Talent Acquisition Strategist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Human Resources
Talent Acquisition
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Human Resources is seeking a dynamic and experienced talent acquisition professional to play a vital role in developing, executing and measuring strategies to attract qualified and diverse talent to the University. Reporting to the Director, Talent Acquisition, this role focuses on the development of candidate attraction and sourcing strategies, marketing and branding campaigns, candidate experience initiatives, workforce recruitment programs as well as additional projects to support the development of functional processes. The Talent Acquisition Strategist is also responsible for analyzing recruiting trends for attracting the best talent through ongoing research and leverages data to build and expand metrics that measure effectiveness and ROI of associated programs. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required experience includes: providing consultation and education to recruiters and hiring managers on talent acquisition processes and best practices, proficient use of tools and technology to develop pipelines, communities and networks within talent acquisition and experience in communicating and working in a matrixed environment in order to drive recruitment solutions across an organization. Experience with creating customized talent acquisition strategies is preferred.

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