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Manager/Lead - Talent Acquisition


  • Organization: Central Square Foundation (CSF)
  • Location: Delhi
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2023-12-14
Manager/Lead - Talent Acquisition
About Central Square Foundation
Central Square Foundation (CSF) is a nonprofit organization working with the vision of ensuring quality school education for all children in India. Since 2012, we have been partnering with the government, and ecosystem stakeholders to improve the learning outcomes of children, especially from low-income communities. We are driven by our mission to enable the school education system to adopt solutions that are scalable, sustainable and effective, so that all children get equal access to opportunities needed for leading a better life. CSF has prioritized 4 critical areas of work:
Foundational Literacy & Numeracy (FLN)
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Affordable Private Schools
Read more about us at : About CSF
About the Human Resources team
The Human Resources (HR) function plays a pivotal role within CSF, serving as a strategic partner to drive the success of our employees and the overall organization. As the backbone of our talent management efforts, HR focuses on cultivating a positive and inclusive work environment, ensuring compliance with employment laws and regulations, fostering employee engagement, implementing effective training and development programs, and overseeing performance management. A key part of our job is dedicated to attracting, developing, and retaining top talent while promoting a culture of excellence, diversity, and continuous improvement.
Talent Acquisition is a mission-critical function that drives the success of our organization by sourcing, engaging, and acquiring exceptional talent. As a Manager of Talent Acquisition, you will be responsible for the full recruitment lifecycle, from conducting targeted searches to conducting interviews and extending offers. Your expertise will be instrumental in developing and executing innovative sourcing strategies, building a robust candidate pipeline, and leveraging structured thinking to streamline the hiring process.
Position Summary
We are currently seeking a highly motivated and passionate Manager/Lead - Talent Acquisition to become an integral part of our dynamic organization. You will be entrusted with the essential responsibility of overseeing the entire recruitment process for key teams. Your primary focus will be on attracting and acquiring top-tier talent across India that not only possesses the skills and expertise and also aligns seamlessly with our organization's culture.
Key responsibilities
  • Drive the development and implementation of talent acquisition strategies in the social impact sector (specifically education), aimed at attracting and retaining exceptional professionals to drive forth CSF’s vision
  • Forge collaborative partnerships with hiring managers and key stakeholders to gain deep insights into recruitment needs, skill requirements, and organizational values.
  • Take the lead in the end-to-end recruitment process, from identifying the right candidate pools to sourcing to organizational mapping to conducting rigorous candidate assessments and managing offer negotiations.
  • Manage/Lead the Talent Acquisition team to deliver on org mandates
  • Harness diverse recruitment channels, including social media platforms, networks, and relevant organizations, to reach mission-aligned candidates from various backgrounds.
  • Proactively build and nurture a robust talent pipeline, fostering strong relationships with potential candidates and establishing a wide network of social impact professionals in education.
  • Implement best practices in candidate assessment, ensuring a meticulous evaluation process that identifies individuals who align with our organization's mission and possess the necessary skills.
  • Champion diversity, equity, and inclusion as cornerstones of our recruitment efforts, promoting equitable access and fostering opportunities for all groups.
  • Stay at the forefront of industry trends, emerging recruitment practices, and developments within the social impact sector to continually refine and elevate our talent acquisition strategies.
  • Establish and meticulously track key recruitment metrics to gauge the efficacy of talent acquisition efforts, identify areas for enhancement, and furnish regular, insightful reports to stakeholders.
In this role, you will be at the forefront of our CSF’s pursuit of excellence and positive societal impact. By attracting and nurturing outstanding talent, you will be instrumental in driving our mission forward and creating a thriving workplace that inspires purpose-driven professionals to join our cause. Your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion will foster an environment where everyone's unique strengths are valued, leading to collective success in our pursuit of meaningful change. Join our passionate team and be a catalyst for transformative social impact!
What would make you a good fit for the role
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience in talent acquisition (3- 10 years would be ideal). Experience in the social impact sector will be advantageous and help navigate the space better.
  • Strong knowledge of recruitment strategies, sourcing techniques, and candidate assessment methods.
  • Passion for social impact and a deep understanding of the sector's unique talent needs and challenges.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and effectively engage candidates and stakeholders.
Personal Characteristics & Mindset required:
  • Fueled by a sales mindset and system thinking.
  • Adept at building strong networks and cultivating relationships
  • Highly motivated and self-directed, taking ownership
  • Exceptional collaborator and active listener, valuing diverse perspectives and inputs
  • Exemplary in demonstrating sensitivity, confidentiality, and discretion in all interactions
Compensation: Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and will depend upon the candidate's experience levels.
Central Square Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
To Apply:
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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