Talent Acquisition Associate


Conduct full-cycle recruitment while advancing the MMA brand and guiding candidates through the selection process. This individual is also responsible for ensuring that every candidate hired has a world class onboarding experience.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sourcing and Selection
    • Utilize LinkedIn Recruiter and other recruiting platforms to source passive and active candidates
    • Pre-screen applicants by reviewing resumes and conducting phone and in-person interviews to access cultural and technical fit
    • Extend and negotiate employment offers as directed and within company guidelines
    • Advise and consult with hiring managers regarding market trends, recruiting issues and company policies and procedures
  • Pre- Employment Activities
    • Communicate expectations with hiring manager and coordinate all materials
    • Communicate Information needed to new colleagues
    • Manage the ambassador program and communicate expectations with ambassadors and their managers
    • Complete any necessary pre-hire paperwork
    • Routinely evaluate (quarterly) and update new-hire materials (e.g., on boarding essentials guide, manager's essentials guide etc.), and other materials related to onboarding
    • Coordinate onboarding timeline with Facilities, IT, and any other stakeholders
  • First Week Activites
    • Meet with each new colleague and provide an informal orientation by meeting on their first day
    • be available as a liaison to the correct resource and answer any questoins or concerns
    • support managers with new colleague onboarding activities
  • Run the UNITE! New Colleague Experience at Headquarters
    • Coordinate and set up UNITE! orientaion by reserving conference rooms, managing invitations, ordering lunch and providing refreshments as needed, printing name tages, communicating changes to speakers
    • interfacing with Cadence Travel to ensure colleagues have a seamless reservation process
    • Ensure UNITE! is a great experience and runs smoothly by assisting with transitions between speakers, facilitating interactive games, and keeping colleagues engaged
    • Routinely find new games and activities to facilitate for colleagues during UNITE! and the management committee
    • Collect feedback on the onboarding experience by conducting surveys and interviewing new colleagues after UNITE!, 6 months and one year after hire date.
  • Overall/General Activities
    • Archive paperwork and maintain accurate documentation on applicants
    • keep applicants and internal stakeholders adequately informed
    • manage scheduling and logistics between applicants and hiring managers
    • work closely with support department to ensure a successful new hire onboarding
    • other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience

This position interacts with and provides service to a large group of internal associates and external candidates. The Talent Acquisition Associate must be not only positive, approachable and work effectively with diverse personalities but also self-motivated and work under high levels of pressure. In addition, the following is required:

  • 2-5 years experience in a fast paced, service oriented environment. Corporate recruiting experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Recruitment designations preferred (CIR, CPC or similar)
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office software (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and the Internet
  • Experience with LinkedIn Recruiter preferred
  • Exceptional verbal, written and communication skills
  • Must be well organized, dependable and team oriented with the ability to prioritize, maintain a high level of confidentiality, and work effectively with all departments
  • Maintain a valid California driver’s license and reliable transportation

Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • Ability to use computer keyboard and sit in a stationary position for extended periods.
  • Work is performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Extended work hours required on occasion which may begin before and / or end after the normally scheduled workday.
  • Frequent travel up to 30% of the time to other MMA offices as required. Occasional overnight travel required


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