Senior Recruiter

Hopkinton, Massachusetts | Freelance | Job ID #57609 |
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Onward Search is hiring a Senior Recruiter as part of the Talent Acquisition Team, the Senior Talent Acquisition Partner will be a business partner to hiring managers and business leaders to acquire talent and manage the full recruitment lifecycle. The Talent Acquisition team is client-facing and dedicated by specialty area. As a member of this team, the Senior Talent Acquisition Partner will define and execute sourcing strategies necessary to build a qualified and diverse candidate pool. While partnering with the hiring manager to manage the full recruitment lifecycle, the Senior Talent Acquisition Partner will represent our client to attract, assess, and hire qualified candidates. Senior Talent Acquisition Partners, as well as all Talent Acquisition Team Members, will raise up attractiveness issues to the Talent Acquisition Leadership Team to ensure quality hiring. In addition to day to day recruitment efforts, the Senior Talent Acquisition Partner represents Talent Acquisition & Human Resources on various committees and workgroups responsible for decisions on recruitment tools and strategies that impact the system. S/he recommends decisions/changes on recruitment resources and strategy.


The Senior Talent Acquisition Partner serves as the point of contact for managers and candidates throughout the hiring process. The ideal candidate must be able to partner with hiring managers, and other members of the hiring team, to develop effective and efficient recruitment strategies. The Senior Talent Acquisition Partner will:

  • Serve as an HR Business Partner with an expertise in Talent Acquisition
  • Develop and implement effective recruiting strategies
  • Provide counsel to Hiring Managers during Talent Strategy Discussions, and during the recruitment lifecycle, of changing market conditions
  • In times of heavy recruitment volume, work with senior leadership to prioritize recruitment needs
  • Manage and drive the recruiting lifecycle: source, assess candidates via telephone interview, manage the interview process, debrief with hiring teams during the selection process, check references, and negotiate offers
  • Establish and maintain solid working relationships with hiring managers
  • Assist managers with hiring decisions and negotiations
  • Ensure internal and external market equity
  • Provide recommendations on Outreach events and Recruitment tools; participate in various recruitment related events relative to Workforce Development, University Relations and Diversity & Inclusion
  • Raise up attractiveness issues to Hiring Managers, HR Partner, and Talent Acquisition Leadership Team
  • Assists with reporting on staffing when needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Manage diversity recruiting job fair(s) strategy, including handling logistics & identifying applicable job openings, and tracking results
  • Determine Diversity & Inclusion recruiting effectiveness though reporting and data analytics

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 4+ years of work experience in Human Resources, Talent Acquisition &/or Marketing
  • 4+ years of Recruiting experience in a corporate or agency environment

Expected Competencies:

  • Articulate, both written and oral
  • Professional Persistent
  • Attentive Listening, be present to non-verbal cues, reiterate and clarity
  • Ability to Influence and negotiate
  • Courage to provide counsel to hiring managers
  • Teamwork, values others, communicates ideas, operates with kindness
  • Resilient
  • Versatile, ability to adapt to change
  • Courage to provide counsel to hiring managers, hiring teams, and key stakeholders

Abilities and Skills:

  • Understands Employment laws, comfort communicating with clients
  • Successful setting a talent strategy and leading discussion with Hiring Manager
  • Experience participating in Community Outreach; demonstrated success building diverse applicant pipelines
  • Motivated by candidate and Hiring Manager experience
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment
  • Experience with Workday HCM and Workday Recruiting
  • Successful setting a talent strategy for difficult to fill roles; present to hiring teams
  • Experience participating in behaviorally-based interview techniques; strong candidate assessment skills

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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