Assistant Director Talent Acquisition & Staff Diversity Outreach 5815BR Finance & Administration Human Resources
Detailed Job Description Reporting to the Director of Talent Management, this position provides strategic and operational leadership of the talent acquisition function for the university. In addition to the overall talent acquisition strategy, this leader will play a critical role executing against the staff diversity recruitment strategy, creating a positive image among potential candidates and ensuring that RIT is employing knowledge, skills and resources to secure diverse and highly qualified candidate pools. Key responsibilities include developing and implementing highly effective recruitment processes and systems focused on attracting and hiring highly qualified candidates in support of the university's strategic objectives and associated talent needs and in compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements. The incumbent will help to drive the employment brand of RIT in alignment with university branding direction to grow and enhance RIT's position as an employer of choice. This position leads the staff recruitment team, driving strong team and individual performance and development. Effective partnership and collaboration with other HR departments, Division of Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Affairs, all hiring departments and other stakeholders is critical. This role requires experience and demonstrated success in delivering strategic and innovative talent acquisition initiatives and executing at a high standard and proven experience in diversity and inclusion hiring strategies, training and coaching. The position also requires project management skills including research, planning, organizing, developing, and participating in and/or leading cross cultural/functional teams. The ideal candidate will be highly collaborative, have demonstrated experience in problem-solving and will lead by example to build trust and credibility. The role is designed for a self-starter who brings new ideas and best practices to help attract, engage, and retain highly qualified employees to align with RIT's mission, values of an inclusive and diverse community, and strategic direction.
Primary Roles and Responsibilities:
Talent Acquisition Strategy and Staff Recruiting Operations
Develop and implement talent acquisition strategy, in alignment with university strategic objectives.
Manage day-to-day operations of staff recruiting team and recruiting and selection processes and systems, including:
provide strategic and operational direction, employee development and performance management
track and analyze data to drive strategic and operational decisions
oversee training of key constituent groups (e.g. hiring managers, search committees)
provide training and development opportunities to ensure our recruiting approaches and processes support candidates from all backgrounds for success
Partner internally and externally to develop and maintain robust candidate pipelines for key current and future openings (e.g. social media, job fairs, external programs, organizations, internal RIT departments)
Act as primarily liaison for faculty recruitment (College Liaison meetings) and dual career hire support.
Manage relationships with temporary workforce agencies.
Consult and advise the staff recruiting team on best practices, and implement plans to diversify talent pipelines at all levels to ensure that they can develop diverse applicant pools.
Evaluate and champion emerging and innovative sourcing and recruiting technologies to improve TA effectiveness and candidate experience
Support hiring managers with direct recruiting responsibility for client groups as assigned.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Develop launch and scale a sourcing, attraction, engagement and acquisition strategy that promotes diversity and supports all aspects of the talent pipeline to reach a wider range of talent in underrepresented communities.
Collaborate closely with university partners to connect the staff diversity recruiting approach with overall talent acquisition, AAP and Strategic Plan goals.
Working in collaboration HR develop performance metrics and goals for diversity recruiting efforts. Track against these metrics and report to the organization, communicate program impact and identify further opportunities. Participate in local and national diversity and equity networks and partnerships to ensure that our policies and practices are in keeping with the best practices in the field.
Lead, enhance, and form new relationships with external partners and events that promote a diverse and inclusive pipeline of talent across levels and functions.
Monitoring and Reporting
Provide periodic reports to outline the progress, barriers and proposed improvements in implementing diversity and equity hiring goals and strategies.
As a critical part of the overall talent management and employee life-cycle process, evaluate and implement opportunities to improve the applicant and candidate experience, including the application, interview/assessment, pre-boarding, and new hire orientation/on-boarding processes.
Department/College Description Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).
Required Minimum Qualifications Experience and Attributes:
At least 3 years progressive experience leading and/or creating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives and working/collaborating with leadership and executive teams.
Demonstrated knowledge of equitable recruitment, hiring, and retention practices.
At least 5 years experience in employment recruiting in a diverse work environment, e.g. multiple functions, disciplines, job categories, including non-exempt, exempt, and leadership positions.
At least 3 years experience inspiring, motivating, leading and supervising others.
Demonstrated ability to build positive and effective working relationships with individuals of various ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities.
Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response.
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band:
Required Application Documents
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .