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Alaska Airlines Manager Talent Acquisition - Flight Operations, Maintenance, Engineering in Seattle, Washington


We're creating an airline people love. It begins with each Alaska Airlines employee, bringing unique strengths and energy to our work in the air and on the ground. Every day, we go beyond what's expected and reach for the remarkable, together.


Are you a talented people manager who is passionate about connecting the right people to the right role? Do you thrive in a fast paced, high volume environment? If so - fasten your seat belt and take your career to new heights as a Recruiting Manager, Technical Operations with Alaska Airlines. The Recruiting Manager plays a key role in leading our technical operations recruiting, including Flight Operations (Pilots), Maintenance & Engineering, Safety, and other technical operations roles. You will effectively balance owning requisitions with leading a team of recruiters to find talented, diverse individuals who embody the Alaska spirit, strive to delight our customers every day, and will continue to propel our business forward.

Scope & Complexity

This role leads, manages, and develop the technical operations recruiting team for Alaska Air Group (AAG) and its subsidiaries. This role also evolves and manages the operations recruiting process and lifecycle (e.g., regulatory and company compliance requirements, sourcing, assessments, interviews/hiring events, offers, and on boarding).

Key Duties

  • Collaborates with recruiting and business leadership to develop and execute a recruiting strategy that meets the needs of our fast paced high volume environment.

  • Evolves and manages the operations recruiting process and lifecycle (e.g., regulatory and company compliance requirements, sourcing, assessments, interviews/hiring events, offers, and on boarding).

  • Leads, manages, and develop the technical operations recruiting team.

  • Provides an exceptional candidate and hiring manager experience.

  • Partners with the HR and recruiting teams to identify, develop, and capitalize on brand wide-recruiting opportunities.

  • Screens and interview candidates to assess skills.

  • Researches and implements recruiting and talent acquisition best practices.

  • Tracks and reports recruiting metrics to ensure hiring objectives are met.

  • Represents Alaska Airlines at external outreach and community events.

  • Collaborates and consults with recruiting, HR, and cross-functional partners to drive the annual staffing plan forward.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education


  • A minimum of 5 years recruiting and/or human resources experience.

  • 2 years of leadership experience.

  • Bachelor?s degree with a focus in business, communication, human resources, psychology or a related discipline, or an additional two years of training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Strong track record effectively managing teams and experience developing and mentoring employees through engagement.

  • Experience in a fast paced human resources environment.

  • Recruiting tools and systems experience, including applicant tracking systems and sourcing tools.

  • Solid understanding of talent acquisition and its relationship to organizational effectiveness.

  • Effective strategic thinking, problem solving, and cross-functional collaboration skills.

  • High energy and positive, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results on multiple tasks without compromising quality or deadlines.

  • Proficiency with analytical techniques.

  • Proven ability to take initiative and build productive relationships.

  • Ability and willingness to travel (approximately 20-30% of the time).

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • 3 years of leadership experience.

  • PHR/SPHR certification.

  • OFCCP knowledge and experience.

  • Technical recruiting experience.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.


Submit your application by 05/30/2019 11:59pm (Pacific Time). We'll be happy to see it.


Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines participate in E-Verify, a service of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA), where required.

Job ID 34771

Location Seattle, WA

FLSA Status Exempt

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Regular/Temporary Regular