Talent Engagement Specialist
Summary:  Support the Talent Brand Manager in employing recruitment marketing initiatives to create a talent brand, aligning with Mercy Ships’ brand and voice, to both satisfy recruitment needs and expand our talent pipeline of volunteers and staff.

Summary Description
The Talent Engagement Specialist is an internally focused engagement role, responsible for measurably applying our core values as a business practice to enhance the satisfaction and commitment of our Mercy Ships volunteers – from applicants to alumni. This includes supervising programs to foster engagement, such as appreciation and recognition, internal communication efforts, feedback surveys, and other activities aimed to nurture a positive volunteer experience in a meaningful and measurable way. Coordination can be expected with stakeholders on the Staffing team, the National Office HR contacts, the ISC Human Resources team, the Global Branding team, and others, based on the goals and needs of the Global Human Resources team. This position is part of the Talent Brand team, which reports to the Senior Director of Talent Management. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Engagement Journey Concentration Points
Area 1: Applicants – nurture (45%)

•Craft periodical communication touchpoints for Mercy Ships applicants around initiatives and events, including monthly newsletters and webinars.
•In partnership with the needs and goals of the Staffing team, support and nurture the applicant Talent Community, including the myMercy online community (relaunch TBD), surveys, and communication touchpoints (mentioned above).
•Supervise the Crew Appreciation Project to ensure a smooth experience for recipients, speedily address any issues, and coordinate with Talent Brand Manager on improvement and expansion efforts.
•Partner with the ISC Human Resources team to support joint talent appreciation efforts, such as the Employee Appreciation Project (unstarted) and the FUTURE Crew project (running).
Area 2: Current Crew – retain (10%)
•Serve as a support system for all Current Crew from the United States.
•In partnership with Global Human Resources stakeholders, support the effort to gather and analyze talent feedback through satisfaction surveys along the volunteer journey.
•Based on the survey/data feedback, work with the Talent Brand Manager to create strategic initiatives around talent engagement and satisfaction to drive measurable change.
•Assist the ship-based HR teams with engagement and creative efforts, as needed.
Area 3: Alumni: engage (45%)
•Perform the Departing Crew “Thank You” process for every departing alumnus, regardless of nation, ensuring their record is properly updated. Institute an additional survey 6-12 months following service to gauge alumni engagement and sentiment for Mercy Ships. Based on survey data, work with Talent Brand Manager to recommend strategic initiatives to drive measurable change.
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