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Immanuel Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Days - Immanuel (Des Moines, IA Area) in Des Moines, Iowa

The overall purpose of this job is to recruit the best and brightest employees to Immanuel. The responsibilities of this job include working closely with hiring managers to ensure that job descriptions are correct, that qualified candidates are presented to the managers, and that managers are trained and coached in utilizing effective interview techniques to make decisions about qualified candidates. The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for driving applicant flow, brand awareness in the community and market area. This role is a brand ambassador of the organization. Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.

Key Areas

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job


  • Recruits internal and external candidates by:

  • Conducts effective intake meetings with hiring managers to understand job details.

  • Coordinating recruitment plans for each open position.

  • Advertising external positions using current and new venues.

  • Attending career fairs.

  • Using networks and key referral source contacts to build a database of candidates.

  • Providing career guidance to internal candidates.

  • Promoting the referral bonus program.

  • Acquainting recruitment firms of Immanuel’s hiring needs.

  • Maintains candidate records in applicant tracking system.


  • Develops a talent sourcing strategy for passive and active candidates utilizing progressing sourcing techniques such as job boards, advertising, database and internet searches, networking, referrals, and cold calling.

  • Develops and leads campus recruiting and community outreach events and programs.

  • Responsible for developing a strong pipeline of candidates for open positions.

  • Anticipates organizational needs by ensuring ongoing strategic talent pipelines.

Hiring Employees

  • Implements the Hiring Process by:

  • Pre-screening applicants to present qualified candidates to hiring managers.

  • Working with hiring managers to deliver professional and legal interview techniques, develop interview guides, rate candidates, and assist them through the interview process.

  • Ensuring effective hiring techniques and processes.

  • Ensures consistency, efficiency and compliance with federal, state and local laws, including company policies.

  • Coordinates on-boarding of new hires with HR support staff.

Manager Training & Education

  • Provides training to new managers on the hiring process.

  • Educates managers in employment law compliance.

  • Trains managers on the latest trends within the talent acquisition space.


  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources is required.

  • Equivalent years of experience may substitute for education requirement.


  • Three (3) years of recruiting and/or talent management is required.

  • Equivalent years of education may substitute for experience requirement.

Other Requirements-

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification is preferred.

KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge of full life cycle recruiting process.

  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws.

  • Skills in attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Skilled in effective and appropriate verbal/written communication.

  • Skills in organizing information and work, dealing with frequent change, and managing competing demands.

  • Skills in Microsoft Office and programs such as applicant tracking and job posting.

  • Ability to problem solve by identifying and resolving them in a timely manner.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships.

  • Knowledge of HRIS systems.

  • Ability and willingness to provide assistance in a timely and professional manner.

  • Must be self-directed and motivated.

  • Ability to exhibit high standard of ethics, accountability and responsibility.

  • Ability to establish, implement, and measure goals that are linked to the department or organization.

  • Ability to negotiate compensation packages.

Posting Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Days - Immanuel (Des Moines, IA Area)

Job ID: 2021-4498

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