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Human Resources Specialist for Recruiting & Talent Acquisition

Company: CT State Community College
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Human Resources Specialist for Recruiting & Talent Acquisition
(Full-time Educational Assistant)

Posted: April 27, 2021
Level: Management / Confidential (Professional 3), Special Appointment
Hours: Full-time, Temporary, 40 hours per week
Job Posting: CSCC 21-04
Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on Thursday, May 6, 2021

Bridgeport, CT
Currently this position is both on-ground and online as we continue to face the challenges of COVID, in the future, without COVID concerns, the schedule may continue to be both on-ground and online. 

Spring 2021

The HR Specialist for Recruitment & Talent Acquisition, under the leadership of the Director of Recruitment & Talent Acquisition, is responsible for the analysis, review and administration of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) recruitment and hiring strategies, procedures, and policies of non-represented Management/Confidential personnel, and unclassified and classified bargaining unit employees at the community colleges and CSCU System Office. Management/Confidential employees are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Bachelors degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management, Public Administration, or related field.

The successful candidate must have experience, knowledge, and abilities in the following:

  • Three (3) or more years working experience in the principles, practices, and techniques of recruitment and talent acquisition.
  • Working knowledge of online job application software.
  • Experience with JobAps, CORE-CT.
  • Experience working in higher education recruitment.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.  Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.


  • Two (2) years experience in AA/EEOO Compliance or working in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Two (2) years of experience organizing job fairs and reaching out in social media type recruiting.
  • One (1) or more years working in a high-paced office setting.

Under the direction of the Director of Recruitment & Talent Acquisition, the HR Specialist for Recruitment & Talent will serve as the principal recruiter and search administrator of the Community Colleges and CSCU System Office by effective performance in these essential duties:

  • Performs searches for qualified job candidates, using sources such as computer databases, networking, internet recruiting resources including social media, job fairs, recruiting firms, or employee referrals across college campuses and the CSCU System Office.
  • Reviews employment applications to assist campus search committees in determining those applicants who meet minimum job qualifications including required licensing and/or certification credentials.
  • Charges search committees with affirmative action goals in coordination with the Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity COE and provides search committees a review of CSCU recruiting procedures and practices.
  • Informs job applicants of details such as duties and responsibilities, work schedules, working conditions, and promotion opportunities; and liaisons with the Compensation, Benefits, and HR Admin COE in communicating appropriate compensation and benefits information.
  • Prepares CSCU internal and public job postings.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

$62,003-$77,504 (midpoint) approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

To apply you must submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references with contact information via the CT State Community College Portal at: CT State Community College - Career Page (

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check.  CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination
CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion


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