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Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Categories: Administration

Talent Acquisition Consultant 

Pay Status and Classification: Exempt, Regular Full Time 

Supervisor: Director of Talent Acquisition

Position purpose: With the director’s guidance consults with hiring managers and runs searches to fill positions. Helps the director with developing a pipeline of high-potential applicants according to the College’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) goals and objectives. Provides primary and backup support to other senior HR team members, particularly in the areas of HR systems and operations. This is currently a two-year term position, subject to extension or conversion. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Running Searches: Plans and manages searches to fill positions, including consultation and scoping with hiring managers; writing and updating job descriptions, postings, and advertisements; placing and monitoring ads; sourcing applicants and initial screening of applications; conducting interviews, reference checks, and background checks; supporting search committees; and advising hiring managers through the making of offers, releasing candidates, and the onboarding of new staff members. Ensures that throughout the search and hiring process candidates are treated with respect and hospitality.
  2. Applicant Pipeline Development: Drives awareness of the College as a great place to work, particularly among job seekers from underrepresented groups according to DEIB goals and objectives. Builds and strengthens relationships with local and regional job-service organizations. Attends hiring events to represent Union College.
  3. HR Team Support: Provides primary and backup support to other senior HR team members, particularly in the areas of HR systems and operations. Manages, co-manages, and/or participates in HR training, staff recognition initiatives, events, and special projects. Coordinates the content for Human Resources social media accounts. Offers to pitch-in to help colleagues during crunch times and overlapping deliverables. 


  1. Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Management, and/or a combination of relevant education, training, certifications, and/or work experience.
  2. Experience building strong business relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers.
  3. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to be impartial and establish rapport with a diverse range of campus community members.
  4. Able to exercise exceptional judgment, ensure strict confidentiality, and demonstrate outstanding professionalism in a range of situations.
  5. Able to support, contribute to, and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community of students, alumni, faculty, and fellow staff colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  1. Prior experience in a recruitment position. 
  2. Knowledge of labor markets, recruiting practices, sourcing approaches, and effective social media recruitment tools and marketing resources.
  3. Experience working with an applicant tracking system.
  4. Experience supporting diversity recruitment initiatives.
  5. Demonstrated project planning and management.
  6. Experience working in a higher education setting.

We offer exceptional benefits including:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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