The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
University of Advancement currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Full Time Temporary Project Manager, Talent Acquisition.
The People and Culture team (PaC) is committed to building, supporting and retaining an Advancement team of highly engaged, diverse employees in an environment of inclusivity, creativity and excellence. As a member of this team, the interim HR Project Lead is responsible for performing a variety of human resource and recruiting functions to ensure a diverse, qualified candidate pool for targeted Advancement openings.
This position establishes and maintains positive working relationships with hiring managers to create and manage assigned recruitment plans and ensure their alignment with strategic organizational initiatives. The Interim HR Project Lead will be required to employ a variety of recruitment strategies to ensure that a diverse candidate pool is presented for open positions. This includes creating a positive candidate experience and providing guidance, administrative or coordination support and consultation to hiring managers throughout the recruitment process. The Interim HR project lead will also direct and coordinate programs and initiatives for the PaC team, so they must be able to organize and direct people.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director, People and Culture, this position is assigned to the PaC Talent Acquisition Team. The Interim HR Project Lead will also work in a highly collaborative manner with other members of PaC and other functional teams across University Advancement, to provide seamless service to units.
Primary duties include project management and administrative support for targeted, high visibility, executive level searches launching summer 2021 through Spring/Summer 2022.
•Work with the Talent Acquisition team to Research, evaluate, and select recruitment marketing channels to best meet hiring needs and manage the execution of innovative, effective, and efficient recruitment strategies.
•Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of internal customers’ departmental requirements, priorities, characteristics, and operational aspects, in relationship to University Advancement strategic goals, to best represent the organization to candidates.
•Work closely with subject matter experts (SME’s) to define and operationalize recruitment strategies.
•Coordinate project activities with PaC partners and other functional business areas/units.
•Develop, track and maintain reporting on plan, progress, risks, and dependencies.
•Establish and maintain positive relationships with hiring managers to create and manage recruitment plans.
•Provide administrative support necessary to schedule interviews, to coordinate communications and to prepare documentation required for an efficient search process.
•Advise candidates and hiring managers throughout the recruiting process.
•Provide administrative support for ad-hoc reporting and presentations, project reviews and management presentations.
•Work proactively to identify and mitigate the impact of project dependencies; anticipate risks and issues, and determine alternative action needed.
•Conduct regular meetings with hiring managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation.
Policies, Procedures and Administration:
•Evaluate organizational practices and develop personnel recommendations in compliance with laws, rules and policies and regulatory requirements while meeting UA operational needs.
•Identify needs for policy or procedure development and clarification; recommend guidelines, procedures and policies, as necessary.
Other duties invariably arise, and the Interim HR Project Lead should expect to demonstrate agility in incorporating additional responsibilities during the course of their work.
•Effective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.
•Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.
•Professional Credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization.
•Critical Thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience.
•Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs.
•Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes to the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.
•Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field and two years’ experience in human resources administration and/or recruiting. Equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may substituted for degree.
•Project management and talent acquisition experience.
•Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally and to partner with senior stakeholders and operational recruitment delivery teams.
•Ability to work through ambiguity, create structure and bring clarity.
•Detail-oriented with proven ability to manage competing priorities and aggressive timelines to achieve project and/or recruiting goals.
•Ability to critically analyze information utilizing data and process-based evidence.
•Experience working in a large, matrixed environment.
•Ability to work under time constraints, meet deadlines and ensure accuracy of work.
•Advanced proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, and data analytics functions.
Conditions of Employment:
Cubicle/Open workspace environment which may result in additional or higher levels of noise and visual distractions.
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