Talent Director - Diversified Search Group

Posted by
Koya Leadership Partners
Newburyport, MA
Published 14 days ago


Diversified Search was founded almost five decades ago for the express purpose of placing diverse candidates in our client organizations. The firm established the Diversified Search Group (DSG), comprised of our founding firm and the combined firms of BioQuest, Koya Partners, Storbeck Search, and Grant Cooper, to harness the collective resources and industry expertise of our firms and create a new model in executive search.

The Diversified Search Group is dedicated to recruiting inspiring, transformational leaders of every background who build culture, foster innovation, and deliver both social impact and financial performance. Our firm’s breadth and industry depth enable us to provide highly consultative services, conveying insights and assessments drawn from years of experience across a wide spectrum of industries. Our firm is consistently ranked in the top ten search firms in the U.S. We view our size as an advantage, providing us the market presence necessary to attract top talent and the flexibility, in light of limited off-limit restrictions, to gain access to that talent unencumbered.

For more information about the Diversified Search Group, please visit here.

ROLE SUMMARY The Diversified Search Group seeks a Director of Talent to join our growing team. The Director of Talent will be a part of Human Resources and will have the opportunity to work alongside of the various departments that contribute to the success of our long-standing company. The Director of Talent will own and guide the full recruitment life cycle including sourcing internal talent, building and sourcing strong, diverse talent pipelines while also nurturing authentic relationships with candidates, and cultivating strong relationships with hiring managers.

The candidate must be able to successfully manage searches against a timeline, as well as understand how to prioritize in a fast-paced environment, with tight deadlines. The successful individual thrives in an innovative, fast-paced environment, can roll up their sleeves, work hard, have fun, and get the job done. The best candidates will draw on extensive knowledge of talent acquisition and will forge dynamic relationships with business leaders and hiring managers. They will have a reputation for being exceptional at candidate generation, providing world class candidate/client account management, as well as deep negotiation, organization, verbal and written communication skills. In addition, the successful candidate will have an ability to prioritize their time, demonstrate push-back and a sense of urgency, and understand the value of providing amazing customer service.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team within DSG. You must be both relationship and task oriented, able to collaborate with team members and juggle competing priorities. At DSG, our work is fast paced and ever-changing.

The Director of Talent’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 Create and implement a sourcing strategy for the business to meet current staffing needs and build a pipeline for future roles ensuring quality, cost effectiveness and speed.

  • Execute the recruiting process for internal roles and contractor assignments from end to end while effectively utilizing the process, systems and tools (full life cycle recruiting).
  • Conduct in-depth intake meetings with leaders to ensure alignment on position, impact and expectations while providing market insights and education.
  • Identify the best online sourcing channels for different candidate segments.
  • Identify the top-performing employees at talent competitors and use the right messages to reach high-quality candidates.
  • Ensure a positive experience for all candidates under active consideration for assigned requisitions by providing timely, accurate, relevant feedback to internal & external candidates.
  • Assess applicant/candidate quality, skills, and fit to identify the best candidate for a position.
  • Maintain effective relationships with candidates through the recruiting process.
  • Help guide hiring managers’ talent decisions by providing value-adding recruiting-related advice.
  • Capacity to anticipate future talent needs of the organization and build a steady stream of prospective talent.
  • Drive the DSG Internship Program, partnering with the HR and Search Operations teams.
  • Deep knowledge of the labor market(s) and talent pools.

Qualifications & Competencies

Additionally, the Director of Talent will possess the following skills, qualities, characteristics and competencies:

  • 10-15 years of recruiting experience
  • Experience with professional services preferred; experience with specifically Executive Search a plus;
  • Experiencing managing and prioritizing multiple searches, projects and client relationships;
  • Experience building and driving talent sourcing initiatives;
  • Strong technology skills and familiarity with Mac environments;
  • Competency in Microsoft products expected (expertise in Excel a plus);
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and consensus building skills;
  • Superb attention to detail and follow-through with a strong customer service orientation;
  • Proven ability to self-direct, be proactive and take initiative while juggling competing priorities;
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining integrity of work and high degree of attention to detail;
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment;
  • Ability to manage up, adjusting to different work and communication styles;
  • A willingness to do whatever it takes to help the team move forward and ensure client satisfaction;
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor;
  • A desire to play a key role in a dynamic, constantly growing company that is committed to strengthening the mission-driven sector; and
  • Commitment to and identification with the core values of the Diversified Search Group and our client organizations.

Application Instructions

To express interest, please submit your resume here for our review and consideration.

Here at the Diversified Search Group, we celebrate our diversity, and believe that it is our differences that allow us to excel as a team, and to best serve our clients and job candidates. DSG is an equal opportunity employer that is fully committed to creating an environment free of harassment and discrimination, and not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.


Diversified Search was founded almost five decades ago for the express purpose of placing diverse candidates in our client organizations. The firm established the Diversified Search Group (DSG), comprised of our…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
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Up to $90,000


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
44 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

How to Apply

To express interest, please submit your resume here for our review and consideration

To express interest, please submit your resume here for our review and consideration

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