Georgetown University — Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, Office of Advancement Georgetown University

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, Office of Advancement Georgetown University

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Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, Office of Advancement – Georgetown University

Georgetown University's Office of Advancement's Talent Management team serves as the trusted advisor in the deployment of talent management strategies as we embark on Georgetown University's most ambitious capital campaign goal of raising $500 million per year by fiscal year 2026. The Talent Management team manages initiatives and provides thought leadership and partnership in the areas of recruiting, hiring, inclusivity, professional and career development, onboarding, staff engagement and retention, department communications, workforce analytics, and organization design.

The Senior Talent Acquisition Partner is a key partner in managing the talent experience for the Office of Advancement. As a part of building an exceptional talent experience, the Senior Talent Acquisition Partner will oversee three key pieces of work: the Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence (COE), implementation and adherence to recruiting and hiring practices that promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for the Office, and leadership for a high performing, high-volume, high-touch Talent Acquisition team.

The Senior Talent Acquisition Partner oversees the Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence (COE), which is responsible for hiring top fundraising talent for the Office of Advancement. This position manages and coaches the Talent Acquisition team (2-3 people) and serves as the expert and strategist for recruitment within a higher education development office. The Talent Acquisition COE is responsible for the full life-cycle of talent acquisition: sourcing, recruiting, screening, and hiring diverse and talented staff by using creative sourcing methods (internal and external) with a keen emphasis on inclusive recruitment practices. Talent acquisition responsibilities include sourcing, candidate pipelining, hiring, and providing talent acquisition business partner services and expertise across the organization.

The Senior Talent Acquisition Partner will also serve as the leader for implementation and adherence to DEI recruiting and hiring practices for the Office of Advancement. The Senior Partner will develop, implement, and sustain a DEI recruiting strategy for the Office of Advancement, in collaboration with the DEI team (an internal committee composed of volunteer staff) to promote the pursuit of hiring, developing, engaging and retaining diverse talent, maintaining equitable and fair business practices, building a culture of social consciousness, safety, and inclusion, while recognizing and honoring the unique capabilities and backgrounds of our talent.

The Senior Talent Acquisition Partner reports to the Senior Director, Talent Management and Strategy.

Work Interactions

The Senior Partner supports the overall vision of Talent Management to be the trusted advisor to all in the Office of Advancement in the deployment of talent management strategies to achieve Advancement's goals. This role will therefore collaborate with other Talent Management team members, senior leaders, managers and employees throughout the Office of Advancement and the University.

This role will also collaborate with the University's Human Resource function to ensure Advancement Talent Acquisition initiatives are aligned. The Talent Acquisition team may identify Georgetown offices, faculty, and staff throughout campus as well as outside vendors to partner with.

The Senior Partner partners with Senior Director, Talent Management and Strategy and hiring managers to determine staffing needs and develops an appropriate Talent Acquisition strategy to efficiently hire for vacancies. Additionally, this partnership with the Senior Director will work to achieve the strategic goal of: creating a visible and compelling presence for GUOA to engage and attract internal, alumni, and external talent, and creating a consistent, diversity, equity, and inclusion-focused recruiting, evaluation, and hiring process that provides hiring managers with strategy, efficiencies, and confidence in talent selection.

Partners with key members of the Executive Team (Vice President, COO, Associate Vice President, Alumni Engagement, Chief of Staff) to advance the office's DEI vision, initiatives and programs and ensure that the Office of Advancement hires, develops, engages, and retains diverse talent, maintains equitable and fair business practices, builds a culture of social consciousness, safety, and inclusion.

The Senior Partner develops and manages relationships with University HR and Finance departments, IDEAA, as well as DEI-focused campus organizations.

The Senior Partner manages a Talent Acquisition team of 2-3 people.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum seven years of related experience
  • Demonstrated relationship-building skills (both internally and externally)
  • Organized with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Mission-driven and service-oriented
  • Demonstrated Business Acumen
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume, and ambiguous environment
  • Motivated by achieving goals and ability to manage against fast-paced timelines
  • Proactive, solution-oriented, and positive approach to problems
  • Ability to organize and prioritize time in the face of competing priorities
  • Proven professional composure, discretion, and judgment
  • Demonstrate attention to detail, with a focus on the big picture
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Experience working in a team-based, collaborative environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in related field (Human Resources, Psychology, Higher Education Administration, DEI)
  • LinkedIn Recruiter certification and/or experience
  • Demonstrated capability with Boolean search string techniques
  • Experience in or working with fundraising or development organizations
  • Team management experience
  • Advanced critical candidate evaluation skills – proven intuition and ability to probe beyond the experiences and accomplishments listed on a candidate's resume to understand what motivates candidates, how they think, and what personal attributes allowed them to succeed in the past
  • Proven aptitude for understanding trends in data; setting and tracking recruitment goals and metrics
  • Experience and a track record of success with creating, developing and implementing DEI best practices and initiatives

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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