• Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    TALENT Talent Management Department
  • Overview

    The Human Resources Department is committed to providing excellent service partnering with management to recruit and retain a highly qualified diverse staff; facilitate positive employee relations; train to enhance employee skills, performance and job satisfaction.  The team is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the planning and implementation of quality integrated human resources programs for a staff of over 2,900.


    The Talent Sourcing Specialist will be directly responsible for building and maintaining a pipeline of amazing candidates for roles throughout Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx.  The Specialist will partner with members of the recruiting team to profile, attract, and convert talented professionals into qualified candidates for positions at all levels within the organization.  In doing so, the Specialist will learn the qualifications for key positions, reach out to candidates with appropriate skill sets, update the recruitment management system, and coordinate and conduct initial interviews with candidates.  


    Principal Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Manager of Talent Acquisition, the Talent Sourcing Specialist will:

    • Proactively source candidates through a variety of search methods to continually build and maintain a talent pool for positions at all levels
      • Source passive candidates through networking, cold calling, and creative research
      • Source active candidates from on-line databases, contact lists, internal databases, career fairs and employee referrals
    • Develop creative methodologies for sourcing a diverse group of high quality candidates
    • Maintain candidate pipelines through direct outreach and general information sharing
    • Identify effective job advertisement avenues and manage postings
    • Screen candidates for experience and compatibility through resume reviews, skills assessments, and remote/ in-person interviews
    • Actively manage applicants through the recruitment process to ensure positive candidate and hiring manager experiences
    • Build and monitor candidate pipeline metrics
    • Assist in developing a best practices environment for conducting research and investigating new sourcing methods to create innovative search strategies
    • Assist with identifying, implementing and memorializing practices designed to streamline and improve internal procedures
    • Support other HR related projects as necessary


    NYPL Core Values

    • Helpful
    • Resourceful
    • Curious

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
    • 2+ years of experience in sourcing, passive candidate identification, candidate vetting and candidate development
    • Progressive recruiting experience sourcing for roles in a corporate or agency environment
    • Sound candidate engagement approach with the ability to activate passive candidates
    • Demonstrated ability to proactively manage recruiting commitments to achieve multiple priorities
    • Creativity in matching potential candidates to current or future job opportunities
    • Superior oral/written communication skills
    • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional relationships
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to creatively research and utilize resources to resolve problems
    • Commitment to service excellence and a proactive approach to enhancing HR processes
    • Demonstrated judgement, project management, and effective decision-making capabilities
    • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, sourcing platforms, social media, and research tools
    • Experience with Recruitment Management Systems

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience using Workday HRIS preferred
    • Experience using iCims preferred

    Work Environment

    • Office setting

    Physical Duties

    • May require travel throughout NYC


    35 hours per week
    Monday - Friday

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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