Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Employment Type: Full-Time
Seniority Level: Associate
Job Category: Staff


The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, energetic, and motivated Associate Director of Talent Acquisition (TA) to implement and administer various human resource tasks related to talent acquisition and internship programming under the guidance and direction of the Vice President, Global HR and Talent Development. 

The Associate Director will serve as an organizational ambassador to our candidates, ensuring a stellar candidate experience while reflecting Atlantic Council’s core values. This role will partner with the rest of our TA team to drive results and achieve hiring goals. This is an excellent role for a self-starter looking for opportunities to work at one of the most dynamic and agile global policy organizations in the country.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively across cultures, thrive in a deadline-driven and dynamic environment, and deftly manage the concurrent projects of a busy HR department. The candidate must be discreet, collegial, reliable, exceptionally organized, and have an interest in working for a globally-facing mission-driven organization.

This position is based in Washington, DC., and will follow a hybrid work schedule.


  • Facilitate the full-lifecycle recruitment process at the Atlantic Council, and ensure that the recruitment process is inclusive, compliant, and timely.
  • Build and maintain external networks by proactively searching for active and passive candidates through channels and active diversity sourcing.
  • Manage and maintain job postings across a variety of platforms, quantify results, and make recommendations for workforce optimization.
  • Support training and holding hiring teams accountable on recruitment guidelines.
  • Partner with multiple hiring managers and HR team members to set and drive recruitment strategies to build effective sourcing, assessment, and closing strategies.
  • Provide an excellent candidate experience and promote Atlantic Council’s core values throughout the entire recruitment process.
  • Stay current on the Council work and our Programs and Centers organizational structure, as well as personnel policies and federal and state laws regarding employment and recruitment practices.
  • Deliver recruitment process excellence by following internal policies and procedures, accurately tracking candidate and requisition activity in the applicant tracking system (ATS), and adhering to all significant compliance and legal requirements.
  • Assist and support administration of routine HR processes.
  • Facilitate new hire onboarding procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with employment law and HR policies and maintain data integrity across all HR platforms and tools.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • 3-6 years experience in recruiting, or combination of HR and related field/experience.
  • Experience with HR Information Systems; Paycom preferred.
  • Outstanding organizational, intercultural, and multitasking skills.
  • Experience with full lifecycle recruiting, including talent sourcing, interview processes, and relationship management.
  • Strong relationship management skills with the ability to interface with all levels of the organization from interns to executives.
  • Superior internet research skills and takes initiative on projects.
  • Proven ability to conduct competency-based recruitment.
  • Experience using tech solutions to support recruitment strategies, including social media.
  • Knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite and SharePoint strongly preferred.

All Atlantic Council employees are required to adhere to the Atlantic Council’s vaccination policy. All Atlantic Council employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted, and they must submit proof of both vaccination and Covid-19 booster shot on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through human resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.