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Talent Acquisition Specialist

University of St. Thomas Houston, TX
  • Expired: 24 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

HR Talent Acquisition Specialist

The University of St. Thomas, a private Catholic university committed to the liberal arts and to the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, is seeking a Talent Acquisition Specialist as part of its human resources team. The University enrolls more than 3,700 students with its main campus located in Houston's Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center.

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will report directly to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources. The essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will coordinate the full life-cycle recruiting process using their abilities to evaluate and screen candidates and prepare them for interviews with hiring managers. They are an important point of contact for the University during the recruiting process and must ensure a positive candidate experiences from the initial application to the final on-boarding process. They maintain awareness of competitor practices, industry trends and recruitment standards.

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will consult with hiring managers to evaluate candidates, make recommendations for interviews, and help formulate offers. The Talent Acquisition Specialist oversees the ApplicantPro automated job posting and applicant tracking system used by the University.

Key duties:

  • Interview and direct the recruiting and hiring of staff, faculty, and temporary employees for both exempt and non-exempt positions;
  • Coordinate and finalize all adjunct faculty hiring;
  • Ensure that all hiring documentation and forms are complete;
  • Maintain and train hiring managers on the ApplicantPro automated job posting platform;
  • Ensure compliance with various regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, FLSA, EEOC, DOL, ADA, Texas Payday Laws, Worker's Compensation, FMLA, and USERRA;
  • Ensure there is a focus on diversity in all hiring efforts;
  • Ensure I-9 compliance and other regulatory legal compliance requirements;
  • Coordinate and work through all employee work-related injuries and the filing of injury claims with the Texas Mutual Insurance;
  • Coordinate or assist other HR initiatives assigned.

Education and Experience:

An undergraduate degree in human resources, liberal arts, sociology, or similar disciplines or an equivalent amount of direct work experience is required.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 5 years full-time experience in recruiting and hiring preferably at a college or university level.

Must demonstrate effective interviewing skills.

A thorough understanding of I-9 compliance requirements is required.

A working knowledge of human resources principles, laws, regulations, and employee benefits is preferred.

The candidate should have a minimum of 2 years of experience managing Worker's Compensation and Unemployment Insurance claims.

The candidate should have a minimum intermediate level of personal computing skills including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. In addition, having a working level of understanding of People Soft HRIS Applications and Applicant Pro software is strongly encouraged.

The successful candidate is capable of working at a face pace with a positive service oriented approach to their work. Their relationship skills allow them to be a contributing team member who works effectively with all they come in contact with.

They should have a thorough understanding of human resources policy concepts and applications.

The candidate must demonstrate abilities to effectively handle multiple tasks and have excellent organization skills.

The candidate must be thorough in compiling and analyzing analytical data with a strong orientation to detail.

The candidate must be an effective listener and demonstrate effective communication skills, both speaking and writing.

The candidate must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The ability to speak and write Spanish is preferred.

An openness and willingness to embrace the University's mission and values as a Catholic institution of higher education.

This is a 30 hour per week, year round, benefit-eligible position. Candidates are to submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in the position and a current resume.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Posted by ApplicantPro

University of St. Thomas


Houston, TX
77006 USA