Talent Acquisition Director

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause! We have an exciting new opportunity in our Assocation Office in Tacoma, WA.
Job Description

The Talent Acquisition Director will research, develop and implement creative and innovative sourcing strategies and techniques to build a pipeline of qualified candidates. Responsibilities include working collaboratively with organizational teams to conduct workforce planning, as well as monitoring and developing onboarding and recruitment procedures that celebrate and promote organizational culture, values, DEI objectives, and business goals. The Director is expected to model behavior aligned with the association's core values: Honesty, Responsibility, Respect, and caring.



Commitment to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field.

6+ years of comprehensive HR experience designing, developing, and supporting organization-wide talent management programs that cover performance management, talent development, recruiting strategy and/or workforce planning, aching, succession planning, data analytics, and relationship management

Recent experience recruiting in multiple discipline areas and levels, including hiring for nonexempt, exempt, and leadership positions.

Previous experience in capturing metrics and producing various employment reports.

Experience in all areas of sourcing such as the internet, social media, networking, employee referrals, job postings, as well as conducting open houses and virtual job fairs.

Experience in working with recruiting tools and demonstrated knowledge of applicant tracking systems (ATS), resume database internet sourcing tools, and affirmative action plan requirements.

Superior verbal and written communication skills.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Strong presentation and excellent leadership skills.

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

Thorough understanding of recruiting methods and best practices, as well as applicable policies and federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.

Experience designing and implementing successful recruiting campaigns using social media and other digital recruiting techniques.

Demonstrable experience managing full-cycle recruiting and employer branding initiatives.

Ability to develop effective relationships within an organization to support the departmental recruiting process and hiring goals.

Previous experience creating and developing a program resulting in a positive candidate and new hire experience.

Thorough understanding of EEO, ADA, and other related employment laws and guidelines.

SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.

Bilingual Spanish and or other languages ability preferred.
Able and willing to complete online Child Abuse Prevention training on first day, and other online and in-person training as required.

Essential Functions

Talent Acquisition:

Serve as a business partner with hiring managers to develop effective sourcing and recruitment strategies that result in client satisfaction. Develop effective relationships within the organization and the hiring managers to have influence and impact the recruiting process and hiring.

Develop, facilitate, and implement all phases of the recruitment process.

Develop robust organizational recruiting and onboarding strategies that focus on filling vacancies with diverse quality talents from both internal and external to YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Strategies must include building pipelines for future growth.

 Develop, initiate and maintain effective programs for workforce retention, promotion, and succession planning.

Collect, analyze and maintain data gathered to inform targeted leadership development (e.g., succession planning).

Conduct workforce planning activities that identify emerging employment trends and propose creative and effective ideas for finding the best talent taking into account future growth.

Collaborate with department managers to identify and draft detailed and accurate job descriptions and hiring criteria.

Identify and implement efficient and effective recruiting methods and strategies based on the available role, industry standards, and the needs of the organization.

Partner with the Learning and Development Team and operational teams to ensure proper onboarding and training of new hires.

Recruit for executive-level associates and other professional-level positions as needed.

Manage and develop external partnerships with colleges, community partners, job boards, applicant tracking systems (ATS), and other recruiting-related vendors.

Work with the Marketing Team to develop recruiting campaigns designed for specific openings and general enhancement of YPKC as an employer of choice.

Prepare and review annual recruitment budget.

Act as an advisor to stakeholders as the recruiting subject matter expert (SME) on market trends, recruiting metrics, operational processes, systems, and tools.

Measure key recruitment metrics, hiring goals, (i.e., source of hire, time-to-hire, throughput, etc.) to ensure the recruitment team's processes are efficient, effective, best-in-class, and prepare reports and presentations reflective of this data.

Build strong relationships with hiring managers, to understand and support their current and future hiring needs based on their goals.

Create, teach, and foster diversity and inclusion best practices in all aspects of selection, assessment, hiring, and onboarding.

Create and maintain an environment of equal employment opportunity, diversity, and competitive advantage in support of the Y's diversity and inclusion strategic plan.

Perform other related duties as assigned.


Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Financial Development and Philanthropy:

As part of our team, each member is expected to familiarize themselves with the mission of the Y, and to be able to share that story with the community, in an effort to help our organization raise funds that will afford all to be able to have access to the services we provide. 

Required Certifications

SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.