Talent Acquisition Specialist

Human Resources · Toronto, Ontario
Department Human Resources
Employment Type Full Time - Professional Staff
Minimum Experience Experienced


The Vector Institute is seeking a Talent Acquisition Specialist to help source, identify, screen, and hire individuals for various roles across the organization. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources & Corporate Services, the successful incumbent will lead in the oversight and execution of all recruitment related programs and services for the Vector Institute.




  • In partnership with HR Business Partners, develop long-term talent strategies to ensure the staffing needs of the organization are met.
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies to build a diverse pipeline of talent (i.e. job websites, colleges, professional networks).
  • Provide input into Vector’s overall hiring strategy to ensure Vector teams consist of diverse and qualified individuals.
  • Develop and implement end-to-end hiring processes to ensure a positive candidate experience.
  • Partner with hiring managers and other members of staff to determine selection criteria and ensure clear candidate/interview team expectations.
  • Source applicants through multiple including online channels, such as LinkedIn and other professional networks.
  • Manage the overall interview, selection, and closing processes:
    • Create interview questions that reflect the requirements for each position.
    • Assess candidate applications to identify a suitable talent pool from available candidates;
    • Plan the interview and selection procedures, including screening calls, assessments, and in-person interviews (if possible);
    • Complete reference checks; and,
    • Facilitate the offer process and negotiation of employment terms.
  • Organize and attend job fairs and recruitment events to build a strong talent pipeline;
  • Maintain accurate records and reporting metrics for recruitment, to share with key stakeholders; and,
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Feedback from Vector staff and other stakeholders validates that recruitment practices are efficient and effective.
  • The Talent Acquisition Specialist becomes a trusted and respected partner by providing valued services, counsel, and support.
  • Vector achieves its recruitment targets and goals; and,
  • Documentation and reporting are timely, accurate, and complete.



  • A University degree in Human Resources, Business Management, or related discipline.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in talent acquisition/recruitment in a high growth organization supporting both technical and non-technical teams.
  • Extensive experience with full cycle recruitment, using various interview techniques and evaluation methods.
  • Proven and demonstrated ability to devise a variety of sourcing strategies for potential applicants.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • An ability to learn and understand the requirements of different roles in a variety of sectors (i.e. technology, academia/research, non-profit).
  • Proficient in documenting processes, reporting, and keeping up with industry trends.
  • Passionate about finding and successfully attracting great talent to Vector and in contributing to Vector’s success in achieving its mission and strategic objectives.


Please address applications (cover letter and resume) to Julie Semak, Manager of Human Resources, using the link provided. Review of applications will begin January 26, 2022. We thank all applicants for their interest in this exciting opportunity and will be in touch with those whose qualifications most closely match with our needs. Please note that all interviews are currently being held remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


At the Vector Institute we are committed to driving excellence and leadership in Canada’s knowledge, creation, and use of AI to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians. We strive for greater inclusion in the programs and culture that we build by welcoming and encouraging applications from all qualified candidates. This includes but is not limited to applicants who are indigenous, LGBT2Q+, racialized persons/visible minorities, women, and people with disabilities.


If you require an accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact hr@vectorinstitute.ai and we will happily work with you to meet your needs.

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Human Resources
  • Employment Type
    Full Time - Professional Staff
  • Minimum Experience