Talent Acquisition Specialist


Competition Number: LAA-22-27

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Location: Edmonton or Calgary, AB

Posting: External

Competition Ends: June 10, 2022

Who We Are

As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, Legal Aid Alberta provides 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.

Who You Are

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 care deeply about the success of our team and our organization.

Job Description

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

  • Act as the subject matter expert on all recruitment activities for hiring managers, HRBPs, and other stakeholders
  • Guide hiring managers through the recruitment process from job creation to candidate selection
  • Advise and coach hiring managers on the recruitment process in relation to the applicable collective agreement process and recruitment best practices
  • Ensure a consistent, fair, and transparent recruitment process
  • Develop sourcing strategies to provide an efficient pipeline of qualified candidates
  • Participate in workforce planning strategies and other recruitment initiatives including job fairs
  • Drafting job advertisements, posting approved job vacancies on applicable job boards and platforms, reviewing and screening applicant resumes, identifying qualified applicants, facilitating interviews, conducting reference checks, and extending a job offer to a successful candidate
  • Develop/refine interview guides with the hiring manager that correlates directly to the responsibility, qualifications, and skills of a vacant position
  • Create and present relevant recruitment reports and analytics to stakeholders to highlight trends, opportunities, and challenges related to recruitment


Education and Experience:

  • 5-7 years of experience in a talent acquisition role
  • Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) designation
  • A post-secondary degree, diploma, or certificate in a related field is not required but will be considered an asset
  • Experience using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), preferably Ceridian Dayforce
  • Experience advising hiring managers and other stakeholders on recruitment best practices

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Applied knowledge of progressive recruitment practices, principles, legislation, and regulations.
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of applicable legislation such as Employment Standards, Human Rights Legislation, etc.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, time management, organizational, facilitation, and influencing skills
  • Strong initiative and action orientated with a sense of urgency to get things completed
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing a large number of competitions simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a high level of discretion with confidential material
  • A positive, “can-do” attitude

What We Offer

Perks of working with us

  • Competitive wage
  • 7% RRSP employer contribution
  • Winter closure (Paid time off)
  • Vacation days
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Health and wellness accounts
  • Professional development
  • Educational opportunities
  • Employee assistance program
  • Work from home opportunities

How To Apply

Select ‘Apply Now‘ to create a Candidate Account. Please submit your application referencing competition number LAA-22-27. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted


  • Successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal record check.

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