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Director of Talent Acquisition
Job#: 492826
Positions: 1
Posted: 01/08/2019
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Alexandria, VA
Department: Human Resources
Category: Central Research - Admin
Salary: Salaried
Benefits: Non-SCA
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Job Description

Job Summary:

Central Research, Inc. (CRI) is looking for a Director of Talent Acquisition to join the HR team in Alexandria, VA. This position reports to the CHRO. The Director of Talent Acquisition will have a high level of ownership and be a critical part of achieving strategic goals and initiatives as this dynamic company continues to grow.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Lead and develop a talent acquisition team and be responsible for managing the full-cycle recruiting process for the company, including C-Suite level
  • Develop recruiting plans and sourcing strategies to build company and client talent pipelines
  • Create and align talent acquisition strategies to the demands of the company
  • Build and develop effective relationships with company leadership and hiring managers
  • Maintain and evaluate talent analytics/metrics, reporting status and sourcing results
  • Bring innovation and creativity as a key leader in all areas that impact talent
  • High level of business acumen, understanding of program operations and financial impacts of recruiting performance
  • Collaborate with HR colleagues to ensure that talent acquisition processes and systems reflect the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Serve as primary liaison between the executive leadership team and the company recruiting team
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations by adhering to practices related to hiring, training, transfers and promotions; compliance with EEO, Affirmative Action Plans & OFCCP
  • Understand and track data according to OFCCP compliance
  • Review proposals and SOW attend Bid / No Bid meetings to provide input, observations and risks on upcoming opportunities
  • Perform as a key collaborator on Business Development (BD) Initiatives by teaming with BD and Operation teams on pending Prime and sub-contract opportunities to develop strategies for staffing plan that include incumbent capture, sourcing, recruiting and tracking applicant pool
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to prioritize and act upon recruiting needs
  • Work with current Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to design and develop recruiting reports and dashboards to analyze, track and communicate key metrics
  • Create and manage a recruiting budget; including partners, tools and events
  • Manage a team of recruiters- bring recruiting expertise and best practices to the team
  • Utilize industry best practices to enhance recruiting productivity and applicant experience
Skills/Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field; or equivalent experience in recruiting/HR
  • 8 years of progressive talent acquisition experience within government contracting industry
  • 5 years of experience in a large-scale government contracting environment
  • Strong knowledge of and experience working with the Service Contract Act (SCA)
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills in running a fast-paced recruiting environment
  • Experience in not only managing teams but also developing recruiting staff
  • Strong experience with Applicant Tracking Systems, reporting and metrics
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a true passion for recruiting.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in HR or related field
  • AIRS Certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Executive presence, skilled influencer, excellent communicator
  • Strong knowledge of employment regulations with the DOL, EEOC and OFCCP
  • A deep understanding of how to run a high quality, full cycle and/or custom recruiting process and the ability to lead a recruitment team
  • Exceptional relationship-building and interviewing skills
  • An analytical mindset. The ability to pull insights from the metrics, and present findings and plans for improvement to senior leadership
  • Success establishing credibility, trust and excellent working relationships with internal and external partners and applicants
  • An innate desire to win and hire the best talent—achieving hiring goals
  • Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values
  • Must have the ability to travel as required

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.  It is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position.  This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the company. 

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

Central Research is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Click here to view the Equal Employment Opportunity Posters.

If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan, please call 703-382-1970. 

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact our recruiting office at (703) 382-1363. This telephone line is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.  It is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position.  This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the company. 

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