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Talent Acquisition Specialist   (USG 7-8)
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist (USG 9)

Date: April 2, 2013
Reports to (Job Title): Talent Acquisition Manager
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Location: Main Campus

USG 7 - 9

35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

Provides customer focused recruitment and sourcing support to all client groups in line with organizational policies, procedures and legislative requirements and in partnership with the HR Business Partners.

Key Accountabilities:


1.  Provides customer focused advice and support for volume recruitment:


2.  Provides direct sourcing support:


3.  Provides strategic sourcing support for executive level positions:


4.  Acts as an ambassador for the University of Waterloo for talent acquisition:

Position Requirements


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience combined with Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation.


USG 7-8 - Recruitment experience with responsibility for end to end process and providing support to source candidates in a high volume environment.  Extensive experience using social media to source and attract talent is essential.

USG 9 – 3-5 years executive level recruitment experience with responsibility for the end to end process.  Experience of workforce planning and the ability to develop the talent pipeline for the University.   Exposure to branding as it relates to recruitment initiatives.


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Basic Basic Not required PeopleSoft HRMS

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internally, communicates with all employees in all groups and departments and at all levels to provide advice and guidance on talent acquisition, talent sourcing and social media recruitment.  Externally, this position will have significant contact with candidates, potential candidates and suppliers and will need to communicate with these external contacts with about sensitive, confidential matters that are critical to the organization.

Level of Responsibility:

The position is responsible for providing support to team and clients in a timely and accurate fashion (USG 7-9).  The Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for supporting the Talent Acquisition Manager with Executive recruitment and the development of the talent pipeline (USG 9). 

Decision-Making Authority:

This job is specialized work with minimal supervision and provides guidance to others.   Decisions are based on pre-determined guidelines and processes.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

This job requires high attention to detail and must handle distractions and interruptions, while meeting required deadlines

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions typical of a position exposed to stress and pressure associated with providing direct client services.