Talent Acquisition Specialist - Human Resources

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Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint an experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist.  The Talent Acquisition Specialist will be responsible for assisting and supporting the Talent Acquisition team with the end-to-end non-faculty recruitment and selection process for NYUAD.

The Specialist will serve as consultant to assigned NYUAD departments and administrative offices on all recruitment-related matters: advise on recruitment issues and strategies, ways to effectively utilize Applicant Tracking System, cost effective advertisement approaches, and interpretation of human resources and University policies and procedures, legal requirements and best employment practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct end-to-end recruitment and selection activities for assigned positions by providing effective services to hiring managers and candidates.  Working with the hiring managers, qualify, interview and recruit talent for NYUAD to manage the complete recruitment cycle. Subject matter expert in certain areas within resourcing including direct recruiting, sourcing, and talent pools. Develop successful working relationships with the wider recruitment community, HR teams and NYUAD community, demonstrating a deep understanding of the requirements of the business area. Consulting, advising and challenging the hiring managers on the selection of candidates throughout the end-to-end process
  • Create talent pools of National Talent that can be utilized by other members of the Talent Acquisition team in their competitive searches
  • Provide systems support to employees and candidates, responding to questions and researching and resolving issues as needed
  • Prepare recruitment related metrics, including monthly, annual and ad hoc reports. Coordinate with recruitment vendors (i.e. advertisers, external job boards, background check vendor and temporary agencies).
  • Assist in developing recruitment training tools, programs and other necessary requirements to ensure Hiring Managers are equipped with correct recruitment practices
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned

Required Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or other relevant discipline

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ recruitment experience, from a mix of agency and in-house for a large organization
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is mandatory
  • Previous experience consulting with internal and external clients, managers and other hiring personnel.  Strong stakeholder management experience
  • Demonstrable success with direct recruitment strategies
  • Acted as a trusted recruitment partner, taking ownership for the successful conclusion of projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of sourcing channels and contacts, behavioral and competency based interviewing including ability to educate hiring managers in these skills
  • Proven negotiation, planning, project management and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with colleagues, management, candidates and the general public
  • Knowledge of best practice recruitment and sound recruitment processes
  • High level administration and IT skills, in particular experience, with using Applicant Tracking or Talent Management systems

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous experience within a university or college or higher education setting

Other Information

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.