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Talent Acquisition Partner

As a Talent Acquisition Partner, you will play a key role to source, present, and hire mission-driven, forward thinking leaders and problem-solvers who will lead projects and initiatives that positively impact the lives of New Jerseyans. You’ll be responsible for full-cycle recruitment for a range of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on technical roles: design (UX, product, and content strategy), engineering (back end, full stack, cloud, infrastructure and site reliability), data analysis, and product management. You’ll partner with team leadership and work with hiring committees to drive recruitment strategies.

Diversity, equity, and inclusive practices and outcomes is essential to the success of the Office of Innovation, and you will ensure that, regardless of the hiring outcome, all candidates have a positive experience.

You should be comfortable working in a startup environment where you think independently and operate with a high degree of autonomy. We’re looking for self-starters who are skilled at driving projects forward while communicating and collaborating closely with the team.

As a part of the team, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Talent Identification + Marketing: ensuring that opportunities to join the team are reaching a diverse and qualified audience – Build applicant sourcing pipelines by researching, identifying, and engaging formal and informal strategic talent resources and communities (Cultivate, Tech Talent Project, informal meetups, civic hacker groups, etc.) to promote existing and planned job descriptions – Identify, recommend, and manage the use of advertising and amplification channels (LInkedIn, Indeed, Idealist, etc.) – Conduct direct recruitment outreach via a variety of methods (e.g. networking, email, social media, events, job postings and cold calling);
  • Screening + Evaluation: ensuring that qualified and potentially successful candidates are given the chance to meet with the team – Conduct initial screening of application materials for hiring committee review
  • Operations: ensuring that there’s an effective and efficient execution of our evaluation and hiring processes – Schedule and coordinate interviews with internal participants and candidates; oversees preparation of interview questions and other hiring and selection materials; brief hiring committee members in advance of interviews – Configure and administer an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to support the hiring process

Preferred Technical Experience, Skills and Abilities

We are seeking individuals with the following experience, skills, and abilities:

  • Experience developing talent acquisition strategies for filling highly technical positions (e.g. engineers, product managers, user experience designers)
  • Sourcing for highly technical candidates (e.g. engineers, product managers, user experience designers) using technical sourcing tools such as Boolean search strings and X-Ray search
  • Experience developing and implementing sourcing strategies to reach underrepresented candidates in support of organizational DE&I efforts;
  • Conducting direct recruitment outreach of highly technical positions (e.g. engineers, product managers, user experience designers) via a variety of methods (e.g. networking, email, social media, events, job postings and cold calling);
  • Able to deliver talent acquisition projects from conception to completion. For example, this may include developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements, defining milestones and deliverables, monitoring activities, and evaluating and reporting on accomplishments

Compensation: Up to $120,000 (depending on experience) + Full benefits

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