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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Job ID: BH415277

Category: Talent Acquisition Manager, Recruiter: Technical, Recruiter: Insurance, Recruiter: Healthcare, Generalist / Recruiter, Recruiter

Talent Acquisition Specialist
6 Month Contract to hire

Job Location: 25 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

Hours: M-F, standard

Industry: Nonprofit; Benefits administrator (health, dental, pension, retirement, training, legal) for union that represents property service workers including office cleaners, residential doormen, superintendents from CT through FL

Size: 12 in HR; newly developing TA team

Interview Process: virtual – with the HR Director and a member of the “hiring community”

Job Summary/Description:

The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for full lifecycle recruitment across the entire organization. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will advise hiring managers and partner closely with them to execute niche/tough-to-fill searches. Responsibilities will include sourcing, screening, interviewing, offer negotiations, reference checks, and new hire onboarding. This position reports directly to the Talent Acquisition Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acquire clear understanding of assigned requisitions through close partnerships with hiring teams.
  • Develop and implement creative sourcing strategies to drive difficult-to-fill searches to completion.
  • Build a pipeline of qualified candidates through recruitment channels including passive sourcing, job boards, career fairs, community network events, social media, and other traditional/non-traditional methods.
  • Manage the entire life cycle of the talent acquisition process for all assigned requisitions, including creating/updating job descriptions, sourcing, pre-screening, scheduling interviews, conducting behavioral-based interviews, negotiating offers, conducting reference checks, and assisting with the new hire onboarding process.
  • Advise and coach hiring teams on industry best practices, market insight, and effective interviewing techniques, providing follow-up support as needed.
  • Direct the efforts of employment agencies and 3rd party search firms, including negotiating and controlling employment-related fees.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal/state/local laws and regulations.
  • Develop job descriptions, candidate profiles, assessments, interview guides and/or other materials that will support the recruitment process.
  • Raise brand awareness within the hiring community to make a compelling value proposition for 32BJ Benefit Funds.
  • Serve as a single point of contact for candidates and hiring managers throughout the search process, providing timely updates; manage overall process and candidate activity in the applicant tracking system (ATS).
  • Maintain tracking and reporting on talent acquisition metrics.
  • Lead recruiting initiatives and ad-hoc projects as needed.

Qualifications and Core Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of work experience and education required.
  • Minimum 3 years of full lifecycle recruitment experience, ideally within a benefits delivery or non-profit environment.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written; an ability to influence stakeholders and make compelling assessments of candidates and offers.
  • Effective relationship management skills and ability to apply them across all levels within the organization.
  • Must demonstrate exceptional judgement with critical evaluation and analytical skills; prior use of behavioral interviewing methods is a must.
  • Experience with a broad range of recruiting tools, including LinkedIn Recruiter, Applicant Tracking Systems, Boolean searches, professional networks, social media (Facebook, Twitter), referrals, etc.
  • Well organized, attentive to detail, able to multitask and manage competing priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.


The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: New York, New York