Overview

Job Location:
Los Angeles, CA – University Park Campus

The Recruiter provides full cycle recruiting support for a designated group of university units (e.g., IT Services, Athletics, HR). This role is responsible for developing strong relationships with hiring managers and university leaders to provide top talent to the organization, while advocating for candidates throughout the recruiting process to ensure a fair and equitable talent acquisition process. This role develops reports to track and communicate progress on recruiting efforts, and is a champion for the culture, values and strategy of the university. This role will help enable USC’s vision while championing USC’s culture and values.

This is a fixed-term position that will have a scheduled end date. Please note that this full-time role is eligible for all benefits/perks offered by USC to its employees, including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision plans, generous retirement contribution, tuition assistance, paid sick/vacation/holidays, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate for the position of Recruiter must meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, psychology, human resources, communications, or another related field.

  • Five or more years of experience in one or more of the following fields: human resources, talent acquisition, or sourcing and recruiting.

  • Working knowledge of labor markets, recruiting practices and effective social media recruitment tools.

  • Ability to positively interact with candidates, hiring managers, and senior leaders in the organization.

  • Proven track record of sourcing, engaging, and recruiting top talent.

  • Exceptional collaboration skills and the ability to understand the needs of hiring managers.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to think strategically and creatively.

  • Team-oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently and proactively.

  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and frequent interruptions.

  • Ability to contribute to concurrent projects, prioritize competing assignments, and manage workload effectively.

  • Ability to exercise discretion with confidential information.

  • Experience working with HR applications (such as Workday HCM and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate for the position of Recruiter has the following qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in business, psychology, human resources, communications, or another related field.

  • Seven or more years of experience in one or more of the following fields: human resources, talent acquisition, or sourcing and recruiting.

  • Experience in higher education.

  • Experience championing an employer brand.

  • Experience as a technical recruiter.

  • Experience recruiting researchers or faculty.

  • Ability to learn, interpret, and apply a wide variety of state, federal and local policies and procedures relating to human resources and university.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and relationship-building abilities.

  • Ability to use sound judgment in making decisions with minimal supervision.

  • Experience championing diversity and inclusion initiatives and strategies including training, change management, or other programs.

  • Any of the following certifications: CIPD, CPLP, CPTD, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR.

Job Responsibilities

The candidate for the position of Recruiter will be responsible for:

  • Providing full cycle recruiting support, including resume review, phone screening, and interview coordination for a wide range of functions across the university, including academic and administrative positions. Serving as a talent acquisition consultant to a variety of hiring managers.

  • Developing strong relationships with hiring managers and university leaders to better understand the requirements of open positions and desired candidates. Managing the priority of the recruiting pipeline effectively.

  • Advocating for candidates throughout the recruiting process to ensure a fair and equitable process free from bias. Collecting feedback from hiring managers and candidates to continuously improve the recruiting experience for all customers.

  • Tracking, maintaining, and reporting on recruiting metrics. Communicating progress on the recruiting lifecycle frequently and proactively to recruiting leads, managers, and hiring managers. Demonstrating empathy to candidates and champion the university’s brand to enthusiastically recruit top talent.

  • Actively seeking opportunities to continuously improve the recruiting lifecycle (including technology and processes). Demonstrating willingness to pivot swiftly and in an organized fashion based on changing resource needs and university priorities. Quickly adopting leading practices in talent acquisition. Demonstrating a strong sense of urgency to complete tasks.

  • Assuming an analytical mindset when reviewing and analyzing performance metrics of recruiting efforts. Advising hiring managers on candidate selection based on objective interactions and experiences with successful hires. Recommending long-term strategies to improve and diversify the overall talent pool of the university.

  • Collaborating with peers in the department to demonstrate the culture and values of the university and the HR organization to all applicants, candidates, and hiring managers. Promoting an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold principles of the USC Code of Ethics.

  • Participating in special projects to continuously improve the performance of talent acquisition and talent management at the university. Demonstrating, through words, actions, and ideas, alignment to USC’s strategic plan and the HR organization’s strategic plan. Enabling the university to fulfill its academic and people missions through enhanced HR service.

  • Performing other related responsibilities as requested and when necessary. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minimum Education:
Bachelor’s degree
Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience:
5 years

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Five years’ experience in human resources, talent acquisition, sourcing and/or recruitment.
Proven track record of sourcing, engaging and recruiting top talent. Proven knowledge of labor markets, recruiting practices and effective social media recruitment tools. Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and frequent interruptions. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with demonstrated ability to positively interact with candidates, hiring managers, and senior leaders, and understand the needs of all. Ability to exercise discretion with confidential information. Exceptional analytical and collaboration skills, able to think strategically and creatively independently and as part of a team. Ability to contribute to concurrent projects, working proactively, prioritizing competing assignments, and effectively managing workloads effectively. Microsoft Office proficiency, and experience with HR software/applications (e.g., Workday) and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

                                                  

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at [email protected].  Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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