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Job Req ID:  59299

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, CTY Casual Recruitment

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today’s brightest students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation for future success in college and their careers. 

Want to join our team? We’re looking for mission-driven problem-solvers who can thrive in CTY’s diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and results-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people we serve.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role has a passion for interacting with candidates and internal stakeholder and aligning their needs and interests.  They are extremely organized and able to define their work process and quickly establish an “operating rhythm” to support the high-volume nature of our recruitment efforts.  They are systematic in approach and able to maintain a focus on quality/value and quantity/efficiency simultaneously.   


Speaking to candidates is exciting to the ideal candidate.  They are motivated and inspired by the work of CTY and can’t wait to share our opportunities with others.  


General Purpose of this position: 

The primary purpose of this role is to perform the full life-cycle recruiting process including screening, interviewing, making the selection/hiring decision and extending job offers for a subject area(s) and/or administrative/support area(s) to support our ability to hire the best staff to work with our highly gifted students.  


This position will partner with hiring managers, CTY HR and Central University Talent Acquisition to actively recruit and interview positions including K-12 teachers, teaching assistants, resident assistants, curriculum writers, administrative and other staff.  This position will be required to consistently use our applicant tracking system and other required tools to complete their work.  Additionally, recruiters will engage in proactive relationships with hiring managers to fully understand their needs and establish credibility and trust to make hiring decisions on their behalf.  


NOTE: Multiple positions available.



Recruiting & Interviewing

  •  Responsible for identifying top talent and converting prospects to active candidates and future employees.  Conduct the screening and interviewing efforts to support high-volume hiring necessary to support seasonal and ongoing casual and limited hiring needs with focus on developing and maintaining a vetted pool of qualified candidates to meet the needs of CTY.
  • Manage all aspects of the requisitions process for needs in your assigned area(s) including working with CTY HR to post positions, tracking the status of each candidate in compliance with University policies, closing requisitions and requesting and fulfilling offers of employment.
  • Partner with CTY Sourcing team to build a qualified and robust pipeline of talent for roles in assigned areas
  • Screen, interview and evaluate candidates for positions in assigned areas.  Make hiring decision and extend offers as applicable.  Conduct an average 20 interviews per week
  • Assist with building and developing of all interview protocols with focus on eliminating bias and provide an equal opportunity aligned with our commitment to be an anti-racist organization
  • In compliance with University compensation guidelines, determine and calculate salary offers, offer positions to candidates and arrange start date
  • Manage multiple requirements, screen resumes and update candidate pipeline progress in CTY’s applicant tracking system. Manage passive candidate workflow and ensure positive candidate and hiring manager experience


Client Relationship Management

  • Cultivate effective business partnership with CTY leaders, managers, supervisors and staff.  Partner with, educate and consult with hiring managers on recruiting process, candidate quality and expectations
  • Establish regular communications with the hiring managers, such as 1-1 meetings, team meetings with established agendas or other regular touch points. o Partner with hiring managers and CTY HR staff to determine basic requirements and qualifications of positions to develop candidate profiles and selection criteria
  • Leverage partnership with hiring managers to assist leadership in anticipating and identifying the present and future staffing requirements of assigned departments, obtain appropriate data, interview department leaders and function as project manager to ensure needs are met within desired timeframes
  • Showcase an extremely high level of understanding and become fully engrained in client areas to build trust and credibility in the centralized hiring team
  • Maintain consistency in messaging to client’s regarding changes to recruiting and hiring philosophy/approach and processes.  


Candidate Experience Management

  • Proactively follow-up with candidates to ensure their understanding of open positions, the hiring process, etc. with focus on delivering an excellent candidate experience
  • Effectively communicate hiring decisions to candidates
  • Engage in post hire efforts to identify and understand retention promoters and blocker for assigned area(s)


Internal Collaboration

  • Partner with the Sourcing Consultant to proactively share information related to candidate quality to inform and assist in the measurement of source quality and effectiveness
  • Partner with the CTY HR team, hiring managers and leaders on workforce planning, staffing needs and internal mobility across CTY programs
  • Consults with CTY HR team as well as University central HR as needed to ensure talent acquisition needs are met without risk to compliance and other University guidelines


Perform special employment projects as assigned


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.    


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or another related field  
  • At least two years of progressive experience in high volume, fast-paced staffing, corporate recruiting, university recruiting or admissions capacity
  • Additional education or experience may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Prior experience with technology applications including applicant tracking systems and CRM tools. Prior experience using Success Factors and/or Smartsheet is a plus.  
  • Prior experience and skills using competency based behavioral interviewing techniques
  • Ability to partner with and influence Hiring Managers as a talent advisor
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Demonstrated ability to work with little direction, prioritize workloads, multi-task and manage priorities in order to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills


JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.


Preferred Skills and Knowledge:

  • Track record of performing well against talent acquisition metrics.
  • Strong customer service skills with both client and customers.  Flexibility in adapting to and responding quickly to changing priorities and deadlines with a high sense of urgency.
  • Familiar with employment law related to pre-employment screening, OFCCP and other regulations that impact the sourcing and hiring process.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and work appropriately with highly sensitive information 


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:

  • At least two years’ experience using applicant tracking systems.  Prior Success Factors experience a plus.
  • Able to work in a digital environment requiring strong technical skills (MS SharePoint, Box, Formstack, Smartsheet, Microsoft Teams, Excel & PowerPoint etc.)


Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and printer.  Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery
  • Frequent communication with internal and external customers and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations verbally and in writing.
  • Position also requires a degree of mobility common to working in an office environment; bending, kneeling or standing during events and presentations may be required.


Supervisory Responsibility:

May provide general direction/mentorship to part-time casual sourcing staff.


Additional information:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US and based in the US. 
  • All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.


Classified Title: Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist 
Working Title: Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, CTY Casual Recruitment 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC 
Starting Salary Range: $50,700 - $69,780
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F/8:30am-5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus 
Department name: 10000098-Human Resources 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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