Talent Acquisition Specialist (Ref#039)

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Full-time
  • Published: 2023-03-15 20:39:09Z


Georgia’s largest Christ-centered foster care agency (a non-profit organization) located in metro Atlanta, is hiring a Talent Acquisition Specialist for a hybrid remote position.

This individual will identify, recruit, and screen potential employees for specific positions to build and maintain a pipeline of qualified and capable talent for the organization. We are seeking someone with a deep passion for Christian foster care and adoption, and who is inspired to expand our team with qualified staff. The successful candidate has a proven track of successfully recruiting talent preferably for social services, church staff, or non-profit organizations.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Talent Recruiter will be the first face of the organization and must represent the organization in a spiritual and professional manner. The individual in this role must be experienced, hands-on, versatile, results-driven, self-motivated, resourceful, and innovative. This role provides oversight, partners with management, and coordinates all HR recruitment activities, ensuring alignment with the agency’s organizational goals and objectives.



  • Plans, develops, facilitates, and executes all phases of the recruitment process.
  • Develops, implements and manages talent acquisition policies and processes, ensuring adherence by all team members.
  • Collaborates with department managers to identify and draft detailed and accurate job descriptions and hiring criteria.
  • Identifies and implements efficient and effective recruiting methods and strategies based on the available role, industry standards, and the needs of the organization.
  • Provides internal consulting for recruitment and placement processes.
  • Conducts ongoing analysis of existing talent acquisition strategies, methods, systems, and services to make meaningful improvements.
  • Defines and uses metrics to track the effectiveness of recruitment programs; enters and tracks applicant data in applicant tracking system. Makes a record of all inquiries and contacts with applicants and candidates.
  • Posts jobs and manages advertisement processes through internal and external job boards.
  • Assists with the interview process, including attending and conducting interviews with managers, directors, and other stakeholders, if needed.
  • Collaborates with the hiring manager and/or other human resource staff during the selection and offer process, identifying and recommending salary ranges, incentives, start dates, and other pertinent details.
  • Completes the candidate hire process, including all pre-employment requirements and related new hire activities.
  • Collaborates with the human resources team to complete new hire onboarding and training process.
  • Attends and participates in college job fairs and recruiting sessions, as possible; build relationships with colleges with Social Work degree programs.
  • Develops and maintains effective business relationships with external contacts and service providers including placement services, advertising entities, career centers, employment agencies, etc.
  • Conducts oneself and job duties in accordance with the organization’s Statement of Values and Culture.
  • Sources for qualified candidates, screens applicants, selects qualified candidates, schedules interviews; oversees preparation of interview questions and other hiring and selection materials.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and the organization policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field, or equivalent work experience, required.
  • At least three years in Human Resources and experience managing all phases of the recruitment and hiring process. Preferably in a faith-based, non-profit setting.
  • Solid knowledge of employment law and legal hiring practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of payroll, employee relations, benefits, recruiting, talent management, HRIS, and FLSA.
  • PHR Certification and/or SHRM-CP certification helpful.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with good negotiation tactics.
  • Ability to develop and implement sourcing strategies for recruitment for a variety of roles.
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Acts with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Relationship building and management skills. Team Player.
  • Familiarity with laws, regulations, and best practices applicable to hiring and recruitment.
  • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn HR systems, applicant-tracking software or other recruitment systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Strong alignment to the organization’s Statement of Values and Culture.

Physical Requirements

  • Hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective oral communication of information.
  • Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job-related issues and stress.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer and/or cell phone.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

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