Talent Acquisition Specialist - Location Flexible

Posted Date: July 4, 2022
Location: San Francisco, California

Position Summary:
Supporting TPL recruitment efforts and reporting to the Associate Director of HR, the Talent Acquisition Specialist adds much needed capacity to our fast-growing organization. In collaboration with the HR team and hiring managers, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will participate in the recruitment and hiring process from beginning to end - responsible for everything from creating robust candidate pools to evaluating resumes, from scheduling and conducting interviews to managing the reference checking process and delivering offer letters.

In addition to supporting the recruiting efforts of the organization, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will drive programs focused on Internship and Fellowship development and management. Those efforts will enable us to expand internship and fellowship opportunities and better position more interns and fellows to become full time staff members at TPL.

This position will also be empowered to engage in improving systems and processes and helping with the implementation of recruitment best practices, ensuring we make the best use of our applicant tracking system, etc.

We are open to location - ideally close to a TPL office.

Essential Responsibilities:

Recruitment Support – 70%

  • Market vacancies and source passive candidates from LinkedIn and other social media outlets, using traditional and non-traditional resources to attract a diverse, quality talent pool
  • Document recruitment efforts and candidate contacts via our applicant tracking system
  • Communicate regularly with HR team and hiring managers, providing candidate summaries and recommendations
  • Partner with hiring managers to craft selection approach, including building candidate profiles, identifying role-specific posting sites and determining interview participants/guides
  • Reviews resumes and conducts phone screens to identify potential candidates for interview
  • Make sound recommendations to hiring managers on which candidates to advance beyond phone screens
  • Provide logistical support to recruitment efforts, including interview scheduling, debrief management, sending letters to candidates, etc.
  • Collaborate with HR team on efforts to enhance recruitment processes and procedures.
  • Manage the reference checking process using our online survey system
  • Run reports for annual Affirmative Action Plan review

Internship & Fellowship Program Support – 20%
  • Support the efforts of development and implantation of an Internship and Fellowship program
  • Document current internships and fellowships
  • Track alumni and work to connect them back to the organization
  • Share opportunities widely within the organization and work with hiring managers to identify intern/fellowship staffing needs and opportunities
  • Collaborate with the HR team to develop programs to engage fellows and interns – to develop their skills and connection to each other and our mission.

HR Team  – 10%
  • Participation in HR projects and process improvement efforts
  • Other HR and organizational activities as time, capacity and interest allow
Ideal Profile of Experience and Skills:
  • 2-4 year’s relevant experience in recruitment, HR, operations management or related fields.
  • Organized, detail oriented, and a process thinker.
  • Familiarity with social media, especially LinkedIn. Knowledge of LinkedIn recruiter a plus.
  • Able to provide excellent customer experience both internally and externally, adhering to TPL’s shared values
  • Able to prioritize work in order to maintain momentum and meet organizational needs.
  • Applied experience with all phases of the recruitment and hiring process highly preferred
  • Experience with interviewing with various types and levels of roles highly preferred
  • Experience with internship, volunteer, or service learning programs a plus
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written
  • Familiarity with databases – data management, cleanup and report running
  • Must be proficient with basic computer functionality, Microsoft Office/Teams
  • Able to work with minimal direct supervision in performing routine tasks; seeks input as needed and able to take direction well
  • Travel may be required 1-4 times a year depending on business needs
  • Affinity for a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Ability to interact well with a diverse set of people; team player


As a full-time, non-exempt employee, you will be eligible for The Trust for Public Land’s comprehensive benefits program which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, three weeks of vacation annually plus holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan, currently with an up to 5.5% company match. The anticipated salary is $65,000-75,000 range but may vary depending on qualifications and experience.

The Trust for Public Land’s active goal is to be an inclusive and equitable place to work and build community. As the organization actively works to eliminate racial and other disparities it welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skillsets and experiences.