Talent Acquisition Manager

3 weeks ago
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Human Resources


HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients’ challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone’s benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.


Our downtown Dallas based corporate HR group is seeking a Talent Acquisition Manager to join the team.  This person will be responsible for firm-wide talent acquisition including campus recruiting and experienced hires.  You will consult with firm leadership on a regular basis and must be able to perform in a fast paced, global environment.  Previous exposure to OFCCP, EEO, AAP, visas, campus recruiting, mobility and recognition programs are all preferred and will help ensure success.  



  • Talent Acquisition point of contact for the firm:
    • Respond to all Talent Acquisition related inquiries from hiring managers and internal partners including OFCCP and visa related questions.
    • Interface with firm leaders and attend staffing meetings to understand current and future staffing needs and priorities.
    • Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis related to hiring.
    • Recruiting Agency touch point.
  • Requisition and Candidate management in iCIMS:
    • Creation of requisitions including proper job profile selection and approvals prior to posting.
    • Review applications and portfolios for fit and submit to hiring managers when appropriate.
    • Conduct phone screens with candidates and submit notes to hiring managers.
    • Coordinate and participate in interviews with hiring team.
    • Shepherd hiring managers through offer creation, approval and extension.
  • Create and maintain a pipeline of talent by using LinkedIn Recruiter to source and organize passive and active talent pools.
  • Work closely with HKS Marketing Communications team to serve as HKS Employer Brand champion and Glassdoor/LinkedIn point of contact.
  • Candidate Experience champion.
  • Responsible for campus recruiting strategy and execution.


  • 5+ years of recruiting experience is required; experience in both an agency and corporate environment is strongly preferred as is experience in Architecture/Design.
  • Qualified applicants will be comfortable communicating verbally and in writing with the highest levels of leadership in an organization including the C-suite.
  • Applicants must be comfortable working in a dynamic environment as an individual contributor and a leader; change management, building consensus and collaborating with other functions inside of the firm are key desired strengths.
  • Experience working in the LinkedIn Recruiter platform is required; expert level mastery and certification is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working inside of an OFCCP compliant hiring framework is preferred.
  • Previous HR generalist experience (benefits, employee relations, HRIS, payroll, etc.) is strongly preferred.
  • Strong networking skills are critical to this role.
  • Previous experience working with iCIMS and Workday is preferred.


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