HRD Specialist, Talent Acquisition & Employer Brand
Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.
Do you want to work in an ambitious community of the sharpest minds, driven by purpose of solving the greatest societal challenges? Join us in shaping the future by driving attraction and engagement of top talent to become part of Aalto story.
At Aalto University, it is all about people and talent; there is no University without them. We are now looking for an HRD Specialist, Talent Acquisition & Employer Brand for a core role in our HRD team, working towards ensuring Aalto University attracts and engages game changing talent.
Your work is integral in ensuring our global impact by attracting world-class researchers, teachers of future visionaries, creators of new innovations, and other experts contributing to better society through science, art, technology and business.
Your role and goals
In this role, you are in charge of developing Aalto University talent acquisition and our employer brand. You also provide in-house headhunting services to our management and supervisors and coach our leadership and supervisors in key recruitments. You lead our new in-house recruitment network, the virtual team of 10 HR professionals from different parts of the University. You are an active sparring partner in talent acquisition and recruitment to our wide HR organization. In addition, you manage the relationships with our recruitment partners. In employer branding, you work tightly together with our Communications & Marketing team to ensure we speak to our audiences in a way that shows our culture in a genuine and inspiring way. In addition, you are the dedicated HR support in our management team level recruitments.
Your experience and ambitions
You are an experienced talent acquisition professional, having solid experience in end-to-end ownership of demanding recruitment projects and modern talent acquisition practices. You enjoy developing the current practices and creating new ones. Your working style is dynamic, collaborative, solution oriented and innovative. We value your:
- Experience in talent acquisition within a strong expert organization,
- Background in headhunting – you know how to identify and attract passive talent,
- Excellent communication and influencing skills, willingness to meet new people and strong skills in building relationship with faculty, staff, University leadership and other stakeholders,
- Development mindset and capacity for conceptual thinking,
- Excellent skills in English, and
- Master’s degree in an relevant field
You are both highly professional and fun to work with, and build a positive atmosphere among your stakeholders. As our ambassador, you have passion for promoting Aalto University and its values.
Why join us?
This is a highly independent role for an experienced talent acquisition professional willing to work in an ambitious international community of purpose-driven experts. You get to contribute to a meaningful cause of science, education, learning and innovation. Your work has a true impact in our University success, and finally in the wellbeing and development of our society.
At Aalto, we aim to be the trailblazers of recruiting in academia: as an example, our in-house headhunting concept launched a few years ago is something completely new to the University scene, and has proved great results. You are a member of our HRD team of competent and inspiring colleagues. Our vast array of professional development opportunities means you will grow and learn, having the chance to participate actively in staff trainings based on your interests and needs. There is great freedom in your role and we have a flexible modern working culture. Whether your day starts at our mobile office in Dipoli, at home, or at a café, what matters is your proactive attitude, growth mindset and ambition and ability to impact.
The Otaniemi campus is a thriving and connected community of 100 nationalities, 12 000 students and 4000 employees. Life at the transformed campus is vibrant and filled with amazing architecture, calming nature, and a variety of cafes, restaurants, services and good connections along the recently opened metro line.
Ready to apply?
If you feel like joining our community, please submit your CV and motivation letter in English through our recruitment system by 24.8.2020.
Want to hear more about the position, and about what makes us unique? You can reach out to Carita Pihlman, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 050 5771283, available on 18.8 between 9-10 and 20.8 between 15-16, or the current HRD Specialist Elina Suutarinen, phone +358 50 471 5229, available on 12.8 between 10-11 and 21.8 14-15.
We will go through applications and invite suitable candidates to interviews during the application period. The first interview will be conducted using the video interview platform.
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