Director of Talent Acquisition

Simply Put, A Great Place to Work

Benesch is a growing, multi-disciplined planning, engineering, and professional services firm. We enhance infrastructure and communities across the country – creating spaces and providing connections in ways that make a difference.

We pride ourselves on being nimble enough to remain responsive to client needs, yet large enough to offer exceptional bench strength. As a member of our team, you’ll have an opportunity to draw from those resources when you need them, and likewise, contribute your expertise when you have something to share.

At Benesch, we are looking for candidates with varied backgrounds and worldviews. Diverse ideas come from diverse people, and we are committed to offering an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued and respected. Statistics show that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply for a position if they don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. If this statement resonates with you – don’t be so hard on yourself. Apply for the job!

Director of Talent Acquisition 

The Director of Talent Acquisition plays a pivotal role in driving business results by defining the strategy to hire bright minds, building a scalable operational model, and leading a high-performing team. This role currently has a team of six collaborative TA professionals, and it is growing! 

The ideal candidate has an elevated level of emotional intelligence, displays servant leadership qualities, and actively creates an inclusive culture.


This position offers a hybrid work schedule working from our downtown Chicago corporate office.

The Impact You Will Have

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to the talent acquisition team, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive recruitment strategies to attract top-tier talent across all levels and functions within the organization.
  • Manage full-cycle recruitment processes for executive, senior leadership, and other roles as required.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to understand staffing needs and develop tailored recruitment plans to meet those needs.
  • Continuously evaluate and streamline recruitment processes to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and candidate experience.
  • Lead efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the recruitment process and throughout the organization.
  • Educate, train, and equip hiring managers with the tools and resources necessary to effectively participate in the recruitment process.
  • Ensure a positive candidate experience throughout the recruitment process, from initial contact to offer acceptance.
  • Maintain clear key performance indicators (KPIs) for the team aligned with organizational objectives. Provide feedback, guidance, and support as needed to ensure goals are met or exceeded.
  • Prepare regular reports and presentations for senior leadership, highlighting recruitment metrics, trends, and insights.
  • Coach team members to enhance skills and foster professional growth.
  • Mentor and support team members by providing constructive feedback and recognition.
  • Promote a positive, inclusive workplace culture that encourages collaboration, innovation, and idea sharing.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as assigned.

What We Are Looking For

  • You are known for effectively leading cohesive teams and achieving business objectives.
  • 5+ years in a Human Resources leadership role and 8+ years of experience in recruitment.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, or related.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and people skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships.
  • Proficiency in applicant tracking systems (ATS) and other recruitment-related software.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and metrics to drive decision-making. #LI-MM1
Position Pay Range

$150,000 - $180,000

Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid over-time, exceptional retirement fund contributions, flexible schedules, wellness incentives, and all-around great people to work with. The final agreed-upon compensation is based on numerous factors, including but not limited to individual education, qualifications, prior work experience, and geographic location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary, overtime, and bonuses.

Explore the Benefits of working at Benesch! 

Benesch is a great company to work for! Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid over-time, exceptional retirement fund contributions, flexible schedules, wellness incentives, and all-around great people to work with. Take your career to the next level by applying today.

Our benefits package is designed to take care of our employees. The health and wellness of our employees is essential to their success both personally and professionally. That is why we invest in our employees’ well-being by providing a comprehensive benefits package to help them live a healthy lifestyle. Each option can be customized to meet the needs of our employees and their families. 

Benesch offers a generous paid time benefits plan that increases throughout your career plus several paid holidays.  Our benefits include medical, dental, and vision benefits. We also include company-paid life insurance, short term, and long-term disability plans. Benesch offers a 401K plan and profit-sharing contributions to the 401K plan with the potential of 9% total employer contribution to your retirement savings!! 

From insurance and retirement plan to our wellness programs, we provide employee benefits that meet your wants and needs. Click here to learn more about some of the benefits of working at Benesch! 

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents linked here.

Benesch is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Disability/ Protected Veteran Employer. Qualified applicants are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the below documents:

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We will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis until a candidate is found.

Benesch is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with a physical disability or other impairment.

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