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Assistant Director of Recruiting

VersAbility Resources

This is a Full-time position in Hampton, VA posted March 19, 2023.

Position Purpose: 

The Director of Talent Acquisition is responsible for the management and oversight of a comprehensive talent management and acquisition strategic plan for a multi-state, 700 employee not for profit.  Currently one senior recruiter and one recruiter would report to this position.  The position would be a “working manager” where the expectation is that 75% of the canddiates job is being out in the field recruiting.  This includes full life-cycle recruiting; screening and recommending placement of staff by using creative sourcing methods (internal and external) specializing in the Staff, Community Living and Government Contracts section of our business (among others – this position would be responsible for the recruiting results of the entire company).  This position must have considerable skill in interviewing techniques, a basic understanding of company’s organizational structure as well as an extensive knowledge of policy and procedure and federal and state laws regarding employment practices.


Primary Duties:

Utilizing all channels in community to position VersAbility as an Employer of Choice in recruiting and hiring efforts

Direct Oversight of Onboarding process utilizing an HR Specialist 

Streamlining processes in relation to recruiting 

Meeting goals for overall recruiting for the organization

Talent Acquisition stewardship 

Representing VersAbility as the lead of Talent Acquisition at multiple events, including job fairs, community events, Chamber events, etc.

Responsible for coordinating candidate interviews, pre-employment screenings, background  check screenings, onboarding and new hire orientation for candidates 

Responsible for the oversight of all talent acquisition processes for each recruiter.

Open and close opportunities utilizing the HRIS module to seek approvals and posting authorizations

Understanding of Position Control process along with requisition process

Coordinates with hiring manager(s) to determine best recruiting process for position(s)

Acts as liason with area employment agencies and advertising agencies

Utilize appropriate advertising/marketing tools to garner interest in positions responsible for recruiting

Works with Marketing and Development team to come up with new strategies on how to better reach candidates

Review applications and monitor interview process

Participate in interview panels to ensure compliance with interviewing and selection policy; make recommendations on ideal candidates based on experience, skill set and best fit for the organization

Process hires utilizing the HRIS ensuring the integrity of data

Extends verbal and written contingent job offers

Creates excellent relationships with departmental heads throughout the organization

Maintains all employee and applicant documentation as dictated by government agencies

Maintains presence at area schools and job fairs to increase candidate pool and VersAbility presence in the community

Coordinates and manages volunteer, intern and contractor relationships. Verifies credentials and coordinates other required screenings                                                     

Ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations related to talent acquisition

Performs other related duties as required and assigned


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of industry best practices/standards

Knowledge of computer processes  

Knowledge of Department of Labor standards

Skill in use of MS Office Suite

Skill with written communication

Skill with oral communication

Skill with interpersonal relationships

Ability to multitask

Ability to analyze data


Education:  Bachelors Degree in Business Management, Human Resources or related field preferred.  Will consider previous extensive full cycle recruiting experience in lieu of education or a combination of the two.


Experience:  minimum of 5 years prior full cycle recruiting experience preferred using social media tools like LinkedIn for advertisin


Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.  


Accountability: Accepting responsibility that results in anticipation/prevention of problem areas from actions, and problem solving inside and outside the department/organization

Adaptability: Ability to change (or willingness to be changed) to fit changing circumstances 

Building Alliances: Building a culture of helping others, offering your help, expressing appreciation when you see others doing a great job and praise people publicly- even when others may not work directly with you or report to you

Change Management: Willing and cooperative team member when change is called for. A proponent of change management promoting it to your team.  You prepare, equip and support your team to make change successful

Collaboration: Work with others to produce mutually beneficial outcomes.  Promote collaborative work situations

Conceptual Thinking and Processing:  Seek to understand to a problem or situation by identifying patterns or connections and address the key underlying issues

Conflict Management: Fosters atmosphere where substantial conflicts and disagreements are brought into the open and promotes consensus-building while keeping the best interests of the organization in mind

Communication: Communicates effectively in all forms

Effective Communication:  Creates an atmosphere in which timely and high-quality information flows smoothly up and down, inside and outside of the organization; encourages open expression of ideas and opinions

Ethics and Integrity:  Exhibits uncompromising integrity and commitment to the organization’s values, human resource principals and business conduct policies; builds trust and instills self-confidence through mutually respectful, ongoing communication

Influence:  Asserts own ideas and persuades others, gaining support and commitment from others; mobilizes people to take action, using creative approaches to motivate others to meet organizational goals

Organizational Agility:  Knows, respects and leverages the organization’s culture and assets; leads integrated change within the organization to achieve sustainable competitive advantage as an employer of choice locally, regionally, and nationally.  Utilizes teams intentionally and appropriately

System Thinking: Setting priorities and defining actions, time, and resources needed to achieve predefined goals 

Strategic Thinking: Understands and processes complex information and exercises sound judgement, considering the situation, the issues, the key players and the levels of authority involved.  Proposes courses of action that further the objectives, priorities and vision of the organization

Teamwork: Working as a productive member of a cohesive group toward a common goal, and contributing to team development and effective team dynamics



Typically this job requires extended periods of sitting. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books, etc. These tasks are required less than 20% of the time. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.  Travel less than 5% outside of the area.



SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or HRCI equivalent preferred