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Manager, Talent Acquisition

Job ID: 35574
Department: Human Resources
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is seeking an experienced professional to lead its Talent Acquisition function. As the Manager, Talent Acquisition, you will have the opportunity to partner with the Port Authority’s businesses to develop Talent Acquisition strategies and processes that will support the organization in managing an impressive capital program and several significant change management initiatives.

About Talent Acquisition: Talent Acquisition works in partnership with all departments to manage the selection of highly qualified staff; develops and implements highly innovative recruitment strategies to build bench strength; and promotes the Port Authority as a leader in sourcing and acquiring the best and the brightest talent for our future. Filling nearly 1,000 positions annually, the Talent Acquisition team has several areas of focus including operations and maintenance, technical and corporate roles, executive positions, as well as robust campus recruitment initiatives.  

About the Role: Reporting to the Head of TA, you’d be responsible for all day to day matters related to managing the operation of the division. This position will also focus on overseeing and delivering various process improvement initiatives critical to providing the agency with a best in class recruitment experience. Working with departmental leadership, you’d play a key role in setting and implementing the agency’s talent strategy while developing a high performing team.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Direct oversight and responsibility of entire Talent Acquisition team, including the agency’s campus recruitment programs as well as our Veterans & Diversity recruitment initiatives
  • Lead the delivery of Talent Acquisition programs and processes, aligning HR and people strategies to agency priorities and standards
  • Create and implement hiring plans tailored to specific areas of focus
  • Identify and prioritize programs and/or processes for enhancement or improvement; work projects through the department’s program management protocol
  • Serve as a champion around embedding diversity and inclusion checkpoints throughout the recruitment process
  • Develop metrics and reports to measure the effectiveness of the talent acquisition function and its impact on the organization; prepare reports to executive leadership as requested
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders within HR (Office of Medical Services, Assessment Services, HR Operations Partners) to ensure operational efficiency for Talent Acquisition function
  • Manage annual talent acquisition budgeting and contracting process ensuring uninterrupted service with third party vendors
  • Serve as the recruiter to an assigned group of client departments; partnering with hiring managers to understand qualification requirements and develop appropriate recruitment strategies
  • Champion the new hire on-boarding process to ensure a valuable, efficient and best in class experience for new hires
  • Support in coordination of large scale recruitment and on-boarding events


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business, a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in corporate recruitment or Talent Acquisition with demonstrated experiencing leading a recruitment team/function


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Previous experience working in a public sector and/or unionized environment is highly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience building and leading a best-in-class talent acquisition function
  • Demonstrated experience in sourcing and building pipelines of candidates
  • Ability to have credibility at the senior management level, built on trust and experience 
  • Ability to identify issues and work in partnership toward practical solutions which resolve them 
  • Willingness to be "hands-on" and work as an effective member of a dynamic Human Resources team 
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information appropriately, exercise discretion as appropriate, and remain sensitive to individual situations
  • Proficiency in PeopleSoft or another applicant tracking system

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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