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Talent Acquisition Officer

University of New Mexico Foundation
Job Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Human Resources
The University of New Mexico Foundation (UNMF) is recruiting for the position of Talent Acquisition Officer. The Talent Acquisition Officer will collaborate and build relationships with managers to assist in retaining employees and proactively identify future hiring needs. In this role you will use various sources, such as social media networks and employee referrals to attract candidates.

  • Develops, facilitates, and implements all phases of the recruitment process.
  • Collaborates with department managers to identify and draft detailed and accurate job descriptions and hiring criteria.
  • Identifies and implements efficient and effective recruiting methods and strategies based on the available role, industry standards, and the needs of the organization.
  • Attracts applicants by creating and placing job advertisements, networking, and using social media, newsgroups and job sites.
  • Builds applicant sources by researching and contacting community services, colleges, social media, and internet sites; providing organization information, opportunities, and benefits; making presentations; and maintaining rapport to build a robust talent pipeline.
  • Solid ability to conduct different types of interviews and provide guidance to hiring managers.
  • Screens applications and selects qualified candidates.
  • Schedules interviews; oversees preparation of interview questions and other hiring and selection materials.
  • Assists with the interview process, attending and conducting interviews with managers, directors, and other stakeholders.
  • Arranges onsite interviews by coordinating schedules; arranging travel, lodging, and meals; escorting applicant to interviews; and arranging campus tours.
  • Collaborates with the hiring manager and/or other human resource staff during the offer process, identifying and recommending salary ranges, incentives, start dates, and other pertinent details.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and company policies.
  • Manages the onboarding and new hire process.
  • Conducts new hire orientation.
  • Occasionally attends and participates in college job fairs and recruiting sessions.
  • Manages intern/mentor program by conducting orientations; scheduling rotations and assignments; monitoring intern/mentor job contributions; coaching interns/mentors; and advising managers on training and coaching.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field, or equivalent work experience, required.
  • At least two years managing all phases of the recruitment and hiring process highly preferred.
  • Experience in higher education or other non-profit organization preferred.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.
Other Requirements
Must be able to drive personal vehicle for University and Foundation business (mileage reimbursed) and hold a valid driver’s license with current insurance, and a clean driving record. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal, driving record, and employment background screening. Some positions may also require credit background screening as well.

Please visit our website at for application. Cover letter and resume requested. This position is available as either full-time or part-time.
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