Talent Acquisition Specialist
HR | Austin, TX | Full Time
Watermark has spent the last 20 years helping thousands of colleges and universities spend less time collecting data and more time learning from it. Our experience has enabled us to develop innovative technologies that empower institutions to support meaningful assessment practices and use better data to improve learning. We are currently seeking a talent, energetic, Talent Acquisition Specialist professional to join our team. If you’re excited to be a part of a growing organization, have exceptional leadership skills,Watermark is a great place to grow your career.
Talent Acquisition Specialist
This position is responsible for partnering and aligning with the business to meet talent needs while supporting the organization’s strategic objectives. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the recruiting activities for open requisitions. You will provide leadership on recruitment strategy for current and future positions, acting as a partner and collaborating with hiring managers to most effectively source, screen, interview, and hire top talent for a mission-oriented organization that directly impacts higher education. You are ready to make a difference!
Develop and maintain solid working relationships with hiring managers and understand the business and positions to best meet the needs of Watermark
Implement successful and cost-effective recruiting/sourcing strategies; prepare recruitment advertisements (web-sites, professional publications, etc.); develop recruiting contacts with schools, agencies, search firms etc.
Design and drive innovative projects and campaigns (i.e. global social media project, diversity initiatives) to attract top talent while promoting Watermark as an employer of choice
Source qualified candidates and make recommendations to hiring managers in a timely manner utilizing effective interviewing and screening techniques
Manage the interview process, including scheduling interviews and candidate follow-ups
Create candidate pipeline, track upcoming opportunities and assist in strategic planning
Document candidate evaluation
Ensure effective and legally compliant hiring process
Provide training/resources to staff on effective and legal interviewing
Assist and support managers with hiring decisions
Prepare employment offers that support internal and market equity
Follow internal processes to ensure all required screening, references and verifications are completed prior to hire
Identify and develop opportunities for process improvement initiatives
Stay informed of changing market conditions and trends in recruitment practices
Create and maintain recruitment benchmarking data for all Watermark positions
May manage contractual relationships with placement agencies, contract recruiters; contingent, job boards, job fairs and various internet job search websites for posting requisitions and surfacing candidates.
Participate and assist with other duties as needed including HR projects, initiatives and projects
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree required
Minimum of 3 to 5 years recruitment/HR experience, preferably at a SaaS company in EdTech or other Technology sectors
Skills & Prerequisites:
In-depth ATS knowledge
Experience sourcing and cold-calling candidates
Ability to manage multiple searches simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
Excellent written &/verbal communication skills
Strong customer service orientation
Knowledge of current sourcing/recruitment strategies and selection process/interviewing techniques
Strong assessment and analytical skills
Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
Ability to work independently and proactively
Substantial knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) required
Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance
401(k) with match
Fun and collaborative work environment
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, faculty, and students everywhere to empower them to connect information and gain insights into learning that will drive meaningful improvements. Through its innovative educational intelligence system, Watermark supports over 1,600 institutions around the world in developing an intentional approach to learning so that they can leverage data for a more holistic view of learning, faculty and staff impact, and institutional quality.
For more information on Watermark, visit www.watermarkinsights.com.
Watermark is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against an individual based on the individual's race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic or activity.