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Associate Director Talent Acquisition and Workforce Engagement

The UConn Foundation Inc.
Storrs, Connecticut 06269
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Talent Acquisition and Workplace Engagement leads the talent acquisition and retention process for the Foundation, driving successful recruitment outcomes by actively sourcing and providing consultative support in the selection of candidates. The Associate Director will build strong relationships with management and serve as a trusted partner in advancing their recruitment needs. The Associate Director serves as a resource on best practices and procedures for candidate evaluation during the selection process.


Primary Responsibilities


  • Serve as a subject matter expert for the Foundation relative to best practices for talent acquisition strategies and workforce engagement.
  • Manage the full cycle recruitment process for open positions including coordination with the hiring manager and human resources team to ensure a smooth recruitment process.
  • Review resumes, screen candidates, schedule interviews, gather feedback, and conduct all necessary communications.
  • Drive a strategic sourcing approach for all assigned vacancies leveraging multiple recruiting sources and techniques to identify and engage applicants and build pool of high value applicants.
  • Proactively build a talent pipeline for current and future staffing needs.
  • Coaches and provides guidance to hiring managers throughout the search and selection process, including how to conduct interviews and evaluate candidates.
  • Utilize applicable metrics to drive hiring and workforce planning strategies in collaboration with the Senior Director of Human Resources and other division leadership.
  • Ensure a professional and positive candidate experience by maintaining ongoing communication and securing feedback both during the recruitment process and thereafter.
  • Manage the onboarding process to ensure that new hires feel welcome and supported, prepared for success, and familiarized with the Foundation’s culture, values and mission.
  • Utilize benchmarking and metrics to ensure that positions are titled and compensated consistent with the market and aligned with principles of internal equity.
  • Work with the Senior Director of Human Resources on compensation surveys, market data and internal data to ensure competitive compensation practices.
  • Collect and analyze data to measure the effectiveness of recruiting practices.
  • Interpret “off-boarding” data to inform strategies on reward and retention.
  • Establish an effective professional development, leadership, and training program for all employees.
  • Identify, implement and participate in a regular employee engagement survey.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Key Competencies

  • Ability to prioritize and organize complex projects and plans to deliver results.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to accurately interpret both verbal and nonverbal cues from candidates, hiring managers and other constituencies.
  • Strong organizational skills with superb attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate as part of a collaborative team.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of applicable federal and state employment laws.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s preferred.
  • PHR/SPHR certification or related Human Resources certification preferred.
  • 5+ years proven experience in recruiting high quality candidates at all levels with a focus on sustained pipeline development and sourcing passive candidates.
  • Knowledge of best practices and current trends in talent acquisition.
  • Fluency in web-based recruiting tools, including social media and job boards and applicant tracking systems.
  • Experience with compensation survey and analysis preferred.
  • Experience with workforce planning, sustainability and employer branding preferred.


  • job_category_human_resources
  • Benefits
  • Communications
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment/Recruitment
  • Training/Development

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