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Talent Acquisition Specialist (Emerging & Diverse Talent)

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Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Austin, TX, US, 78746 Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world’s most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.



Summary / Role Purpose

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist (Emerging & Diverse Talent), you will be responsible for leading full life cycle recruitment activities for intern and early career hiring across North America, as well as developing innovative and effective early career and DE&I recruitment strategies. You will interface regularly with university departments, faculty, and students, as well as diversity focused professional societies and organizations. You can expect to be a face of Ansys while executing targeted events and outreach, locally and nationally. Come join us in attracting top talent that is passionate about engineering what’s ahead – Onward to Ansys!


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading full life cycle recruitment activities for university and early career candidates which includes, but is not limited to conducting intake sessions with hiring managers, recommending and evaluating recruitment strategies for effectiveness, guiding hiring managers and candidates throughout the interview process, and ensuring a smooth onboarding process for new hires
  • Maintain meaningful relationships with universities, professional societies, and diversity-focused organizations
  • Support key diversity focused recruiting programs and projects
  • Engage emerging and diverse talent via networking and diversity outreach tools, university and professional society partnerships, and event strategies
  • Coordinate and execute on-campus, in person, and virtual activities
  • Ensure ROI of outreach investments  
  • Execute lead nurturing campaigns to maintain consistent engagement with highly sought-after talent pools
  • Drive intern conversion by networking and working with hiring teams to identify previous interns for full time placement
  • Maintain the applicant tracking system to ensure hiring practices are within compliance standards
  • Ensure recruitment methodologies support AAP goals, as well as create innovative diversity hiring strategies 
  • Design and implement strategies to attract candidates for niche, hard-to-fill positions


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of recruiting experience, however, and equivalent of experience and/or education will be taken into consideration
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Must live close to a major airport, travel required for events (safety permitting)


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Prior experience with ATS and/or HRIS to source, track and manage candidates is strongly preferred
  • Prior experience with university and diversity focused recruitment
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to develop relationships across multiple teams with all levels of employees
  • Self-sufficient and able to work with little direct supervision
  • Able to identify areas of improvement related to talent acquisition and develop strategies to address these areas


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • Customer Focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on. At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America’s Most Responsible Companies.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com


We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh