Careers at Virginia Tech

Recruitment Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice Pres Advancement
Department: University Development
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Administrative / Clerical, Information Systems / Technology

Job Description

The Recruitment Specialist will have a direct impact on the talent acquisition process within the
Advancement Division by working with the full life cycle of talent acquisition.This position will report to the Strategic Talent Acquisition Manager and will also provide support to the Advancement HR team by assisting with special projects and tasks as requested.

The Recruitment Specialist will support the Strategic Talent Acquisition Manager to provide service to the Division, including collaborating with hiring managers and logistic coordinators to fully understand business needs, hiring cycles, and sourcing strategies to help ensure a seamless candidate experience and create an effective search process.

This role will serve as a liaison to logistics coordinators and hiring managers to provide guidance on best practices during the full life cycle of talent acquisition including recruitment, screening, interviewing, and reference checking. In addition the Recruitment Specialist will partner with Advancement Business Services to provide guidance on candidate travel, meals, and other expenses associated with the interview process.

Required Qualifications

Previous experience in a human resource environment or administrative office within an
academic or professional office setting

Demonstrated experience handling sensitive and confidential information

Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite such as Outlook, Excel, Word

Ability to organize, plan, prioritize work, meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks
simultaneously while maintaining exceptional accuracy and attention to detail

Demonstrated ability to work effectively and seamlessly independently with little supervision
and as part of a team

Excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate clearly in a professional and
courteous manner, and interact respectfully and comfortably with all individuals in a diverse,
multicultural environment

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with electronic applicant tracking systems such as PageUp or similar systems

Experience with human resource information system (HRIS) such as Banner

Demonstrated recruiting experience leveraging recruiting tools, such as LinkedIn, to attract
passive candidates

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

December 14 , 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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