Ellucian Talent Acquisition Operations Manager (Metrics/Analytics) in Reston, Virginia


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Talent Acquisition Operations Manager (Metrics/Analytics)



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Role Description:

The Talent Acquisition Operations Manager is a highly analytical role responsible for driving operational excellence across the Talent Acquisition team. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition, you will be the primary lead for optimizing the improvement of our overall recruiting process efforts to ensure that we are attracting the absolute best talent for Ellucian.

Higher education customers are transforming to modern campuses while leveraging technology and cloud solutions to enable student success. Our TA team is instrumental in helping ensure that we have the right talent in place that can provide the innovation & expertise that our customers demand.

The Talent Acquisition Operations Manager is a critical component of building a highly optimized TA function focused on utilizing data & process optimization to ensure that Ellucian executes against it’s enterprise growth strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement workflows and processes to design a scalable; best in class hiring experience for both candidates and hiring stakeholders.

  • Identify process improvements & strategies that can significantly enhance team capacity & hiring velocity

  • Manage, generate, and analyze Talent Acquisition reporting (including functional reports, monthly/quarterly dashboards, and ad hoc reports) to provide insights that will influence hiring strategies to drive actionable results

  • Partner with recruiters to ensure that all job requisitions are highlighted & promoted across various job advertising & social channels

  • Own Applicant Tracking System (ATS) optimization and training for every person involved in hiring process; maintaining high data integrity and accuracy of ATS inputs

  • Vendor Management - manages vendor relationship & performance to ensure optimal ROI

  • Accountable for serving as the primary project manager for various Talent Acquisition programs ensuring successful implementation & adoption

  • Partner closely with the People team (Talent Partners, Talent Operations, L&D, Employee Engagement, Recruiters) and Hiring Stakeholders to ensure that we have the process & systems in place to ensure that we can consistently attract the best talent for Ellucian

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  • 6+ years of People team/HR experience, with a focus on talent acquisition programs

  • 3+ years of Applicant Tracking Systems experience

  • Highly effective project management skills; with an ability to work on and lead multiple projects simultaneously

  • Excellent analytical/quantitative skills with an ability to translate analysis into actionable results

  • Creative problem solver capable of determining root cause of technical problems with the ability to document effectively and resolve timely

  • Structured thinker, with great attention to detail

  • Results and execution oriented with a bias towards thoughtful action

  • Advanced MS Excel & Power Point skills

  • BA/BS required

Company Information:

Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings. With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Ellucian without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.