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Westmont College -
Employment and Talent Management Specialist

Westmont College Employment and Talent Management Specialist - Position Description


The Employment and Talent Management Specialist manages the recruitment and hiring process and provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers in areas including but not limited to: recruitment/selection, compensation, performance management, recognition and implementation of policies and procedures.

Reports to: Assistant Vice President of Human Resources


  • Bachelor’s in Human Resources, Business, or a related discipline appropriate to the responsibilities required.

  • Personal affirmation of the Christian mission of Westmont College and the Community Life Statement and adherence to its behavioral expectations.

  • A minimum of 2 years’ professional level experience in Human Resources, including in-depth knowledge of recruitment and selection.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to develop effective relationships with a wide range of individuals.

  • Requires knowledge of CA and Federal requirements related to HR including employment and discrimination.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and support of diversity in the workplace.

  • Must have strong organizational and multiple-project management skills as well as the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, and to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Must be an effective critical thinker and problem solver.

  • Strong analytical skills required to conduct classification studies, analyze data and determine trends.

  • Position also requires the highest level of confidentiality, integrity and professionalism; the ability to exercise sound independent judgements, and the ability to effectively resolve conflict. Additional requirements include strong technical aptitude in Microsoft Office Suite

  • A fluency in web-based recruiting tools, including social media and job boards, and applicant-tracking systems; experience using HRIS.

  • Previous experience in higher education and/or a nonprofit organization highly desirable.

This position is full time and located in Santa Barbara, CA. 

Download and print the OPPORTUNITY PROFILE above

Anticipated Search Calendar

It is anticipated that in person/on-site interviews of the top four candidates for Employment and Talent Management Specialist will take place in November 2023.


Westmont’s Assistant Vice President of Human Resources is charged with vetting candidates for this position with assistance from Jeff Davis of J. Davis & Associates. JDA will explore a broad network to suggest potential candidates. This thorough search will include consideration of many names and subsequent review of resumes. When appropriate, candidates will be asked to provide a thorough vocational history, respond to a questionnaire, and to have a video interview with Jeff Davis. Those holding the most promise will then be interviewed in person by the Interview Committee. Next, references and backgrounds will be checked, degrees verified, and an extensive candidate profile will be prepared for the committee. When a preferred candidate is identified, the candidate (and spouse, if applicable) will participate in a final interview as well as meet the Westmont staff and leadership team.
J. Davis & Associates is an executive search consulting firm devoted to serving clients in the church, Christian non-profit and educational sectors. As a faith-based religious institution, our client complies with all applicable laws pertaining to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and any other applicable legally protected category. As a religious institution, our client has the right to, and does, require that its employees hold beliefs consistent with its Statement of Faith and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with its religious beliefs.



Jeff Davis

Chief Dot Connector, Executive Search Consultant 

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