Talent Selection Specialist

leaf academy
talent assessment
student selection
meaningful work
international environment
Bratislava or also remote (online)
Start date
ASAP (by agreement)
Type of job offer
Full-time permanent employment
Monthly salary
Compensation for the role is starting from 1500 euro brutto, depending on the qualification and track record of final candidate
from 1500 €

Job description

Help us select the most talented applicants for LEAF Academy! Our mission is to help young people become next leaders and future shapers of our region. This starts with the selection of talented individuals with great potential to do big things in the future. Your role will be crucial to make this happen. You will evaluate and select student applicants, coordinate the selection process, and improve our selection methodology that is based on recent research in various fields of social sciences and tailor made for our unique requirements. You will also closely cooperate with other team members on creating and implementing proactive and innovative methods of identifying and attracting best potential candidates.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Defining the selection criteria (e.g., integrity, excellence, leadership potential) and the methodology (application screening, interview, verifying references,...) for selection of candidates against these criteria, aligning all parties involved in selection process

  • Assessing/ screening student applicant’s competencies against agreed requirements by using appropriate methods (documents screening, assessment center, interview, verifying references,...) and providing recommendations on candidate selection

  • Continuously improving methodology backed by recent research in psychology and other social sciences with focus on Ethics assessment

  • Continuously improving the talent identification and selection processes and providing input on effective ways to attract the right target population, educating and coaching other team members on approach to selection of the desired candidates

  • Coordinating the selection process (e.g., input on selection dates, coordinating schedule for interviewers, scheduling decision making meetings, communication, etc.) among all relevant stakeholders (e.g. initiative leader, other interviewers, etc.)

  • Identifying best practices in selection of the desired target audiences and suggesting relevant improvements

  • Maintaining database of all applicants

  • Ensuring compliance with legal and staff management practices regarding confidentiality of students’ private data

  • Continuous search for IT systems/utilities in order to improve selection process (e.g. proctoring services for assessments)

  • Advanced use of scheduling, testing and application management systems (e.g.  Calendly, Formstack, Moodle, etc.)

  • Supporting CRM team in data and processes integration

Who are we looking for

  • Relevant work/ life experience for the challenges described above (3 years minimum), natural interest in communication, people assessment and interviewing as such

  • Good organization, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong-hands-on attitude, self-motivated and result-oriented

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, being able to establish relationship of trust easily

  • Judgment/ ability to assess not only the current state but also the potential of an individual candidate on any given dimension (e.g., character, leadership)

  • Passion for researching and findings new ways of assessment

  • Ability and flexibility to learn and use various IT systems and utilities needed in selection process (e.g.  Calendly, Formstack, Moodle, etc.)

  • Passion for the LEAF mission, passion for the role/challenges listed above and alignment with LEAF values

  • Proficiency in English language

  • Minimum experience requirements: 2 years experience in similar role or role related to Human resources. Preferred experience: 3 – 5 yrs in the role of Recruiter/ experience in similar role or role related to Human resources

  • Minimum education requirements:   BS degree in Psychology/ Social Sciences

    Preferred education: MS degree in Psychology/ Social Sciences

Why should you choose us

If you look for routine position and best tangible perks, LEAF Academy may not be the best place for you. If you search for opportunity to follow your personal desire and mission, we can offer:

  • Meaningful impact: We aspire to support the development of talented young people who have the potential to be change-makers in society by building a boarding school, literally from the ground up! 

  •  Professional team environment: You will become part of a diverse and supportive team that strives to be at the forefront of 21st Century Education. 

  •  Challenging assignments: We are an entrepreneurial organization. On-the-job learning and fast personal development here is inevitable. You have a chance to bring and immediately implement new ideas

Language proficiency

  • - English - C1 - advanced

Additional information

The selection process will include interviews with various team members and assignment. We take hiring very seriously and want to make as sure as possible that new members of our team will not only be excellent at what they do, but also passionate for both the role and LEAF mission and thriving in our culture - the side effect being that hiring process can take longer in some cases.


  • Young professional (work experience up to 3 years from college graduation)
  • Professional

About organization

LEAF Academy je medzinárodná rezidenčná (internátna) stredná škola pre akčných študentov so sídlom v Bratislave. Je to inovatívna škola, ktorá ťa pripraví nielen akademicky na ďalšie štúdium, ale aj n..