Talent Acquisition Specialist-Academy North
Waukegan, IL People Team
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Position Summary: 

The Talent Acquisition Specialist reports to the Talent Acquisition Manager and performs a critical role in the recruitment process and partners with the Talent Acquisition Manager to extend employment offers and manage the pre-employment process to include background verifications and fingerprinting. In addition, this position serves as a primary point of contact for Aspire team members seeking information or guidance pertaining to HR information or the status of new hires. 

Position Responsibilities:

Engage new hires in the pre-boarding process to gather required information and documentation to verify each candidate’s employability. 

  •  Extend written employment offers to some new hires.
  •  Obtain required documents for background checks (9 required) and identification verification. 
  •  Ensure new hires complete TB/Fingerprinting requirements. 
  •  Facilitate the new hire STOFHLA Reading comprehension test.
  •  Provide all new hire documentation to HR Assistant to create new employee files. 
  •  Coordinate IT resource to configure a laptop for each new hire and conduct device training. 
  •  Ensure each new hire receives an Aspire ID badge with the requested facility access.

Utilize the HRIS and Learning Management System to maintain data and generate reports. 

  • Maximize the HRIS to facilitate the new hire process.
  • Track all new hire documentation and send weekly reports to hiring managers.
  • Request status reports from the HR Training Specialist

Reporting to this Position: None



Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of methods and practices of sound records management; ability to prepare and maintain records
  • Effective communicator (Verbal and written)
  • Team Player; Collaborative
  • Basic math and writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Planning and prioritization
  • Exceptional follow through skills
  • Must be willing to travel locally between Cook and Lake Counties

Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Communications or related field
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems
  • Prior work experience in human resources/talent acquisition
  • Knowledge of state regulatory compliance requirements for a human services agency
  •  Experience with Paylocity or other HRIS or ATS 

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