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Job Req ID:  54414

Talent Sourcing Specialist


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 are 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. In return, we offer employees the opportunity to be part of the Johns Hopkins community and to take advantage of our generous benefits package, which includes affordable health-care options and tuition assistance for employees and their families.


General summary/purpose:
The main purpose of this casual/seasonal role is to use thoughtful and creative candidate sourcing best practices to successfully execute the strategic vision of CTY’s talent acquisition function. CTY hires more than 1600 seasonal and other-part-time staff each year. This position will support the casual/seasonal staff recruitment needs of CTY’s summer, online and international programs as well as other CTY business units, as needed.  The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of and ability to execute direct and indirect recruitment methods. 


Note: This position is not benefits eligible.
Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.



  • Perform high-volume candidate sourcing using Boolean searches, online job boards, social networking, cold-calling, email sourcing and programmatic advertising in order to engage passive candidates and establish a robust talent pipeline etc. 
  • Engage and build strong partnerships with educator associations, colleges/universities, CBOs, workforce development groups and other like organizations to develop fertile, high-volume talent pipelines for current and future recruitment initiatives. 
  • Utilize internal applicant tracking system (SuccessFactors) to initiate recruitment marketing campaigns, manage active job requisitions, create talent pools, evaluate and recommend qualified candidates. 
  • Maintain sourcing activity reporting tools for CTY HR team, hiring managers and leaders to ensure adherence to established targets, metrics and goals.
  • Participate in weekly recruitment meetings with CTY hiring managers to serve as a recruitment consult regarding hiring needs as well as to provide updates and feedback on sourcing activities. 
  • Work closely with Sourcing Consultant to effectively prioritize sourcing tasks, review performance metrics, receive coaching, and ensure sourcing methodologies with hiring profiles and ultimately meet hiring needs.
  • Remain abreast of new recruitment best practices and technology that can be advantageous to CTY’s candidate sourcing efforts.  
  • Ensure daily activities meet all of the standards and practices required by Johns Hopkins University and CTY in addition to federal employment laws and regulations. 

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, Business Administration, Psychology or other related field from a regionally accredited college or university. 
  • One year of related recruiting/sourcing experience. 
  • 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.


Preferred Requirements: 

  • Two years or more experience in a high-performance recruiting/sourcing team environment, where targeted candidate sourcing metrics were in place. 


Preferred Skills and Knowledge:

  • Prior experience sourcing candidates from multiple markets for academic and academic support roles such as Adjunct Faculty, K-12 Educators, Teaching Assistants, Residential Assistants or roles in Allied Health strongly preferred. 
  • 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:

  • Experience with applicant tracking systems. Prior SuccessFactors, TALEO, iCIMS and or Salesforce experience a plus.
  • Able to work in a digital environment requiring strong technical skills (MS SharePoint, Box, Formstack, Zoom Meeting, Skype, MS Teams, MS Project, Excel & PowerPoint etc.)


Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Occasional movement about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, various workstations, etc. including movement from floor to floor-using elevators and stairs.
  • 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.


Additional Information:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US, and must either live in the US or another area in which JHU has a business entity. 
  • The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
  • 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: Talent Acquisition Specialist 
Working Title: Talent Sourcing Specialist 
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OF 
Starting Salary Range: $19.82 - $27.27 per hour
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Hours Vary 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: Telework 
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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