HR Specialist, Talent Acquisition & Mobility - Human Resources - Rockville, MD or New York, NY

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Should a job inspire you? At FINRA, we think so. So much so that each employee wears our mission as a badge of honor. FINRA believes in protecting America's 90 million investors and the integrity of the financial markets. As a senior talent acquisition specialist, you will lead the charge in finding like-minded individuals who desires a job that inspires them. Help us find individuals who want to be inspired by what they do! Recruiting in the financial services or legal sectors, including attorneys, a strong plus.

FINRA is seeking an HR Specialist Talent Acquisition and Mobility opening in New York, NY or Rockville, MD. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at - no phone calls, please.

In order to achieve our mission every day, we're committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse, high-performance workplace. We do this not only by offering a competitive total compensation package, but also by fostering an inclusive work environment. This helps each employee reach his or her full potential, which helps ensure FINRA's success.

Position may be filled at various levels depending on experience and job skills of a successful candidate.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Position provides a company-wide perspective to the recruitment process while balancing long term goals with short and/or intermediate term needs.
  • Responsibilities include: Manages projects under the supervision of the Associate Director, Talent Acquisition &Staffing or other members of the HR Management team including Career Fairs [Professional, Diversity, MBA or Undergraduate], Sourcing Channels [Alumni, Employee Referrals, Military, Outplacement] and other Recruiting-related tasks [Employer Branding, Applicant Tracking System, etc.].
  • Directly involved with TA projects whether they lead or participate as a member.
  • Actively leads hiring managers through needs definition to hire.
  • Sources a diverse slate of candidates partnering with HR Services Managers and line management to plan/implement cost-effective sourcing strategies that identify and deliver top talent to the organization.
  • Builds a vibrant network to ensure a continuous pipeline of top talent through proactive market research and ongoing relationship management.
  • Proactively source, screen, interview and place qualified candidates through traditional, social media, and other creative methods.
  • Conducts in-depth interviews of potential candidates, demonstrating ability to anticipate hiring manager preferences which is measured through high offer-to-interview ratios.
  • Utilizes behavioral interviewing techniques to accurately screen and assess candidates.
  • Assists hiring managers with developing, delivering and assessing interview questions.
  • Ensures appropriate interview documentation is completed.
  • Enters all required candidate, recruiting activity and reporting information into ATS while adhering to OFCCP guidelines and regulations.
  • Guides managers to ensure FINRA hiring supports EEO guidelines and AA goals.
  • Collaborates with other recruiters in the organization, sharing knowledge and resources.
  • Aggressively addresses job openings that have been posted longer than 45 days.
  • Action plans with HRSM and Hiring Manager to fill open positions.
  • Participates and/or leads HR related projects.

Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 4-5 years progressive Human Resources experience (with at least three years as a Recruiter) in a corporate environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Education towards an advanced degree and/or HR Certifications, such as PHR/CP/SPHR/SCP, is a plus. Highly experienced working with Applicant Tracking Systems and major Job Boards is required, as is experience conducting internet searches and networking/cold calling for passive candidates.
  • Previous experience in the Financial Services industry (or other highly-regulated/highly-specialized industry), or with a Regulatory organization is strongly preferred.
  • Proven experience managing recruiting projects (Campus Recruiting, Employee Referral programs, etc.) and events (Open Houses, Job Fairs, Conferences, etc.) strongly preferred.
  • Must be extremely organized, detail and results-oriented, client-focused, and able to multi-task, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing client demands.
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written & listening) skills and the ability to interact successfully with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute recruiting strategy, including: employer promotion in the marketplace, job postings/advertisements, client & candidate management, diversity sourcing, and interview process management.
  • Outstanding phone interviewing skills with the ability to discern core competencies as they relate to the position requirements in order to evaluate and refer the best candidates to hiring managers.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team, with high energy level, professional integrity and demonstrated leadership.
  • Strong technological skills, including use of online recruiting sources/searches and professional social media sites in recruiting.
  • Ability to grasp industry and company challenges and translate into why they are important to our business.
  • Working knowledge of key company and industry metrics and strong knowledge of current industry trends.

Working Conditions:
  • Work is normally performed in an office environment, with extended hours when necessary.
The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

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In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and welfare benefits, and incentive compensation, FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.

Important Information

FINRA's Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees' investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are subject to the Code's investment and securities account restrictions , and new employees must comply with those investment restrictions-including disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRA's Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice President-by the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.

As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA's Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company's policy on nepotism.


FINRA is an independent, non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business with the public in the United States. FINRA works to protect investors and maintain market integrity in a public-private partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), while also benefiting from the SEC's oversight. In its role as investor guardian, FINRA is informed, but not influenced, by the industry that it regulates. FINRA's independent regulation plays a critical role in America's financial system-all at no cost to taxpayers.

FINRA touches virtually every aspect of the securities business-from registering and educating industry participants to examining securities firms; writing rules; enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws; informing and educating the investing public; providing trade reporting and other industry utilities; and administering the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and registered firms. FINRA uses technology powerful enough to look across markets and detect potential abuses. Using a variety of data gathering techniques, we work to detect insider trading and any strategies firms or individuals use to gain an unfair advantage.

In today's fast-paced and complex global economy, FINRA is a trusted advocate for investors, dedicated to keeping the markets fair and proactively addressing emerging regulatory issues before they harm investors or the markets. FINRA operates from Washington, DC, and New York, NY, with other offices around the country.

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Search Firm Representatives

Please be advised that FINRA is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, a valid written agreement and task order must be in place before any resumes are submitted to FINRA. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FINRA without a valid written agreement and task order in place will be deemed the sole property of FINRA and no fee will be paid in the event that person is hired by FINRA.

FINRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal state or local laws as appropriate, or upon the protected status of the person's relatives, friends or associates.

FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) . This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) . This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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