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Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist (Recruiter)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Probationary, Full Time
Position Description

Job Summary

The Sr. Talent Acquisition (TA) Specialist plays a key role in the identification, attraction, and selection of top talent for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Reporting to the Director of Talent Acquisition, the TA Specialist has functional knowledge and acts as a consultant and advisor to the hiring manager and the search committee to ensure the attraction and selection of a broad and diverse pool of qualified candidates for staff and management positions.

Department Summary

Human Resources is committed to providing innovative leadership to the campus community in attracting, developing, motivating, and retaining a highly skilled, productive, and diverse workforce in contribution to the educational mission of Cal Poly.

Part of the broader Human Resources department, the Talent Acquisition team is seven strong and is focused on developing Talent Acquisition at Cal Poly to be the exemplary recruiting function for the CSU system. The group works collaboratively in a fast-paced environment and is committed to creating a great candidate experience, supporting our committees and hiring managers, and continuously improving.

Key Qualifications

  • Skilled in talent assessment and selection techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusted partnerships and work collaboratively and professionally with others to meet shared objectives
  • Thorough working knowledge of current best practices and trends within recruiting and ability to apply knowledge to advance defined goals and outcomes
  • Skilled at producing work product on time and with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines

Education and Experience

Graduation from a four-year college or university. Three years of technical or administrative experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. A graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Experience working in a recruiting capacity for medium to large organization with complex policies, processes, and structure preferred.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $54,000 - $66,000 per year

Classification Range: $46,764 - $84,612 per year

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

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