Senior Manager of Recruiting
Director of Talent Acquisition

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Full Time Minnesota Recruiter Job

Osseo Area Schools

Human Resources is seeking a mission-driven, collaborative, and customer-focused Talent Acquisition Specialist to join the Osseo Area Schools team. This position focuses on Community Education recruitment and hiring. Community Education creates opportunities that positively impact our whole community through innovative and responsive programs and services, including Adult Basic Education, Adult Enrichment, Early Childhood & Family Education, Facility Rentals, School Age Care, Youth Enrichment and more.

Join the team by supporting talent acquisition and recruitment of a qualified and diverse workforce through complying and following policies, procedures, employment law and legal requirement compliances. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will often be the first point of contact for potential candidates ensuring a positive applicant experience throughout the recruitment process. The position must be able to transport to/from recruiting events, and attend recruiting events (events vary but could be scheduled on weekends and/or evenings).

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Providing talent acquisition support by:
    • Working in strong partnership with Community Education hiring managers and HR Business Partners  to proactively understand hiring needs, collaborate on recruitment, hiring initiatives and proactively inform stakeholders on progress. 
    • Administering routine recruitment plans and job announcements in the applicant tracking system (ATS) in compliance with district policies, practices, legal requirements with hiring managers and internal and external partners including HRBP, and Recruitment and Retention Partner (RRP) and/or as designee. 
    • Reviewing application materials for suitability of candidates based on qualifications, including resume, phone screens and reference checks as applicable.  
    • Coordinating the communication to applicants to assure timely, accurate information regarding their application status, and hiring process. 
    • Coordinating the interview process to ensure procedures are followed with hiring managers, includes scheduling interviews, preparing and collecting interview materials and results. 
    • Processing the pre-hire steps  and selection of candidates to move to HRBP for salary placements, background checks, new hire paperwork, and onboarding and closing out recruitments. 
    • Assisting HRBP, hiring managers, and new hires through onboarding processes to ensure a timely hiring of new hires. 
    • Providing excellent customer service and responding effectively to inquiries from internal and external customers and partners consistent with applicable policies and Data Practice Act.
  • Providing recruiting support by: 
    • Partnering with hiring managers and internal partners throughout the recruitment process to identify, assess and engage a diverse pool of potential qualified candidates through proactive networking, external partnerships, job fairs, print, online and in-person recruitment techniques.
    • Actively seek, outreach and attend job fairs, community and networking events as needed. 
    • Assisting in coaching and providing feedback to internals and external applicants around the hiring process or referring applicants to appropriate resources and contacts.
    • Supporting the district branding and marketing as an employer of choice,  and new and ongoing hiring initiatives and workforce development hiring.
  • Supporting data collection and enhancements of talent acquisition area by: 
    • Researching, gathering and preparing recruitment reports related to job announcements and/or area of recruitment for Recruitment and Retention Manager, and hiring managers to assess and identify areas of improvement necessary for recruiting a diverse and qualified applicant pool.
    • Making recommendations to HR leadership and hiring managers for policy and process improvements
  • Performing other comparable duties of a like or similar nature as assigned.
    • Attending training sessions, conferences, workshops and seminars to keep abreast of changes, trends or skills required of the work. 
    • Conducting exit interviews with existing employees as needed. 
    • Assisting in special projects as it relates to HR strategic priorities.

Minimum Qualifications include:
  • High School/GED and six years or more of relevant experience in talent acquisition; OR  AA degree and four years or more of relevant experience in talent acquisition; OR BA and two years or more of relevant experience in talent acquisition; OR MA's or higher in HR, business/public administration, communications, industrial relations, psychology or related field

Knowledge, skills and abilities include:
  • Basic knowledge of employment laws and practices
  • Basic knowledge and experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other human resources programs
  • General knowledge of labor contract law and principles
  • General knowledge of recruitment and retention practices
  • Enhanced knowledge of the operation and applications used in maintaining personnel files, records retention, record/file/database maintenance requirements, compliance reporting, and administrative requirements pertaining to human resource programs and objectives
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment and the Internet, including Excel, Outlook, Word
  • Ability to communicate effectively 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse internal and external partners and  customers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; business letter writing and report preparation
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills; ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Evidence of practice with a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex laws, rules, policies, regulations, and labor contract language
  • Principles of mathematics, including the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using decimals, percentages and fractions; ability to solve basic algebraic equations
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse workplace
  • Ability to lift, pull and push up recruitment materials to events 
  • Ability to travel to various locations as needed for recruiting and outreach activities, and district related business needs
  • Ability to occasionally work weekends and evenings related to business and hiring needs

Preferred Qualifications include:
  • Experience working with diverse populations, and the ability to work effectively with people from various backgrounds and cultures; experience in outreach and community engagement
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to develop appropriate rapport with job candidates and internal staff
  • Strong collaboration and organizational skills, including detail oriented
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings to meet the hiring and customer needs

Salary: $62,000 - $71,500 annually

Work schedule: 225 workdays. This position’s work schedule will follow current HR telework practices which may include hybrid (in-person and offsite) schedules. This is subject to change.

Job Type or FTE: Full-time, 12 month employment, Exempt

Bargaining unit: Salaried Professionals

Desired Start Date: July 1, 2024

This position offers:

  • Health insurance options, three health care options with one of the options including a Health Saving Account (HSA) with district contribution of $200 (Single) or $400 (Family) per month
  • Dental/Life insurances 
  • Personal and Sick Leave accrual hours 
  • MN PERA Pension plan 
  • Optional retirement plans 403B/457 - with immediate matching upon enrollment  
  • Professional growth
  • And more!

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Osseo Area School District ISD 279 is an Equal Opportunity, and veteran-friendly employer.

Osseo Area School District ISD 279 ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Osseo Area School District is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the district and strongly encourages persons to apply who can strengthen our diversity. For more information, view the District’s Equal Opportunity and Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Policy.

Veteran’s Preference: If you are an eligible veteran, please submit a legible copy of your DD214 with your application.

Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during the selection process, please email Human Resources at [email protected] or call 763-391-7007.

Background Check Upon Conditional Offer:

Background checks are conducted upon receiving a conditional offer. Employees must complete a background check and are responsible for the background fee. A passing background is required.  Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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