Director of Talent Planning and Acquisition (Recruiting & Workforce Planning)

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 The Director of Talent Planning and Acquisition is responsible for defining and leading MITRE’s talent strategy to support the growth of our talent roadmap and strengthen our recruiting model and programs. As a senior member of MITRE Corporation’s Human Resources Team, reporting to the Vice President, HR and Talent Enablement, you will partner with the business to identify talent gaps, develop and implement recruiting tools and processes, and scale the overall Talent Management organization.


MITRE is a trusted operator of federally funded research and development centers and we’re on a mission to make the world a safer place—for all of humanity, today and in the future. To deliver on our mission, we need the world’s best talent and leaders—groundbreakers and partnership-builders on a global scale in areas like healthcare, artificial intelligence, critical infrastructure resiliency, pandemic management, and cybersecurity. In return, we have the privilege of backing you with thousands of technical experts in diverse fields, a culture of innovation and knowledge sharing, access to data and resources uniquely available to MITRE through our wide-ranging partnerships across government, industry and academia. 


You will be accountable for transforming the talent management function to ensure we have employees who will deliver on MITRE’s mission.  You’ll provide leadership, advocacy and vision to MITRE’s executive team as well as architect and execute full cycle recruiting to drive predictable outcomes while balancing innovation, efficiency and quality. Ideal candidates must be able to work with people at all levels of a multi-generational and diverse organization and operate at both a strategic and tactical level. You will need to be capable and excited about rolling your sleeves up and digging into the details to reengineer and relaunch this critical function


Job Description 

Partner with business leaders to establish and implement a vision for MITRE’s strategy that drives the successful recruitment of targeted talent internally and externally. 

Ensure a multi-generational, inclusive and diverse workforce. 

Direct and manage full cycle recruiting efforts including branding, selection, interviewing, social media, hiring manager training, metrics and reporting analytics. 

Cultivate partnerships with universities and oversee the management of a large internship program. 

Act as a leader, advisor and change agent to scale and align talent acquisition processes with MITRE’s strategic plan for current and forecasted talent. 

Direct and lead the Talent Acquisition team to leverage innovative systems, workflows and processes, including oversight of MITRE’s applicant tracking system. 

Manage the Talent Acquisition workforce to ensure it is appropriately resourced and supported to meet the evolving needs of MITRE’s hiring managers.  Develop the team’s capabilities, providing regular feedback, coaching and recognition to individuals. 

Oversee all recruiting metrics and reporting analytics, and drive change management in all areas of talent acquisition across the enterprise. 

Partner with MITRE leadership across the enterprise on strategic talent acquisition initiatives such as inclusion and diversity. 

Serve as a senior member of The MITRE Corporation’s HR Team, providing input, guidance, mentoring and innovation across the broader HR Function locally and globally. 

Transition the Recruiter role to that of a consultative, client imbedded, and metrics driven “Talent Advisor”. 

Workforce Planning: working with the organization to identify required capability and capacity needs on a short and long-term basis. 

Candidate Experience: from sourcing to interview management and initial onboarding, ensure MITRE delivers an outstanding best-in-class experience that matches, and then exceeds our competition. 

Internal Mobility: design and deploy an innovative internal talent marketplace that empowers our staff to easily identify and engage with hiring teams. 

Talent Enablement: lean in and lean forward to actively empower the enterprise wide modernization of our technology, processes and employee experience.

Knowledge And Skill Requirements

  • BA/BS degree required and minimum of 10 years’ experience in Talent Acquisition Management
  • 5+ years in a people leadership role with strong preference for this experience to be in a tech/fast-paced environment and have demonstrated success with technical recruiting.
  • Thorough understanding of all facets of recruiting focused on team and process leadership.
  • Strong business acumen particularly in the tech industry, familiar with the competitive talent environment and the agility needed to stay on top in that environment.
  • Ability to build effective, influential partnerships with executive level leadership – as well as strong relationship building skills with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to take initiative, be accountable for individual and team results, and motivate self and others to set and achieve very high-performance standards.
  • Proven results for managing in a fast-changing environment, building to scale thoughtfully and intentionally.
  • Proven experience as a catalyst for continuous innovation, champion for change management, and influential and strategic thought leader.
  • Evidence of being a strong team player with the ability to facilitate team building, develop effective partnerships and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders at all levels to accomplish goals.
  • Detail oriented, well organized with strong time and project management skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills, with focus on results
  • Knowledge of OFCCP, AAP, and EEOC compliance as well as global labor regulations preferred.

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