Talent Acquisition Specialist

Solid Ground
Full time Full day
$2,580 / hour
Clinton, WA
Job Summary


The Talent Acquisition Specialist will actively recruit talented individuals from a variety of cultural, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds who are passionate about social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and ending the root causes of poverty. Through effective collaboration with Program Directors and Managers, the HR Business Partner (HRBP), and the Learning and Development Program Manager (LDPM), you will develop effective sourcing strategies for current and future needs; and use social media to attract and engage a network of social services providers, advocates, and cultural community influencers to build a qualified and diverse candidate pool from which to hire the right person at the right time. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will have highly developed coaching, consulting, and listening skills, and a keen curiosity about people and their relationship to purpose and meaningful work. Utilize your excellent communication skills and keen and discerning eye for talent to build, in partnership with passionate colleagues, a workforce capable of ending the root causes of poverty.



Essential Responsibilities, Duties & Tasks


Recruitment and Selection



  • Consult with managers to confirm service selection; advise on recruitment process and policies; determine KSAs and finalize job description; and develop recruitment strategy, timeline for process completion, and negotiate roles for implementation

  • Develop a database of hire-ready qualified candidates for high turnover positions, and behavioral-based interview questions from which to build an effective selection process; and an array of sourcing techniques, assessment tools, techniques, and approaches for eliminating biases from the talent acquisition process

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with community groups, local social influencers, non-profits, university career centers, social service partner agencies, and social services professional development groups

  • Promote and advertise employment opportunities at local job and community fairs, on social media and through diverse social and professional networks and listservs

  • Provide project management support for leadership recruitment

  • In collaboration with the HR Director, ARI Manager, and Learning and Development Program Manager, train hiring committees on interviewing skills; and hiring managers on behavioral-based interviewing and executing an efficient and effective talent acquisition process in compliance with employment law and DEI & racial equity principles, Solid Ground policies and procedures, and the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement

  • Review interview packets and approve selection processes to ensure compliance with Agency’s standards

  • Verify employment and perform reference checks upon request, and conduct drug and alcohol testing reference and criminal background checks as necessary

  • Create offer letters, new hire packets, and prepare documentation for soft and file archiving and destruction

  • Perform or oversee new hire first day orientation to verify employment eligibility, collect policies and equipment receipt signature pages and benefit elections, and other required paperwork


HR Information System Records and Data Metrics



  • Maintain human resource information system records and compiles reports from database

  • Coordinate with the Payroll Accountant to ensure that wage increases, benefits, new hires, transfers, and promotions are reflected accurately in the system

  • Manage applicant and position tracking

  • Produce custom system reports pertaining to HR data/hiring metrics for quarterly reporting and as requested

  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop efficiencies and streamline processes, identify agencies talent needs, and talent acquisition deficits; and develop solutions and interventions to enhance the acquisition and deployment of talent to accomplish the mission and goals of the agency


Labor Contract, HR Policies and Procedures



  • Provides hiring policy/union contract and procedure guidance and interpretation; ensure talent acquisition and hiring processes comply with the provisions of the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement

  • Participates in Labor Management Committee Meetings and negotiations upon request


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.



HR Team



  • Participate in developing department goals, objectives, and systems; participate in Department staff and Agency meetings; and attend professional development seminars and trainings as available

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