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Director Talent Acquisition


White Plains, US


NYPA's Mission is to lead the transition to a carbon-free, economically vibrant New York through customer partnerships, innovative energy solutions, and the responsible supply of affordable, clean, and reliable electricity.


NYPA has 5 Foundational Pillars to ensure success outlined in our VISION2030 strategic plan: Digitization, Environmental, Social & Governance, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Resilience and Resource Alignment. The Director, Talent Acquisition will be directly engaged with the Resource Alignment and DEI pillars on a day-to-day basis, while helping to support the holistic values and goals of the organization. We are on our way to achieve our targets, and with the right leadership we will be able to surpass these goals and deliver for the people of NY. Learn more about us, our clean energy technologies and the trend-setting work we’re doing for New York State at


The Director Talent Acquisition works across all business units to oversee NYPA’s talent acquisition function by leveraging the broadest possible knowledge of the markets in which we operate. This role is responsible for the development of recruitment strategy, as well as fostering inclusion and increasing the awareness of NYPA’s diversity program outcomes and success stories. The Director Talent Acquisition is responsible for designing and executing robust diversity sourcing plans to attract the best talent to support NYPA’s business strategy. This role also oversees the Contingent Workforce Program, ensuring the staff augmentation strategy is aligned with the overall talent strategy at NYPA. #LI-JP1


  • Responsible for the day-to day management and development of the recruiting team, ensuring all tasks are done in a timely manner that is consistent with Federal, State and Local laws as well as NYPA’s internal policies.
  • Design and execute on robust sourcing strategies tailored to attract a diverse pool of top talent to NYPA.
  • Strategize and lead the Contingent Workforce Program to identify opportunities and solutions to enhance the process around staff augmentation at NYPA.
  • Seek opportunities to create positive change, promoting a culture of continuous improvement and recommending change management plans around recruitment initiatives.
  • Act as main liaison with the Office of Civil Rights and Inclusion and ensure that the proper strategies are in place to ensure diverse hiring outcomes.
  • Report out on recruitment metrics and create action plans to improve the team’s performance and the organization’s hiring effectiveness. 
  • Drive a process that ensures a Best-in-Class candidate and hiring manager experience, in partnership with HRBPs and hiring managers.  
  • Serve as the designated Executive Recruiter at NYPA, responsible for the sourcing, screening, selection, and onboarding for executive level talent. Handle other requisitions as required.
  • Manage the recruitment for NYPA interns as well as other specialty hiring programs.
  • Develop and drive an extraordinary recruitment brand, marketing, and social media strategy. 
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of productive partnerships with staffing agencies. Measure the performance of each agency and create regular reporting to key stakeholders on agency effectiveness. 
  • Partner with the HRIS team to identify technologies to deploy as well as to optimize the effectiveness of current technologies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of human resource law, practices, and procedures. 
  • Confidentiality and discretion. Ability to work as and be viewed as a trusted business partner to the organization.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, leadership and influencing skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects within varying deadlines.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Proven capacity for collaborative teamwork and ability to build strong relationships. 
  • Proficient in MS Office tools.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 10 years progressive human resources/recruiting experience. 
  • 5+ years of team lead/management experience.
  • In-house recruitment experience required.

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 5% travel primarily within NY State.
  • May be required to attend functions outside of normal business hours.

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $147,000 - $185,000. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

We are happy to provide reasonable religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires a reasonable accommodation, please send a request to

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Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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