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Talent Acquisition Partner

Washington, DC, USA | Research Triangle Institute

  • Industry:
    Market Research
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Human Resources
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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RTI’s International Development Group is currently seeking a Talent Acquisition Partner to lead candidate identification and development for one or more of its technical divisions. S/he will primarily focus on leading proposal and project recruitment for a growing global program portfolio, primarily funded by government clients (USAID, DFAT, and DFID).

The Talent Acquisition Partner combines research and networking to lead the development and implementation of sourcing strategies and identification of talent profiles. Utilizing these strategies, s/he will build a talent network to enable the identification and engagement of senior-level technical and project management talent for targeted business development opportunities. In addition, the Talent Acquisition Partner will provide full life-cycle recruiting services including but not limited to: sourcing for international and domestic recruiting campaigns and individual positions; requisitions creation and candidate management/documentation within application tracking systems and contact management system; candidate screening/interview services and guidance on interviewing best practices; and negotiating directly with global candidates. 

Responsibilities:

Serve as client primary point-of contact to the Division Vice President and senior team, providing best practices recommendations and implementation guidance for all business development, project and home office recruiting.

Engage in business development activities from pre-capture through proposal submission providing proactive staffing plan recommendations (in consideration of existing talent network). Travel for in-country business development support as required.

Lead and perform strategic sourcing and research activities, such as targeted sector and competitor mapping, to identify and build the talent network. Contact potential candidates, develop and document profiles and maintain contact notes within RTI systems to ensure a high touch candidate experience and ensure RTI as an employer of choice.

Leverage technology for excellent candidate relationship management to discover and sustain cold/warm leads, hot leads, referrals, and other potential prospects. Use Social Media as a sourcing and branding tool.

Provide direct proposal support including advising on staffing structure/org chart that aligns with technical approach and developing staffing-related content for submission. Responsible for written technical proposal deliverables, as assigned.

Serve in lead staffing role for proposal development for increasingly complex bids.

Coordinate full recruiting support to clients with support from recruiting/HR team members, oversee contract recruiting resources, and provide direct support in strategic recruiting activities such as job classification, sourcing, candidate relationship management, and negotiation.

Coordinate and provide direct onboarding support for senior (key) project staff identified through the proposal process to support rapid mobilization at project award.  

As part of IDG’s talent acquisition team, contribute to HR/recruiting process improvement, best practices documentation, and continuous client support improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Master’s Degree in business administration, human resources, international development, or related field with 3 years of relevant work experience; or Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, human resources, social science, or related field with 6 years of relevant work experience. 

Significant experience in international recruiting and/or business development, with an established network of international development professionals.

Proven experience building a talent network in international development sectors. 

Previous experience with USAID, DFID and/or foundation recruitment with expertise in negotiation within donor compensation and benefits structures.

Experience consulting and/or working in a consultative role where multiple projects and competing demands are the norm.

Proven experience utilizing applicant/candidate tracking systems, contact management databases, and social/professional networking associations, groups, and products to build and maintain candidate relationships.

Experience working within OFCCP guidelines preferred.

Documented experience working with HR leadership to implement process improvements, policies, and HR programs preferred. Skills, Knowledge, Abilities and Behaviors:

Critical thinker, able to identify issues and opportunities, provide solutions and reach consensus with multiple stakeholders.

Savvy with using social and other networking tools and databases. Quick learner with an understanding of how to source, screen and recruit in overseas markets.

Demonstrated successful track record in building relationships with clients and candidates; ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of internal and external clients and colleagues.

Ability to partner with hiring managers, technical staff, and senior management to source and identify high-quality talent for open positions, as well as building a pool of candidates.

Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel. Experience with Taleo, Avature, LinkedIn Recruiter highly preferred.

Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Excellent interpersonal, networking and presentation skills.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure. Ability to multi-task.

Ability to travel internationally for extended periods (often up to 2 weeks), as needed.

Culturally sensitive and respectful. Language proficiency in French or Spanish preferred.


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