Internship Opportunity


Talent Acquisition Specialist

Number of Positions:
Application Deadline:
May 20, 2022
Start Date:
May 27, 2022
End Date:
Nov 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist Division: People & Culture Reports To: VP, People & Culture Location: Toronto, Yonge & Eglinton (on the Yonge subway line) TVO is at a unique intersection of education, journalism, digital technology, broadcast, and philanthropy. As creators of award-winning content, we’ve been inspiring learning that changes lives and enriches communities since 1970. Our vision is to be a globally recognized digital learning organization. What’s in it for you When it comes to learning, we walk the talk: it’s the cornerstone of everything we do, and each one of us invests deeply in our own learning while elevating each other’s knowledge – whether through peer-topeer learning, workshops or lunch & learns. You’ll work with folks who are thrilled and driven by the digital learning and media landscapes. Roll up your sleeves and work cross-functionally with great teams where collaboration is the beating heart of all that we do. We’re a tight-knit community and we’re just the right size, meaning that you’ll get to meet and work with people from across our organization, at all levels – the ones who have been here for 10 months, 10 years, and well beyond. Maybe you’ll even get to meet Polkaroo. Who we are TVO is poised for its next chapter as we embark on the next phase of strategic planning. We know we are a better organization when we honour our commitments, when we thrive with diverse voices, when we value bold thinking, and embrace change. We understand and celebrate that we are better, together. We are proud and thrilled to be named a Greater Toronto Top Employer of 2022! This is a testament to the incredible work we do, every day, and the impact that we have on the lives of Ontarians. However you jump in with us, you’ll join a team of good people who are constantly inspired and challenged to do great work. Join us on our journey as we go from great to greater. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario, and is a registered charity supported by thousands of sponsors and donors. Find and follow us on: YouTube (@TVO), Twitter (@TVO), Facebook (@TVO), and Instagram (@WeAreTVO). The opportunity Reporting to the VP, People & Culture, the Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for the development and execution of best-in-class recruitment strategies that deliver high caliber talent to help TVO achieve strategic and operational objectives. As a sourcing specialist, this role skillfully leverages social media to build talent pipelines and generate interest in a career with TVO. This role manages the full recruitment lifecycle, from sourcing through to onboarding, for external and internal talent at all levels and job types. As an advisor to leaders, this role works to solve a variety of complex staffing and resourcing related issues, and guides leaders to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, legal requirements and provisions under the collective agreements. A member of the People & Culture team, this role may also contribute to various employer branding and employee engagement initiatives. You are a recruitment and human resources professional with experience working in complex organizations. A self-directed, detail-oriented and creative thinker, you have a strong sense of urgency. You value continuous learning and are up to date on recruitment best practices and market trends. An excellent communicator and well networked individual, you use your highly developed social networking skills to find high caliber talent. Skilled at influencing others and at managing processes you consistently deliver positive timely results. Delivering a quality client experience and demonstrating a high degree of judgement are important to you. You are technically savvy with experience administering recruitment systems. How you will make an impact • Creatively source and build a pipeline of talented applicants • Independently manage the entire recruitment process, from initial request to onboarding • Partner with leaders to ensure appropriate recruitment and sourcing strategies are being implemented for an efficient and effective hiring process • Inform talent decisions with strong knowledge of TVO’s vision, Strategic Directions and business objectives • Work with hiring managers to draft job postings • Coach, provide guidance and contribute to the development of competent hiring managers in recruitment and selection best practices including selective/behavioural interviewing techniques, candidate assessment development and interpretation, etc. • Contribute to establishing and executing a social media communications strategy • Support the pre-qualification / assessment and interview process, including administering and interpreting psychometric assessments and referencing • Negotiate and prepare employment letters (including new hire offers, transfers, secondment agreements, etc.) • Coordinate secondments of candidates both internal and from the Ministry or school boards • Conduct career interviews and discussions with internal candidates, where appropriate advise employees and leaders in the creation of individual development plans • Administration of the Applicant Tracking system (UltiPro) and vendor management (including LinkedIn Recruiter) • Support the development and implementation of recruitment metrics and reporting • Ensure a positive internal and external applicant experience throughout the recruitment and onboarding process • Stay abreast of leading recruitment practices and market trends • Act as an ambassador for TVO What you will bring to TVO • A University degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent experience • 2+ yrs. recruiting in a candidate and client-centric environment • Demonstrated experience recruiting for difficult to fill positions e.g. IT and highly specialized roles • Demonstrated expertise in sourcing, recruiting and placement of talent • Proven experience evaluating applicants against the position requirements to ensure effective shortlisting of applicants • Experience providing internal and external applicant/candidate feedback • Experience creating and reviewing, amplifying and promoting career opportunities • Strong relationship management, influencing, collaboration and partnership skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Self-directed and solution-oriented, taking the initiative to critically examine situations, highlight and mitigate risks, and provide recommendations • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail • Good judgment and problem-solving skills • Demonstrated ability to exercise tact and diplomacy • A strong customer service orientation coupled with a healthy sense of urgency and initiative • You live our values: we value bold thinking, we embrace change, we thrive with diverse voices, we honour our commitments, we're better together Not sure you have everything we’re asking for, but know you can make a big impact? Tell us your story and we will be happy to consider you. 

Employer Question 1:

Do you require any accommodations for the interviewing and recruitment process?

Employer Question 2:

Are you fully vaccinated and will you be able to provide proof?

Employer Question 3:

Are you legally eligible to work in Canada for the entire duration of this internship?