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Job Category:
Human Resources
Talent Acquisition Partner, Development
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Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.



Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Development & Jimmy Fund Division is an industry leader in fundraising, event management, and donor relations. Employing over 250 staff members across a range of functional areas, this growing department relies on the Talent Acquisition Partner for all staffing initiatives. The TA Partner is responsible for recruiting from sourcing to onboarding, ensures efficiency and customer service throughout the recruitment process, and builds the employment brand of the Division. The TA Partner serves as the lead strategist on staffing with colleagues at all levels across the Division and is responsible for identifying and driving continued improvements to our recruitment process.

Embody Dana-Farber's Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.

Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.


* Initiate and coordinate all recruiting activities in partnership with HR, assuming the responsibility of recruiting, screening and conducting interviews for all open positions within Development. The manager oversees 70+ job searches each year, maintaining an average time to fill of 60 days or less.
* Proactively source candidates for positions across the Division through various channels including active outreach, industry networking, college recruiting, information sessions, and staff referrals. The manager is responsible for constantly and proactively maintaining a pipeline of talent for the Development Division.
* Develop and oversee new staff onboarding initiatives including Orientation, new staff breakfasts, welcome gifts, and all required hire paperwork. Ensure a best-in-class onboarding experience for all new hires through training and resources for managers.
* Evaluate and implement recruitment improvements including interviewing resources and training for hiring managers, reporting and data analysis, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and college recruiting.
* Manage annual review process including training managers on conducting reviews, processing review forms, and issuing compensation letters to all staff;
* Evaluate, mediate, and suggest appropriate action for confidential personnel issues as they arise, particularly around internal staff transitions and career coaching.
* Serve as liaison to Human Resources, Payroll, General Services, Telecommunications, Accounts Payable, and other support departments within the Institute on behalf of Development.


Reports to Assistant Vice President of Administration. Shared supervision of Development Officer, Development Assistant, and various interns and temporary employees.



Bachelor's degree required; 5-7 years progressively responsible recruiting and/or human resources experience, ideally in a non-profit setting. Management experience preferred. PHR or SHRM-CP certification a plus.


Excellent written and effective verbal communications skills; strong organizational and managerial capabilities. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and work collaboratively with a variety of personalities. Significant computer skills including but not limited to all MS Office Suite products, applicant tracking systems, LinkedIn, and skill at searching the web for various information. Excellent analytical and decision-making skills. Demonstrates an orientation toward customer service and candidate experience. Must be able to handle all situations and documentation in a highly confidential manner.




Office in a typical office setting. Some evening or weekend work may be required. Some use of personal vehicle for business purposes may be required.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (www.dana-farber.org) is a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. It is also a federally designated center for AIDS research.