Talent Acquisition Specialist

General & Administrative Renton, Washington


Position: Talent Acquisition Specialist
Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 DOE
Location: Based out of Renton with regular travel in the South Sound and Seattle area
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8AM to 5PM

The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Position Summary:

Northwest Center has an opening for a Talent Acquisition Specialist based out of our Renton, WA location and other locations within the greater South Seattle area. The recruiter must thrive in an innovative and fast-paced environment that is always changing. The staffing in this area consists of administrative personnel, light industrial, as well occasional facilities positions with various other one off positions. The volume of recruiting in this area is high and requires a constant pipeline of qualified candidates averaging over 180 - 200 hires per year and multiple hires per week. This position must draw on extensive knowledge of Talent Acquisition and functional areas of the business, forging dynamic relationships with business leaders, hiring managers and HR business partners.

Essential Functions:

· Partner with hiring teams to build effective sourcing, assessment, and closing approaches with an ability to manage customer expectations through a deep understanding of operations.

· Build and maintain network of potential candidates through pro-active market research and on-going relationship management; conducts in-depth interviews of potential candidates, demonstrating ability to anticipate hiring manager preferences through high offer-to-interview ratios.

· Recommend ideas and strategies related to recruitment that will contribute to the long-range growth, implementing any new processes and fine tuning standard processes for recruiting that fits within business operation needs to deliver the highest quality results to the customer.

· Articulate in writing a plan with deliverables, timelines and a formal tracking process.

· Interview candidates within the framework of the position specification. Possess strong ability to screen, interview and prepare a candidate slate within an appropriate and consistent timeline.

· Participate in special projects/recruiting initiatives, including assessment of best practices in interviewing techniques, leveraging of internal sources of talent and identification of top performers.

· Manage all recruitment-related vendors to ensure pricing, cycle time and manager expectations are being met; negotiate contract terms, vendors.

Experience, skills and knowledge:


· 3+ years of progressive recruiting experience including sourcing and full life cycle recruiting.

· Experience building and utilizing a variety of sourcing plans and tools, including proactive research.

· ATS experience with sourcing, tracking and managing candidates

· MS Office - including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

· Experience managing and prioritizing multiple projects and client relationships.

· Ability to work out of various Northwest Center locations as needed.


· Strong client focus and commitment to continuous improvement; ability to proactively network and establish effective working relationships, must pursue conscious cost-containment efforts in recruiting, continually seek new sourcing options, and develop creative approaches to delivering candidates to the customer.

· Strong communication skills, organizational and negotiation skills.

· Ability to execute recruiting strategy, including employer promotion in the marketplace, candidate management, diversity sourcing, and interview process management.

· Strong consulting skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, as a team leader and member.

· Possess strong analytic skills with ability to create, measure, and scale the right workflow between candidates, hiring managers, and the recruiting team.

· Create and maintain strategic recruiting plans with clearly defined objectives, desired outcomes, and a calendar of events.

· Project management experience, command of project scheduling, milestones and deliverable.

Physical requirements of the position:

· Ability to sit for at least 8 hrs per day

· Frequent use of hands/fingers for typing, grasping or handling a variety of objects

· Ability to lift up to 10 lbs frequently, 25 lbs on occasion

· Frequent walking within building

· Frequent amount talking/hearing; both in person and over the telephone

*Northwest Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.