Talent Acquisition Specialist

Position Summary:

The Talent Acquisition Specialist strategically and proactively sources candidates to build and maintain a quality talent pipeline for current and future workforce needs. This role reports to the Senior HR Generalist. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will work closely with the HR team, and management on strategic planning to address the recruitment needs and challenges (both current and long-term) that are specific to each of the corporation’s various departments.   

Area of Talent:          Recruitment Strategist/Talent Manager/Diversity and Inclusion Advocate  

Position Type:          Full Time/Exempt

Salary Range:           $75,000 to $85,000

Office Location:       NYC/Financial District

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with management on all diversity initiatives involving recruitment to ensure fairness and equity in the hiring and recruitment process
  • Develop and implement recruitment efforts with HDC’s DEI strategy in mind
  • Ensure that recruitment efforts continue to reach appropriately diverse pools of applicants
  • Continually collect and analyze information and evaluate the effectiveness of recruiting activities, provide valuable input aimed at continuously improving our recruiting efforts; monitoring and analyzing the competitive environment
  • Partner with the Human Resources team to have a full-scale understanding of hiring needs and available positions within the corporation
  • Cultivate ongoing relationships with colleges and universities
  • Utilize proactive recruiting techniques, develop industry contacts, and select qualified individuals who will provide added value to the department, business objectives and the organization
  • Place and update all job postings in various media including internet/intranet sites, colleges, social networks, community boards, and staffing partners
  • Represent the corporation at recruitment events (i.e., college job fairs). Provide corporation/job information and interviewing applicants
  • Recruit and perform talent acquisition activities such as resume screening, candidate interviews, recommend the final selection of applicants and close qualified candidates
  • Educate hiring managers on recruitment systems and processes and ensure consistency and compliance with staffing processes, guidelines, and better practices

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field strongly preferred (comparable experience considered)
  • 3 years + directly relevant, Talent Acquisition experience managing recruitment-related functions for an organization
  • Familiarity with sourcing and recruiting tools to include use of social media platforms (i.e., LinkedIn)
  • Proficient in using software and databases to connect with and reach out to potential candidates
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable laws and regulations as it relates to recruiting and talent acquisition
  • Previous experience developing and executing recruitment strategies

Submitted resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter. Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@nychdc.com or fax to (646) 304-4819.

As of August 2, 2021, all HDC hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability.

If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by HDC.

HDC demonstrates a strong commitment to its employees by providing a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience and excellent benefits including health benefits, retirement savings and career development programs.  

HDC is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


HDC is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, HDC will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources by emailing jobs@NYCHDC.com.