Senior Recruiter

Orlando, Florida
$64,518- Negotiable
Aug 25, 2022
Oct 07, 2022
Education, Non-Profit
Contract Type
Full Time

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you’ll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We’re seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission of unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

UCF HR – Talent Acquisition Center

At UCF, we have an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Talent Acquisition is committed to developing practices and processes that support attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce and values diversity of thoughts, background, and experience.

The Opportunity:

Responsible for providing best-in-class recruitment services to support the programs and initiatives of the university. Partners and collaborates with hiring managers and leadership to develop and implement talent acquisition strategies for staff positions. Oversees development of viable recruiting strategies, management of requisitions, sourcing and attracting candidates, and facilitation of the hiring process in conjunction with the HR Business Center for the unit.  Under general direction, the Senior Recruiter operates as a team lead, reviewing and approving the work and/or supervising the work of lower-level recruiting staff.  The role may also carry the responsibility for leading executive, strategic, or highly specialized niche searches. Serves as a talent strategist for the university.


  • Identify, source, and attract top talent utilizing creative sourcing techniques for both active and passive candidates.
  • Partner and collaborate with hiring managers and staff search committees to identify needs and provide expertise on applicable recruiting strategies, share insights on the current talent market, serve as a liaison between the hiring manager and candidates, and streamline the recruitment process.
  • Develop recruitment plans, goals, and objectives, and review institutional equity in partnership with hiring managers and the college or division HR Business Center. Determine the appropriate screening strategy based on the competencies identified in the recruitment plan.
  • Research recruiting trends for attracting diverse talent and leverage data to build and expand metrics that measure the effectiveness and ROI of associated programs.
  • Establishes marketing and branding campaigns that support strategic initiatives and highlight our values and commitment to diversity.
  • Provide hiring managers with best practices for increasing diversity and advice on HR best practices as it relates to Talent Recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Full cycle recruitment experience in a complex organization
  • Related HR Certification
  • Higher education experience
  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively sourcing passive candidates, building talent pools, and utilizing new recruitment processes and technologies
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage projects, ability to see the big picture, and attend to details.
  • Experience utilizing social media for recruiting, marketing, or other professional purposes.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays
  • Retirement savings options
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions
  • Education assistance
  • Flexible work environment
  • And more…For more benefits information, go to UCF Employee Benefits Guide (12-14-21)

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Position eligible for hybrid/remote schedule

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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