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Job Req ID:  58036

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Johns Hopkins University’s Central Talent Acquisition Team is currently looking for a detail-oriented Talent Acquisition Specialist to provide a wide range of recruiting and HR support to the recruitment department. The successful candidate will embrace and advance the university's HR mission of attracting, developing, retaining, and engaging a high-performing workforce in support of excellence in the university's mission, while promoting diversity, equity, civility, and respect.

Primary duties and responsibilities :

  • Provides operational and administrative support in a high-volume, fast-paced recruiting environment. Support includes scheduling interviews, creating pre-hire files, conducting reference checks, initiating background checks, travel requests, and collecting documents for pre-hire files.
  • Partners with Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialists and Talent Acquisition Consultants to source candidates and screen a high volume of inbound resumes and recommend qualified candidates. Builds candidate pipelines to fill current and anticipated vacancies.
  • Writes and edits external job ads and postings in collaboration with recruiter and hiring officials. Makes recommendations on advertising venues.
  • Provides full-cycle recruitment, as needed, for a limited number of basic/routine positions within assigned departments. Supply and discuss relevant information on job applicants with the responsible hiring manager for their consideration and decision.
  • Screens employment applications, conducts employment interviews, and performs employment verification and background checks.
  • Verifies I9s; stays abreast of domestic and international compensation and hiring regulations (visa processing as needed).
  • Updates candidate records and job postings in JHUJobs, JHU’s Applicant Tracking System. Conducts new employee on-boarding sessions.
  • Represents the university at job fairs, career days, campus visitations and community outreach activities and other sourcing activities
  • Assists university employees seeking positions as a result of reduction in force.
  • Works on special employment projects.
  • May also provide administrative support including acting as a back-up for the front office (answering phones, assisting walk-in applicants with online process, etc.).



  • Associate's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or other related field  required. Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or other related field from a regionally accredited college or university preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Two years related experience required.  
  • Experience working in a high-volume, fast-pasted environment.


Candidate Profile:

  • Works extensively with the web, databases and spreadsheets, Applicant Tracking System, Microsoft Office and electronic mail.
  • Prioritizes multiple responsibilities. Collaborates effectively with others.
  • Creative and resourcefulness skills needed to be able to handle various HR issues and concerns effectively while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Problem solves and resolves conflict; researches, analyzes and interprets data. Communicates well verbally and in writing.
  • Anticipates needs and follows through.
  • Exercises independent judgment and multitasks, prioritizes, and disseminates information accurately in a fast paced environment.




Classified Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist 
Working Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist 
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OE 
Starting Salary Range:
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:30- 5:00 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 03-MD:Eastern High Campus 
Department name: 10001552-Talent Acquisition 
Personnel area: University Administration


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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