Candidate Development Specialist

Connecticut, United States
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2018
Candidate Development Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

**NOTE: This is a TEMPORARY position**

The focus of this temporary New Haven Candidate Development Specialist position is to work closely with HR staff and community organizations to recruit and place New Haven residents. This sourcing resource is responsible for identifying, engaging, screening and presenting top level New Haven talent and executing a range of creative, effective strategies to recruit the best New Haven residents for open positions at Yale University. Tracks new and posted University positions and candidates for pipeline consideration.

Essential Duties

  1. Independently manages the candidate sourcing process for assigned job requisitions as a strategic partner to both recruitment function and hiring managers.
  2. Plans, develops, coordinates and carries out a range of creative, effective candidate sourcing strategies in order to create a viable and diverse candidate pool for open and/or hard to fill positions. Leverages resources and shares information with partners in recruitment to facilitate an effective search process.
  3. Develops and implements procedures to aggressively seek qualified candidates via internal and external databases, employee referrals, diversity initiatives, networking, campus recruitment, internet searches, ads and other recruitment resources in order to create a viable candidate pool for positioning openings.
  4. Builds strong professional relationships with external partners such as recruitment agencies and professional associations to ensure a steady flow of qualified candidates. Researches best practices for candidate sourcing in the industry and communicate to the recruiting team. Identify opportunities for training and growth.
  5. Creates and conducts behaviorally based pre-screening interviews; tailor each interview to the specific needs of the positions and to the unique characteristics of each candidate’s resume. Prepare thorough written assessments of all candidates. Keeps recruiter apprised of market trend changes and assess competing employers.
  6. Prepares and provides data analysis, candidate evaluation and recommendations to Staffing Representative(s) with ultimate goal of placing the right candidate in the right position at the right time. Continually evaluates and modifies candidate sourcing techniques as necessary to create an optimal candidate pool. Provides information and metrics on candidate sourcing efforts as needed for department reports.
  7. Cultivates a detailed understanding of the candidate’s background, skills and abilities, career goals, motivation and timeline in order to ensure optimal placement. Establishes and maintains relationships with a diverse pool of talented candidates in order to keep them viable for current and future openings.
  8. Participates in Planning and Collaboration meetings with HR Staffing Representatives to create recruitment strategy before a job requisition is posted. Provides input on sourcing strategy that may influence the job description.
  9. Manages the recruitment events process, including sourcing and scheduling events, managing the event budget, and communicating events to the team.
  10. Represents Yale University Staffing and Career Development at local and regional career fairs and other recruitment venues as needed and develops working relationships with educational institutions to assist in recruitment efforts.
  11. Participates in University and HR task forces, and committees on special projects as needed.
  12. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in a related field and two years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to work in a temporary position. Demonstrated proficiency with internet tools, applicant tracking systems and ability to leverage internal and external networks, research, referrals, internet and Boolean searches.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated excellence in writing, communications, and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to adapt communication style to address the needs of individuals at all levels.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others. Ability to demonstrate strong customer service skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated knowledge of Behavioral Interviewing / Targeted Selection techniques. Knowledge of Federal and State labor laws pertaining to recruitment and selection.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Demonstrated experience working with community organizations or service programs. Proven ability to recruit and coordinate activities associated with the operations of the program. Strong preference for candidate to be a New Haven resident and/or have sound knowledge of New Haven community organizations and programs.

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Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: