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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Requisition ID 
Job Category  
Human Resources
5330 - Human Resources
Job Status 
Temporary Appointment (Contract)
Hiring Range 
$48,620 - $72,293

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Term: 1 Year 


Provides customer focused recruitment and sourcing support to all client groups in line with organizational policies, procedures and legislative requirements and in partnership with the HR Business Partners.



Provides customer focused advice and support for volume recruitment:

  • Develops and maintains candidate pools for select areas of high volume of recruitment
  • Provides client support in the areas of talent acquisition,  and advertising
  • Liaise as a single point of contact for both the Managers and Staff across campus

Provides direct sourcing support:

  • Provides direct sourcing of exceptional talent for clients in positions that require a more active and strategic approach to recruitment
  • Provides client support in the areas of talent sourcing and social media recruitment
  • Develops the talent pipeline to support workforce planning initiatives across campus

Provides strategic sourcing support for executive level positions:

  • Provides support to the Talent Acquisition Manager on executive/senior-level recruitment processes to provide strategic sourcing support for clients to actively find exceptional talent

Acts as an ambassador for the University of Waterloo for talent acquisition:

  • Liaises externally with professional, community organizations, and agencies
  • Works directly on university-wide committees for social media and UW Brand in collaboration with the Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Promotes the recruitment brand of the University of Waterloo at external events and networking functions
  • Anticipates, develops strategies and exercises due diligence to promote and foster fair recruitment practices
  • Develops effective working relationships with client groups, senior management and within the HR department
  • Develops and delivers recruitment workshops and tools for hiring managers



  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience combined with Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) or Leader (CHRL) designation
  • Recruitment experience with responsibility for end to end process and providing support to source candidates in a high volume environment
  • Extensive experience using social media to source and attract talent is essential
  • Executive level recruitment experience with responsibility for the end to end process
  • Experience of workforce planning and the ability to develop the talent pipeline for the University
  • Exposure to branding as it relates to recruitment initiatives