Talent Recruiter

Job Type

Full Time




United States



About the Southern Poverty Law Center The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. founded the SPLC in 1971 to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all. Since then, we’ve won numerous landmark legal victories on behalf of the exploited, the powerless and the forgotten. Our lawsuits have toppled institutional racism and stamped out remnants of Jim Crow segregation; destroyed some of the nation’s most violent white supremacist groups; and protected the civil rights of children, women, the disabled, immigrants and migrant workers, the LGBT community, prisoners, and many others who faced discrimination, abuse or exploitation.

Position Overview Reporting to the Deputy Director, Human Resources, the Talent Recruiter works to support recruitment and hiring through sourcing diverse talent, maintaining schedules and tracking progress on open pools, managing communication with candidates and internal staff and participating in the hiring processes as needed. This includes developing and implementing solutions aimed at increasing quality applications and efficiency in recruitment, selection, and hiring. An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.

Primary Job Functions:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Consulting and partnering with hiring managers/program leaders on all searches, up to and including senior level positions;
  • Engaging in full lifecycle recruiting by sourcing candidates, screening resumes, conducting interviews and overseeing the selection process from start to finish
  • Executing strategies and leveraging resources to build a diverse talent pipeline for current and future vacancies;
  • Monitoring applicant tracking system analytics and sharing information on important measurements, including time-to-fill, sourcing effectiveness, candidate details, and point-in- time filled jobs;
  • Reviewing staff applications to select qualified candidates to move forward in the application process;
  • Identifying trends in regional and national cultivation data and using them to adjust strategic plan;
  • Researching opportunities for regional/location job postings;
  • Producing clear, strong and compelling communications to attract prospects (i.e. job descriptions, emails, social media outreach);
  • Assist in the development of hiring manager resources;
  • Updating and managing data accuracy in the applicant management database;
  • Managing communication with current and potential candidates;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications –

  • Commitment to the mission and goals of the SPLC;
  • Demonstrated expertise in recruitment best practices; comfort leading searches at all levels, creatively sourcing candidates and partnering with management to attract strong, diverse talent;
  • Proven track record of developing strong relationships with clients in a decentralized organization; experience working in the nonprofit realm a plus;
  • A self-starter with a team-focused attitude, one with excellent problem-solving, judgment and decision-making abilities;
  • Comfort working independently in a fast-paced environment; excellent time management, organizational and interpersonal skills required;
  • Takes a detail-oriented approach to work, and possesses excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Must be technically proficient in a variety of software, to include Microsoft Office products, applicant tracking systems, HR information systems, and web-based training tools.
  • A flexible approach to work, including committing to occasional travel (25%).
  • Experience in human resources or with sourcing and recruiting is highly preferred;
  • Exceptional organization and project management skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication with attention to detail;
  • The ability to exercise good judgment in dealing with unexpected challenges and difficult situations

Other Special Considerations:

This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement