• Senior Associate, Channel Management, Talent Acquisition (Contract Recruiter)

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/3/2018 9:22 AM)
    Job ID
    Human Resources
    The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Overview

    The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.


    We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.


    Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the best interests of the people. We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.


    With offices in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Australia, Brussels and London, and with additional staff in other regions of the United States and around the globe, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.


    Human Resources
    The Human Resources (HR) Department within Pew is comprised of the following main functions: Talent Acquisition, Business Partnership/Employee Relations, Talent Management, Development and Internal Communications, and Compensation, Benefits and HRIS. The department provides strategic support to the business by aligning its priorities and service delivery with the needs of the organization, providing expertise and leadership in each functional area, and serving as an internal consultant to help drive results.

    A team of skilled professionals currently provides HR services to approximately 1000 distributed staff. HR's focus is to lead the recruitment of highly talented staff; build an environment committed to two-way communication, staff development, growth and retention; offer a competitive compensation and benefits package; and foster a respectful, collaborative culture in which staff are well-supported to achieve results. This includes developing, implementing and maintaining best practices in the areas of: talent acquisition; organizational design, staff development, performance and talent management; employee relations; compliance; and compensation and benefits. To support the business, HR is comprised of approximately 27 staff with representation in both Philadelphia and Washington, DC to provide in-depth expertise to clients.


    Position Overview

    The Senior Associate (contractor) will further the recruiting team’s objectives through the development, management and execution of sourcing, advertising, and resume review strategies to develop a pool of candidates for the organization’s immediate and long-term hiring objectives. This position is responsible for managing a portfolio of channels to attract talent for consideration for full-time and contingent positions at Pew. This is a sourcing and recruiting professional who can deliver high-touch customer service for passive and active candidates. On a day-to-day basis she/he will review inbound applications and proactively source passive talent to ensure strong pools of candidates are presented for consideration for vacancies across Pew. She/he will partner closely with team colleagues tasked with managing the interview and selection process for assigned roles.



    • Manage the identification and attraction of talent into the recruiting process. Serve as a sourcing expert to include building, developing, researching, maintaining and managing a directory of effective resources and tools for strategic and targeted sourcing based on specialty and niche job boards, social media, list serves, associations, professional networking groups and events.
    • Ensure that strategies to recruit and assess talent value diversity.
    • Ensure jobs are posted and marketed to effectively attract exceptional talent for all assigned roles. Manage the job posting process through the job aggregator and other outlets, and document a record of posting activities appropriately in the applicant tracking system (ATS) under the job requisition.
    • Build, develop, maintain and manage a leads list of contacts, internally and externally, to network with according to specialty and niche.
    • Contact passive candidates and conduct preliminary conversations to build talent pipelines and relationships for future hiring needs.
    • Partner with selection-focused recruiter to determine position requirements and sourcing strategies.
    • Participate in recruitment strategy meetings with hiring managers to ensure an understanding of position duties, including key responsibilities, and desired skills.
    • Develop a strong understanding of the position requirements, and in turn identify the talent that aligns with the business need.
    • Ensure a positive experience for candidates, hiring managers, HR colleagues and other stakeholders.
    • Review resumes and present qualified candidates for consideration by dispositioning profiles in the ATS appropriately. As needed, proactively schedule candidates for HR screening calls for colleagues to conduct.
    • Present qualified candidates to the recruiter and manager responsible for given searches.
    • Support other phases of the recruiting life cycle as needed and as assigned by manager.
    • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with hiring managers, candidates, and HR colleagues.
    • Effectively use Talent Acquisition tools, including Pew’s ATS and approved resume search databases.
    • Support contractor and temporary-to-hire staffing needs including managing relationships with approved vendor partners.
    • Maintain accurate documentation on all candidates and searches to ensure Talent Acquisition is compliant with policies, procedures, and internal controls.



    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field.
    • Minimum of four years of relevant HR experience in a recruitment capacity from a non-profit or corporate environment. Prior staffing agency or executive search firm experience a plus.
    • Demonstrated willingness to positively contribute to team-oriented activities and deliverables.
    • Proficient in strategic / proactive candidate sourcing, research, and networking; researching and identifying strategic and targeted sourcing methods; advanced searching techniques. Experience screening resumes, assessing candidates, coordinating and documenting interviews, and negotiating offers.
    • Experience sourcing and recruiting for both domestic and international positions is strongly preferred.
    • Up-to-date knowledge of labor laws related to the talent acquisition function and an ability to stay abreast of evolving laws relevant to the locations where Pew seeks to hire or otherwise engage talent.
    • Strong project management skills, initiative, attention to detail, mature judgment and the discretion to handle confidential information.
    • Passive candidate research skills including conducting and managing multiple complex searches in partnership with other stakeholders.
    • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences and quickly establish credibility.
    • Demonstrated organizational skills. Able to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects and move quickly from one to another. Ability to anticipate needs and be proactive. Self-disciplined to meet deadlines and strong work ethic.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills (including proofreading and editing) that demonstrate a clear expression of ideas, thoughts, and concepts.
    • Ability to handle information discretely and confidentially. Understand and respect sensitive nature of information and manage this responsibly.
    • Flexibility to work as part of a team or independently to meet goals in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
    • Strong systems skills, including experience using applicant tracking systems, sourcing tools, the internet, MS Outlook, and MS Word. Documents as required and understands how to document appropriately.


    Please Note

    The Senior Associate (contractor) work onsite at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC, but the selected candidate will be payrolled through a third-party staffing agency. 



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