Director, Talent Acquisition

National Audubon Society   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


11 - 15 years

Posted 26 days ago


Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon's mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network ofChapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around theworld, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon's unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Position Summary

Reporting to the VP, Human Resources, the National Audubon Society is seeking an experienced, highly-motivated and creative Director, Talent Acquisition who has a solid foundation in all aspects of recruiting. TheDirector, Talent Acquisition will be responsible for leading all facets of full-cycle recruiting, while managing an active requisition load and leading the talent acquisition team. The Director, Talent Acquisition will develop specific recruiting strategies for each client group and execute on that strategy by utilizing knowledge of talent pools and sourcing strategies to generate a robust pipeline of qualified candidates.

The Director will also drive key Talent Acquisition related initiatives to the leadership team and employeesthroughout the Audubon Network offices, including identify internal high-potential talent for the purposes ofsuccession planning.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the talent acquisition function including: evaluating and drafting job descriptions, active and passive recruiting (traditional sourcing and social media), building a strong pipeline of talent
  • Direct team of Talent Acquisition professionals responsible for sourcing, screening, and leading theselection process of best-in-class talent
  • Partner directly with HR business partners, program leaders, state directors and managers to source, screen, and acquire the best talent in the States where the National Audubon maintains a presence Develop and implement an internal job posting process that incorporates fairness to managers and employee
  • Perform reference checks, conduct internal equity analysis, extend offers, and complete all requiredforms and documentation; coordinate and attend job fairs
  • Overseeing all HR Communications on the Perch, partner with communications team to review and manage Careers page as needed
  • Identify opportunities for increased effectiveness of current and diversity outreach recruiting programs
  • Conduct recruiting management new hire surveys to determine effectiveness of recruiting processes for managers and candidates
  • Conduct research to determine the effectiveness of HR programs and policies. Recommend improvement to policies, programs, and procedures to improve human resources operations
  • Keep abreast of current EEO guidelines, human resources legislation and regulations, as well as changes in the human resources field
  • Use HRIS and applicant tracking system (i.e., iCIMS) to make recommendations for enhancements and process improvements. Support performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance and equity within organization
  • Assist with other HR-related tasks as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in a talent acquisition role with demonstrated experience recruitingexempt and non-exempt employees
  • Experience managing talent acquisition managers
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; knowledge of HRIS and applicant tracking systems preferred
  • iCIMS experience is required
  • Firm understanding of human resources policies and procedures
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Positive attitude and ability to remain flexible in an evolving environment.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to take initiative, make decisions, multitask, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Self-starter with high energy; ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good judgment to manage sensitive and confidential matters
  • Knowledge of Federal, state and local laws and regulations