Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist
Sr. Recruiter

Human Resources Specialist-Recruitment and Retention

Full Time Minnesota Recruiter Job

City of Minnetonka

Job Description

The Recruiting and Retention Specialist is responsible for administration of the entire recruiting cycle including sourcing, attracting, selecting, and hiring qualified and diverse talent.  Supports the design, development, and implementation of strategic recruiting programs focused on diversity and inclusion.  Researches hiring best practices and outreach methodologies to market the City of Minnetonka as a premier employer. Collaborates closely with the hiring managers to meet organizational and departmental needs and priorities.  Contributes to a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Under the direction of the HR Manager, responsible for planning, designing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive workplace wellbeing and safety program.


A. Recruitment:  

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the city’s staffing policy and process  
  • Develop inclusive position descriptions
  • Conduct sourcing activities in order to fill open positions
  • Design and manage recruitment and selection processes (resume screening, screening calls, interviews etc.)
  • Review employment applications and background check reports
  • Serve as the city’s ambassador at various events, such as career fairs or on-campus recruiting events
  • Represent the city internally and externally at events with a goal of networking and building relationships with potential candidates
  • Manage the candidate experience; counsel the candidate on city benefits, salary, values, and culture
  • In collaboration with the Benefits and Compensation Specialist, administer and submit all onboarding paperwork for new employees
  • Assist with successful new employee orientation and onboarding programs
  • Create monthly reports on key talent acquisition metrics
  • Work closely with marketing department to develop creative ways for addressing talent acquisition challenges
  • Suggest new ideas for improving talent acquisition activities
  • Perform workforce planning and anticipate future employment needs
  • Assist with the preparation of EEO/Affirmative Action plans and reporting
B. Workplace wellbeing and safety programming:
  • Develop, plan, market, and execute city wide wellbeing and safety initiatives and programs to reduce health risks, medical costs, and encourage healthy lifestyles.  
  • Gather and analyze related data to measure program success and wellbeing and safety initiatives
  • Coordinate employee safety and wellbeing committees; i.e. prepare agendas, create and distribute minutes, track tasks/projects,
  • Develop creative program materials, including promotional items, communications, and publicity through multiple venues to appeal to and reach across diverse employee populations in the city

C. HRIS system administration

  • Manage employee data in HRIS/payroll system including employee set-up and maintenance
  • Process personnel action changes
  • Create and utilize system reports

D. Perform general communication activities:

  • Develop effective working relationships with city staff and city leaders to ensure collaborative efforts are made and goals are achieved
  • Assist with maintenance and updating city policies and procedures
  • Attend/participate in professional networking, development and educational opportunities related to Human Resources
  • Serve on various internal committees as required    

E. Perform general administrative activities:

  • Identify and implement strategies, processes, and procedures to improve operational efficiency
  • Participate in the development of short- and long-term strategic planning
  • Assist with research projects/assignments/related functions to meet HR initiatives

F. Maintain confidential integrity of employee personnel records, medical records, and departmental   records:

  • Comply with Minnesota Data Practices Act in maintaining and providing information
  • Comply with retention schedule and system.

G. Performs other duties consistent with the responsibilities of the position as apparent or assigned

  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law
  • Demonstrates a commitment to and belief in the organization's Shared Values


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field; and three years’ professional level Human Resources experience, or a combination thereof
  • Minimum of two years’ experience recruiting exempt and non-exempt positions in full life-cycle environment, including management of multiple roles simultaneously
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive working environment
  • Recruiting and interview skills utilizing phone, in person, and online meeting platforms
  • Experience interpreting personnel laws, rules, and collective bargaining agreements sufficient to ensure appropriate application of the language and advise on personnel matter
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including: Word, Excel, Outlook and HRIS database program.
  • Ability to communicate professionally, positively, and in a timely manner both verbally and in writing to solve problems and address concerns
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple priorities and demands, meet deadlines, prioritize, and work independently to accomplish goals and objectives of HR department
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality and build trust

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of progressively responsible human resources experience
  • Previous experience implementing diversity hiring best practices
  • Experience in safety and wellness program administration 
Additional Information

The City of Minnetonka is committed to its employee-developed shared values, which help us execute our mission and vision, and provide exceptional service to our residents:

  • Adaptable Learning and Innovation
  • Authentic Communication
  • Healthy Human Relationships
  • Contagious Enthusiasm
  • Outcome-Focused Teamwork
  • Shared Success


$36.39 - $40.43 Hourly


Minnetonka, MN

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2/14/2021 11:59 PM Central

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