Head of Talent Acquisition - Institute of International Education (IIE)

US-DC-Washington
Job ID
2017-2259

Overview

Head of Talent Acquisition - IIE

 

At the Institute of International Education (IIE) we believe that when education transcends borders, it opens minds, enabling people to go beyond building connections to solving problems together. Our vision is a peaceful, equitable world enriched by the international exchange of ideas and greater understanding between people and cultures. We focus on work that advances scholarship, builds economies, and promotes access to opportunity.

 

Our mission is big: we manage scholarships, training, and leadership programs; we conduct research and facilitate policy dialogue on global higher education; and we work diligently to protect scholarship around the world. The Institute proudly counts 59 Nobel Laureates, including 35 alumni of the renowned Fulbright Program. IIE provides educational, cultural, and professional opportunities that transcend borders and foster a peaceful and interconnected world where all people achieve their full potential. With more than 700 team members in a global network of 19 offices around the world, IIE oversees more than 200 programs that benefit nearly 35,000 grantees from 185 countries annually.

 

Believing our team members are the heart of our organization, IIE invests in its workforce from the start. Our HR department works alongside leadership both as a business partner and thought partner to build a strategy that factors in our internal resources, recruiting, and retention.

 

As Head of Talent Acquisition, you will lead a team of three (two senior recruiters and a shared recruitment coordinator). We anticipate this team will grow and include additional direct reports in the near future. In this role, you will create and implement a consistent practice for the full execution of the recruitment process. This recruitment plan will include the elements of the recruitment process, key performance metrics (like internal mobility, relocation reports, quality of hires, recruiting versus business consideration, etc.), deliverables, and expectations.

 

Main Responsibilities as the Head of Talent Acquisition

  • Lead recruiting team. Coach, lead, and develop direct reports and projects teams to ensure successful execution of programs and initiatives. We recently surveyed stakeholders (both candidates and hiring managers) and will be implementing strategies that include new hire surveys, expanded metrics and reporting, detailed recruitment plans, and re-assessment of recruitment plans.
  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies. Your key focus will be on ensuring recruiters have a template and process that sets expectations for all stakeholders and provides a systematic way to measure (metrics and reporting) timing and success of service delivery.
  • Serve as a strategic partner. Partner with HR teammates, business leaders, and external partners to design and deliver talent acquisition and internal mobility solutions for all levels. Ensure competitiveness and legal compliance of IIE’s overall talent acquisition and internal mobility practices.
  • Create pipeline recruiting processes. Develop, implement, and oversee external and internal pipeline recruiting processes. Create effective and consolidated practices that streamline processes for similar or multiple hires.
  • Oversee talent acquisition analytics. Show a clear line of sight on historical, current state, and forecasted recruitment output together with periodic analyses.
  • Oversee strategic outreach and partnership programs. Lead external recruitment, diversity, and branding events including the development and implementation of an effective social media strategy. Attend events as applicable.

Other Responsibilities of the Head of Talent Acquisition

  • Show accountability by building and reporting on measures and outcomes for continuous improvement in recruitment processes, hiring decisions, and quality of hires.
  • Provide intelligence and direction on internal and external talent landscape, trends, availability, and competitive position in the marketplace.
  • Make sure applicable files have accurate documentation on all candidates and searches to ensure Talent Acquisition is audit-ready at all times.
  • Lead recruitment for senior management level positions as required.
  • Support and educate hiring managers on the recruiting process, strategy, and expectations. Provide hiring recommendations to hiring managers.
  • Develop and maintain a network of professional and campus contacts to help identify, source, and engage a diverse candidate pool.
  • Manage vendor selection and relationships, ensuring contract performance and compliance, and resolving any quality issues.

 

Qualifications of the Head of Talent Acquisition

  • BS/BA in business administration or related field.
  • Seven or more years of experience with, and advanced knowledge of, recruiting and talent acquisition. Working knowledge of other human resources disciplines such as compensation, employee relations, compliance, and performance management. Experience with internal mobility and talent redeployment is a plus.
  • Supervisory experience. Experience working in a matrix, functional team environment.
  • Project management and program management skills, to include planning and execution of initiatives and change processes. Ability to lead multiple complex projects simultaneously within aggressive timeframes and with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of data analytics, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, to track key metrics to determine overall effectiveness. Experience using PeopleSoft talent management system is a plus.
  • Able to communicate effectively with individuals up, down, and across the organization. Advanced consulting/influencing skills are necessary to bring stakeholders to agreement.
  • High degree of adaptability, strong problem-solving skills, and ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities. Excellent client management and business literacy skills.
  • Confidentiality for sensitive human resources issues and projects.
  • Knowledge of government regulations applicable to HR policies (e.g., DOL, OFCCP) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage a high volume work flow and a drive for results.
  • Ability to travel up to 25 percent (about a week a month) to the IIE headquarters in New York City.

 

Attributes of the Head of Talent Acquisition

  • Analytical and business-minded. You are skilled at helping organizations make informed decisions that deliver bottom-line results. You have incisive analytical skills and the ability to make critical assessments. You identify and frame problems and set priorities.
  • Natural leader. You know how to coach, mentor, and develop staff at all professional levels. You value a cohesive team environment where everyone works hard and relies on each other to pull it all together.
  • Process-oriented. You are able to effectively and efficiently manage multiple tasks, allocate and optimize resources, and manage timelines. You take things from start to finish. You are known for how you “get things done.” 
  • Great listener/partner. You take the time to learn what is valuable and important to others. You confidently engage with staff at all levels to define needs and expectations. You know how to build trust internally and externally. You are professional and accountable.
  • Inclusive style. You work as an integral part of a team that works and wins together. You collaborate on projects, communicate results, and encourage and solicit feedback.
  • Effective communicator. Your communication is clear and direct, both written and oral.
  • Service-driven. You are committed to providing the highest level of service while remaining aligned with the mission of the organization. You are self-confident and assertive, approachable and responsive.

 

What’s Attractive to the Right Head of Talent Acquisition Candidate?

  • This is a high visibility role where your contributions will be appreciated. You will work with all levels of the organization and be a go-to resource and sought-after recruiting strategist. Your ideas are integral to our success.
  • This is a fairly autonomous role where you will enjoy a close working relationship with the director of human resources, who is supportive, but does not micromanage and will trust you to do your job well.
  • We have a fun team of talented, experienced recruiters who will look to you to jump right in and lead the process.
  • IIE offers a comprehensive employee benefits package, including paid time off, health insurance, and retirement.

 

To Apply for the Head of Talent Acquisition position with IIE:

Simply email your resume to Jennie Kinsfather at resumes@staffingadvisors.com withIIE – Head of Talent Acquisition / 2017-2259 SA” in the subject line of the email.

 

Staffing Advisors is committed to helping our clients create a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Some positions may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. 

 

We welcome candidates from backgrounds including (but not limited to): Lead, Talent Acquisition, Director of Recruiting, Senior HR Business Partner.

 

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