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The University of Michigan Development Community is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse and thriving workforce, and demonstrating respect and inclusivity for all.

During this pandemic, all interviews are being conducted virtually and all positions within OUD are currently working remotely.

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, the University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off

  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate investing

  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Long-term disability coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expense


Reports to:  Interim Executive Director, People & Culture

Supervises directly:  Three (3) full time, staff members

What you will do…

We are looking for an inclusive and enthusiastic leader to join our team! As Director of Talent Acquisition, you will manage the strategic and tactical talent acquisition program for the Office of University Development with an eye towards efficiency and effectiveness. As a member of our Talent Management Leadership Team, you will lead a team of three and help support a positive, equitable, and inclusive culture for our organization. The University of Michigan's Development Community is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and thriving workforce, and demonstrating respect and inclusivity for all.

  • Provide full-cycle recruiting to 5-7 concurrent searches and ad hoc support to hiring teams across the community, as needed

  • Be an expert in talent acquisition and participate on the Talent Management Leadership Team

  • Utilize equitable hiring strategies and practices while providing counsel to hiring teams

  • Ensure bias mitigation strategies are woven through each step from job posting creation to offer; conduct bias checking at each stage and within team discussions/actions

  • Champion the candidate experience at each step in the process and develop candidate pipelines

  • Collaborate with team members to develop and implement employer branding activities

  • Use your continuous improvement mindset to improve the effectiveness of the hiring process based on stakeholder input

  • Use your organizational skills, initiative and creativity to manage multiple recruitment related projects at once

  • Practice inclusive approaches while leading a team of three talent acquisition professionals and manage the associated budget

  • Identify the most important recruiting goals and measure success using a data-informed approach


Link to Full Job Description

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 5+ years of experience working in a formal talent acquisition role providing full-cycle recruiting for a variety of position types and levels

  • Expert level proficiency and knowledge of inclusive recruiting practices

  • Applied experience using recruiting technologies and data to inform strategies and practices

  • Leadership experience. Informal/indirect leadership experience will be considered

  • Interest in creatively solving short and long term challenges

  • Passion for inclusive leadership approaches and working with diverse teams across a large organization

Desired Qualifications*

Additional qualifications listed in the full job description.

Additional Information

To learn more about this opportunity, consider registering to attend one of our upcoming virtual information sessions on either June 24th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST or on June 28th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST. Registration in advance is required to obtain Zoom link and meeting details.  To register, please email and indicate which session you would like to attend.

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Application Deadline

Although the Posting End Date may indicate otherwise, this job may be filled and closed any time after a posting duration of seven calendar days.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.