Talent Acquisition Specialist

Position: Brand and Retail Marketing Manager
Employer: Vitamin Angel Alliance, Inc. (VA)
Division: Corporate Services
Location: Flexible. This person can work remotely from anywhere in the continental US or work from our corporate headquarters in Goleta, CA or our office in Chicago, IL, or any combination thereof.
Salary: $69,000 – $73,000

About Vitamin Angels

Vitamin Angels (VA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, global public health organization working towards ending malnutrition worldwide by distributing life-changing vitamins and minerals to at-risk mothers and children under five throughout the U.S., and around the world.  

Vitamin Angels is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are a dedicated group of individuals who aim to foster a supportive environment where everyone can contribute, thrive, and grow.

Role or Purpose of Position

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will play a pivotal role in making an impact in the work Vitamin Angels does around the world by attracting and acquiring talent across various roles, while prioritizing equity, representation, and belonging. They will have the responsibility for managing all aspects of the recruitment lifecycle, from talent exploration, evaluation, and interviewing to managing recruitment programs and processes and enhancing our recruitment marketing and employment branding. Additionally, they will spearhead the development and execution of strategic recruiting programs, including candidate experience enhancements, internships and graduate development programs, and diversity and inclusion, to foster a pipeline for future talent.

The Talent Acquisition Specialist is a continuous learner with a hunger for knowledge. They approach challenges as opportunities to improve. They value team members’ input from all levels and actively seek ways to support a diverse and equitable team environment while advancing our core behaviors and values:

  • Collaboration and Inclusivity;
  • Integrity, Kindness, and Respect;
  • Solution/Action Oriented;
  • Accountability and Growth Mindset.

This role sits on the People Operations team and reports to the Director, People Operations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Talent Exploration and Evaluation: Utilize expertise to identify and engage with qualified candidates. Thoughtfully assess applicants’ skills and qualifications to ensure a strong and diverse pool of candidates for each role.

Interviewing and Assessment: Conduct thorough and insightful interviews, evaluating candidates based on their skills, experience, culture add, and potential contributions to the organization. Collaborate with hiring managers to develop effective interview strategies and assessment methods.

Recruitment Process Management: Manage end-to-end recruitment process, ensuring timely communication with candidates and hiring teams, scheduling interviews, gathering feedback, writing and delivering offer letters in partnership with the hiring manager, conducting reference checks, and guiding candidates through each stage with professionalism and transparency.

Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborate closely with hiring managers, division leaders, and other key stakeholders to deeply understand talent needs, align recruiting efforts with business goals, and provide guidance where needed.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

Employment Branding: Elevate Vitamin Angels reputation as an employer that values diversity, equity, and inclusion by partnering with hiring managers to craft inclusive job descriptions and create consistent messaging and engaging content that showcases our company culture, values, and opportunities for growth. Collaborate with our Marketing team to enhance recruitment marketing strategies.

Recruiting Programs: Develop and manage innovative recruiting programs, including internships and graduate development programs and other initiatives aimed at attracting emerging talent. Collaborate with DEI Committee and cross-divisional teams to design structured programs that provide valuable experiences for both new hires and the organization and promote equal opportunities.

Candidate Experience: Foster a positive and memorable candidate journey by providing exceptional communication, support, and guidance throughout the application and interview process. Gather feedback to continuously improve our candidate experience.

Data-Informed Insights: Leverage data and analytics to track recruitment metrics, measure the effectiveness of recruitment strategies, and identify areas for improvement in the talent acquisition process. Use insights to inform decision-making and refine recruitment strategies.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Collaborate with Vitamin Angels DEI Committee in all aspects of talent acquisition, striving to create a workforce that represents a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, while fostering a culture of belonging and inclusion.

Other duties as assigned.

Level of Decision-Making

Within the bounds of VA’s mission, values and policies, and sound professional practices, the Talent Acquisition Specialist has the discretion to use independent judgment to make decisions of significant consequence that affect VA clients, partners, and employees.

Organizational Relationships

VA operates under a collaborative, matrix management model. The Talent Acquisition Specialist establishes their own daily work priorities and ensures that all responsibilities are conducted consistent with accepted best practices, sound professional judgment and within an established schedule and budget.

Reports to:Director, People Operations
Primary working relationships:People Operations Generalist Associate Director, DEI, and Engagement COODivisional Leadership TeamHiring Managers
Travel required:Not typically, less than 5%

Qualifications and Skills (Required and Preferred)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in Talent Acquisition or in a similar role, with a track record of successfully hiring diverse talent.
  • Profound understanding of recruitment techniques, tools, and best practices.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills with a focus on cultural sensitivity.
  • Proficiency in applicant tracking systems (ATS) and HR software.
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to align recruiting efforts with organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage inclusive recruitment programs.
  • Analytical acumen to derive insights from data and guide data-informed decisions.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and staying updated on industry trends.
  • Ability to manage stress, including but not limited to sensitive employee issues, stress resulting from daily activities.
  • Ability to remain seated for extended periods of time, including but not limited to general job assignments performed at a desk.

Preferred (not required)

  • PHR and/or SHRM certification.
  • Experience working in the non-profit/NGO sector.
  • Experience working for organizations focused on public health, international development, or a similar field.


Comprehensive benefit package includes:

  • • Medical, dental and vision insurance (100% covered for employees, 50% for dependents medical coverage)
  • • Life Insurance
  • • 401(k)
  • • Generous paid time off
  • • Paid holidays
  • • Paid winter recharge break
  • • Wellness program
  • • 8 weeks paid pregnancy disability
  • • 8 weeks paid paternal leave and more!


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