Manager, University and Military Recruiting

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Manager, University & Military Recruiting will drive the development and day to day execution of the recruitment team while developing and managing the university and military recruiting strategy and programming.

Responsibilities include building key relationships, ownership of targeted events, screening resumes, conducting interviews with potential candidates, managing the assessment process, communicating with hiring managers and candidates throughout the recruitment process, and maintaining the candidate database and reporting.

Responsible for full management and execution of attraction, selection, engagement and retention of University & Military Recruitment Program for the Corporate office, Stores Organization, Loss Prevention Organization and Distribution Centers, with the guidance of the Senior Manager, Talent Sourcing and Programs.

Responsible for research and development of program recruitment strategy to support company expansion and growth. Assists Senior Manager Talent Sourcing and Programs in handling special analysis and projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Lead, engage and develop the recruiter and support staff team

• Partner with senior management and functional business areas to develop staffing strategies and initiatives for current and future needs

• In partnership with the HR Business Partners, define and implement strategic university & military talent acquisition initiatives for assigned functions

• Ensure that the recruiting needs of the functional team are met while driving hiring manager and candidate satisfaction through monthly/quarterly reviews with the business

• Develop and execute recruitment processes and evaluate compliance regularly

• Strengthen the brand of the University and Military team by continuously delivering beyond expectations, and communicating successes and wins throughout the organization

• Partner with functional area HR Business Partners to support talent initiatives and vision

• Build a recruiting culture, and develop a talent pipeline, that builds candidate flow and increases business partner involvement in the university & military recruiting process

• Support recruiting initiatives as needed in the areas of:
o Hiring Manager and candidate satisfaction
o Recruiting results and metrics
o Selection and candidate assessment
o Diversity in the candidate pool
o Supervise, train and develop team members as needed

• Others as identified/needed

COMPETENCIES:

• Managing and Measuring Work

• Drive for Results

• Critical Thinking

• Influence

• Customer Focus

• Developing Direct Reports

• Problem Solving

• Communication Skills

• Adaptability

• Managerial Courage

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

• Minimum of 5 years of recruiting for Corporate or University based roles preferably coupled with some Veteran recruiting experience, 3 or more years management experience preferred

• Experience supporting the Human Resources function preferred

• Demonstrated ability to effectively and successfully manage client relationships across all levels, and provide strong consultative partnership

• Demonstrated ability to think out of the box and find innovative solutions to traditional problems by doing more than filling jobs

• Successful track record in spearheading programs that meet short and long term recruiting needs

• Strong influencing skills

• Strong problem solving and continuous improvement focus

• Excellent written and communication skills

• Proven organization skills; ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple tasks in an environment with competing demands

• Demonstrated executive presence through strong business etiquette, confidence in all settings and maintaining a professional focus when business conditions change

• Strong computer skills -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint a plus

• Social Media Savvy

• Experience with Taleo Applicant Tracking system a plus

• Knowledge of EEO, ADA, and employment laws

• Bachelor's degree required

• Ability to travel

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

College Recruiting Specialists (2-3 positions)
Military Recruiting Specialist
HR Coordinator

DISCLAIMER:

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.