Now Hiring: Talent Acquisition Specialist

"Are you passionate about recruitment? Are you up for a challenge? Are you willing to play? The Amii People and Culture team is looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our team and be a committed player in driving recruitment strategy as we continue to boldly grow. I’m looking for someone who has an interest in AI, is committed to acquiring the best talent for today and tomorrow, and supports building high performing teams."

-- Shabeena Habib, Vice President, People & Culture

Job Description

Reporting to Vice President of People and Culture, the Talent Acquisition Specialist serves as a key member of the People and Culture team and an active participant in identifying, attracting and engaging with the best talent in the market and acting as a Brand Ambassador for Amii.

Talent Acquisition responsibilities include sourcing candidates through various channels, planning interview and selection procedures and hosting or participating in career events. To be successful in this role, you should be able to develop long-term recruiting strategies and nurture trusting relationships with potential hires.

Ultimately, you will create strong talent pipelines for Amii’s current and future hiring needs.

The role focuses on achieving excellence in three main accountabilities:

  • Serve as the primary relationship and point of contact for the candidate throughout the recruitment process.
  • Be highly responsive to candidates and committed to a positive candidate experience
  • Be responsible for full life cycle recruitment for a range of business-critical positions.


  • Three (3) or more years of experience in a similar role, particularly within the AI environment
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience within HR and a competent understanding of Human Resources practices, specifically those related to recruitment
  • Speciality in talent acquisition.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google platform, Social Media apps
  • Experience with ATS
  • Understanding and familiarity with Recruitment Marketing

Attributes & Expectations

  • Customer-service mindset and enjoy delivering results
  • Deadline driven, self-directed and enjoys the challenges of recruiting in a technical environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to acquire a thorough understanding of the organization's hierarchy, jobs, qualifications, compensation practices, and the administrative practices related to those factors.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Seeks to continuously improve the way we work, and looks for new and unique approaches and ideas to achieve better outcomes.

About Amii

One of Canada’s three main institutes for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, our world-renowned researchers drive fundamental and applied research at the University of Alberta (and other academic institutions), training some of the world’s top scientific talent. Our cross-functional teams work collaboratively with Alberta-based businesses and organizations to build AI capacity and translate scientific advancement into industry adoption and economic impact.

What you'll love about us

  • A professional yet casual work environment that encourages the growth and development of your skills.
  • A chance to learn from amazing teammates who support one another to succeed.
  • Competitive compensation, including paid time off and flexible health benefits.
  • A modern office located in downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

How to Apply

If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, don’t wait for the closing date to apply! We’re excited to add a new member to the Amii team for this role, and the posting may come down sooner than the closing date if we find the right candidate.

When sending your application, please send your resume and cover letter indicating why you think you'd be a fit for Amii by August 12. In your cover letter, please include one professional accomplishment you are most proud of and why.

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Amii is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and excellent workforce.

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