Talent Acquisition and Administration

Welcome to the Talent Acquisition (TA) resources website.  This site has been designed as a resource to prospective and current employees, as well as to JSU hiring authorities.  Our TA team is responsible for assisting applicants and candidates with maneuvering our recruitment and selection processes, for pre-boarding selected candidates.  Our TA team also provides assistance and guidance to the University’s hiring authorities in the areas of talent sourcing, assessing applicant pools, and with selecting qualified candidates to fill roles within the University.

For assistance contact us by email careers@jsu.edu or call (256) 782-5007.

We make a positive impression with every interaction with all customers.
  • We strive to exceed our customers’ and colleagues’ expectations in all we do.
  • We treat everyone with patience, respect, and courtesy.
  • We are honest and ethical.
  • We value and seek to understand different viewpoints.
  • We smile, make eye contact and greet others in hallways and work settings (greet at 4 feet and smile at 10 feet: the 4/10 rule).
  • We always wear name badges with name visible.
  • We introduce ourselves using our name and job title.
  • We notice if anyone looks lost and help them find their way. 
  • We provide privacy and assure dignity for all.
  • We maintain a professional appearance and demeanor. We exemplify teamwork and respectful relationships.
  • We value each other as individuals.
  • We anticipate what others need before they ask and freely offer help to others.
  • We always assume the best and speak positively about our colleagues and our University.  

We accept responsibility for our actions and do not blame others.

  • We are on time, every time.
  • If we don’t have an answer or cannot do something requested, we find the answer or someone who can.
  • We choose a positive attitude every day. We maintain positive communication with our students and colleagues.
  • We keep everyone informed and apologize for any changes and/or delays.
  • We are timely in our response to students’ and colleagues’ requests.
  • We share accurate and complete information.
  • We make it safe to have open and honest dialogue.
  • We ask for and give feedback to each other in a timely, direct, and constructive manner.

We use courtesy when on the telephone: 

  • Answer within 2-3 rings
  • Identify our name and department or role
  • Ask permission before placing a caller on hold 

We take responsibility for the experiences our students/customers and colleagues have at JSU.

  • We welcome feedback to create a culture of continuous improvement.
  • We use the A4 Approach:
    • Acknowledge the situation: "I can see how this has been a difficult situation for you Mrs. Smith." 
    • Apologize for the situation: "I am so sorry that you have not had a good experience." 
    • Ask: "How can we make this situation better for you?" 
    • Act: "This is what I will/can do. Are you comfortable with this?" Then set follow-up expectations.
  • We are responsible to demonstrating support of the University’s strategic plan and strategic objectives. 

We take care of our work environment.

  • We keep our University and campus clean.
  • We minimize noise that disrupts work spaces, or interrupts our colleagues.
  • We own and solve problems.
  • We never say, “It’s not my job/student/ customer.”
  • We never discuss confidential information where it can be overheard or with persons not involved with the matter.
  • We never leave names or confidential information in public view.
  • We create a safe work environment and “Speak Up” whenever we have a safety concern.

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Recruitment & Selection Policy

A commitment to diversity is central to the University’s mission. Learn more about the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion by reading the President’s Statement on Diversity.  To support this University's commitment to extend, support and maintain a diverse workforce and to create equal opportunities for underrepresented groups as part of our affirmative action efforts, our Talent Acquisition and Management team has created a dedicated library of online resources and are available to assist you.

Recruitment & Selection Resources 

This website also serves as a resource to JSU hiring authorities by ensuring easy access to information to help with attracting, engaging, recruiting, and selecting, a qualified, high performing diverse workforce to join the JSU family.

The TA team is dedicated to the recruitment of talented candidates to fill vacancies across the campus.  A variety of tools and resources are available to assist with adhering to best practices and navigating the hiring process. Talent Acquisition team supports and collaborates with departments to initiate, navigate, and successfully complete the hiring process. Recruitment and Selection of all positions are managed via the TA system; guidance for each stage of the process is provided and members of the TAS are also available to support you through the processes.