Talent Acquisition Specialist - International Development (Mid-level Recruiting Specialist)

EnCompass LLC
  • Location
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 05

Position description

EnCompass LLC is seeking a social media savvy Talent Acquisition Specialist who is passionate about working in the international development sphere, to join our expanding team! The Talent Acquisition Specialist will provide crucial support in full life cycle recruiting for EnCompass staff, project and proposal positions, and serve as a talent advisor to the Hiring Managers.

As the Talent Acquisition Team members are usually the public face of the company during the recruiting process, the Talent Acquisition Specialist must ensure a positive candidate experience from the initial application to the final on-boarding process. S/he also maintains awareness of competitor practices, industry trends and recruitment standards. Talent Acquisition Specialist will also be responsible for searching social platforms and conducting in-person networking to identify potential candidates, and building and maintaining strong working relationships with the Hiring Managers, other internal clients, and external contacts.

This position is based at EnCompass headquarters, in Rockville, Maryland.

NOTE: This position is expected to be remote until at least the end of 2020, due to COVID-19. 


Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions include:

  • Collaboratively consult with hiring managers to recommend strategies for identifying and recruiting potential candidates
  • Create applicant pools and talent pipelines by posting job ads on the company website, relevant job boards, social media, and professional associations, and actively sourcing for passive candidates as needed
  • Evaluate applications, review CVs/resumes, disposition unqualified applicants, shortlist qualified candidates for Hiring Manager review, complete initial recruiter screenings with candidates to establish which candidates will be interviewed
  • Manage the interview process for each vacancy s/he has been assigned, including scheduling, following up with Hiring Managers and interviewers, as well as the candidate, collecting relevant documentation and completing reference checks for finalist
  • Serve as a Talent Advisor to the Hiring Managers, with guidance from the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist as needed
  • Create offer recommendations for approval, in accordance with established processes
  • Maintain awareness of relevant university career fairs, and provide advice and feedback on same
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion best practices in recruiting
  • Assist in the maintenance of both the ATS and the Consultant Database, and actively engage in efforts to expand and improve EnCompass’ Global Consultant Network
  • Work closely with the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist in improving recruiting processes, procedures, and tools by actively participating in internal discussions and initiatives
  • Use Appreciative Inquiry approach to resolve complex situations, and determine if/when to escalate to the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Apply and maintain current knowledge and understanding of OFCCP compliance requirements for recruitment
  • Support the Business Development Team’s recruitment efforts for proposals
  • Coordinate staffing agency support when needed
  • Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of experience

Experience and Skills

  • Prior demonstrated experience in recruiting, with at least 3 years’ experience in international development recruiting
  • Proficiency in using professional social media
  • Flexible and able to adapt to the dynamic recruiting environment of international development
  • Able to easily learn how to use new software and technology
  • Fluent in English with clear verbal and written communication and diplomacy skills
  • Organizational skills with unfailing attention to detail
  • Able to work within tight deadlines as needed
  • Demonstrated successful track record in building relationships with candidates and clients
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively with diverse teams and tasks
  • Strong experience with applicant tracking systems and consultant databases
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and databases
  • Experience with diversity, equity and inclusion in recruiting is preferred
  • AIRS recruiter certification preferred
  • Knowledge of recruitment compliance guidelines such as the AIDARs and OFCCP preferred
  • Additional language fluencies would be a plus, but not required
  • Prior experience using iSmartRecruit would be a plus, but not required
  • Ability to use an appreciative approach in client and colleague interactions, and models that approach for others

Application instructions

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