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Bentley University
  • Position Number: 4596353
  • Location: Waltham, MA
  • Position Type: Human Resources
Bentley University

Job Description Summary
Human Resources provides Bentley faculty and staff with services and solutions in recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, policy development and interpretation, learning and development, labor relations, strategic organizational restructuring, change management and human resources information systems. Our work in these areas aligns with the University's mission and goals, helping Bentley make sound and strategic decisions about human capital while ensuring that all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Talent Management, the Talent Acquisition Specialist provides full-cycle recruitment support for staff positions across campus. The position works in a highly collaborative manner with Human Resources Business Partners and hiring managers to understand the clients' objectives and staffing needs. This position develops and executes customized sourcing and recruiting strategies to generate a pipeline of qualified candidates for current and future staff positions. This position works closely with hiring managers in creating skilled and diverse candidate pools and assists in making the best hiring decision for each search. The position also acts as Bentley's representative at diversity job fairs and external networking events.

Essential Duties

  • Works with the Talent Acquisition team on the continuous evolution of the recruitment delivery model, focusing on best in practice recruitment, value-add to the community, and in finding and attracting top tier candidates.

  • Partners closely with the Talent Acquisition team and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion on all diversity initiatives involving recruitment, including but not limited to: job fairs, diversity goals, recruitment strategies, creating diverse candidate pools, etc.

  • Actively leads and facilitates Implicit Bias in the Hiring Process workshops for all applicable searches.

  • Provides full-cycle recruitment support, from intake meeting through to offer and onboarding, working in close partnership with hiring manager throughout. This includes conducting initial phone screens to assess candidate skills, experience, salary requirements, availability, and interest, providing valuable feedback to hiring managers, interviewing candidates, managing offer processes, and ensuring completion of all required references and background checks.

  • Develops and leads tactical sourcing strategies (including external advertisements and sourcing of passive candidates using LinkedIn and other resources) aimed at generating candidate flow to meet overall recruiting and diversity goals. Works toward building a skilled and diverse candidate pool for each search and ensures a comprehensive and inclusive search process.

  • Generates and maintains a pipeline of qualified candidates organized by skill set for current and future opportunities.

  • Assists the temporary employee hiring processes, partnering with external agencies as necessary.

Other Duties

  • May provide back-up help for the faculty hiring process.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree.

  • 2+ years of recruiting experience, or experience supporting a recruitment function within an in-house recruiting team, or relevant administrative experience.

  • Ability to learn sourcing techniques using contemporary recruiting and sourcing tools such as job boards, social media, resume databases and search engines to identify active and passive candidates and to reach the widest, most diverse pool of candidates.

Work Environment

  • Typical office environment.

  • Requires frequent sitting and use of a computer and keyboard.

  • Position may require some evening and early morning hours to accommodate hiring manager and candidate needs.

  • Ability to travel to meetings to represent the University.

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

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