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Senior Recruiter with XFL in Stamford, CT

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The new XFL will reimagine football for the 21st century when it kicks off in early 2020. Delivering authentic, high-energy football for the whole family at an affordable price, the XFL will offer fast-paced games with fewer play stoppages and simpler rules. The league will launch with eight teams in markets across the country, 45-man active rosters, and a 10-week regular season schedule with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game. The XFL is a single entity that owns the league and all teams, employing professionals at the Stamford, CT headquarters as well as in each of the markets that the teams call home.

As a direct report to the Director, Talent Acquisition at the XFL, the Senior Recruiter will primarily be responsible for executing full life-cycle recruitment activities for senior leadership and executive level openings throughout the XFL. This is a hands-on role responsible for direct candidate recruitment, as well as developing and implementing sourcing strategies that lead to the achievement of business hiring objectives. You will also have the opportunity to help mentor part of the talent acquisition team by providing thought leadership, coaching and best practices guidance.

  • Work directly with our Senior and Executive leadership team(s) to manage full cycle recruitment across all lines of business and staffing projects.
  • Act as a strategic business partner and talent advisor for the specific businesses.
  • Partner with HR and non-HR stakeholders to understand needs; skill gap analysis and succession planning.
  • Drive the full talent acquisition process, leveraging industry best practices.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive sourcing and recruiting strategies consistent with our company’s recruiting brand and process to meet business objectives; leveraging industry standard job boards, social media platforms, referrals, networking events and strategies, cold calling and sourcing jam/blitzes.
  • Execute the recruitment strategy by identifying and sourcing the appropriate talent for open positions, including phone screening, interviewing, offer development and negotiation and closing/offer acceptance; including background check initiation and dispositioning based on results.
  • Coach and support hiring managers in identifying interview evaluation criteria and competencies; establish and maintain a consistent and valid candidate assessment process.
  • Manage candidate engagement and motivation, while maintaining responsive and open lines of communication to ensure a positive candidate experience.
  • Work with hiring managers and HR colleagues to ensure seamless new staff onboarding.
  • Work closely with third-party search firms in managing specific Executive Searches.
  • Identify best practices & improvements for recruitment processes.
  • Proactively develop internal bench for frequently filled positions.
  • Proactively seek out industry information and best practices to continue to improve processes.
  • Leverage best practices and data-driven processes to continuously improve the Talent Acquisition process.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all retained agency and vendor contacts.
  • Finalize job description formatting for internal/external posting.
  • Perform other related projects as requested by the Director, Talent Acquisition.

  • BA/BS required.
  • Minimum of 10+ years in recruiting; a combination of agency and corporate preferred.
  • 3+ years supporting and filling Executive level searches with a proven track record of staffing directly vs. relying solely on agency partners or vendors.
  • In-depth understanding of EEO and other applicable labor laws and legislation.
  • Impeccable communication skills; verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to gain credibility and build relationships with Hiring Managers and Executive Leadership.
  • Excellent candidate engagement, relationship building, management and negotiation skills.
  • Proven leadership ability; capable of influencing up, laterally and throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Considerable knowledge and experience with sourcing, interviewing techniques and candidate assessments.
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, while managing multiple and shifting priorities with strong follow-up skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with HRMS and applicant tracking system; strong preference on Workday, Greenhouse and other CRM platforms.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

The XFL maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits and terminations.

**Only applicants who are legally authorized to work for The XFL will be considered.  The XFL does not provide any work authorization sponsorship, or any assistance in securing, maintaining, or extending work authorization.**

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