Business Title: Campus Recruitment and Retention Specialist
Location: WSU TRI-CITIES CAMPUS
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The Campus Recruitment and Retention Specialist develops, implements and oversees the WSU Tri-Cities (WSUTC) talent acquisition, talent retention, career development, and diversity initiatives with the aim of attracting, hiring and retaining a top-level, inclusive workforce.
Works closely with hiring managers to understand their team's work and culture, designs and implements effective recruitment plans to fill open positions, and identifies and engages with candidates who might be right for current or future opportunities, by building and maintaining a pipeline of talent to support WSUTC recruitment and retention goals and initiatives.
Partners with the Vice Chancellor's, Directors, hiring managers and department administrative staff to design and train on hiring best practices, employment law, and interview skills and serve as a resource for those stakeholders seeking industry best practices in those areas. They will prepare hiring committees for interviews, provide suggestions for interview questions, review search committee matrixes and other tools to make the process more streamlined and equitable.
They will serve as a point person for any diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives undertaken by the WSUTC campus, coordinating efforts with the System DEI Officer, HRS and the broader campus community.
The Campus Recruitment and Retention Specialist will work in concert with WSUTC Leadership to ensure onboarding of campus employees is complete and robust, setting new employees up for success. They will also contribute to employee retention initiatives such as employee recognition and mentoring programs.
The successful candidate for this position may have flexibility as to their work location, however some campus work will be required.
A Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to area of specialization and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Significant recruitment experience
Experience developing and presenting trainings both in-person and virtually
Experience working with applicant tracking systems such as Workday or PeopleAdmin
Knowledge of applicable employment laws, talent acquisition/management best practices, and/or human resources principles
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to multi-task and manage relationships with multiple stakeholders with conflicting needs and timelines.
Highly developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential matters
Experience developing reports on recruitment metrics, analyzing the findings and using that analysis to improve future operations
Ability to work independently while at the same time being a supportive team player
Evidence of having contributed to initiatives that addressed diversity, equity and inclusion issues
Experience working with LinkedIn Recruiter and LinkedIn job slots
Experience recruiting in higher education
Experience recruiting for an Advancement department or university foundation
Experience with proactive recruitment, especially utilizing social media
Knowledge of or experience with CliftonStrengths
Experience with Litmos, learning management system
Experience with executive searches
Experience managing and improving complex administrative processes
Area/College: WSU Tri-Cities
Department Name: Office of the Chancellor
City, State, Zip: Richland, WA 99354
Monthly Salary: $4,386.85 - $5,483.55
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin Friday, February 3, 2023.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
3 Professional References
Time Type: Full time
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].
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