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Mercy University Talent Acquisition Specialist in Dobbs Ferry, New York

Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Talent Acquisition Specialist


$25.49 - $32.14 Hourly


Dobbs Ferry, NY

Job Type

Full Time Staff

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Human Resources

Opening Date


Union Status


  • Description

  • Benefits

Job Posting Summary

The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for managing the full recruitment life cycle at Mercy University. The incumbent will be responsible for working collaboratively within the Human Resources Department and partnering with hiring managers to fill employment vacancies and ensure a great candidate experience.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Build solid recruitment processes by partnering with hiring managers to ensure understanding and use of the applicant tracking system.

  • Assist hiring managers with managing job requisitions and update or edit as necessary to ensure accurate source data for posting.

  • Create and manage system user ID’s and access.

  • Execute and maintain talent acquisition processes and related job aids, tools, and communications.

  • Use various methods to recruit and network with potential candidates including job boards, social media platforms, networking events and job fairs.

  • Support management of agency relationships and temporary personnel placement.

  • Exercise discretion in the expenditure of company resources related to recruiting/sourcing process, evaluating risk and/or ensuring appropriate return on investment.

  • Draft job descriptions, position requirements, and job postings and offer/rejection letters.

  • Ensure alignment with compensation structure for all positions.

  • Conduct preliminary interviews and use standardized screening techniques to gauge applicant interest, qualifications, and salary requirements.

  • Review organizational benefits with applicants/candidates in eligible positions.

  • Ensure proper onboarding (tracking progress) for new hires and the necessary documents are completed promptly and accurately.

  • Conducts background checks and completes employer Form I-9 using eVerify.

  • Reports and tracks key recruitment operational and performance metrics and analytics.

  • Delivers process improvements and technology enhancements and identifies opportunities to improve candidate experience.

  • Serve as subject matter expert with regard to recruitment and staffing and applicant tracking system.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Skills & Experience:

  • One to two years of experience in high volume recruiting.

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding recruitment and employment.

  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization and implement targeted recruitment initiatives and deliver one-on-one or group training.

  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills operating within strict deadlines; self-starter and team contributor.

  • Able to anticipate opportunities and concerns with strong follow-through on commitments.

  • Proficient in various applicant tracking systems and web-based technology and toggling different screens.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products, such as Excel and Word.

  • Experience with Banner or NeoEd a plus.

    Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

    Physical/Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move or lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to meet all general health requirements for the position as per University policies

    Compensation offered will be commensurate with the educational background and work experience of the individual.

    Mercy University promotes a community campus environment. As a result, employment is limited to the following states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Applicants outside of those states or the USA will be required to relocate. Relocation assistance may be provided for eligible moves.

About Mercy

Mercy University is a dynamic, diverse New York City area university whose students are on a personal mission to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education. Our institution is an independent, coeducational university that offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within six schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Nursing. Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy's efforts in these programs have been recognized over the last several years. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Mercy University, has been honored by being ranked nationally among the top Colleges in the country for Hispanics by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

Mercy University was further recognized by HACU as a national leader in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics in several disciplines, including Psychology, Sociology and Business. Additionally, to support our diverse student body, Mercy University has pursued and been awarded a number of federal grants which enable us to better develop and deliver services to our students. Mercy University is proud to be recognized as an institution which helps under-served students to achieve their educational aspirations. Westchester Magazine has also named Mercy the Best College in Westchester County in 2019, 2020 and 2022. The vibrancy of the University culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region. Serving 8,500 full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students, the University offers campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan as well as online offerings.

At Mercy University we strive to provide employees and their families with a comprehensive and valuable benefits package. We offer high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts, flexible spending, and much more.

Our Mission:

Mercy University is committed to providing motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their lives and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world.

EEO Statement

Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer. Mercy University actively engages in recruiting a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups and strives to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, height, weight, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

The posted salary range for this position is based on several legitimate, non-discriminatory factors set by the company. The University is committed to ensuring equal pay opportunities for equal work regardless of gender, race, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local pay equity laws.

Campus Safety

Mercy University is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all. Information regarding campus safety can be found here .

Mercy University strives to provide employees and their families with a comprehensive and valuable benefits package. We offer high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts, flexible spending, and much more.

Health Insurance:

UntitedHealthcare Oxford

In-network and out-of-network plan options

EmblemHealth HIP Prime HMO (Union Staff)

Dental Insurance:

UnitedHealthcare Oxford

In-network and out-of-network plan options

Vision Insurance:

UntitedHealthcare Oxford

Paid Time Off:

Mercy University provides generous leave benefits to its employees.

Disabilities & Workers Compensation Insurance:

Coverage in accordance with New York State regulations

Life Insurance:

Long-Term Disability:The Hartford

Short-Term Disability:The Hartford

Flexible Spending Account (FSA):


Retirement Benefits:


The Mercy University Retirement Plan is comprised of two components:

Deferred Compensation Plan

All eligible employees may contribute to the Deferred Compensation Plan on a pre-tax basis upon joining the University.

Defined Contribution Plan

Eligible employees are enrolled in the Defined Contribution Plan after two (2) years of full-time employment at Mercy University and receive a semi-monthly contribution from the College, based on age and salary. If an employee is under age 36, they will receive a contribution of 3.3% of their annual salary each pay period. If an employee is age 36 or older, they will receive a contribution of 9% of their annual salary each pay period.

If employed full-time for two (2) or more consecutive years by another institution(s) of higher education (college or university), without an intervening break in service within the last twelve (12) months prior to employment before joining Mercy, please submit a waiting period waiver form to Office of Human Resources. The Defined Contribution will begin as of the first day of the month following receipt of the completed waiver form.

Remote Work:

Mercy University recognizes the important role that workplace flexibility can play in an employee’s ability to manage work-life balance.

Learn more about our remote work policyhere ( .

Tuition Remission: Staff & Faculty

Mercy University provides a competitive education to students and extends that formal education opportunity to employees, and their spouses/domestic partners, and dependents at a reduced tuition rate through this Tuition Remission Benefits Policy for Mercy Employees.

Learn more about our tuition remissionhere ( .

Tuition Exchange:

We are a member of the Tuition Exchange Program. Employees are eligible to apply for the Tuition Exchange Program after completing two (2) consecutive years of full-time employment.

Employee Assistance Program:


Voluntary Benefits:

Allstate Identity Protection


Liberty Mutual Auto & Homeowners

Nationwide Pet Insurance



Working Advantage

Note: The above describes a brief summary of benefits and is subject to change.


Mercy University


555 Broadway

Dobbs Ferry, New York, 10522





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