Job Description Template: Head of Talent Acquisition

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open Head of Talent Acquisition position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Head of Talent Acquisition Job Description

Full-Time | Remote, Hybrid, Onsite | Location
$174,000–$211,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Salary)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As our Head of Talent Acquisition, you’ll be responsible for recruitment efforts, making sure we attract and hire top talent. This role involves overseeing recruitment from start to finish, from strategizing and implementing recruitment plans to managing a team of recruiters. You will be responsible for implementing new ways to find candidates, building connections with potential hires, and working closely with department leaders to know what kind of people we need. Your main goal is to make sure we always have talented people interested in working here and maintaining our reputation as an amazing place to work.

What You’ll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Strategize clever ways to attract and hire the best talent for our team.
  • Ensure sure we find the right people for our jobs, from advertising the positions to welcoming new hires.
  • Maintain our positive workplace by solving any issues between team members and making sure everyone feels valued.
  • Discover and implement the necessary training for our team to improve their skills and advance in their careers.
  • Promote our positive company culture through employee engagement activities, events, and initiatives.
  • Ensure labor laws, regulations, and HR policies are being followed.

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • 5+ years of experience in talent acquisition or recruitment, with at least 1 year in a leadership or managerial role
  • Solid understanding of labor laws, regulations, and HR policies
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to analyze HR metrics and adjust recruitment strategies accordingly
  • Excellent time management and organizational abilities to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with candidates and employees
  • Knowledge of HR software

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Previous experience as a Head of Talent Acquisition or in a senior recruitment leadership role
  • Ability to communicate effectively in multiple languages
  • Experience working in culturally diverse environments
  • Proven ability to lead and manage organizational change initiatives
  • Passion for mentoring and developing future talent acquisition leaders

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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