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Apply Req ID: 2101991 Date posted 04/28/2021

Position Summary:

The Sr. Specialist Talent Acquisition (Senior Recruiter) is responsible for the full cycle of talent acquisition activities for various staff positions including, sourcing, interviewing, and selection of non-exempt and exempt. S/he collaborates with the Manager, Talent Acquisition in other aspects of the employment function including diversity and inclusion, advertising strategies, applicant tracking systems and pre-screening requirements.


  • Assists in tracking, reporting, and analyzing recruiting metrics and generates specific reports as requested
  • Collaborates with hiring managers to ensure a positive communication, interview and follow up experience for candidates
  • Conducts in-depth screens and assesses potential candidates for level of interest, qualifications, and compensation
  • Supports senior level roles within the corporate banking environment
  • Consults with managers throughout the selection process and provide assistance in identifying top candidate by leveraging all available information (i.e. PI assessment, references, etc.)
  • Creates talent pipelines through appropriate sourcing channels such as, ATS, resume databases, professional networking, vendor partners, and social media
  • Develops and manages a pipeline of high-quality candidates by fostering long-term relationships with them for current and future opportunities by fully utilizing our Applicant Tracking System, manages candidate expectations, coordinates interviews, generates offer letters and ensures new hire is scheduled for new employee orientation and departmental onboarding
  • Participates in talent acquisition related events (i.e. job/career fairs, networking events)
  • Provides managers with a diverse candidate slate, and optimizes job postings and screening requirements for marketability
  • Bachelor's Degree in HR, business, or related field or equivalent work experience

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years in Recruiting

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to interact and communicate with all levels of the organization, mindful of the culture and diversity of the audience
  • Ability to prioritize in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously
  • Experience in creating sourcing plans to find passive candidates
  • Ability to interface with senior level management
  • Ability to problem solve and adapt quickly to changing circumstances
  • Ability to work with diverse range of personalities and express their thoughts concisely/professionally
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the MS Office suite, in particular, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated use of analytical skills both using tools (ex. Excel, Business Objects, etc.) and problem solving/critical thinking skills
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work on a team and individually
  • Excellent interviewing practices and verbal and written communication skills and proven presentation, collaboration and influencing skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Have a customer service orientation with ability to escalate issues when appropriate
  • Knowledgeable of internet sourcing strategies
  • Proficient leadership, consultative and negotiation skills
  • Strong learning and inquisitive skill set
  • Strong verbal communication, writing and interpersonal skills along with the ability to form strong cross-functional relationships
  • Team player mindset, actively take initiative and have a strong work ethic
  • Understands and complies with OFCCP regulations
  • Understands the importance of employment law and compliance, especially how they relate to prospective candidates and interviewing

Physical Demands:

  • Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing, and walking.


  • Assesses problem situations and initiates effective interventions that result in customer satisfaction
  • Takes time to develop and maintain relationships with customers
  • Builds and maintains one’s network of contacts and resources and knows who to involve in problem resolution
  • Communicates in a timely and straightforward manner
  • Probes for additional information, clarifies assumptions and confirms agreed-upon actions Keeps everyone involved informed about progress and issues
  • Follows through to meet commitments to others T
  • Takes responsibility for achieving strong results, despite balancing multiple complex demands
  • Initiates creation or modification of procedures, policies, systems or structures to more effectively meet customer needs and requirements
  • Knows who to reach out to inside and outside of one's team to get work done
  • Takes action to enhance working relationships needed to achieve seamless workflow
  • Sees through complexity and detail to get to the critical issues at hand Takes into account the wider context within which problems exist

At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.


Primary Location: Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

Other Locations: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia,Pennsylvania-Villanova,New York-New York,Texas-Dallas,Massachusetts-Boston,Rhode Island-East Providence,Massachusetts-Dorchester

Organization: Santander Bank, N.A.


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