Vanderbilt University Talent Consultant in Nashville, Tennessee
Talent Consultant (Job Number: 1800807)
About this role
The Talent Acquisition team, within the Compensation and Talent group, and a key function within the Vanderbilt University Human Resources department is seeking an engaged and highly motivated Talent Consultant to join the team.
The Talent Consultant is an individual contributor responsible for managing aspects of and facilitating the recruitment process for staff positions at the university. This position sources and attracts highly qualified candidates for various positions and provides recruitment expertise to our customers across campus for an array of roles ranging from those situated in world-class research labs, supporting and enhancing the experience of our students, to the administration of the university’s business and operational needs, and more.
About the Work Unit
Talent Acquisition is an ambitious and enthusiastic team that manages the overall process of attracting and selecting talent for staff and professional positions at Vanderbilt University, with a focus on creating and shepherding a world-class experience for our candidates and for the hiring managers with whom we consult. The team fills 1,200 positions annually for a variety of roles ranging from service, skilled trades, and administrative support staff roles, to professionals in research, student and academic affairs, athletics, IT, business services, public safety, leadership, and more.
Characteristic Duties Include
The Talent Consultant will conduct thorough intake sessions with hiring managers to fully understand and appreciate the characteristics of their ideal candidate with regard to knowledge, skills, abilities, and cultural fit. Engage with hiring managers using a high-touch approach, and involve them in all aspects of the recruiting process. Support and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in recruiting, to increase the likelihood of welcoming new ideas and perspectives while creating pools of the most talented candidates. Contextualize and assist hiring departments to understand how Talent utilizes digital outreach and social media to bolster candidate identification and sourcing. Proactively build pipelines of talent based on hiring forecasts so there are highly qualified candidates available when we need them. Review and assess resumes of passive candidates and applicants based on skills, knowledge, experience and culture fit, and conduct behavior-based interviews to present a slate of hirable top candidates to hiring managers for their consideration. Develop and nurture a candidate experience that translates to a high-quality working relationship and serves as the foundation for positive relations within the candidate’s department, across the university community, and with those seeking to join the university in now and in the future. Make data-informed decisions that provide customer-centric solutions to existing and future problems by developing and analyzing metrics, dashboards and reports. Actively seek out continual learning, development opportunities, and stretch assignments for ongoing career development. Participate on special projects teams and work on various recruitment or HR initiatives in order to enhance the experience of our customers, colleagues, and candidates.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students, faculty, and frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review at https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2017/08/01/vanderbilt-has-happiest-students-again-according-to-2017-princeton-review-best-colleges-rankings/ among 382 top colleges and universities for “happiest students” - as well as #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”
About Vanderbilt Benefits
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at https://hr.vanderbilt.edu/benefits/6.1.17BenefitsOverview-Candidate-.pdf .
Requirements of an Ideal Candidate
Proven experience in full life-cycle recruiting is necessary.
A bachelors degree and 12 months of directly related experience is necessary; at least 36 months of directly related experience is preferred.
Strong customer service skills, with the ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of clients and colleagues, is necessary.
Fluency in social media and digital outreach from a professional perspective is necessary.
Significant experience with Applicant Tracking Systems, and demonstrable experience with Enterprise Resource Planning, HRIS, or other related HR systems is necessary.
Demonstrable experience fostering an employer brand, identifying talent opportunities and solutions through research, sourcing, and networking, and having responsibility for strong candidate and hiring manager experiences is necessary.
Experience as a working professional in higher education is preferred.
Experience as a working professional in a large, complex organization is preferred.
Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville
Organization: 38700 - Recruitment and Search Solutions
Job: Institutional Affairs Professionals