1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
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Req #: 217257
Job Location: Remote/Hybrid,  Remote/Hybrid,  Seattle Campus,  Seattle Campus
Job Location Detail: Hybrid Eligible 
Posting Date: 04/21/2023 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $7386 - $11080 per month 
Other Compensation:  
Shift: First Shift 
Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Please note that this position has been re-posted.  If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. 

University Advancement People and Culture (PaC) supports staff in successfully meeting the goals of the University and University Advancement (UA) by providing high-quality and responsive human resources support to foster an exceptional work environment that encourages, nurtures and recognizes the professional development of Advancement employees. UA PaC provides employment expertise and full-cycle recruitment for all UA staff. This includes developing and implementing recruiting and retention strategies; administering and interpreting policies; building and managing employee engagement, and developing service strategies, processes and programs that are responsive to the needs of the staff to implement human resources best practices.

The Director for Recruiting and Engagement is responsible for providing strategic and tactical leadership with respect to the broadening scope of Talent Acquisition's overall strategies, as well as the development and execution of events that encourage and support engagement and retention efforts of UA employees.

This position will oversee the Talent Acquisition and Engagement team to develop systematic and competitive approaches using a data-driven focus that sets priorities for improvements aligned to ongoing strategic imperatives.


Leadership & Project Management

Provide leadership and supervision to the Talent Acquisition and Engagement Teams.

Ensure the execution of cross-functional recruiting and engagement projects from initiation to close
Provide input and guidance into UAs staffing process and actively participate in staff recruitment and retention initiatives
Manage engagement risk of projects, including scope, planning and budgeting, deliverable content, and buy-in of proposed solutions from UA leadership
Ensure the Talent Acquisition Team develops proactive sourcing strategies for UA, expand social networking and branding outreach, leverage tools and technology, and provide a consultative advisory service for its clients
Collaborate with the Senior Director of PaC to set the vision and budget for recruitment and engagement initiatives
Define and implement UAs structures, processes and technologies that will drive the overall improvement of Talent Acquisition and engagement processes, quality of hiring, time-to-fill and enhanced KPIs for internal and external talent
Identify professional development opportunities to increase staff performance and impact results
Build and monitor UAs social media presence effectiveness by working closely with the Talent Acquisition team to create engaging content that attracts and resonates with potential applicants
Lead internal and cross-functional projects
Develop strategy for expanding on existing UA intern-related programs
Ensure project deliverables are scalable and aligned to UA objectives
Lead efforts on market research to identify potential applicant pools in specific industries or regions
Develop, analyze and report on recruitment and engagement trends and metrics to influence the future direction of efforts across UA
Build and develop business cases for change as needed.
Develop Talent Acquisition expertise and knowledge within the team
Assess and provide performance feedback to Talent Acquisition and Engagement staff

Talent Acquisition Strategy Development

Develop and implement the Talent Acquisition strategy for UA, in collaboration with the Senior Director for PaC
Provide strategic direction to increase brand awareness and traffic to UA employment opportunities
Develop, initiate and maintain effective programs for UA retention, promotion and succession planning
Develop proactive organization-wide talent practices with the business to leverage social networking and innovative connections. Introduce creative networking beyond LinkedIn
Build integrated UA processes designed to attract, develop, motivate and retain employees, with the goal of creating UA as a high-performance, sustainable organization
Work with Talent Management and UA senior leadership to develop overall staffing plans and skill inventory to support the business strategy
Establish and embed an employment brand that resonates from all external branding, advertising and technology platforms, through the candidate experience
Conduct ongoing analysis of existing systems and strategies, and work to make meaningful improvements
Ensure the development of an inclusive strategy to attract and retain a diverse candidate pool
Identify annual departmental KPIs for each area of direct responsibility

Employee Engagement

Build and sustain a competitive UA Employee Engagement Program
Track projects, and proactively plan and manage event logistics
Develop, implement, and maintain a sustainable rewards and recognition program that acknowledges UA employees for their ongoing contributions
Develop and coordinate detailed event plans that include logistics such as catering, budgeting, space reservations, vendor management, program details, invitation and communication needs, and other event details
Collect, analyze, and maintain data for use in retention analysis and to measure the success of engagement initiatives
Use a range of employee feedback to regularly inform engagement, communication, and culture-building activities
Help develop, implement, and maintain multiple methods to solicit and analyze employee feedback
Conduct and report on market benchmarks, best practices, and trends in engagement
Draft and edit communications, presentations, and other documents in support of engagement activities or other internal communications, and arrange and coordinate meetings and events
Research and make ongoing recommendations regarding recognition experience, award options, and best practices
In partnership with PaC Leadership, devise diverse recruitment strategies to support succession planning to ensure we build critical capability from the external market where internal gaps are identified
Build creative and innovation engagement programming such as an Employee Referral Program and Career Development/Career Pathing Program

External Outreach and Recruiting

Assess and ensure the maintenance of positive working relationships within UA, UW HR, and the hiring community
Ensure the effective execution of sourcing and marketing strategies and practices that build UAs network of candidates
Monitor and report on industry trends, including trends in fundraising and higher education, and develop, recommend, and implement best practices for Hiring Managers
Assist in the creation of recruiting content for external social media channels and other digital platforms
Instill knowledge and understanding within hiring managers of high predictors of behavior and ensure objective, diverse, justifiable and forward-thinking decisions are made regarding talent selection
Build recruiting metrics dashboard and provide ongoing reporting on ways to improve efforts
Participate in salary-setting consultation and establish negotiation guidelines for UA units, advising on alignment issues, internal equity and market trends, and the external market

Other duties as assigned


Bachelor's degree and at least eight years of combined experience in recruiting and employee engagement programming, and human resource management.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


Experience in strategy development, event planning, and project management.
Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, and project management software, etc.


Knowledge of project management principles and practices.
Knowledge of the integrated advancement model. Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles.


Cubicle/Open workspace environment which may result in additional or higher levels of noise and visual distractions.
Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice.
Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary.
Frequent local travel expected.
Hybrid work environment.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.


Employees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


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Posted: 2023-01-13 Expires: 2023-06-24

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