Talent Acquisition Specialist


Calculated Hire

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  • Talent Acquisition (45%)
    • Recruits across multiple businesses throughout the company. 
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with management, hiring managers, and HR partners across the company to understand intricate business needs to effectively source and facilitate the selection of quality candidates. 
    • Develops and implements effective and comprehensive sourcing strategies for assigned requisitions. 
    • Identifies passive talent through non-traditional methods including social networking, AIRS techniques (Boolean, flipping, peeling, x-raying), cold calling and external networking. 
    • Interviews candidates using advanced behavioral techniques to determine most qualified candidate. 
    • Manages interview and selection process to ensure superior candidate experience while providing strategic advice and counsel to senior executives. 
    • Assesses candidate's probability of offer acceptance; identify other competing opportunities, conduct a complete review of the current compensation package to include incentives and negotiate final offer. 
    • Research and evaluates new sourcing ideas and methods as well as test and promote suitable new technology that adds value to hiring talent. 
    • Contributions to the creation of sourcing strategies in accordance with established Affirmative Action Plans. 
  • Operational Recruiting (30%)
    • Recruits of all high-volume operational roles nationwide or manages Recruitment Process Outsourcing partner to fill requisitions. 
    • Reviews resumes, pre-screens candidates and recommends candidates for hiring manager interviews. 
    • Organizes recruitment days and hiring events. 
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with hiring managers across the company to understand business needs to effectively facilitate the selection of quality candidates. 
    • Assists with passively sourcing exempt candidates as requested. 
    • Builds strong partnerships with business leaders to anticipate volumes and recruitment needs in advance of hiring surges. 
    • Stays informed of innovative recruiting trends and the competitive external market as it relates to local sites. 
    • Maintains documentation and integrity of Applicant Tracking System. Utilizes system to track, report, and measure status of open positions. 
    • Generates offer letters, extends employment offers and maintains necessary documentation in the Applicant Tracking System. 
    • Maintains and develops partnerships with management, candidates and colleges/universities. 
    • Participates in local job and career fairs to attract top talent. 
  • Campus Program Support (15%)
    • Assists in executing the campus hiring strategy at colleges and universities local to various site locations. 
    • Partners with business stakeholders and HR Business Partners to identify and execute on annual university recruiting hiring targets. 
    • Supports and coordinates summer intern activities and identifies ways to continue to expand and improve internship program across the company. 
    • Works with HR Operations team to ensure smooth new hire processing for all interns, including coordination of specific internship orientation. 
    • Partners with university and college placement offices to identify opportunities and strategies to enhance employment brand on campus. 
    • Identifies opportunities to strengthen partnerships, networking and recruiting opportunities through both university and community events. 
    • Seeks new partner schools and local programs that strategically align with internal growth strategy. 
  • Project Management (10%)
    • Manages assigned Talent Acquisition program(s) to include pilot programs and enterprise-wide rollouts. 
    • Works with all SLM locations in determining local best practices and optimal solution(s) for all pilots and program introductions or enhancements. 
    • Evaluates effectiveness of current practices, programs, or vendors and conducts due diligence on alternatives; makes recommendation for future and implements new program/processes as appropriate. 
    • Develops and implements TA key initiatives, as assigned. 
  • Compliance & Controls (5%)
    • Maintains compliance with all company policies and procedures, paying close attention to Talent Acquisition desktop procedures. 
    • Ensures that recruiting and hiring practices are compliant with all applicable local, state, and federal employment laws as well as OFCCP/EEOC guidelines. 
    • Assists in in drafting appropriate desktop procedures pertaining to Talent Acquisition.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or other related field, or equivalent work experience. 
  • 3+ years of experience working within a Human Resources role with a focus on Talent Acquisition functions. 
  • 1+ year of experience recruiting for high volume call center roles. 
  • Demonstrated experience working within Applicant Tracking Systems. 
  • Knowledge of employment law and compliance standards (EEO, OFCCP, Affirmative Action). 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated presentation skills with the ability to present material in a clear, concise manner to senior management as needed. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications. 
  • Strong attention to detail, thoroughness, and follow-through. 
  • Strong negotiation skills with the demonstrated ability to influence. 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a time-sensitive, fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to prioritize, anticipate needs and adapt to changing priorities. 
  • Able to delivery results with accuracy and speed. 
  • Ability to build relationships with business leaders and HR partners. 
  • Professional maturity and ability to appropriately handle confidential information. 
  • Excellent time management skills. 
  • Ability to travel domestically (< 10%). 

Calculated Hire provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


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