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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Manhattan, New York Talent Acquisition
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Job ID R010192

Recruits, interviews, and hires quality candidates to meet VNS Health's staffing needs. Works with Recruitment staff to ensure that all pre/post-employment administrative functions are completed in an accurate and timely manner and in compliance with VNS Health/Governmental requirements. Works with hiring managers to keep abreast of their recruitment needs, build recruitment strategies to ensure their recruitment needs are met and advise them of recruitment trends and tools. Participates in job fairs and other recruitment outreach activities. Works under general supervision.


$77,200.00 - $96,500.00 Annual

What We Provide

  • A hybrid schedule

  • Referral bonus opportunities     

  • Generous paid time off (PTO), starting at 30 days of paid time off and 9 company holidays   

  • Health insurance plan for you and your loved ones, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability    

  • Employer-matched retirement saving funds   

  • Personal and financial wellness programs    

  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare and dependent care     

  • Generous tuition reimbursement for qualifying degrees   

  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement    

  • Internal mobility, generous tuition reimbursement, CEU credits, and advancement opportunities     

  • Interdisciplinary network of colleagues through the VNS Health Social Services Community of Professionals   

What You Will Do

  • Communicates regularly with hiring managers to develop and maintain strong partnerships, keep abreast of job openings and advise them on recruitment issues and trends, legal compliance, interview techniques, etc. Advises Compensation staff on changes in job duties and qualifications or of the need for a new job description.

  • Sources, evaluates and interviews exempt and non-exempt candidates using the most timely and cost-effective methods. Ensures candidates designated for referral to hiring managers possess the highest caliber of qualifications, skills and experience, and coordinates/schedules/follows-up on outcome of interviews with hiring managers.

  • Prepares salary offers utilizing HRIT reports, queries and VNS Health salary “work-up” spreadsheet to ensure internal equity and market competitiveness. Extends/negotiates employment and salary offers using established hiring practices. Consults with and obtains approval from HR staff (i.e., Compensation, Benefits, Employee Relations) and department management on complex and/or unusual situations, as needed.

  • Works with HRIT staff to design, implement, and maintain pages in the “Careers” section of the VNS Health web site and the Recruitment section of the HR Intranet site.

  • Oversees and performs recruitment administration (e.g., verifying candidate information, facilitating pre-employment physicals, securing employment based visas, inputting/ensuring input of required data into HR systems, completing new employee folders prior to submission to HRIT, etc.) to ensure VNS Health/Governmental requirements are met. Conducts in-depth telephone pre-offer interviews with candidates’ previous employers, colleagues and others to elicit substantive information regarding nature and quality of candidates’ prior work performance, competencies, skills and knowledge. Alternatively, requests candidates to submit two written references during interview process prior to the offer phase.

  • Acts as the primary liaison between VNS Health and candidates prior to the acceptance of offers.

  • Ensures required data is input into HR systems in an accurate and timely manner up through the offer phase.

  • Identifies, coordinates and represents VNS Health at appropriate recruitment venues (e.g., career fairs, college/high school career days, open houses, etc.) to maximize visibility, enhance VNS Health image and increase applicant pools.

  • Drafts employment advertisements, employee bulletins and other materials that accurately and concisely summarize position duties and qualifications. Works with external advertising agencies to maximize ad content, obtain cost effective pricing and ensure adherence to placement deadlines. Tracks results and assesses the effectiveness of recruitment collaterals, and recommends and implements content, placement and/or distribution changes as needed.

  • Develops strong relationships with external fee and no fee recruitment resources to ensure the highest quality of referrals. Employs a variety of low or no fee recruitment tools (e.g., advertisements, recruitment websites, job fairs, networking).

  • Identifies and analyzes unique staffing patterns and trends and advises department management and line management, as needed. Collaborates on the development of plans to address recruitment/retention issues, as required.

  • Keeps informed of latest issues and trends in recruitment and health care. Keeps abreast of VNS Health compensation and benefit plans and practices and stays up-to-date with HRIT recruitment systems skills.

  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences or a related field or equivalent work experience required

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of three years broad-based experience recruiting for positions in a variety of disciplines and levels (e.g., health care, business, technical, management) OR at least one year of experience at VNSNY as an Associate Talent Acquisition Specialist or in a position at/above the specialist level, plus at least two years of related experience required

  • General knowledge of applicable Federal, State and Local employment laws, regulations, rules and practices required

  • Effective verbal, written and presentation skills required

  • Personal computer skills, including experience using recruitment HRIS systems required

  • General experience in internet-based recruitment preferred

  • Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of recruitment plans required

  • Project management skills preferred

About Us

VNS Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit home and community-based health care organizations. Innovating in health care for more than 125 years, our commitment to health and well-being is what drives us—we help people live, age and heal where they feel most comfortable, in their own homes, connected to their family and community. On any given day, more than 10,000 VNS Health team members deliver compassionate care, unparalleled expertise and 24/7 solutions and resources to the more than 43,000 “neighbors” who look to us for care. Powered and informed by data analytics that are unmatched in the home and community-health industry, VNS Health offers a full range of health care services, solutions and health plans designed to simplify the health care experience and meet the diverse and complex needs of the communities and people we serve in New York and beyond.

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