Manager, Talent Acquisition

Center For Reproductive Rights

New York, New York

Full time

Mar 14

Job Title: Manager, Talent Acquisition

Department: Human Resources

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is a global human rights organization working to ensure that reproductive rights are protected in law as fundamental human rights around the world. With offices in New York City, New York; Nairobi, Kenya; Bogota, Colombia; Geneva, Switzerland; and Washington, D.C., the Center is a non-profit, non-partisan organization changing law and policy throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States. Our 230+ diverse professionals are committed to advancing the Center's human rights mission through game-changing litigation, legal policy, and advocacy work. This has powered the Center's exceptional growth to an operating budget of over $40 million and won the respect of law firms in countries around the world, with an additional $29 million annually of donated legal services, representing the work of countless lawyers from more than 46 countries.

The Center's Strategic Plan sets a high mark for impact: By 2030, half of the world's population will be living under stronger protections for reproductive rights than they are today. The Center has a track record of success to back up this ambitious goal. Since our founding in 1992, the Center has transformed how reproductive rights are understood and applied by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide on issues including maternal health, abortion, assisted reproduction, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). We have won groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies. Additionally, the Center has led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 65 countries and counting.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Center is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all communities to apply. If you are excited about this role and unsure about whether your past experience aligns with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Center is equally committed to disability inclusion. Our hiring processes and our work culture offer support and flexibility for staff with a variety of needs. Should you face an accessibility barrier in the application and interview process please let us know by contacting [email protected] We will work with you to provide the accommodation that works best for you.

The Center's Strategic Plan commits the Center to a workplace that embraces diversity, promotes equity, and centers inclusion at all levels. We strive to embed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) culture by introducing and strengthening interventions across policy, culture, people and metrics. We offer training and tools to foster an environment of respect and inclusion throughout our workplace and in the communities we serve.

To learn more about the Center's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), please visit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Center for Reproductive Rights

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Job Summary: The Manager, Talent Acquisition will work closely with the Human Resources (HR) Team and will report directly to the Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition. This role is an integral partner in recruiting, managing Talent Acquisition/Learning and Development activities, building candidate relationships, and often providing candidates with their first impression of the Center. This candidate will be an organizational expert, work effectively with internal and external clients and candidates, possess great communication skills, have the ability to shift gears at a moment's notice, and have a desire to grow their career focused on the talent side of human resources. This is a 2-year, fixed-term role.



  • Conduct full-cycle recruitment for 6-10 roles including video screen interviews and panel interviews on both the Center's legal and non-legal roles
  • Counsel with hiring managers, executives, key stakeholders on hiring process and strategies from job origination to offer creation
  • Engage applicants from the screening process through offer negotiation, and ensure an exceptional candidate experience
  • Source passive candidates for open positions to develop candidate pipelines, according to relevant job criteria
  • Onboard new employees into HRIS system

Recruitment Support

  • Work directly with candidates and hiring managers to schedule phone screens and interviews
  • Maintain relationships with key institutions that will result in sustainable sourcing strategies, such as HBCU's, US Bar associations and Global Law firms
  • Update candidate records and job postings in recruiting systems; post and publish current jobs to the Center's website and various other job boards; ensure jobs are current on the Organization's SharePoint site and ATS
  • Assist in execution of employer branding campaigns across social platforms
  • Act as the main point of contact when candidates are onsite for interview day, ensuring a positive interview experience
  • Virtually usher interviews making sure panels are connected and remaining available to trouble shoot any technical issues
  • Provide follow-up correspondence to candidates on recruiting status via ATS and email
  • Track recruiting activities and provide candidate status in a weekly report
  • Ensure speedy and timely payments for any/all talent invoicing
  • Coordinate and provide debrief materials for all interviews
  • Identify opportunities for improving the candidate experience and scheduling efficiency
  • Generate background checks and offer letters
  • Ensure 100% compliance with all Center guidelines
  • Support the coordination of the Summer Associate program, events calendar,
  • Tracking new hires to ensure they have LMS accounts set up upon their arrival
  • Serve as the point of contact for other HR team members, Finance, and Operations Departments during the onboarding process

Temporary Employee Recruitment Support:

  • Act as a point of contact for all recruitment agencies, candidates, and hiring managers
  • Submit agency referrals to hiring managers
  • Schedule all temp interviews
  • Have all job approvals and application materials ready for submission
  • Confirm bill rates with hiring managers and send jobs to agencies
  • Review candidates as agencies submit
  • Process recruitment related invoices and work with Finance to ensure vendors are paid on time

