Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • GreenLight Fund
  • Boston, MA
  • May 23, 2022
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

Organization Overview 

GreenLight Fund is a national nonprofit with a local focus that partners with communities to create opportunities for inclusive prosperity. 

Each year we facilitate a community-driven process that matches the local needs of individuals and families not met by existing programs, to organizations with track records of success elsewhere. Working with communities, we identify, invite in and launch proven organizations, providing collaborative support so they can quickly take root and deliver change. 

Everything we do is designed to remove barriers to inclusive prosperity all too often rooted in racial inequities. Our impact increases exponentially as we address one specific, community-identified need each year, in each GreenLight site. 

Since 2004, we have launched 39 portfolio organizations across eleven sites, invested $26M, and attracted an additional $169M from other funding sources, reaching more than 417,000 individuals and families in 2021 alone.

To learn more about the GreenLight Fund, please visit www.greenlightfund.org

Position Overview

GreenLight seeks an organized, energetic, and detail-oriented Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our People Operations team. The Talent Acquisition Specialist, reporting to the People Operations Manager, will be responsible for developing and executing long-term recruitment strategies and nurturing trusting relationships with potential hires. This role will take ownership of the full recruitment and hiring process for each job opening by sourcing, attracting, interviewing, and hiring candidates. This individual will also be tasked with performing administrative tasks related to these processes. Essential to success in this role will be the development of effective partnerships with the leadership team, hiring managers, and outside recruiting and staffing firms. Finally, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will be responsible for presenting and promoting GreenLight’s organizational culture to external candidates.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a recruiting strategy for the company, in conjunction with the People Operations Manager
  • Collaborate with hiring managers and People Operations Manager to define recruiting and interviewing plan for each open position assigned
  • Develop talent pool strategies and recruit for specific roles as assigned
  • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting
  • Manage external recruiting partner searches 
  • Identify appropriate candidates and assess their qualifications through review of their resumes, interviews, and other forms of communications
  • Connect qualified candidates with hiring managers
  • Maintain contact with candidates to keep them apprised of the status of their applications
  • Vet potential employees credentials
  • Provide advice to hiring managers regarding salary negotiations with final candidates
  • Facilitate contacts by creating and maintaining a presence in the non-profit community
  • Ensure recruiting practices comply with EEO and ADA regulations

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, you'll take the lead as you:

  • Leverage recruiting data to proactively provide status updates and hiring results to leadership and HR partners
  • Partner with hiring managers and key stakeholders to understand unique talent needs
  • Partner with key stakeholders to determine future talent needs and set and drive enabling sourcing strategies; this requires a deep understanding through market research of the channels where we can build a talent pipeline
  • Build strong partnerships with internal groups and People Operations Team to proactively manage staffing needs

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4+ years of recruiting and sourcing experience, preferably in a non-profit environment
  • 4+ years experience sourcing with LinkedIn and other email marketing & CRM tools
  • Deep commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging 
  • Proven ability to successfully identify, manage, and engage with exceptional candidates in high growth environments
  • Ability to leverage data, your knowledge, and industry trends to build and execute on creative closing strategies
  • Proven track record of continuous improvement through problem-solving, producing solutions, and critical thinking
  • Effective interpersonal skills to connect with a wide variety of audiences and all levels of an organization, including C-level.
  • Superior attention to detail, with strong multi-tasking and organization skills
  • Strong sense of urgency, with proven ability to act swiftly under pressure and adapt to changing priorities and processes
  • Experience managing applicant tracking systems, preferably Jazz HR


Candidates must be in the Greater Boston area. GreenLight is currently working remotely in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  We will continue to monitor the situation and make updates accordingly.


The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $75,000, commensurate with skills and experience.

GreenLight offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k match, and generous PTO and parental leave, as well as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, FSA, EAP, remote work assistance, and professional development stipend. 

To Apply

Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter via our website at www.greenlightfund.org/careers, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position.

GreenLight Fund is committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion at every level of the organization. GreenLight Fund recognizes and appreciates the value of building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive work environment. GreenLight Fund takes pride in being an equal opportunity employer regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental ability, race, region, sexual orientation or veteran status.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at hr@greenlightfund.org



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