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Talent Acquisition Professional - Talent Acquisition, Full-time, Days

Location Lake Forest, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medicine Corporate Job REQID 37404 Job Function Human Resources/Academy/Payroll Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


Partial remote work arrangement is offered with this opening.

The Talent Acquisition Professional reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.


  • Exemplifies NMH Service Excellence principles with internal and external customers.
  • Provides high level knowledge and skill of full cycle recruitment for entry level, ancillary, clinical and/or administrative positions, both non-exempt and exempt roles.
  • Serves as a trusted advisor and consultative subject matter expert.
  • Utilizes strong candidate assessment skills to conduct behavioral based interviews.
  • Develops strategies to generate top tier candidates to create a robust candidate pipeline both internally and externally for current, as well as, future employment opportunities.
  • Creates and maintains a flow of candidates by utilizing various the following for management level positions, as assigned:
    • Advanced internet searching skills.
    • Industry research.
    • Resume mining.
    • Referrals.
    • Cold calling.
    • Search firm.
    • Other highly advanced recruitment techniques for current and future positions.
  • Serves as a trusted advisor and consultative subject matter expert with hiring managers in the following ways:
    • Executes Service Level Agreement (SLA) and orients new managers to the recruitment process workflow at NMH.
    • Attends leadership meetings to gain knowledge of the departments mission, business strategies, and operational challenges, to effectively assist in recruitment and retention efforts.
    • Offers feedback on the strengths, potential developmental needs and career objectives for candidates.
    • Assists hiring managers in interpreting Human Resource policies and procedures related to recruitment.
  • Proactively recruits across client groups during high volume peak times.
  • Develops, coordinates and monitors effectiveness of recruitment events and programs.
  • Supports the Affirmative Action initiatives by assisting in the development and implementation of strategies to recruit qualified, diverse candidates.
  • Conducts career discussions and prescreens/interviews internal employees.
  • Maintains abreast Human Resources trends via attendance at conferences/workshops, professional affiliations, webinars and literature review.
  • Works effectively in a team environment and independently.




  • Bachelor's Degree or actively pursuing a Bachelor's degree.
  • 1-3 years of current full cycle recruitment or multiple agency/organization recruitment experience in a high growth, fast paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Advanced computer proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, social networking tools and applicant tracking systems.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.


  • Previous healthcare recruitment experience.
  • Proficiency in SmartRecruiters.
  • PHR, SHRM-CP, or AIRS Certification.


Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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