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Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Westwood - Westwood, KS
Full Time


The Talent Acquisition Specialist (TAS) plays a crucial role in attracting, sourcing, and hiring top talent for the organization. This position is responsible for implementing effective recruitment strategies, conducting thorough candidate evaluations, and ensuring a positive candidate experience. The TAS collaborates with hiring managers and HR staff to meet staffing needs, enhance DEIB efforts, and supports Midwest Transplant Network’s (MTN) talent acquisition objectives, with a focus on building and maintaining a diverse workforce.


  1. Collaborates with hiring managers and the HR Manager to understand staffing needs, job requirements and qualifications for open positions.
  2. Develops and implements sourcing strategies to attract a diverse pool of qualified candidates, leveraging a range of channels including job boards, social media platforms, professional networks, external recruitment agencies, and community events. Implements inclusive sourcing strategies that prioritize targeted outreach, strategic partnerships, and channels specifically designed to reach diverse candidates.
  3. Acts as a brand ambassador for the organization, promoting its values, inclusive culture, and opportunities to prospective candidates.
  4. Designs job ads and utilizes different forms of media (print, web, etc.) to source and attract top talent and a diverse workforce.
  5. Reviews resumes, applications, and screens candidates to thoroughly assess their qualifications, skills, and overall suitability for the role. Coordinates and conducts phone screens and initial interviews to further evaluate candidate suitability.
  6. Develops and creates a comprehensive collection of technical and behavioral interview questions specifically designed to align with the requirements of the open position, while also exemplifying the organization’s commitment to MTN’s behavioral competencies and DEIB values.
  7. Works with hiring managers and Manager, HR to ensure candidates have a clear understanding of job requirements and expectations and are assessed against appropriate criteria.
  8. Ensures a positive and professional candidate experience by providing timely and personalized communication to candidates, including keeping them informed of their application status throughout the recruitment process.
  9. Compiles and delivers approved contingent employment offers, while effectively managing and coordinating pre-employment checks to ensure timely completion.
  10. Prepares and distributes offer letters, and other relevant documentation for successful candidates.
  11. Works together with the Education and IT teams to ensure the successful completion of onboarding activities, aiming to create a seamless and positive experience for new hires.
  12. Provides coaching and training for leaders and peer interviewers regarding the interviewing and selection process, as needed.
  13. Collaborates with the marketing and community engagement team to enhance the organization’s employer brand and recruitment materials.
  14. Tracks and analyzes recruitment metrices, including diversity metrics, to assess the effectiveness of recruitment efforts.
  15. Serves as a knowledgeable authority on employment law, legislation, and unemployment affecting recruitment, ensuring adherence to regulations while staying updated on industry trends, labor market conditions, and evolving recruitment methods.
  16. Manages the MTN employee referral program in conjunction with payroll.


  1. Responsible for working collaboratively with the Manager, HR, and HR team to support the corporate culture of the organization.
  2. Offers support for various committee activities, including but not limited to, Spirit Committee, Wellness Committee and MTN holiday events and service awards.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned for the overall benefit of the organization.



  1. Undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  2. Minimum of one year experience in talent acquisition, recruitment, or a related role required. Three to five years of experience strongly preferred.
  3. In-depth knowledge of recruitment strategies, sourcing techniques and selection models.
  4. Strong understanding of DEIB concepts, strategies, and best practices in recruitment.
  5. Proficiency in using applicant tracking systems (ATS), HRIS, and other recruitment tools.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships with diverse candidates and stakeholders.
  7. Proactive and results-oriented mindset, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  8. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  9. Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  10. Possess a high level of integrity with the ability to maintain confidentiality while managing sensitive information with discretion.
  11. Knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
  12. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant HR software applications.
  13. Must maintain a valid driver’s license in accordance with MTN motor vehicle policy. Must have reliable personal automobile transportation to be used with company reimbursement using IRS guidelines. Must be able to travel within the service area by ground or air.
  14. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.
  15. Possess the ability to operate telephones, computers, and office equipment.
  16. Ability to speak and communicate clearly in order to accurately convey information in person or by phone.
  17. OSHA Category III No exposure to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties.
  18. Home internet and wireless phone accessmay be required.


Respect: Builds a positive and supportive foundation inviting open, honest, and clear communication. Fosters a sensitive, supportive, and trustworthy environment, which promotes active listening and strengthens rapport throughout all interactions. Cultivates teamwork through acceptance and inclusion by valuing differences and empowering strengths.

Excellence: Demonstrates excellence by going above and beyond, while maintaining compassion and humility in all interactions. Demonstrates a high rate of achievement and success for the organization through proactive objectives centered on the overall mission and vision. Consistently models a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and a dedication to improvement. Takes full responsibility for their role and challenges themselves to find workable solutions.

Accountability: Demonstrates the highest ethical standards, by honoring commitments to each other and professional partners. Executes all interactions through honesty and transparency. Demonstrates responsibility and integrity through ownership of the mission. Utilizes resources appropriately.

Leadership: Empowers, mentors and encourages all staff, while displaying a high-level of professionalism. Demonstrates ability to cultivate teams and relationships through open lines of communication, honesty and respect. Handles challenges with compassion by developing trust through respectful feedback and support. Acts as a resource by providing the tools, which enable others to reach their highest potential.

It is the policy of Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic origin, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, arrest record, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. In addition, the organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, employee activities and general treatment during employment

MTN is committed tocomplying with state and federal disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to enable the applicant or employee to be considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of MTN’s mission.

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