Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

2 months ago
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The Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist will be intimately involved in building a strong, diverse, collaborative team at Greenpeace USA by providing talent acquisition leadership aligning talent identification strategies to the organization’s objectives. The incumbent directs all aspects of full cycle recruitment strategies including but not limited to planning, forecasting, recruiting compliance, and analytics to drive future strategies and operations.


Talent Acquisition, planning, and strategy


  • Ensure organizational alignment through the examination of workforce plans, labor market trends, and global considerations.
  • Conduct workforce segmentation to understand the different workforce segments, related positions within these segments, and to identify, compare and contrast the skills, competencies, and experiences necessary for success in each position or segment.
  • Define candidate audiences for an understanding of the key audiences Greenpeace USA needs to source.
  • Review and track key metrics for consideration to drive continuous improvement and to make better recruitment decisions to improve quality of hires.
  • Develop, implement, and manage talent acquisition initiatives and processes for professional and fellowship positions nationally.
  • Consult with organizational leadership to establish strategic partnerships and provide proactive support.
  • Partner with hiring managers to create accurate job descriptions that include the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for each role


Employment Branding


  • Assist in the development and delivery of activities that help to uncover, articulate and define Greenpeace USA’s image, organizational culture, employee value proposition, and key differentiators.
  • Assist in the development of a robust online career center that will attract diverse and qualified talent
  • Assist in advancing the market position of the organization to attract quality candidates through community outreach, social media, professional engagement, and networking.


Relationship management

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with vendors, external training partners, community networks, special interest groups, and allied organizations.
  • Proactively identify a diverse pool of strong talent for current and future leadership positions through candidate relationship management.


Recruiting and On-boarding


  • Source, screen, interview, assess, select, and hire talent.
  • Ensure legal compliance of recruitment activities.
  • Ensure internal hiring policy and processes are followed
  • Partner with legal team to determine, expedite, and execute activities related to VISA administration
  • Lead contingent workforce management (e.g. temp staffing, contractors, consultants)
  • Assist in facilitating new employee on-boarding process.



  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business or equivilent experience. 



  • 4-7 years of full cycle recruitment and talent acquisition experience
  • Experience with ATS systems, social media, and recruiting process workflows
  • Non-profit experience a plus


Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge, expertise, and creativity in developing targeted sourcing plans including social networking sites, college campuses, driving internal referral programs, etc.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to inclusivity and fairness
  • Excellent presentation, project management, and facilitation skills
  • Managing multiple and changing priorities effectively
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within teams
  • Capacity to effectively establish relationships and build rapport with senior leadership.
  • Values diversity and models/promotes inclusion
  • Identification with Greenpeace goals and supportive of Greenpeace values
  • Demonstrated expertise in selection/assessment skills and critical thinking/problem solving abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills, professionalism, and integrity
  • Detailed orientated, administratively strong
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Key Competencies:

  • Recruitment Capacity & Knowledge
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail


Travel Required:


  • ≤25% travel required for recruitment activities, conferences, training, etc.


Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave. After five years, staff are eligible for a paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. For more information, check out our benefits plan



Commitment to Diversity:

Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that is a reflection of the global campaigns and missions that we champion.


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