Talent Acquisition Strategy Specialist

8 days ago
Full time role


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of ...

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Job Description


NRDC is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our people helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our team of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and the globe from our offices in Beijing; Bozeman, Montana; Chicago; New Delhi; New York; San Francisco; Santa Monica; and Washington, D.C. 


The Team: 


Talent Acquisition is dedicated to ensuring that our teams are comprised of diverse and high-performing individuals that help to make NRDC the best and most rewarding place to work. 


NRDC is doing work that creates impact around the world and for a better future, and we’re looking for an equally ambitious and skilled Talent Acquisition Strategy Senior Specialist to help us get there. Your work will directly impact Talent Acquisition behaviors and partnerships. If you thrive in a care-oriented, diverse environment where people connect to create impact, you will enjoy the work we are doing at NRDC! 


We take pride in the craft of building this amazing team and that's where you come in! 

Position Summary: 


The Talent Acquisition Strategy Specialist will report to the Director of Talent Acquisition and will support the Talent Acquisition function by becoming a cross-functional partner with stakeholders and team-members to drive process and strategy build while managing logistical, planning, coordination, reporting, and administrative duties. This person will work to ensure the smooth and effective management of the TA Team. They will help define and coordinate the team workflows, that include, but are not limited to- candidate experience, new-to-career/internship programming, talent marketing and team goal-setting and performance tracking, talent acquisition policy and process adherence.  


This position will work closely with the HR team and liaise with NRDC colleagues throughout the organization. 


What You’ll Do: 

  • Support and work closely with the Director of Talent Acquisition and Talent Acquisition Team to provide insight on and support of daily activities, including the development of coordination policies and procedures, scheduling, candidate and hiring manager experience best practices, offer and on-boarding workflows, etc.  
  • Support the new-to-career, DEI and talent marketing initiatives by developing strategies and stakeholder alignment on talent acquisition activities 
  • Assist in management of LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Handshake, etc. accounts 
  • Provide analytical support which may include research, project or situation assessment, data gathering, and reporting. 
  • Assesses team capacity, evaluates recruiter workloads and partners with the talent acquisition team to align on position assignments and special projects 
  • Support the establishment of a common global talent attraction process which optimizes quality, customer-centricity, inclusion and equity 
  • Implement customer-centric recruiting processes where stakeholders “never wonder” about status, next steps, or what is expected of them 
  • Support the operational rhythm of the TA operation (multi-year modernization roadmap, team meetings, training, adoption & reinforcement of advancements, annual calendar, etc.)  
  • Help foster meaningful TA’s relationship with all adjacent corporate units, maximizing their impact on our quality and compliance (DE&I, Compliance, Benefits, Legal, HR Operations, Employee Engagement Groups, etc.) 
  • Talent Acquisition invoice management 
  • Travel required to attend regular meetings and occasional career events 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


Who you are: 

  • Excellent organizational and follow up skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. 
  • BA/BS Degree or equivalent work experience 
  • At least 3 years’ experience in human resources, preferably experience as an HR Assistant or HR Coordinator 
  • General knowledge of HR principles, practices, and procedures, and a demonstrated ability to apply that knowledge 
  • Experience supporting or facilitating multiple projects a plus and multiple team members 
  • Must be highly detail-oriented and organized 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming diverse voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  


We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with skills and experience. Internal equity will be reviewed and considered to determine a final offer. For this position, the salary range is $83,000 to $ 90,000.


Our offices are open and we are operating in a hybrid model. We offer NRDCers flexibility, and we ask them to come into the office and spend meaningful time there in collaboration with their colleagues. We call this purposeful presence. 


As a science-based organization, NRDC aims to do our part to help contain the COVID-19 public health crisis. For the sake of health, safety, and equity, we ask that people be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation or other exemption in accordance with state and local law. We consider a person to be vaccinated two weeks after receiving one full course of a CDC-approved vaccine. In accordance with state or local law, new hires will be asked to attest to vaccination, those wishing to do so may request medical or religious accommodations or other exemptions via NRDC Employee Relations. NRDC treats all vaccine-related data confidentially, in keeping with local, state, and federal laws. 


To apply, visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your résumé and cover letter. Please mention where you saw this posting and upload any additional materials that showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications, we will contact only those candidates we would like to interview. Please no phone calls, emails, or in-person résumé drop-offs. 


If you experience technical problems while applying or if you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying online, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care at 1-800-889-4422. 


For more about NRDC, visit www.nrdc.org. 

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