Talent Acquisition Associate, People Operations
Title: Talent Acquisition Associate, People Operations
Reports to: Director, People Operations
Job Summary: The Talent Acquisition Associate is responsible for sourcing, attracting, and interviewing prospective employees to identify the best talent for Heritage. The Talent Acquisition Associate will collaborate with hiring managers to identify a pool of qualified candidates and be proactive in identifying future hiring needs. The Talent Acquisition Associate utilizes significant awareness of and interest in current public policy issues to conduct research relevant to the recruitment process.
- Internal Recruiting: Build and maintain professional relationships with job applicants, hiring managers, outside recruiters, and temporary agencies. Create relevant metrics related to recruiting activities, including but not limited to the source of hire, time to fill, and applicants per opening.
- Hiring Process: Design job descriptions to ensure the skills and requirements comport with the career level to ensure consistency across the organization; work with the hiring manager to ensure all components are accurately reflected. Provide recruiting support to Heritage management, including conducting phone and in-person interviews as needed, providing guidance on relevant interview questions, and identifying associations or professional organizations to advertise a position.
- Recruitment Sourcing and Outreach: Proactively and creatively source candidates using a variety of search methods to build a robust candidate pipeline. Represent Heritage at external events in order to build relationships with potential candidates.
- Platform Management: Maintain Heritage’s profile on recruiting platforms, including LinkedIn Recruiter, Jazz HR, Conservative Jobs and others. Responsible for all user management and training.
- Applicant Resume Vetting: Conduct a thorough applicant vetting process to inform hiring managers and decision-makers on potential candidates ensuring the selection of talented applicants for open positions.
- Professional Development – Regularly seek out continuing education, especially on HR best practices, trends, and new inspiration, by reading publications, attending seminars, and consulting with other industry professionals.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or significant related experience
Experience: 2-3 years of professional work experience in Recruiting
Communication: Proven ability to communicate and can effectively “sell” an organization’s mission and value proposition
Technology: Proficient in Microsoft Office; experience in Applicant Tracking Systems
- Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the department’s goals and objectives.
- Experience working with recruiting tools and systems, including resume databases, internet sourcing tools, and spreadsheets.
- Creative in brainstorming and proposing new ideas and solutions to existing problems.
- Self-starter with excellent time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
- Capacity to travel and work nights and weekends for conferences, network events, and job fairs when necessary (up to 10% as needed).