Faculty Talent Recruitment and Equity Officer

  • Company:
    University of Waterloo
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Business / Mgmt

The Faculty Talent Recruitment and Equity Officer provides operational leadership to the Faculty of Engineering in developing robust talent acquisition strategies for all faculty recruitment including building a pipeline of exceptional candidates for prestigious research chair positions. The incumbent will develop, implement, monitor and communicate an equity plan for the Faculty to align with recruitment best practice with the goal of increasing representation of under-represented groups in faculty hiring processes.Creates and executes strategic plan for recruitmentCreates and executes a multifaceted strategic plan for talent recruitment and equity that promotes the vision statement and research goals of the FacultyDevelops, manages, and implements a strategic plan to increase applications from exceptional researchers from under-represented groups while continuing to attract highly qualified candidatesEstablishes a network of top and emerging talent in various engineering disciplinesDevelops a talent pipeline of emerging researchers through intelligence gatheringEvaluates and assesses the effectiveness of recruitment strategies by benchmarking best practices for faculty recruitment, metrics and identifies areas where strategies can be strengthenedActs as a liaison with senior campus stakeholders regarding strategic priorities and equity targets, including the Office of Research, the Equity Office, the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo, and the Office of the Associate Vice-President Human Rights, Equity and InclusionBuilds talent pipelineProvides strategic and trusted advice to the Dean of Engineering, Department Chairs and unit heads, and Departmental Advisory Committees on Appointments (DACAs) in outreach to and review of potential candidates, in evaluating candidate submissions and in short-listing candidates for interviewsConducts national and international environmental scans to develop and maintain candidate pools for strategic engineering, entrepreneurship and design research areasProvides direct talent sourcing of exceptional researchers through communications with the targeted audience to identify and attract a diverse, talented and progressive candidate poolLeverages professional online and social media presence to attract talent and build talent pipelinesIdentifies and participates in industry networking activities to ensure robust talent networkSupports the end-to-end recruitment process for research chair appointments including sourcing, interviewing, assessing candidates, and communicationsWorks with departments/schools and Dean of Engineering Office on the preparation of advertisements and uses various academic and industry connections, print and social media to advertise faculty positionsWorks closely with academic units and research groups to increase candidate pools by identifying top researchers in fields targeted for recruitmentResearches and analyzes recruitment efforts and makes recommendations for candidate visitsCoordinates on-boarding initiativesCommunicates and interprets policies for prospective faculty members on issues related to appointment, relocation, and research funding opportunitiesActs as a liaison with the Office of Vice-President, Academic and Provost, Legal and Immigration Services, and Human Resources on advertising requirements, offers of appointment, and onboarding of new faculty hiresAssists with the coordination of events for new faculty hiresModernizes trends, assesses strategies and processesKeeps up-to-date on trends, rankings and competitor information and makes recommendations to improve the quality of potential candidatesModernizes talent recruitment, and recruitment strategies within established policiesDefines, designs and executes the operational talent recruitment plan, evaluating existing practices and determining process and system efficienciesContinuously assesses talent acquisition efficiency and feedback to deliver an excellent candidate experiencePromotes diversity in faculty recruitmentFosters a collaborative and integrated approach to eliminating barriers to equity within the Faculty of Engineering, to enhance the practice of diversity and inclusivity in recruitment processesLeads, articulates and effects change to meet equity goals through recruitment best practiceSupports the development of new initiatives to grow the equity mandate for recruitment within the Faculty of EngineeringBachelor’s degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences requiredMaster’s degree preferredDemonstrated knowledge and commitment to talent management and equity with at least 5 years of experienceStrong record of accomplishment of improving talent recruitment, building talent pipelines and equity in an academic environmentExperience working collaboratively with members of senior leadership committees to support talent management, equity and recruitment plans Expertise in building talent plansBroad experience in the functional area of faculty recruitment, talent acquisition and diversityPossesses intellectual acumen and strong interpersonal communication skills that will facilitate credibility and foster trust and strong working relationshipsProven relationship building, presentation and facilitation skillsAbility to handle information with utmost confidentiality and appropriately represent the FacultyAbility to exercise initiative and sound judgment in a variety of situationsAbility to work independently and as a member of a teamAbility to establish and monitor metrics associated with recruitment, retention and equityDetail oriented, well organized with strong time and project management skills