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Director of Talent Acquisition
Human Resources
Seattle WA


Position Title: Director of Talent Acquisition

Operating Unit: Human Resources

Department: HR

Reports to: VP; Human Resources

FLSA Status: Exempt


Assignment Category: Full time

Last Revision Date: 7-16-2020


The Director of Talent Acquisition will be accountable for defining and executing a Talent Acquisition strategy that will align with the organization's mission and strategy. This position will support 980+ employees in Washington State.

The Director of Talent Acquisition will also provide management/consultative services and develop, implement, and coordinate policies and programs in the areas of full life cycle recruitment, retention, promotion, succession planning and regulatory compliance.

Develop and manage programs that support the filling of vacant PHS roles. Set recruitment targets and
build talent pipelines for future recruitment needs. Establish innovative candidate sourcing strategies,
especially for hard-to-fill positions.

Manage the staffing function and all steps associated with sourcing and delivering qualified, diverse
candidates in the recruitment of prospective employees in accordance with organizational and legal

Actively recruit for senior level roles. Additionally, develop and implement a Talent Acquisition strategy and
supporting programs that focuses on both the quality of hire and timeliness of hire.
Develop and maintain a deep understanding of PHS’ federal government clients, the manufacturing,
housing, and healthcare markets, competition and emerging trends within each of those industries.

Develop, select, implement and manage social media and other technology-based strategies to attract top-
rate candidates for key positions. Demonstrate and ensure expert use of social media sources, resume
harvesting and parsing, databases and job boards to source and pursue qualified candidates.

Evaluate and oversee management of recruiting solutions such as applicant tracking system, internal
applications (referrals, job postings, recruitment advertising, and hiring resources database), and external
company website content. Monitor, recommend and implement creative, effective and cost effective

Ensure talent pipelines align with organizational needs; nurture relationships with prospective candidates to
develop an effective pipeline of key roles.

Build strong relationships with hiring managers and operate as their strategic partner in meeting hiring

Identify and resolve key business issues; in partnership with leadership and the HR team to develop human resource business solutions that align to department budget.

Manage, lead, coach, mentor and develop the talent acquisition team. Continuously evaluate team workload to ensure optimal service delivery. Identify relevant indicators to monitor their performance. Track key Talent Acquisition metrics (i.e. lag and lead measures). Deliver value-added recruitment services through constant process alignment and improvement; identify and eliminate barriers that affect the day-to-day operations. Ensure team achieves results.

Collaborate with the Organizational Development team to assess company efforts on diversity and inclusion that supports an environment of equal opportunity and competitive advantage. Identify and establish best practices to remove barriers that affect staff retention and advancement.

Participate in budget preparation and has financial accountability for assigned areas and projects. Prepares department budget and recommends for approval.

Provide professional expertise and support in the design, development and implementation of the talent review process that is required to achieve business goals and results in the creation of career ladder progression and an internal bench of top talent.

Develop effective relationships within the organization and the hiring community to influence and impact the recruiting process and hiring.

Represent PHS at external forums, conferences and events.


Demonstrated business acumen. Be a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical program initiatives.

Effectively interface with senior management and staff. Build and maintain positive working relationships across the organization and with external stakeholders.

Relationship management & consultation. Effective verbal and written communication.

Critical Evaluation. Negotiation and conflict resolution.

Talent management expertise and experience delivering HR support to an organization with 980+ employees.

Leadership & Navigation. Ability to be pro-active, flexible and collaborative.

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products. 


  • Bachelor's Degree in human resources, business administration, or related field required. Master's Degree preferred.
  • Human Resource Certification, PHR, SPHR or SHRM-SCP required.
  • Ten+ years of progressive leadership experience in talent acquisition, recruiting and HR disciplines.
  • Proven expertise in building dynamic functional teams with excellent communication and project management skills are essential.
  • Strong collaboration and relationship building skills, both within human resources and across all key stakeholders.
  • Ability to obtain successful outcomes by continuously striving to identify new and innovative ways of getting work done more efficiently and effectively.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Work environment is moderately noisy. Employee must be able to handle stress that is involved in meeting strenuous deadlines and working in high volume areas. Must be flexible and able to interact with employees at all levels. Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.


A competitive salary is being offered.


The company offers a wide variety of benefit programs and services that address the needs of employees and their families. Benefits include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), pension plan, paid holidays and vacation.

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