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Milwaukee Area Technical College

Manager, Talent Acquisition


700 W State Street, Milwaukee, WI


$74,000 to $100,000


MATC is transforming lives, industry and our community by preparing students today for the careers of tomorrow.

Along with our industry partners, we are redefining the future of higher education to create an affordable, accessible path to family-sustaining employment and career advancement.

Instead of just talking about the skills gap, the college is leading the efforts to educate the students who will help close it.


Our Mission: Education that transforms lives, industry, and community, Our Vision: The best choice in education, where everyone can succeed.


Under the direction of the Vice President, Human Resources, oversees talent acquisition staff and employment diversity programs throughout the District. Provides leadership, support, advocacy and vision to talent acquisition partners, support staff and hiring managers district-wide.  Oversees recruitment, screening, interviewing, and referral of applicants for employment at all levels of the college. Interprets policies, is engaged in special projects, and completes hiring, promotion, and transfer contracts.  Establishes and maintains relationships with talent acquisition sources making MATC a choice employer. Work requires the use of independent judgment, working from broad institutional and divisional policies and general objectives.   Position works collaborative and may assist in oversight of other functional HR areas.

Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with administration to develop recruitment and retention strategies consistent with business needs and college objectives.
  • Manages MATC recruitment cycle utilizing continuous improvement through partnerships and collaboration of managers and staff.   Develops, compiles, prepares, and presents recruitment data.  
  • Ensures compliance with District internal and external recruitment policies and procedures. 
  • Leverages available technology to ensure a positive experience for candidates and for hiring managers. 
  • Continually reviews and makes recommendations for improvement of the organizations' policies, procedures, and practices on talent acquisition and retention. 
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures organization's compliance. 
  • Directs college division recruitment efforts.  
  • Develops new marketing strategies and programs to attract new candidates.  
  • Establishes and nurtures relationships with local diversity organizations to ensure a staff reflective of the community of students and our community at large. 
  • Surveys candidates, new hires, employees, and hiring managers on recruitment experience.
  • Develops and maintains recruitment marketing information and technology.
  • Oversees recruitment department budget.  
  • Stays current with industry practices and trends through continuing education, and external meeting and seminar attendance.
  • Selects, trains, advises and supervises personnel including professionals and students.  
  • Practices honesty by demonstrating a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles, values, truthfulness and accuracy in all actions.
  • Acts and speaks consistent with, and in support of, MATC’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Addresses all student and employee behavior in a confidential and respectful manner.
  • Performs other related duties as required and provides back up support and/or oversight for other functional areas of human resources as needed for the efficient operations of the division.


Required Education:       Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Business Administration, Administrative Leadership, Public Administration or related field.
Preferred Education:      Master’s degree in Human Resources or Organizational Development is preferred.

Required ExperienceWith Bachelors:
                                          Five (5) years of experience.
                                          With Masters:
                                          Three (3) years of experience.
                                          Related experience includes:
                                          Occupational experience.
Required License/Certification:     None.
Preferred License/Certification:    SHRM Certified Professional (SHRP-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

Business Competencies

  • Critical Evaluation
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Cultural Awareness.
  • Leadership and system navigation
  • HR Expertise
  • Relationship Management


  • Business insight 
  • Decision quality 
  • Resourcefulness 
  • Plans and aligns 
  • Drives results 
  • Manages conflict 
  • Develops talent 
  • Builds effective teams 
  • Demonstrates self-awareness 
  • Instills trust
  • Customer focus
  • Action oriented
  • Values differences
  • Self-development
  • Compassion


  • Knowledge of talent management, organizational development and succession planning.
  • Knowledge and ability with implementing diversity and inclusion strategies. 
  • Excellent knowledge of federal and state employment laws and government regulations relevant to recruiting and employment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver development training programs.
  • Strong ability to conceptualize, communicate and recommend new strategies and programs.
  • Knowledge and ability to review and recommend new tools and apply processes that continue quality improvement of policies, guidelines, and organizational applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret and explain policies, procedures, and written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written means.
  • Ability to establish, collaborate and maintain effective work relationships with staff, faculty and, representatives of outside agencies.
  • Ability to convey an image of professionalism and dedication in work related activities.
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse student and employee populations. 
  • Ability to organize, analyze and interpret statistical and management data. 
  • Ability to gather information, identify patterns or connections between situations.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and team building skills to effectively supervise professional and staff and interact with all levels of management.
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