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SHRM Senior Specialist, Talent Acquisition in Alexandria, Virginia

Senior Specialist, Talent Acquisition

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #298

Friday, December 17, 2021

At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement.

The Senior Specialist, Talent Acquisition is responsible for managing full life cycle recruitment of full-time, part-time, temporary, contractual and intern personnel in support of SHRM’s commitment to its members and profession of enhancing the talent of the SHRM workforce.

Your Day:

  • Manage full life cycle recruitment (post, source, prescreen, schedule, background, references, offer, onboarding, etc.); Complete hiring process within the SHRM defined metrics to minimize overall time-to-start. Collaborates with hiring managers, in concert with the Director, Talent Management & Inclusion in the development of appropriate marketing strategies, defines roles and responsibilities of hiring team and develop service level agreements to ensure an effective and efficient recruitment lifecycle while minimizing cost-per-hire.

  • Develops and implements sourcing strategies to build a pipeline of available candidates in anticipating hiring needs.

  • Manages recruiting efforts to create and maintain an environment of equal employment opportunity, diversity, and competitive advantage.

  • Provides accurate and relevant data for the research of competitors and stays abreast of the current market trends as they relate to both recruitment and total rewards.

  • Provides data, analysis and information for organizational strategic planning and provides effective support for PM and QI policy development.

  • Leads the development, implementation, and on-going management of training programs that focus on enabling the workforce to achieve improvements with priority organizational concerns.

  • Conducts and facilitates presentations and training as it relates to new hire orientation, recruiting and training for SHRM.

  • Manages New Hire Onboarding program to include introducing New Hires to SHRM’s Onboarding site, educating hiring departments on roles and responsibilities, and conducting surveys to assess effectiveness of program. Work in conjunction with Communications team regarding site maintenance and updates.

  • Work collaboratively with the HR team in meeting the overall HR objectives.

  • Supports the organization-wide strategic initiatives ensuring they are focused and aligned on improving operational and program efficiencies and effectiveness.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR Management or related field; or equivalent relevant experience

  • 5 years’ experience in Human Resources with a focus in Talent Acquisition

  • Experience working with applicant tracking systems (ATS).

  • Experience capturing metrics and producing high quality reports for clients (hiring managers).

  • Experience in partnering with other HR personnel (i.e. benefits, compensation, employee relations, etc.) to drive and meet business objectives.

  • Experience utilizing social media to source passive candidates.

  • Strong relationship management skills.

  • Collaborative-team orientation.

  • Ability to adapt and pivot as business needs change.

  • Dedicated to providing the highest quality of customer service with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and accuracy.

Let Us Know if You Have:

  • Master’s degree in HR Management or related field (preferred).


  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP must be obtained within first year of employment.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodations.

  • Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing, and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Work Environment

  • Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.

  • Travel Required: Occasional 0-10%

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Other details

  • Job Family Human Resource

  • Job Function Business Development & Support Functions

  • Pay Type Salary

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  • 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA