Human Resources Talent Acquisition Specialist

Normandale Community College   Bloomington, MN   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on June 5, 2024
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Working Title: Human Resources Talent Acquisition Specialist
Job Class: Human Resources Specialist 1
Agency: Normandale Community College

  • Job ID: 77201
  • Location: Bloomington
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 06/03/2024
  • Closing Date: 06/21/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: MN St Colleges & Universities / Normandale CC-Conf
  • Division/Unit: People & Culture / Human Resources
  • Appointment Type: Unlimited, Full-time
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $24.20 - $35.13 / hourly; $50,529 - $73,351 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 217 - Confidential/Unrep
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Job Summary

About The Position

The Human Resources Talent Acquisition Specialist is a key role in creating a positive experience for Normandale candidates, future employees, and new staff/faculty. This role works as part of a dynamic and collaborative team to ensure that the process of hiring and onboarding new employees is executed reliably, efficiently, and in line with organizational values. The person in this role works across the entire college community. This specialist also supports other human resources transactional business processes.

This role performs advanced administrative functions in coordinating the College's employment processes including recruitment, screening, interviewing, hiring, salary placement, onboarding, and orientation. The role oversees the organization and timely progress of all active searches and serves on many search advisory committees. The person in this role ensures that the hiring process is equitable, provides HR expertise to hiring managers and is charged with identifying solutions as challenges arise throughout the hiring and onboarding process. This position builds relationships with local organizations to support broad sharing of open positions and coordinates with the Affirmative Action Officer to ensure recruiting programs are consistent with the college's commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. The person in this position also responds to routine questions on both statewide and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities specific bargaining agreements to ensure contacts are understood and implemented accurately.

This role requires the ability to manage multiple projects and timelines at once and navigate between multiple sets of contracts, processes, and requirements. In out fast-paced environment, being a self-starter and digging in to do research as needed to solve problems is a must. The person in this role will be starting in a time of big change as we both improve our hiring process and migrate to Workday (July 1 go-live date).

The Human resources Talent Acquisition Specialist is a valued member of the Human Resources team and reports to the Associate Vice President of Human resources.

This position will actively advance the college's strategic goals including to achieve equity in educational outcomes and to support a culturally responsive and service-oriented culture, through individual and departmental efforts.

In addition to your resume, inclusion of a cover letter that identifies how your experience is a match for this position and what motivates you to work at Normandale is strongly encouraged for applications to be considered.

About the HR Team

Normandale's HR team starts from a place of caring and we value a kind and fun workplace. We prioritize work that positively impacts the employee experience. We set high standards of inclusiveness and excellence for ourselves in a complex higher education environment. We are seeking a hardworking HR professional who values collaboration, communication and crossing the finish line.


Minimum Qualifications

These qualifications are required to move forward; as such, ensure your application contains descriptions of your education and work experience sufficient to demonstrate competency in each of the following:

  • Associate's degree in Human resources Management, Business, Communication or related field AND at least one year of experience screening resumes and interviewing OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (required to be demonstrated during the interview process)

  • Customer service skills sufficient to provide prompt, courteous, and accurate information, communication, and service to diverse populations
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to prioritize work, initiate actions to meet deadlines, and complete all aspects of assignments under limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to create, document, train, and improve business procedures required for recurring work tasks
  • Commitment to advance the college's mission, vision, values and strategic goals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or closely related field
  • Three (3) years of experience working in talent acquisition
  • Experience working in a union environment and interpreting collective bargaining agreements
  • Experience working with applicant tracking systems and HR information systems
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills sufficient to audit data and identify and correct errors
  • Ability and commitment to collaborate and develop effective relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and at different levels in the college
  • Ability to translate data effectively to support initiatives and future decision making

Additional Requirements

The college regrets that it is unable to offer H-1B sponsorship at this time. The successful candidate, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, must be available to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

An offer for this position may be contingent upon the completion of a background check.

In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Application Details

How to Apply 

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about this position, contact John Norman at

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to John Norman at

Why Normandale Community College

Normandale is the largest community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, annually serving almost 15,000 students from a diverse set of backgrounds, 42% of whom are students of color and nearly 25% are first-generation. We offer opportunities for individuals to grow, learn, and advance their careers while working for an organization that is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable space for students and employees to learn. We are passionately committed to achieving racial equity in student outcomes and in advancing cultural responsiveness in the classroom and services provided.

Working together to improve the state we love. 

What do Minnesota's State employees have in common? 

  • A sense of purpose in their work
  • Connection with their coworkers and communities
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth


As an employee, you'll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well.

Your benefits may include: 

  • Paid vacation and sick leave 
  • 12 paid holidays each year 
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans 
    • Fertility care, including IVF
    • Diabetes care
    • Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children 
  • 6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children
  • Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years)
  • Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care 
  • Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being

Support to help you reach your career goals:

  • Training, classes, and professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement <Remove this bullet if this position is not eligible for tuition reimbursement>
  • Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life support:

  • A voluntary confidential program that helps employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job performance
  • Common sources of stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues
  • Daily Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning, child/elder care

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota. 

Other Information 

Employment information for this position can be found in its collective bargaining agreement or its plan document at


Minnesota State is an equal opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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