Reporting to the Executive Director of Recruitment and Compliance (Central Human Resources), the Director of Talent Acquisition will be a hands-on, mission driven, strategic partner for schools and departments throughout Columbia University. The Director will possess excellent communication, and relationship management and networking skills as well as expertise with data driven metrics and analytics. S/he will demonstrate the ability to interact comfortably with a wide range of constituents and to establish rapport with employees at all levels. S/he will be both a team and consensus builder and an advocate for recruitment throughout the University spearheading efforts to identify and retain the best possible talent.
Develop and execute progressive integrated recruitment solutions using multiple vehicles including direct sourcing, social networking, industry networking, employee referrals, Internet sourcing, job fairs and targeted advertising
Collaborate with Schools and Departments to leverage the University's recruitment system (TalentLink) and maximize its effectiveness to meet recruitment goals
Grow our in-house search services to support executive searches and the recruitment of hard to fill roles
On a per request basis, partner with local Human Resources and hiring managers to develop professional position specifications, evaluate candidate potential and provide advice on hiring
Work with local Human Resources colleagues to facilitate the interview process with the appropriate hiring managers and senior management
Effectively source, recruit and interview best in class candidates for administrative staff positions
Demonstrate thorough understanding of the Columbia's employment brand to ensure cultural fit and technical fit of all candidates
Build strong, credible relationships with senior leaders, hiring managers, critical stakeholders and partners, operating as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert
Plan and implement a social media presence that compliments current university platforms
Deliver continuous improvement in recruitment and selection activities for the organization by introducing innovative recruiting strategies and sourcing initiatives
Partner with EOAA to develop and support workforce diversity initiatives
Ensure alignment of Diversity & Inclusion policies and programs with the organization's culture and talent management initiatives
Use data analytics to track emerging trends and make recommendations for change
Proactively network with potential candidates to ensure pipeline of talent for future openings
Assist in the management of internal recruiting programs/events including exploratory interviewing, career fairs and information sessions
Attend recruiting and diversity events as appropriate
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 5-7 years' related experience.
Advance degree desirable. Master's degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field preferred. Strong working knowledge of quality improvement, change management, and strategic planning preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in recruiting. Must be results and goal-oriented individual with the stability, persistence and patience necessary to work effectively with a variety of high functioning internal and external constituents. Excellent problem-solving, written and verbal communication skills. Experience with tracking recruitment data and using analytics to make recommendations for change.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 503709
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.