Reporting to the Director, Talent Acquisition and Development and a member of Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Recruitment Services team, the Recruitment Consultant works closely with FAS hiring managers, department administrators, and HR Consultants and is responsible for full-cycle and customized recruitment services for the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) and other assigned requisitions.
The Recruitment Consultant will: Manage recruiting from sourcing through hire. Consult and collaborate with hiring managers, Department Administrators and HR Consultants to understand recruiting needs. S/he will guide departmental staff through the hiring process; provide coaching on interview techniques, diversity strategies, compliance, and legal requirements.
Recommend sourcing options, screen candidates; coordinate and facilitate interview process including conducting interviews, debriefing sessions and follow up meetings as necessary; conduct reference checks; coordinate and negotiate salary. Implement good faith efforts to ensure that applicant pools have diverse candidates (minority, veterans, and individuals with disabilities). Participated in University-wide recruitment-related initiatives. In conjunction with the Recruitment Coordinator, provide metrics to hiring managers that inform recruitment planning and effective hiring strategies.
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities including the Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. For more than a century, Harvard Extension School has made Harvard faculty and teaching accessible to a diverse community of local, national, and international students. Harvard Extension School enrolls approximately 13,000 students per year in approximately 65 liberal arts and professional fields. More than 650 open enrollment online and classroom courses are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world. Harvard Summer School offers approximately 300 courses on the Harvard Campus to 6,000 secondary school, college and adult learners and more than 30 international study abroad programs for up to 600 students each summer. The Division also includes the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement with approximately 550 active members and Harvard Professional Development Programs offering about 60 two-day, noncredit courses annually.
Applicants must meet all of the basic qualifications to be considered for this position. Please include a cover letter with your resume. All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
This is a term position through June 2018 with possibility of renewal.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A minimum of five years' recruitment experience.
Experience with full-life cycle recruitment required.
Experience with building pipelines for commonly hired positions is desirable.
Successful track record of recruiting diverse candidates for visible and critical positions.
Experience recruiting for higher education is highly preferred. Harvard Experience, a plus.
Ability to partner with clients and provide excellent customer service.
In-house recruitment experience preferred.
Creative problem solver, ability to work independently and as part of the FAS Recruitment team.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills required.
Demonstrated ability to work with time pressure in high volume, fast-paced environment with attention to detail while providing excellent follow through, and managing multiple priorities.
Intermediate Microsoft Office Excel skills.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.