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Associate Vice President, Talent Acquisition - Corporate Social Responsibility

Company: The Wonderful Company
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

We strive to make The Wonderful Company true to its name with a wide range of philanthropic activities that focus on investing in and collaborating with the communities where our employees live and work. Each year we invest more than $75 million in far-reaching community development, education, and health and wellness programs across California's Central Valley and beyond.

To advance and grow these social impact programs, we are currently seeking an experienced talent acquisition leader to guide our CSR recruiting team and processes. An exceptional AVP, Talent Acquisition, candidate will have the experience, drive and passion to develop and execute an intentional recruitment approach for our education, healthcare and philanthropy teams. This role will report to the Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Social Reasonability (CSR) and can be based in Los Angeles or the Central Valley of California with required travel to both locations.

Giving back is at the heart of Wonderful, and you can learn more about what Corporate Social Responsibility means to us here.

Job Description

The Wonderful Way:

  • Develop and lead strategic talent acquisition initiatives utilizing recruitment best practices to obtain top talent in competitive markets across education, healthcare, and philanthropy
  • Design and drive the full-cycle recruitment process for business leaders acting as the subject matter expert -- coaching and guiding senior leaders and hiring managers for the sourcing strategy, candidate selection, interview guide, feedback form, and debrief session
  • Manage, train, and mentor the recruiting team to effectively execute on the recruitment strategy and implementation
  • Learn and optimize the specialized recruiting of Teachers, Principals, Administrative staff, Doctors, Nurses and Healthcare providers
  • Proactively engage with senior leadership to maintain an understanding of all departments and lines of business, to assess and support their talent and recruitment needs
  • Use data and analytics to identify, understand, and communicate recruiting and hiring trends across the businesses; find solutions to remove barriers, answer challenges, and create efficiencies to hire the best talent
  • Lead cross functional teams including Education, Career Center and Business Unit leaders to build a workforce development plan leveraging internal and external relationships to promote the hiring of interns, entry and midlevel professional and operational roles
  • Promote diversity in the workplace and ensure recruiting strategies attract diverse candidates


    The Wonderful You:

    • 12 - 15+ years of proven success and experience as a strategic Talent Acquisition leader preferably within the education, healthcare or philanthropic areas
    • Possess a passion for corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, improved education and accessible healthcare
    • Experience with hands-on full-cycle recruitment strategy, sourcing, interviewing, recruitment, and development of candidates, preferably within the education, healthcare, and philanthropy areas
    • Capability to balance long-term goals with the day-to-day tasks of managing a high-performing recruiting team
    • Experience working with Applicant Tracking Systems and Human Resources software to develop automation and improve processes
    • Ability to build trusted relationships and influence leaders at all levels to make consistent hiring decisions
    • Encompass a learning mentality and the adaptability to balance corporate systems and structure with education and healthcare requirements
    • Understand the specialized facets of cyclical and high-volume recruiting with the skill to anticipate future trends and conceive competitive and creative talent acquisition plans
    • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills, with the strong ability to use data to identify insights and propose recommendations to affect change
    • Possess clear and engaging communication, presentation and training skills
    • Highly organized, effective with time management and prioritization with the ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities and deadlines
    • Degree(s) in Business Administration, Organizational Development, Education, Human Resources, or a related discipline or equivalent experience, a plus
    • COVID vaccination and eligible booster will be required for this position unless the candidate has a legally valid exemption

      Additional Information

      Wonderful's Dedication to You:

      • Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental and 401k with match eligibility
      • Opportunities for development and internal mobility
      • Manager and leadership training, biweekly L&OD webinars, and eLearning offerings
      • Companywide problem solving and continuous improvement training
      • Wonderful Giving ( - allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice
      • Company focus on wellness and health including virtual yoga and mindful meditation classes

        Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Wonderful Company is a privately held $5 billion company dedicated to harvesting health around the world through its iconic consumer brands. The company's 10,000 employees worldwide are committed to bringing consumers everywhere the freshest, most wholesome pistachios, citrus and pomegranates; bottling the finest water and wines; and creating colorful bouquets that are sure to touch the heart. This commitment is reflected in the company's market share: Wonderful Pistachios - is America's No. 1 tree nut and America's fastest-growing snack; Wonderful - Halos - is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America; POM Wonderful - is the No. 1 100% pomegranate brand in America; FIJI - Water is America's No. 1 premium imported bottled water brand; JUSTIN - Wine has the No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon in California; and Teleflora - is the world's leading floral delivery service.

        The Wonderful Company's connection to consumers has health at its heart and giving back at its core. The company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $1 billion invested in environmental sustainability; $65 million in charitable giving, education initiatives, and innovative health and wellness programs each year; and $143 million toward the construction of two charter school campuses in California's Central Valley.

        To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and its core values, visit, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To view the current Corporate Social Responsibility report, visit

        The Wonderful Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

        EEO is the law

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