UW Human Resources (UWHR) strives to ensure that the University of Washington’s reputation as an employer parallels its reputation as a world-class university, allowing for individuals to achieve their full potential. We believe that every position at UW plays an important role in helping the University achieve its goals and that every employee brings unique value.
Total Talent Management - Recruitment, a unit of UWHR, has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Recruiting and Sourcing Specialist.
Are you experienced with sourcing and building candidate pipelines?
Do you enjoy working on special projects and improving processes?
Do you thrive on making connections at job fairs and outreach events?
Do you want to be an integral part of driving change?
If so, read on!
ABOUT THE ROLE:
The Recruiting and Sourcing Specialist participates in the staff hiring process from beginning to end. This position is responsible for sourcing and attracting candidates, evaluating resumes, creating candidate pipelines, scheduling and conducting phone screen interviews, and managing the hiring paperwork process.
The Recruiting and Sourcing Specialist is responsible for providing consultation and expert advice to clients regarding the pipelining and selection of highly qualified candidates. The Specialist will provide sourcing consultation and employment placement services across all client departments by developing strategies, procedures, and/or tools to assist clients with outreach, creating candidate pipelines that address the business needs and staffing operations of their unit, and through the successful placement of well-qualified employees. The Specialist regularly works with other Recruitment Staff, Central HR Staff, and HR Administrators and managers from all departments and schools. The Specialist may also participate in designing and facilitating resume writing or interviewing workshops.
The Recruiting and Sourcing Specialist will review job requirements, determine essential job functions, and identify effective competencies to recruit and assess candidates. Additionally, they will utilize recruitment software and applicant tracking systems to manage requisitions, candidate pools and conduct candidate searches.
The Recruiting and Sourcing Specialist regularly handles confidential, sensitive information with judgment and discretion. The Specialist manages communication and coordination with hiring managers and candidates.
The Recruiting and Sourcing Specialist reports to and receives general supervision from the Director of Recruitment, as well as consults with the Director and the AVP of Talent Management on program responsibilities and participates in planning recruiting and sourcing strategies.
Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Human Resources, Public Administration, or similar and two or more years as a Recruiting Coordinator or Recruiter;
Demonstrated success utilizing social media (especially LinkedIn) to source candidates;
Solid knowledge of HR policies and best practices;
Hands-on experience with various selection processes like phone interviews and reference checks;
Ability to conduct different types of interviews (e.g. structured, competency based, and behavioral);
Familiarity with HR databases, applicant tracking systems, and candidate management systems;
Ability to use computers and software including: MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint;
Demonstrated commitment to diversity;
Excellent communication skills;
Ability to prioritize and complete projects within deadline;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with many levels of personnel, including faculty and other administrators, and professional and classified staff.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience working in higher education setting;
Experience using Workday and Workday Recruiting.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.