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Sourcing & University Relations Specialist

Location:  Hybrid (Mokena and Remote)

Employment Status:  Full-time 

The Sourcing & University Relations Specialist will support the Talent Acquisition team in all aspects of sourcing and talent pipeline development. This position will focus on sourcing strong and diverse talent for both exempt and nonexempt positions within Westside. The Sourcing & University Relations Specialist will create and maintain relationships with colleges and universities for fieldwork and recruiting opportunities.

Who You Are:

  • Industry expert, with a rich understanding of the talent market and best practices for sourcing and engaging talent
  • Creative and resourceful with the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties
  • Tech-savvy, familiar and proficient in utilizing modern technology, especially social media platforms
  • Results oriented with the ability to prioritize and carry out assignments independently and efficiently

What You’ll Do:

  • Source passive candidates through networking, cold calling, and complex internet searches and research and sourcing active candidates databases, contact lists, internal databases, and employee referrals
  • Build and nurture a pipeline of talent for future needs
  • Convert talent leads to applicants within the applicant tracking system.
  • Utilize applicant tracking systems to increase and enhance candidate outreach and engagement
  • Maintain sourcing databases to ensure all data is captured, updated, and reported properly
  • Review resumes with demonstrated experience and thorough understanding of position requirements and business needs.
  • Assist with creating recruitment strategies so that we can reach and identify hard-to-fill/niche roles.
  • Network and actively promote Westside’s employer brand through creation and utilization of recruitment materials and engagement opportunities
  • Research, implement, and maintain leading edge and creative sourcing tools and resources that improve candidate relationship development
  • Build knowledge of competitor institutions and use market data and internal productivity metrics to inform sourcing strategy and recruitment methodologies
  • Initiate and maintain all fieldwork contracts with universities
  • Create and maintain relationships with all current and prospective university fieldwork coordinators to ensure placement of fieldwork students
  • Conduct initial interviews with fieldwork students to determine culture fit 
  • Connect fieldwork students with appropriate Westside therapists for placements
  • Schedule and facilitates biannual meetings with fieldwork supervisors and career center staff at universities
  • Complete reference checks for fieldwork students and prospective candidates 
  • Prepare materials as needed for career fairs and fieldwork placements

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or relevant field
  • Proven work experience as a Sourcing Specialist, Sourcer, or similar role
  • Hands-on experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs) and Customer Relationship Manager Software
  • Familiarity with social networks, professional sites, and resume databases
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – with an emphasis on professional email communications
  • Good time-management skills with the ability to handle various open positions simultaneously
  • Strong technology and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently, and the flexibility to work as part of a highly collaborative team

What You’ll Get:

  • A Great Culture
  • Competitive Salary & Performance Bonuses Program
  • 401K with Employer Match
  • Leadership Development Trainings for Staff
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Life Insurance
  • Paid-Time Off, Paid Sick Days and Paid Holidays
  • Team Outing Stipends & Staff Events
  • Early Access to Leadership Roles in Fast Growing Company
  • Therapy Director Mentoring & Observations
  • Beautiful, State-of-the-Art Clinics

Who We Are:

Westside is a culture first organization that cares foremost how our Team Members feel on a daily basis. We foster a safe environment where employees are free to be themselves, make mistakes, ask for help when they need it, and experience the power of working on high-functioning teams. Above all, we aim to meet our mission of changing kids’ lives. As a counselor with a wear-it-on-their-sleeves passion for working with kids, we think you’d be a great fit!

Westside Children’s Therapy is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

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