Talent Acquisition Specialist

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



New York
New York
United States


Role Summary:

The Talent Acquisition Specialist leads IIE’s full life-cycle recruitment efforts. This position collaborates with a variety of stakeholders, advises hiring managers on talent acquisition strategy, and leads one or more supporting talent acquisition activities.


Essential Functions:

  • Leads the life-cycle recruitment process for open positions; includes recruitment launch, identifying and sourcing appropriate talent, relationship management with internal clients and external vendors, interviews, and offers. Develops recruitment strategies to include job posting optimization, job board procurement, digital and non-digital employment branding, comprehensive recruitment campaign planning, and talent planning. Engages and proactively communicates with clients and candidates throughout the process. Maintains compliant recruitment records. 
  • Provides hiring and employment data, metrics and visualization analytics. May develop specialized or competitive intelligence and research in regards to talent acquisition, deployment, or retention. Identifies future talent needs and proactively develops networks and pipeline for these positions. 
  • Serves as organizational lead for one or more talent acquisition initiatives such as proposal recruitment, vendor relationship management, and talent acquisition systems and processes.
  • Manages and serves as an SME on ad hoc HR related projects.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Requires at least five years of related work experience.
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in order to apply a working knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or work discipline.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have progressive corporate talent acquisition experience and employee relations experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities. 
  • Demonstrated success with communicating up, down and across the organization.
  • Experience with international non-profits, higher education, or the development sector a plus.
  • Knowledge of federal/state employment laws and regulations as they apply to recruitment and selection required, including OFCCP.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, various applicant tracking systems, databases and social media. 
  • Accuracy, attention to detail. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.


Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree