• Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/20/2018 2:20 PM)
    Human Resources
    Work Hours
    9 - 5 with additional hours as needed
    Regular Full-Time
    Application Deadline
    Salary Range
    Commensurate with experience; Low 50s - low 60s
  • Overview & Benefits

    The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for managing all talent acquisition efforts including creating strategies to develop and maintain a pipeline of qualified and diverse talent who are committed to the mission of Bottom Line. As part of the National Human Resources Team and reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will be an integral part of the HR team providing excellent customer service and support to all regions. 


    As one of the first college support organizations to focus on college completion, Bottom Line now produces best-in-class college graduation rates that eliminate the significant gap between first generation students from low-income backgrounds and their wealthier peers. We operate regional programs in Massachusetts, where we were founded in 1997, New York City and Chicago that collectively serve over 7,000 students. We plan to open two new sites in major urban areas and increase our footprint to over 10,000 students by 2020.


    Bottom Line focuses on students who have the desire and potential to earn a degree, but lack the support structures necessary to navigate the college application process, make a responsible school choice, succeed in college, and prepare for a meaningful career.


    Over the last 20 years, Bottom Line has developed a proven and proactive long-term, high-touch, high impact model.  Full-time, trained and specialized advisors leverage our DEAL model which addresses the four key areas that are most likely to lead to college success: Degree, Employability, Affordability, and Life.  Our relationship and results focused approach helps our students change their lives by gaining economic mobility through college selection, graduation, and career-readiness.


    At Bottom Line, we also have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  We aim to attract qualified candidates who hold these same values, and help us further recognize and celebrate the diversity among us. 


    When you join Bottom Line, you will find a rewarding, fast-paced, results-oriented environment. We build strong relationships with our students and with each other. We take our work seriously, and we know that a focus on data and metrics is integral to our continued success. Experts in our field, we are driven by our mission and motivated by the impact we’re achieving.


    Bottom Line offers a comprehensive benefits package.



    For more information, please visit www.bottomline.org and



    Talent Acquisition:

    • Consult with Hiring Managers to identify the scope of the talent needed and develop and implement strategic and effective sourcing strategies.
    • Act as a strategic partner to Hiring Managers on all talent acquisition related activities for all positions.
    • Proactively engage with the leadership to establish a common understanding of Talent Acquisition processes and service level standards.
    • Develop effective recruiting strategies and explore new opportunities to source talent including but not limited to: managing Bottom Line’s ATS (icims), utilizing social media, job boards, job fairs, prospecting candidates and networking to develop qualified candidate pipelines.
    • Identify qualified candidates, conduct screening interviews, and manage overall recruiting process in collaboration with Hiring Managers, including appropriate dispositioning of candidates.
    • Advise Leadership and Hiring Managers on hiring decisions, job offer negotiations, and market trends within the industry. Provide guidance to Hiring Managers on dispositioning candidates and providing appropriate feedback.
    • Provide on-going follow up with managers to provide updates and gather feedback on talent acquisition efforts.

    Data and Analytics:

    • Develop and execute methods to track recruitment metrics to ensure goals and objectives are achieved.
    • Collect and analyze data to make objective recommendations in a proactive manner to ensure that Bottom Line’s recruiting, hiring and promotion processes are effective, efficient, and inclusive.
    • Uses data to inform decisions and execute strategies.
    • Manage up to date data including but not limited to retention, turnover, and diversity statistics.

    Training and Development:

    • Develop and conduct various training programs for managers with a goal of improving recruiting and hiring efficiencies while increasing retention.
    • Support the onboarding process for all new hires (such as new hire paperwork, background checks, HR trainings etc.).
    • Support the Human Resources Team with ongoing and new  initiatives related to Talent Development.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Demonstrated commitment to Bottom Line’s mission and core values
    • Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of relevant HR experience in full-cycle talent management with a focus in recruiting, talent acquisition.
    • Demonstrated track record of meeting recruitment expectations with sustained results.
    • Exemplary customer service skills with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Ability to work autonomously with a strong attention to detail and analytics while managing competing priorities.
    • Experience working with a diverse team and a strong commitment to diversity within the organization.
    • Excellent analytic, problem-solving, and coaching skills, with the ability to take a thoughtful and data-driven approach to addressing challenges.
    • Demonstrated proficiency and/or growth potential in our core competencies (please see below)


    All employees are expected to demonstrate continued growth within our seven core competencies.


    Competencies provide Bottom Line with a way to define, in behavioral terms, what it is that people need to do to produce the results that the organization desires, in a way that is in keeping with its culture.  Bottom Line defines a competency as a cluster of related knowledge, skills and attitudes that affects a major part of one’s job that correlates with performance on the job, that can be measured against well-accepted standards, and that can be improved via training and development. 


    • Relationships: Identifies opportunities and takes action to build and maintain meaningful and collaborative connections with various stakeholders
    • Results: Produces quality outcomes; compiles and analyzes data to drive future plans; uses creative solutions
    • Communication: Effectively articulates information in a clear, concise and timely manner to a wide range of stakeholders
    • Inclusiveness: Creates and maintains an environment that respects and values the identities and cultures of all colleagues and students we serve
    • Talent Development: Actively contributes to the hiring, development, retention, and promotion of a highly effective team
    • Agility: Demonstrates adaptability and openness to shifting priorities, needs of stakeholders, and organizational changes
    • Planning: Effectively and efficiently uses resources (people, time, materials, technology) in order to create, meet, and assess both strategic and task-oriented goals


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