grant college they called the Agricultural College of West Virginia. In 1868, the school’s name was changed to West Virginia University. WVU Presidents Rhodes Scholars History of the Mountaineer The information below is taken from Dream Big, Dream Here: Welcome to West Virginia University (Littleton, MA: Tapestry, 2007), chap. 8. Photos provided by WVU Photography.