Talent Acquisition and Engagement Associate - Oakland or Los Angeles, CA

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000.00
Maximum: $55,000.00




United States


The Opportunity

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is currently seeking a Talent Associate to join our growing Talent team who will support the recruitment, hiring, and retention of outstanding, values-aligned staff.  S/he will engage in various local and national outreach and cultivation efforts of prospective candidates for employment at CEO and will play a major role in shaping and implementing CEO’s hiring and engagement initiatives.  This is a great opportunity for an entrepreneurial-minded individual who enjoys building strong and sustainable systems that propel the client and candidate experience to the next level, takes pride in his/her ability to enthusiastically and creatively attract superstar talent, and sees data analysis as the entry point to envisioning and actualizing meaningful change that meets the evolving needs of a growing organization.


This is a position that will be located in one of our California offices in Los Angeles or Oakland, and will work as part of a small Talent team mostly based in New York City.


Who We Are

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides employment services to people with recent criminal convictions.   Across the United States, over 5,000 people participate in CEO each year, transitioning to employment that supports themselves, their families, and their communities.


What began as a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice in the 1970s to address employment barriers facing the formerly incarcerated following release in New York City has grown into the leading reentry employment organization in the country, where over 25,000 formerly incarcerated individuals have secured full-time employment since 1996.  Since 2009, CEO has gained support to expand its programs through government, nonprofit, and private organizations including the Federal Social Innovation Fund, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation.  In 2016, CEO embarked on a 5-year strategic plan to grow to serve 9,000 participants annually.

The Nitty Gritty

Responsibilities of the Talent Associate will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supporting the development of CEO’s annual and ever-evolving recruitment strategy
  • Collecting, analyzing, and distributing candidate and hiring process data to stakeholders
  • Engaging with hiring managers to understand their hiring needs and develop position-specific sourcing strategies; providing updates throughout the search process
  • Drafting and distributing job postings, and evaluating their effectiveness
  • Identifying, engaging, and evaluating candidates
  • Analyzing the effectiveness of CEO’s recruitment platforms and methods
  • Designing promotional and marketing materials for candidates
  • Developing resources for, training, and supporting hiring managers around CEO’s applicant tracking system, selection policies, and selection of top talent
  • Supporting Talent-related process and initiatives, including our annual review and onboarding


Who You Are:

You come to CEO with 2-3 years of experience in at least one of the following talent-related domains: recruitment, people data collection and reporting, communications and marketing, candidate sourcing, people operations, or human resources.  You thrive best within a fast-growing and results-oriented organization.  You love being able to learn about and share a company’s value proposition to current and prospective candidates.  You have a passion for using technology to increase efficiency, and have aptitude in the Google Suite, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and applicant tracking systems.  Your communication abilities are top-notch and you find collaborating, liaising, and negotiating across multiple constituencies and departments a necessary and valuable part of talent-related work.  You’ve demonstrated you can manage multiple projects from start to finish, all at the same time, while catching key details along the way.  You set and work towards ambitious individual and team goals, with deep desire to have a tremendous impact upon those you serve.  You’re a seeker of opportunities for personal and professional learning, with an inclination toward solving complex and multifaceted problems.

More About Us

We welcome diversity and highly encourage applications from people of color and people with convictions. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, paid parental leave, participation in a retirement plan, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays and more.  We're a workplace that promotes continual learning and teamwork, offering lunch and learns, team outings, holiday gatherings and more for our staff.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


Please submit your application materials, including a resume and cover letter, at the link above. We recommend that you use Chrome as the internet browser to access our ADP site. If you have any challenges applying, please reach out to us at opportunities@ceoworks.org.