Talent Acquisition Specialist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Human Resources
Full-Time Talent Acquisition
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Human Resources is seeking an Talent Acquisition Specialist. This position will report to Penn State Human Resources, Manager of Talent Acquisition and will be embedded in the Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR). The Talent Acquisition Specialist works in tandem with the Director of Talent Management and Associate Director of Talent Acquisition (also embedded in DDAR), as well as with partners in multiple development offices, and Penn State HR, in executing a comprehensive recruiting strategy to bring the nation’s top fundraising professionals to Penn State. The position will collaborate with Talent Acquisition team members to evaluate and streamline processes and develop innovative recruitment strategies to create diverse high-quality candidate pools based on current and future University needs; and develop communications, presentations, and reports. With an entrepreneurial and service-oriented approach, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will also: proactively source and recruit a robust and diverse talent pool to meet current and future hiring needs; assist in assessing and interviewing candidates; consider core processes for each facet of TA and revise, update, or create, as needed; reinforce consulting-based approach: centrally-managing candidate activity, sharing recruiting and hiring best practices, ensuring sponsorship, awareness, and support of key stakeholders, creating appropriate offers of compensation; and provide guidance to hiring managers and HR professionals on recruitment policies, procedures, and best practices; investigate, analyze, and resolve recruitment-related issues; ensure compliance with University policy and applicable State and Federal laws; and investigate and resolve routine to intermediate inquiries, coordinating with respective departments and referring complex situations to appropriate contact. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills; accuracy and attention to detail; strong customer service skills; a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality; the ability to work effectively as an individual contributor and as part of a team; and a strong commitment to fostering diversity and equal opportunity. The ability to develop positive relationships with peers, hiring managers, and prospective applicants is essential. If you are a detail-oriented, customer-focused individual who enjoys working with others, please complete a web application, and upload your resume for consideration. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088