Talent Recruiter (Contract)

Req No.
Human Resources
Regular Full-Time


This 1 year contract position is being added to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s talent team at a time of exciting growth and expansion for the Center. The Talent Recruiter will guide the recruitment efforts for our professional and senior level positions. S/he will team up with HR colleagues on recruitment needs to promote organizational growth and development, and also be assigned special projects that train and coach others, streamline processes, and build upon the Department’s areas of interest, including Learning and Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work. This is an ideal opportunity for a highly organized and dedicated professional interested in overseeing both mid- and senior-level openings in the areas of impact litigation, program management, fundraising, IT, policy/advocacy, grassroots organizing, education and infrastructure.


This position will be based in either Atlanta, GA or Montgomery, AL.


  • Consult and partner with hiring managers/program leaders on all searches, up to and including senior level positions; engage in full life-cycle recruiting by sourcing candidates, screening resumes, conducting interviews and overseeing the selection process from start to finish;
  • Write, edit and classify job descriptions appropriately; along with other HR leads, coach hiring managers on staffing needs to help build sustainable programs and departments;
  • Responsible for developing strong relationships with managers and senior leaders; become a trusted advisor;
  • Monitor applicant tracking system analytics and share information on important measurements, including time-to-fill, sourcing effectiveness, candidate details, and point-in-time filled jobs;
  • Build and maintain relationship with local and national partners, in an effort to build strong pipelines of talent and,
  • Special projects as assigned by Deputy Director, HR.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred;
  • 5 or more years of progressive talent acquisition and applicant tracking experience;
  • Demonstrated expertise in recruitment best practices; comfort leading searches at all levels, creatively sourcing candidates and partnering with management in order to attract strong, diverse talent;
  • Proven track record of developing strong relationships with clients in a decentralized organization; experience working in the nonprofit realm a plus;
  • A self-starter with a team-focused attitude, one with excellent problem-solving, judgment and decision-making abilities;
  • Comfort working independently in a fast-paced environment; excellent time management, organizational and interpersonal skills required;
  • Takes a detail-oriented approach to work, and possesses excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Must be technically proficient in a variety of software, to include Microsoft Office products, applicant tracking systems, HR information systems, and web-based training tools. Proficiency with iCIMS and/or experience as a super user/administrator a plus and,
  • A flexible approach to work, including committing to occasional work travel on weekends throughout the year.

Other Special Considerations:

This job is performed under general office conditions, and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.



The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.


An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.


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