Senior Associate, Talent Acquisition

The Palladium Group
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 08

Position description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role:

To manage the end-to-end recruitment process for home office and key field positions. The
role will be responsible for delivering all facets of corporate and project recruiting success throughout the Americas Regional Business Partnership portfolio, conducting various recruitment activities by effectively partnering with hiring managers, Project Directors, Project Operations, Directors, Vice Presidents and Managing Partners, generating and maintaining a network of candidates and contractors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide timely and effective recruitment solutions by effectively liaising with hiring managers to ensure full understanding of requirements, preferences and timeframes
  • Full lifecycle recruiting to include: developing recruiting strategy, applying innovative sourcing methodologies, drafting advertisements, screening CVs, conducting interviews, reference checking, drafting offer letters, negotiating compensation packages
  • Conduct competency-based interviews and use appropriate assessment tools
  • Screen and short-list priority candidates, ensuring compliance with all governmental and client employment specifications
  • Create and foster relationships with key associations, industry specific organizations, and other resources and to attract candidates to the Palladium Group
  • Participate in activities such as campus visits, job fairs, conferences etc. to generate candidate referrals and networks while also using social and professional networking sites to identify and source candidates
  • Maintains records on recruiting activities and analyzes metrics within the global ATS/CRM
  • Support the development and implementation of Candidate Care
  • Provide input into Talent Acquisition strategy including workforce development, gap analysis, marketing, and outreach
  • Other duties as required

Reporting Requirements

  • This role will provide reports and auditing as needed to ensure quality control over TA process and Candidate Care


  • The role reports to the Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition
  • The role will work closely with hiring managers across all sectors along with Entry Level Professionals, Associates and Human Resources

Authority levels

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to junior team members


  • Key competencies and professional expertise
  • Proven track record of success in a recruiting role, having had responsibility for screening, interviewing and hiring for multiple positions across different geographical regions concurrently
  • Sound knowledge of recruitment tools and strategies, particularly at the international level
  • Exceptional standard of written and oral communications skills including the ability to advise and liaise across all levels of the organization
  • Capability to handle challenging issues in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Well-developed and highly effective organizational skills and attention to details
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships at all levels
  • Ability to manage multiple roles and responsibilities with varying priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent MS Office skills

Preferred Expertise

  • Knowledge of international development, preferably USAID-funded projects
  • Strong understanding of cultural differences as it pertains to the global platform
  • SHRM Certification

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