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Talent Engagement & Programming Manager

  • Category: Recruiting
  • Location: Fairfax, Virginia
  • Work Arrangement: Hybrid
  • Type: Part-time

FlexProfessionals is seeking a motivated, resourceful team player with excellent relationship-building, presentation, and project management skills to lead our recruiting, programming, and outreach efforts. You will be charged with growing our network of professionals with 10+ years of experience seeking meaningful part-time, full-time flexible, and project-based job opportunities. You must be passionate about promoting our mission to job seekers and recruiting partners (community, professional, and job search support organizations).

About Our Company: FlexProfessionals launched in 2010 with the mission of helping job seekers find flexible work opportunities to remain in the workforce, confidently return to work after a career break, or successfully transition to a new field. We are dedicated to demonstrating and delivering the value of a highly qualified, untapped talent pool to employers who embrace flexibility. We have been experts in recruiting and flexible staffing for over a decade, well before Covid-19 made the term “remote work” popular. We have brought top talent to thousands of businesses and non-profits in the DMV and Boston metro areas. 

Job Type: Direct hire. This is a part-time, permanent job opportunity

Work Arrangement: Mostly virtual with one regular weekly team meeting in Fairfax office plus attendance at planned local networking events and speaking opportunities.
Approximately 20 hours/week with a flexible schedule
 TBD based on experience. We offer a 401(k) plus profit sharing plan.

Responsibilities: A key member of the FlexProfessionals talent team, the Talent Engagement and Programming Manager will lead general talent pool recruitment efforts, community outreach and branding, and candidate programming as well as tactical implementation. You will identify high-potential candidates in our target markets, build connections and alliances at the grassroots level, and engage candidates through programming and events. 

Strategy and Planning

  • Working closely with the talent team, develop and execute a recruitment, outreach, and programming strategy and plan that will result in a continuous pipeline of talent desiring part-time, full-time flexible and project-based opportunities at companies, associations, and nonprofits of all sizes.

  • Ensure alignment of programming and recruiting priorities to business needs.

Candidate Recruiting 


  • Diversify and expand talent pool with a focus on attracting and engaging talent with in-demand skills (finance/accounting, HR, admin, marketing, etc.) and/or with diverse backgrounds (race/ethnicity, age, career re-entry, transition, military, etc.)

  • Grow and deepen local, community-based network of recruiting partners (e.g., alumni organizations, professional networking organizations, affinity groups, influencers, etc.), and increase awareness of mission and model. Cultivate new and further develop relationships with potential recruiting sources by securing opportunities to conduct workshops, speak or participate in other outreach events and/or developing a means to post job openings.

  • Manage and facilitate our monthly candidate information sessions (Friday Meetups).

Candidate Outreach and Programming

  • Collaborate on and lead candidate programming, including curriculum creation, calendar management, and event logistics. Programming currently includes FlexProfessionals-hosted, community-hosted, and sponsorship events such as workshops, webinars, resume reviews, job fairs, panel presentations, etc. Maintain and refresh candidate programming so that it is current, relevant, and in demand. 

  • Serve as a trainer, speaker, and panelist on a variety of job search, career re-entry, career transition, and work flexibility topics.

  • Cultivate and strengthen programming relationships with alumni groups, caregiver groups, affinity groups, job search support groups, industry groups and other organizations as a means of expanding outreach and recruiting top talent. 

  • Explore partnerships with colleges or training providers to support candidate upskilling. 

  • Develop and promote subject matter expertise related to job search best practices and trends, career re-entry, and career transition. 

  • Maintain reputation as an industry thought leader by securing speaking engagements and developing curriculum content, blogs, tip sheets and other job search resources and digital content.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be resourceful, collaborative, and passionate about our mission as well as the candidate experience and meet the following requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years of experience in talent acquisition, workforce development, partnership building, community outreach, career coaching, or related field.

  • Prior experience working cross-functionally.

  • Project management experience and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience presenting to large groups and facilitating small group discussions.

  • Experience building relationships and partnerships with a variety of stakeholders.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills. 

  • Positive, can-do approach and ability to convey enthusiasm about our mission.

  • Self-starter with an ability to own work independently and take initiative. Organized and detail-oriented with an eye on the big picture.

  • Proficient in Google Workplace, Zoom Meeting/Webinars, social media communications, and MS Office Suite, including PowerPoint.


FlexProfessionals respects and seeks to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences of its candidate network. FlexProfessionals does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. The candidates whose resumes are shared with our business clients are selected on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.  

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