Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Brunswick, MAINE

Posting Details

Title Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition
Posting Number S00641JP
Department Human Resources
Job Summary

The Human Resources Office at Bowdoin College is seeking a talented and dynamic individual for the role of Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition. Our campus community is vibrant, our work space is beautiful, and the benefits of working at the college are outstanding. We encourage you to visit our website ( to learn more about the college and this exciting opportunity.

The Assistant Director is responsible for generating a robust and diverse candidate pipeline for the college using various recruitment methods including social media, professional networking, research, job boards, referrals, active outreach, and others. Ensures the college maintains an engaging, visible, and consistent employment brand across all candidate touch points (college website, ATS, job boards, social media platforms, etc). With a strong customer service orientation, partners with Hiring Managers throughout the entire recruitment life-cycle.

Education/Skills Requirements

Bachelor’s degree preferred.
SHRM-CP or PHR strongly preferred.
Proficient utilizing HR systems and technologies.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and creativity skills, along with a strong customer service focus.
Demonstrated proficiency in establishing rapport with various levels of applicants and clients.
Ability to manage multiple search requests and clients simultaneously.
Must be self-motivated and work well independently.
Willingness to work on both complex and high-level projects as well as day-to-day administrative tasks.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

3+ years of high volume recruiting and interviewing experience, preferably in an education setting or similar work environment.

A passion for, and extensive experience with social networking tools, search engines, and public databases.

Proven success developing creative sourcing strategies.

Working knowledge of employment policies, procedures, and best practices.

Understanding of the sensitivity and importance of maintaining confidential information.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Typical hours are M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm. This is an exempt level position and requires the time commitment necessary to successfully fulfill all of the job responsibilities.

About Bowdoin

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Employment Category Full Time Year Round
FTE 1.00
Benefits Eligible Yes
Pay Type Salaried
Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No
Posting Date 09/12/2019
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Posting Internal/External
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. 

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