Talent Acquisition Specialist

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World Resources Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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18 days ago

Job Summary:

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will have the opportunity to source, recruit, hire and staff talent who are striving to make a measurable difference in our organization and for the planet. We hire new staff every year in the US in fields such as research, project management, finance, communications, and more in our different programs and centers. In this position, you will work closely with the Global Talent Acquisition team based in the US, and you will primarily manage US-based searches.


This position is currently remote due to Covid-19, but you will be based in our Washington, DC office once restrictions have lifted.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the recruitment process of positions from entry-level to executive
  • Support the Global Talent Acquisition Director on international searches
  • Conduct initial phone screenings with potential candidates
  • Coordinate virtual interviews between candidates, hiring managers, and panel interview participants across multiple locations to include tracking hiring team participation and communicating schedule details with candidates
  • Ensure an excellent candidate experience from application to hire
  • Complete reference checks and administer work sample exercises
  • Negotiate offers and close searches
  • Support reporting and analysis requirements

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Master's degree, or a bachelor's degree with a minimum of five years of relevant, full-time work experience.
  • Experience: Minimum of three years of full-time work experience related to the functions of talent acquisition, sourcing and talent attraction strategies, as well as full-cycle recruiting with advanced proficiency of using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) required. Knowledge and use of LinkedIn Recruiter is required. Strong sourcing skills of social media strategy, campaigns and pipeline building strategies highly desired.
  • Languages: Excellent command of English. Knowledge of a second language is desired.
  • Requirements: US work authorization is required. WRI is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

Potential Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors

How to Apply: Please submit a personalized cover letter with resume by June 20, 2022. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

WRI Overview:

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills, and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include integrity, innovation, urgency, independence, and respect.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years, and our operating budget is nearing $200 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.