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Talent Acquisition Manager

Apply now Department: 3670008010 Human Capital Services
Job no: 511802
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Human Resources
Pay Grade: 12A

About This Role:

The Talent Acquisition Manager leads and oversees the administration of day-to-day operations of the Talent team and provides direction and communication to support departments and colleges at K-State.  Responsibilities include supervision and development of the talent acquisition team, managing various talent projects, administering K-State’s applicant tracking system, and providing oversight of the full recruitment lifecycle at K-State.

The manager will be an active leader and collaborate with partners across the University to advance diversity, inclusion, and belonging as K-State recruits a more diverse and highly talented workforce.

The Talent Acquisition Manager:

  • Develops and maintains talent policies, initiatives, processes, and procedures that align with university goals and the specific needs of the university as it relates to talent acquisition.
  • Serves as a senior talent acquisition strategic partner to executive and academic units.
  • Establishes talent metrics to monitor goals that aid in the development and maintenance of an overall university talent management strategy.
  • Recommends and implements process and workflow improvements.
  • Provides strong customer service to internal and external stakeholders.

Why Join Us:

Join our Human Capital Services (HCS) team! HCS strives to provide excellence in recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse, highly qualified workforce. As the University’s work changes, Human Capital Services continues to evolve to meet the needs of an ever-changing environment, supporting all of K-State’s employees, including faculty, staff, and students.

Talent Acquisition’s goal is to assist colleges and units develop search strategies that attract a diverse pool of highly talented candidates. As K-State employees, Talent Acquisition can provide strategic recruitment services with an understanding of the culture and first-hand knowledge helpful to candidates who are considering joining the K-State family.

Visit the Talent Acquisition website to learn more.

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree (This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by the hiring manager.)
  • Three to five years of relevant experience which includes supervising and leading others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in recruitment for multiple positions in various disciplines and locations.
  • Experience managing full recruitment life cycle.
  • Experience utilizing social media to recruit highly qualified, and diverse talent.
  • Experience using applicant tracking software.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain professional relationships with diverse groups and individuals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, to work collaboratively, and to garner the trust of others.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to promote the institution’s mission and vision.
  • Possess knowledge of employment-related laws and recruitment best practices.
  • PHR/SPHR Certification.
  • SHRM-CP/SCP Certification.
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business administration or related field.

 Other Requirements:

  • All K-State employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless granted an exemption by the university) by December 8, 2021 or their first day of employment, whichever is later, pursuant to the federal executive order for federal contractors. To learn more about this requirement and potential exemptions, please visit K-State’s COVID-19 website.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted online via the applicant tracking system for review; please do not email applications.  In your application materials, please include a single file pdf containing the following:

  1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to the listed job qualifications and interest in the position.
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address.

Application queries or nominations may be sent to Katie Prososki at kprososki@ksu.edu

Screening of Applications Begins:

The search committee will accept applications and nominations until December 17, 2021.  The committee will begin identifying candidates and host Zoom interviews the week of January 5, 2022.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

Hiring range: $68,000-$72,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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