Talent Acquisition Specialist (Remote)

Administration · Santa Cruz, California
Department Administration
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation $68,800

Talent Acquisition Specialist



ETR (Education, Training and Research) is a national non-profit passionate about our mission to improve health and increase opportunities for youth, families and communities. We seek to promote equity and justice through understanding and addressing the ways health and education outcomes are influenced by the complex interactions between people and their environment. As a learning organization with a focus on mission-driven impact, we value diversity and inclusion of different perspectives and ideas, collaboration and continuous learning, both within the organization and in our partnerships.  We are looking for people who share our passion for health equity, social justice and learning.


We envision a world where all people have the information, skills and opportunities to lead healthy lives. With the purpose of reducing disparities and increasing equity in health and education, we uplift and support our partners to do work across the country and around the globe in four main areas:

  • HIV, sexual, and reproductive health (HIV/SRH)
  • Equity and inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • School-based health and wellness

We achieve our vision and mission by linking innovation and research to practice. We drive the science through program development, applied research and evaluation and scale innovation through capacity building and dissemination.


Reporting to the Talent Acquisition Specialist II, this position is responsible for acquiring new staff to share in our passion for health equity, social justice and learning. This position is responsible for recruiting, elevating ETR’s presence, assisting with the on-boarding and off-boarding of new employees using HR best practices. All responsibilities are carried out in a human-centered approach consistent with ETR’s mission, vision, values and cultural norms. Must use discretion in all interactions. This position works remotely and can be located anywhere in the United States.  


  • You possess excellent communication and relationship-building skills with colleagues, partners and clients with utmost integrity, courtesy and diplomacy.
  • You are capable of embracing the ideas of others and seek to understand others’ points of view in order to further our shared mission and vision.
  • You enjoy working independently as well as collaboratively to meet goals and deadlines. You are capable of using technology to effectively and professionally communicate with co-located and remote colleagues.  
  • You are self-motivated and capable of strategically prioritizing multiple tasks in a fast-moving environment.
  • You embrace a spirit of learning and curiosity in your work and proactively seek out answers and solutions to questions and challenges that arise.


  • Specialized training plus two to three years’ experience in recruitment.
  • Demonstrated experience with on-boarding, and other human resources responsibilities a plus.
  • A tech-forward approach to operations and problem-solving with the ability to easily assess and acquire new technology skills and effectively integrate them with existing and new processes.
  • Highly proficient in Office 365 Suite (Teams, Planner, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), ATS, HRIS and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • High level of skill, sensitivity and empathy concerning matters of diversity, inclusivity and equity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and quantitative skills combined with attention to detail, accuracy, and the ability to complete assignments timely and independently.
  • Demonstrates initiative and stays current in the field.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and remain flexible.
  • Ability to meet short deadlines; willingness to work additional hours during peak and deadline periods.
  • Highly professional and developed people skills; ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in all interactions.
  • Ability to travel as assigned.
  • The use of a personal vehicle or rental car for ETR business will require a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.



  • Ability to identify, engage, and deliver a diverse and qualified candidate pool from marginalized and underrepresented communities and groups.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to cultural humility, awareness, and sensitivity.
  • Participated in seminars and workshops around diversity in the workplace or acquired relevant certification.


Location: Remote - open to ALL states

Starting Pay Range: 68,800-76,500.00 annually.


ETR employees enjoy a competitive salary, amazing 401(K) and health benefits as well as generous PTO and holiday pay.  You will contribute to making a difference in the world!

For more detailed information about this position and ETR, please visit our website:




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ETR is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

EEO and AA Employer/VET/Disabled

ETR is an equal opportunity employer and supports a vision where all staff – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic background, or religious affiliation – feel there is space for a diversity of experiences to be represented, respected and valued.

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