Talent Acquisition Operations Manager

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Human Resources
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TSX - Talent Services Department

Are you passionate about recruiting?

Are you constantly looking at ways to optimize recruiting operations?

The Talent Services Department of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has an opportunity for a dynamic Talent Acquisition Operations Manager to partner with the overall Talent Acquisition Manager to lead a 40-person team. You will optimize recruiting programs, including sourcing, analytics and branding, with a focus on recruiting for top talent. You will act as a business partner and talent advisor who works closely with senior business leaders, Talent Services business partners, the STEM program management office, and the recruiting team to set and drive recruiting goals, processes, and metrics.

As the Talent Acquisition Operations Manager ...

  • Your primary responsibility will be to build and deliver full-cycle recruiting strategies, policies and procedures to build highly-qualified and diverse talent pipelines
  • You will lead all aspects of a sourcing organization, tasked with building diverse candidate pools, proactively identify talent challenges and work issues to resolution
  • You will serve in an advisory capacity to recruiting programs to include relocation services, employment branding and advertising, temporary workforce vendors, strategic workforce planning, college recruiting, and STEM outreach and education
  • You will identify meaningful metrics, develop relevant service level agreements and manage team and organizational performance to these established goals
  • You will implement and refine candidate screening methodologies to ensure fair assessment and a positive candidate experience
  • You will lead the functional ownership of iCIMS, our ATS and CRM ensuring an optimized platform and relevant documentation of the business process
  • You will develop and refine training for hiring teams, ensuring APL's interview and offer processes are efficient and have a focus on a positive candidate experience
  • You will actively recruit for executive, surge or hard-to-fill openings
  • You will maintain compliance with OFCCP regulations, supporting adjustments in process and policy as needed.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you have ...

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related subject area or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of recruiting experience and 5+years of experience building, mentoring and leading a corporate recruiting team
  • Strong understanding of most effective sourcing approaches including CRM 
  • Previous project management experience, must have led a portion of a recruiting technology project such as ATS/CRM/onboarding implementation, upgrade or migration, preferably iCIMS
  • Ability to influence partners and inspire change using effective presentations and data to support decisions
  • Ability to work with different levels of leadership to effectively influence without direct management authority
  • Solid understanding of industry and technology trends, compensation and benefits
  • Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their srtart date.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

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