Talent Acquisition Specialist II

Propel Schools


Website Propel Schools

Job Summary: 

The Talent Acquisition Specialist II develops innovative and aggressive methods to source, evaluate, and deliver a diverse pool of qualified candidates across multiple job functions, career levels, and locations to support all school operations organization wide. Additionally, the Talent Sourcing Specialist cultivates and fosters relationships with their Recruiting partners, hiring managers, and various other stakeholders and networks to deliver upon both immediate short-term talent needs and strategic long-term projects.

Key Job Elements: 

  • Sources candidates via traditional and non-traditional methods utilizing social media, Ultipro, PA-Educator.net, LinkedIn Recruiter, indeed, and various job boards.
  • Executes the full-cycle recruitment process including initial assessments, interviews, and negotiating job offers.
  • Fully supports and drives the diversity recruitment strategy of Propel Schools to effectively employ a staff that properly parallels the student population to best support student learning.
  • Holds strategic consultation meetings with recruiters and hiring managers to understand the responsibilities and qualification requirements for open positions, to understand the previous and/or anticipated challenges in identifying suitable candidates, and to gain insight into potential sources or networks that might prove effective.
  • Leverages available tools such as PA-Educator.net and LinkedIn Recruiter to assess labor market supply and demand in developing and implementing creative sourcing strategies to support delivering a qualified diverse slate of candidates for various niche and hard to fill positions.
  • Helps to position the recruiting team to provide high quality, timely and cost-effective recruitment services. Provides weekly updates on Google Docs.
  • Partners with various niche and community groups, as well as internal stakeholders to increase the diversity of candidate slates provided to recruiters and hiring managers.
  • Develops and maintains a network of contacts to help identify and source qualified candidates, especially in the diversity arenas to strengthen our sourcing approach in this key area.
  • Performs various recognized sourcing/outreach techniques such as resume mining, complex internet searches (including Boolean searches), social networking, cold calling, and email blasting.
  • Continuously strengthens/learns new skills in the sourcing arena – specifically for diversity sourcing, passive candidate sourcing, and creative sourcing strategies – and sharing best practices with recruiting peers.
  • Serves as the company’s initial point of contact for proactively sourced external employment candidates through the initial screening and qualification stage and until the point of handoff to a recruiter.
  • Reviews resumes and credentials for appropriateness of skills, experience, education and knowledge in relation to position requirements.
  • Develops job specific pre-screening questions in conjunction with hiring manager’s requirements.
  • Maintains accurate and well-ordered documentation on all candidates, searches, and other recruiting activities.
  • Conducts research to gain market intelligence and stay abreast of emerging talent acquisition challenges, trends, and technology, and making recommendations for continuous recruiting process improvements.
  • Contacts candidates after hours, to be the first point of contact, as well as confirmation that their application has been received.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Communications or a related discipline and a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience is required.
  • In lieu of a bachelor’s degree (preferred), a minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Relevant experience is defined as prior experience in Human Resources, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Candidate Sourcing, and/or College Recruiting.
  • Prior experience in a dedicated talent sourcing role is preferred.
  • Previous experience with talent acquisition tools such as Ultipro, LinkedIn Recruiter and PA-Educator.net highly preferred.
  • Superior sales and presentation skills, high energy level and a sense of creativity to effectively match candidates with the company’s needs, and to positively portray Propel Schools and its culture, values, and priorities.
  • Demonstrated capabilities for successfully sourcing diverse candidates is preferred.
  • Experience using creative sourcing strategies and resume mining.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Outstanding negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Sound interviewing, organizational, public relations, negotiation and communication skills.
  • Broad knowledge of Employment Laws and HR Policies.
  • Must possess strong team-building skills and be a positive contributor in a team environment.
  • Able to work independently with a high level of professionalism and motivation.
  • Able to multi-task and maintain composure in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to develop and manage strong relationships with a broad range of individuals at various levels of the organization.
  • Available to work before and after standard office hours as work requires.
  • Able to travel to attend career events when necessary. ( Virtual job fairs with Universities on Handshake)

To apply for this job please visit recruiting.ultipro.com.