Talent Acquisition Associate

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Talent Acquisition Associate to join the talent acquisition team within the Human Resources department. The Talent Acquisition Associate will play a key role in identifying and hiring top talent for the organization which includes recruitment for a vast array of interesting positions to include roles in editorial, digital media, communications, multiple programmatic areas, technology, creative/ design, and other areas.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Handles full-cycle recruiting, ensuring a smooth and positive candidate and hiring manager experience from start to finish, to include posting job advertisements, screening applicants, scheduling interviews, and presenting and negotiating offers
  • Takes on a portion of open positions from beginning stages to hiring, with the total number of open positions ranging from 25 to 50 at any given time
  • Partners with hiring managers to help define position specifications and make recommendations to ensure proper classification of open positions and proper recruiting plan
  • Develops and maintains recruitment network and resources; attends career fairs as necessary to establish a presence in the labor market
  • Builds applicant sources by researching and contacting community services, colleges, employment agencies, social media, and online job boards, networking and building relationships with key contacts
  • Handles a variety of monthly compliance and reporting tasks that could include maintaining I9 records, adhering to retention policies
  • Handles various administration components of the talent acquisition operation such as managing employee/temp/contractor security badging, maintaining Visiting Scholar and other files, and other related tasks and projects
  • Assists with administering, maintaining and enhancing the HR social media accounts
  • Builds candidate pipelines using various talent acquisition tools; engages with candidates through LinkedIn and a variety of other channels
  • Assists in utilizing analytics on recruiting tools, job advertising, systems, and other relevant measurable areas
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (highly preferred), or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • One to three years related client service-focused recruiting experience, which could include agency recruiting experience
  • Experience with applicant tracking systems, HRIS software, social media platforms, and other relevant systems and tools
  • Client-focused, service-driven work style and mentality; ability to provide superior service in a responsive, efficient, thoughtful manner
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships and adapt to many communication and work styles
  • Strong ability to work effectively as part of a cohesive team, exhibiting flexibility, adaptability and the willingness to partner with HR management and other HR staff
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Proven track record of meeting commitments, with the highest standards of ethics and integrity

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees


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