Cornell University is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, and a member of the Ivy League. The Division of Alumni Affairs and Development (AAD) is at the forefront of fundraising, engaging and building lifelong relationships with Cornell's exceptional alumni, parents, and friends. AAD is comprised of approximately 360 staff members within the central division and 17 college and unit AAD staff. This dynamic, innovative team is the face of a nationally renowned program that embraces an unwavering commitment to donor-centric fundraising to help fuel the university's mission of Learning, Discovery and Engagement.
This position plays a critical role and helps us reach our ambitious goals through a talented and dedicated workforce, with a culture built on the values of Service, Unity, Respect and Excellence. Our staff are our greatest asset.
What you will do:
As the Talent Acquisition & Engagement Consultant for Cornell's Division of Alumni Affairs and Development, you will leverage your deep industry knowledge to effectively collaborate with AAD's division leadership to develop talent strategies that support the mission of Cornell University.
You will lead strategic recruitment and engagement initiatives, including the development of pipeline systems that further our efforts to recruit and develop outstanding talent with an emphasis on diversity. Your impact will be broad-reaching, building the advancement talent pipeline across our various colleges/units within our Ithaca, NY and Cornell Tech campuses as you facilitate recruitment outreach initiatives that will address the talent needs for AAD's staff in Ithaca, metropolitan New York and west coast regional offices by leading, managing and/or participating in division-specific recruitments and searches.
At AAD, we believe that a strong and vibrant culture is the foundation for extraordinary results, and that our staff are the key to success. You will collaborate, plan and implement an integrated approach to developing and advancing a highly skilled, connected and agile workforce, focused on the achievement of Cornell's strategic priorities and future opportunities. This will be achieved by leading and empowering our employees in the areas of talent development, diversity and inclusion, organizational effectiveness, recruitment, and employee engagement
Be the heart for talent initiatives and strategic objectives. You will bring passion, energy and pop to the table as you cultivate an internal and external talent pipeline needed to advance Cornell and AAD's mission to "foster lifelong engagement and philanthropy through a commitment of time, talent and treasure."
What we need: We need a nimble, candid, forward thinking collaborative business partner and relationship-builder who thrives on putting strategy into action. Ideally, you will have spent time working in a fast paced, high energy, agile environment where you thrived on tackling challenges. You will bring experience and industry best practices for talent acquisition, use of social media/employment brand & marketing strategies and knowledge of tools/systems needed to lead and develop recruitment strategies that attract top talent.
You will anticipate and identify recruitment needs and develop innovative strategies to attract applicants for key gift officer, donor relations, alumni engagement, advancement leadership and other roles that are critical to furthering Cornell's advancement mission. You will identify and evaluate recruitment sources including web sites, job fairs, social media tools and other advertising avenues and establish alliances with networks and talent sources including underrepresented populations at the local, regional and national levels. While you ensure compliance with policies and procedures and champion changes as appropriate, you will also manage the relationship with external professional search firms that may on occasion be used.
You will have at a minimum a Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in Human Resources or related field with 3-5 years of experience in recruitment, including developing pipelines, use of social media as a recruitment tool, leading and managing searches and developing recruitment strategies to effectively recruit top talent, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Rewards & Benefits:
Work with a progressive leadership team and an ambitious division, and campaign.
Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link. Benefits at Cornell.
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No Visa sponsorship available for this position.
No relocation assistance available for this position.
University Job Title:
Recruitment Specialist III
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