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7 Nov 2019

Full-Time Associate Director, Talent Acquisition

New York Public Library  New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Associate Director, Access & Administrative Operations, Library for the Performing Arts.

• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Manhattan, New York, US
• Department: HRAD, Human Resources Administration
• Job ID: 10993

The Associate Director, Talent Acquisition will lead a team of professionals to achieve the vision statement of “The right people in the right job every time”.  As a successful manager you will:

  • Be energized by the opportunity to build relationships with hiring managers from “the ground up” and work alongside them to identify the right skill sets for each open role
  • Actively pursue active and passive candidates through attendance at networking and training events, social media presence and building a strong pipeline and candidate network
  • Inspire the entire Talent Acquisition and Human Resources team by identifying system, policy and recruiting practices that will maximize effectiveness and improve results
  • Build and manage a modern, agile recruiting team that is responsive to organizational requirements whilst creating an outstanding Candidate Experience

Principal Responsibilities

We are looking for someone we can count on to…


  • Supervision and inspiration of the Talent Acquisition Team
  • (And implement!) A Two-Year Talent Acquisition Strategy
  • Metrics and Measurement for all Talent Acquisition functions
  • Internal and External Candidate Experience improvement
  • Relationships with Hiring Managers and Senior Leaders to source the best people


  • The organization’s Hiring Managers to source and hire the best people through creation of training program and on-going coaching
  • The Talent Acquisition Team to consistently build their skill set in sourcing, onboarding and developing relationships with candidates and business partners
  • Hiring Managers and team members how to use data to drive team effectiveness/results


  • About NYPL –  our culture, goals and strategy
  • About our Applicant Tracking Systems (iCims), Human Resources Information System (Workday) and Learning Management System (Bridge)
  • Our Talent Acquisition, Human Resources and Organizational strategies


  • Our Internal and External Candidate Experience
  • The skills and expertise of the Talent Acquisition team
  • Our Talent Acquisition processes and procedures


Our expectations for this person are that within…

1 month, this person will:

  • Review the current Talent Acquisition 2-year strategy and identify further opportunities
  • Meet with leaders across the organization to better understand the organization and the required direction of the Talent Acquisition function
  • Begin to build a networking strategy for the Library
  • Begin to build relationships with direct reports and business partners


3 months, this person will:

  • Further enhance and improve the Talent Acquisition strategy and begin implementation
  • Identify and implement Talent Acquisition measurement metrics
  • Built the team’s skill sets in attracting passive candidates, networking and hiring manager relations
  • (In partnership with the Associate Director, Learning) Have created and launched the first module of Hiring Manager training
  • (In partnership with Finance) Identified a Background Check vendor through the Request for Proposal process and began implementation of new vendor
  • Develop and launch an employee referral program


6 months and beyond, this person will:

  • Have a fully functional recruiting network
  • Have tweaked and delivered on significant portions of the Talent Acquisition strategy
  • Begin to build a culture at the Library where all employees are working together to find the best people for our roles
  • Has been established as the functional expert (is the “go to person”) in Talent Acquisition
  • Have successfully launched new Background Check process and begun to source new ATS vendor
  • Have created a plan to source and hire diverse candidates (in partnership with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager)

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years of experience in managing the Talent Acquisition function
  • Experience building strong networks and building talent pipelines
  • Experience using Applicant Tracking and Human Resources systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Library Science or related field

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
  • Be Resourceful in solving problems
  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

Work Environment

  • Office Environment, attendance at off-site recruiting events

Physical Duties

  • Limited physical effort is required
  • May require travel within NYC

M-F 9-5; some evenings required for recruitment events

Union / Non Union
Non Union


How to Apply

Full description:

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Job ID: 10993

Job Categories: Library. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: administration, associate, director, human resources, library, NYPL, and performing arts. States: New York.
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