AVP, Talent Acquisition



People & HR
Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024
If you’re passionate about becoming a Nationwide associate and believe you have the potential to be something great, let’s talk. At Nationwide®, “on your side” goes beyond just words. Our customers are at the center of everything we do and we’re looking for associates who are passionate about delivering extraordinary care.


Job Description Summary

Would you like to work for a company that puts the customer at the center of everything we do? If so, Nationwide is an outstanding workplace where you will provide exceptional customer care every day and engage with the brightest and most passionate individuals in the business!

As the Associate Vice President, Talent Acquisition, you will develop the vision for a highly effective, best-in-class recruiting approach. You'll direct a team of highly skilled recruiters responsible for identifying, attracting and recruiting the most talented candidates. If you thrive in a fast-paced, innovative culture, then this is the role for you!

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understands the company's hiring needs. Partners closely with Human Resources, hiring managers and business leadership to establish plans, define strategies, and deliver solutions that demonstrate how the company recruits for top talent.

  • Provides leadership, direction, coaching and development for a high-performing team responsible for recruiting across multiple business units and may also include University Relations, Relocation and Leadership Rotational Programs.

  • Manages all activities and functions of the team responsible for the design, development, configuration, customization, deployment, maintenance and updating of recruiting business and system processes and procedures.

  • Develops effective pipeline and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) strategies using a combination of talent branding, external search firms, direct sourcing, online postings, referrals, social media and other relevant methods that will deliver a well-qualified diverse pool of talent.

  • Directs a team accountable for partnering closely with hiring leaders throughout the recruitment cycle including identifying, attracting, assessing and delivering a high-touch candidate experience through to offer.

  • Understands diversity gaps and drives the creation of measurable action plans and tailored diversity pipelining strategies.

  • Collaborates across business and staff functions, acting as the thought leader for recruitment of talent that will contribute to the long-range growth of the company.

  • Ensures adherence to all federal, state and local regulations governing the employment process.

  • Develops talent through formal and informal development programs, meaningful work assignments, and consistent coaching and feedback, among other personalized development strategies.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Vice President, Talent Acquisition. Manages a team of recruiting professionals and may also manage external contractors.

Typical Skills and Experiences:

Education: Undergraduate degree in human resources, business or related areas, with a Master’s degree preferred.

License/Certification/Designation: SPHR, , AIRS or other recruiting industry designation highly desired.

Experience: Ten years of demonstrated experience with large volume recruiting including Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). Experience leading a team and partnering with external firms. Skilled at customer service, relationship management, and project management. Experience in an insurance or financial services environment a plus.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Proven knowledge of general management practices, human resource management subject areas such as recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, employee relations, regulatory compliance, etc. Knowledge of insurance and/or financial services preferred. Excellent skills in negotiating, persuading, counseling, influencing and conflict resolution. Strong leadership skills. Ability to handle multiple projects of diverse issues. Thorough knowledge of laws and regulations both federal and state.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experience may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and Human Resources Business Partner.

Job Conditions:

Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Some travel may be required.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.


We have an array of benefits to fit your needs, including: medical/dental/vision, life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, paid time off with newly hired associates receiving a minimum of 18 days paid time off each full calendar year pro-rated quarterly based on hire date, nine paid holidays, 8 hours of Lifetime paid time off, 8 hours of Unity Day paid time off, 401(k) with company match, company-paid pension plan, business casual attire, and more. To learn more about the benefits we offer, click here.

Nationwide is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels challenged, appreciated, respected and engaged. Nationwide prohibits discrimination and harassment and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to any characteristic (or classification) protected by applicable law.