Systems and Knowledge Management:

  • Run quarterly audit of Greenhouse and the Talent team's SharePoint site, ensuring data integrity and the receipt of all relevant materials
  • Track all temporary job approval requests in SharePoint
  • Automate recruitment processes on Greenhouse when possible
  • Track and maintain tracking for all open positions, fellows and interns
  • Monitor the Center's CRM on Greenhouse
  • Run annual audit to ensure Greenhouse meets GDPR data compliance
  • Transition and Maintain Talent SOPs, processes, policies, guidelines and FAQs into Sharepoint as part of knowledge management
  • Support the HR team to transition data, guidelines, policies, SOPs and other documentation into new Sharepoint system as part of knowledge management
  • Maintain data integrity in the Center Learning platforms


  • 5-8+ Years of Experience
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft 365; proficiency with Greenhouse preferred
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Strong commitment to the Center's mission, purpose, and values

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quickly changing environment
  • Superb customer focus
  • Attention to detail and organization skills
  • Self-starter
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Develop & Manage Self & Others: Takes ownership of individual growth in order to achieve full potential; recognizes the value of direct reports and helps them develop their full potential while also achieving set objectives.
  • Collaboration (People First): Works intra- and/or cross-departmentally to support the goals and overarching strategies of the Center and its strategic plan.
  • Feedback (Improve & Innovate): Actively engaged in feedback cycles: Gives and requests feedback to and from peers, supervisors and direct reports about work products, behaviors, values, style, and approaches with a view on how this impacts self, other individuals, and teams.
  • Accountability: Follow-through on each commitment made to individual contributors, teams and partners and proactively informs others of any delays that occur along the way.

Work Competencies:

  • Project Management: Works effectively on project teams in order to achieve long-term project goal and objectives.
  • Problem Solve & Make Decisions: Identifies, analyzes and resolves existing and anticipated problems, using common sense to make timely decisions in order to reach the best solutions for the organization.
  • Internal/External Focus: Anticipates internal and external partner's needs; assesses requirements and identifies new solutions that align with overall goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Communication & InfluenceCommunicates with and influences others to gain agreement and commitment to the strategic goals of the organization.

Compensation: The annual salary for this position is $82,000. This salary is reflective of a position based in New York City. This salary will be subject to a locality adjustment, if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting. Note that most of the salaries listed on our job postings reflect New York, NY salaries, where our National offices are headquartered.

Union Status: This role is represented by the Center's Collective Bargaining Agreement.


  • Health: The Center pays up to 95%* of the premium for a comprehensive health insurance plan with no in-network deductible and best-in-class reproductive healthcare coverage, including infertility. The Center also offers Dental and Vision coverage. (* % may differ in various countries)
  • Flexibility: The Center currently operates in a hybrid model, allowing you to choose which days you work in the office and work from home
  • Well-being: The Center offers resources to help prevent and recover from burnout through different programs that enable mental, physical and community well-being. The Center offers generous leave including paid parental leave, personal days, vacation, sick and unlimited sick time for COVID. We are also closed the last week of December to allow staff to spend time with their loved ones.
  • Culture of Collaboration: Everyone at the Center is aligned to a specific goal, leading to a supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Growth: You will be working with and learning from some of the top legal and operational minds, all passionate about the mission of advancing reproductive rights around the world. You will also be eligible for a stipend to use towards professional growth.
  • Global: You will get a front-row seat to update on the fight for reproductive rights in the global space. You will also have access to Employee Resource Groups to connect to colleagues that share similar interests/backgrounds/views.
  • Investment: After the first year of employment, the Center will contribute 7.5%* of your annual salary to a 401(k) (* only applicable in US and Kenya)

How to Apply: Please complete the application below to apply. A cover letter and resume must be included in your application. Please include these application materials as attachments.

Please note that all genuine Center openings must be applied through the Center website. The Center does not charge a fee at any stage in the recruitment process (application, interviews, or selection). Nor does it request any medical examinations or bank account inform as part of this process. If someone contacts you on behalf of the Center requesting payment for your application please notify [email protected] before taking any further action.

Our hiring processes and our work culture offer support and flexibility for staff with a variety of needs. Should you face an accessibility barrier in the application and interview process please let us know by contacting [email protected] We will work with you to provide the accommodation that works best for you.

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Center policy on visa sponsorship for US based positions: Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by The Center for Reproductive Rights.




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