Talent Acquisition Specialist – (12 Month Temporary)


Competition Number: LAA-21-27

Job Type: Full-Time, Temporary

Location: Edmonton, AB

Posting: External

Competition Ends: June 18, 2021

Who We Are

As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, we provide affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense. We are Alberta-wide, with 300 staff and 1,200 private practice lawyers helping people overcome their legal challenges in more than 75 communities across the province.

Job Description

Opportunity is calling. Join our Human Resources Team at Legal Aid Alberta.

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will help drive the future of our organization. You play an important role in developing a talented and diverse Legal Aid Alberta team province-wide. You will find exceptional people who share our values and passion, supporting our mission to help Alberta’s most disadvantaged.

Perks of working with us 

  • Competitive wage
  • RRSP employer contribution
  • Paid holidays
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Weekends off

Who we’re looking for

Working at Legal Aid Alberta means you care about people and empathize with their situation. You have excellent communication skills especially in tough situations. You’re computer-savvy and more organized than anyone you know. Fast-paced work environments give you a rush and you’re always up for a challenge. You love learning new things, solving problems, and can adapt to change quickly. You have an eagle eye for the best talent and know where to find it. You care deeply about the success of our team and our organization. Helping people is your raison d’etre.

What you’ll be doing 

Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, some of the key responsibilities of the Talent Acquisition Specialist are to:

  • Act as a recruitment partner and a subject matter expect to hiring managers and other stakeholders
  • Assist in creation of recruitment tools and talent acquisition strategy with hiring managers and Human Resources Business Partners
  • Advise and coach hiring managers on recruitment process in relation to Collective Agreement and best practices
  • Ensure a consistent and transparent recruitment process
  • Develop sourcing strategies to provide an efficient pipeline of qualified candidates.
  • Create and post competitions
  • Identify qualified candidates and complete telephone prescreens as required.
  • Administer any skill testing to qualified candidates
  • Develop/refine interview guides with hiring manager that correlates directly to the responsibility, qualifications and skills of the position
  • Organize and conduct interviews with hiring managers
  • Complete reference checks for selected candidates
  • Draft offer letter for successful candidates
  • Record and report on recruitment data
  • Participate in workforce planning strategies and other recruitment initiatives


Education and experience

  • Completion of a Degree or Diploma in Business, Management, Human Resources or similar
  • Minimum 5 years recruitment experience
  • Previous experience recruiting within union and professional services environment
  • Experience advising hiring managers on interpreting hiring Articles within a Collective Agreement and general recruiting best practices
  • Experience developing and implementing recruitment strategies
  • RPR designation preferred

Security clearance is required.

How To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to[email protected]Reference posting number LAA-21-27.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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