Assistant Director, Staffing

Connecticut, United States
24 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Director of Staffing and Career Development, the Assistant Director will have supervision of the managerial and professional recruitment team, responsible for the exempt level recruitment and talent sourcing across the university. This individual is responsible for managing a team of recruiters dedicated to delivering service excellence, creating recruitment best practices and standards.

The incumbent will focus on creating strategies to attract top talent, while driving diversity recruitment and initiatives, understanding trends across campus and tough to fill positions. Partnering closely with other human resources colleagues, understand and optimize efficiencies within our ATS system, adhering to compliance and procedures. In addition, this position may serve as a designated recruiter on high level searches and must excel at building and maintaining strong relationships with university constituents and/or outside staffing firms. Finally, the ideal candidate will manage multi-faceted staffing projects, with a focus on creating and enhancing staffing metrics and business processes.

Essential Duties

  1. Partners with senior leadership in policy making; develops and strategically positions human resources goals and objectives to successfully attract, retain, and motivate a highly talented and diverse workforce.
  2. Manages professional and managerial human resources staff and resources to drive financial, operational, and budgetary success within the human resources department.
  3. Identifies and directs human resources staff and resources to drive financial, operational, and budgetary success within the human resources department.
  4. Determines and develops goals for the work of their managerial and professional staff to execute human resources initiatives efficiently and effectively.
  5. Directs and monitors work assignments to ensure they are proceeding on schedule and meet the established quality standards.
  6. Translates HR Department level goals into functional level goals; writes and approves functional level goals.
  7. Guided by policies, plans and procedures; identifies, manages, and resolves complex and non-standard technical, operational and organizational issues across one or more functional human resources areas; recommends, implements, and enforces new and improved solutions.
  8. Recommends, analyzes and suggests policies, procedures and practices for consideration by senior leadership.
  9. Manages a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees.
  10. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Minimum requirement of Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations or related field and six years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability managing and coaching a team of direct reports. Demonstrated ability recruiting for exempt level positions and advising clients on recruitment best practices. Demonstrated ability influencing senior leadership with savvy negotiating skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated working knowledge of HR best practices in staffing, compensation, employment law, labor relations, training and development.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellence in strategic thinking. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated ability leading projects to fruition, with a keen sense of detail and organization.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated ability working on business process improvement projects, which may include: process analysis, design and/or facilitation.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Social media recruitment strategies; search firm experience.

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:

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