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Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)


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About KIND

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. KIND has provided over 19,000 children with high quality representation in their immigration proceedings by training more than 41,000 attorneys and cultivating partnerships with over 600 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care and other comprehensive services. To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Purpose:

In close coordination with the Director, Culture and Talent, the Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for acquiring talent, building a strong candidate pipeline, building a powerful employer brand and managing, designing, and implementing the overall recruitment strategy with equity and inclusion in mind. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will define and execute sourcing strategies necessary to build a qualified and diverse candidate pool for each position. While partnering with the hiring manager on the management of the full recruitment lifecycle, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will also collaborate with the HR Coordinator to ensure a proper hand-over after the hiring decision is made.

This position can be based in any location where KIND has an office (CA, DC/VA, GA, MA, MD, TX, NJ, NY or WA).

Essential Functions:

  • Lead full recruitment lifecycle, including: sourcing candidates through active and passive means, evaluating candidate resumes for submission consideration to the hiring team, managing the interview process (from pre-screen calls to coordinating candidate interview schedules, to gathering hiring team feedback), and participating in the decision-making process;
  • Manage the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and act as the point of contact for internal users;
  • Collaborate with hiring managers on a regular basis and proactively identify hiring needs of the organization and align these goals with the hiring strategy;
  • Utilize all sourcing strategies including, sourcing potential candidates by using databases, social media, job fairs, college recruitment events, etc., to build a strong talent pipeline and to identify candidates, both active and passive;
  • Conduct initial assessment of applicant qualifications by screening resumes;
  • Organize and conduct interviews using various reliable recruiting and selection tools/methods to filter candidates within schedule;
  • Coach and train hiring managers to ensure recruitment processes and activities are consistent across KIND and reflect adherence to industry best practices, current legislation and overall KIND values;
  • Act as a point of contact and build influential candidate relationships during the selection process to keep candidates engaged throughout the hiring process;
  • Drive interview process to ensure effective timeline by hiring team;
  • Create and manage a talent pool and promote and administer the Employee Referral Program to existing KIND staff;
  • Serve as subject matter expert on current trends in talent landscape, recruiting methodologies and tactics;
  • Make data-based decisions that result in positive outcomes for the business with a focus on compensation and diversity;
  • Streamline and ensure process and data accuracy and efficiency;
  • Support talent management initiatives of the Human Resources department, such as; performance management, talent reviews and succession planning;
  •  Provide analytical and well documented recruiting reports;
  • Manage social media recruitment for HR and KIND’s career page and staff list.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in business, communication or another relevant field;
  • At least three years of full-cycle recruiting experience, including talent sourcing and attracting candidates for interviews preferred. Experience in behavioral interviewing highly desired;
  • Proven work experience as a Recruiter either as in-house recruiter or as staffing agency recruiter;
  • Familiarity with HR databases, ATS and Candidate Management Systems (CMS), preferably Clear Company, Paylocity, ADP and/or similar systems;
  • Solid ability to conduct different types of interviews (structured, competency-based, etc.);
  • Hands-on experience with various selection processes (phone interviewing, reference checking, etc.);
  • Familiarity with laws, regulations, and best practices applicable to hiring and recruitment;
  • Customer-centric mindset with strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to travel as needed;
  • Strong ability to work within a remote work environment and with a dispersed workforce.

To Apply:

Applications should be submitted online here by COB, Friday, November 13th. Applicants selected for interviews will be duly notified. Please no inquiries or phone calls.

KIND has an organization wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

About KIND

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Location

Washington, DC

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted online here by COB, Friday, November 13th. Applicants selected for interviews will be duly notified. Please no inquiries or phone calls.

Applications should be submitted online here by COB, Friday, November 13th. Applicants selected for interviews will be duly notified. Please no inquiries or phone calls.

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