The Durst Organization

Talent Acquisition Associate

US-New York
# of Openings
Human Resources

Durst Profile

The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13 million square feet of premiere Manhattan office towers and 1,250 units of residential rental housing. The Durst Organization built the most environmentally advanced skyscraper in the United States, the 2.1 million square foot LEED Platinum Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park. The Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high-performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential properties.

The Durst Organization is the joint venture and equity partner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the development of One World Trade Center, the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building. The Durst Organization is the managing partner of the 3 million square foot office tower responsible for tenant fit-out, leasing and property management. The Durst Organization is currently building two mixed-use residential buildings. 855 Avenue of the Americas is a 570,000 square foot residential rental tower above an office and retail base and W57th Street is a 709 unit rental building above 45,000 square feet of retail. Both projects are slated for completion in 2015.

The Durst Organization continues to grow and seek out new opportunities for innovative commercial and residential development in and around New York City


A successful Talent Acquisition Associate will collaborate with department managers on a regular basis and actively identify future hiring needs. This position is responsible for ensuring we attract, hire, and retain the best employees, while growing a strong talent pipeline. 


  • Design and implement progressive recruiting strategy.
    • Coordinate with hiring managers to develop customized recruiting approach for each position.
    • Provide input to succession planning process.
  • Engage in talent management
    • understanding current talent and potential for growth
    • work on establishing future staffing requirements and the associated resourcing plan
  • Creatively source and attract candidates by utilizing a variety of resources, including professional networking, social media, job boards, databases, advertisements, etc.
  • Develop and update job descriptions and qualifications.
  • Prepare recruitment materials. Post jobs on applicable websites and with professional organizations, user groups, trade journals, etc. Maintain company website postings.
  • Screen resumes and job applications. Make recommendations to hiring managers.
  • Coordinate and schedule interviews with staff members and candidates.
  • Conduct phone screens and interviews to assess candidate knowledge, skills, and experience.
    • Make recommendations to hiring managers.
    • Verify employment references.
  • After review and approval from a VP of HR and President, extend job offers. Negotiate salaries and terms. Coordinate relocation details.
  • Onboard new hires and coordinate orientation.
    • Manage and deliver new hire orientation sessions
    • Coordinate employee experience including physical / technical set up
    • Input new employees into HRIS, include all new hire document scanning
    • Manage and Document 30/60/90 day check-ins with New Employees and Hiring Manager
    • Create/maintain employee survey process to gain feedback.
  • Off board employees based on direction from VP of HR.
  • Manage college summer employee program.  Manage college recruiting program and conduct / attend career fairs as required.
  • Administer internal job posting process.
  • Maintain employee referral program.
  • Direct the efforts of employment agencies and search firms, including fee negotiations as required.
  • Maintain applicant data in HRIS. Assist with applicant tracking reporting. Provide recruiting analyses to management.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Provide guidance and training to those involved in the recruiting and hiring processes.
  • Network with colleges, industry contacts, professional organizations, and trade groups.
  • Develop recruiting budget, monitor recruiting costs, and process recruiting expenses.
  • Regularly interact with managers and employees to establish rapport and foster the company's talent management strategy.
  • Collaborate with HR teammates and assist with other facets of HR, as needed.
  • Promote company's reputation as an employer of choice.
  • In addition, this position is responsible for leading process improvements and projects to advance the work of HR Talent Management



  • Minimum 7 years of related experience as a corporate recruiter, preferably in a real estate or construction industry.
  • Bachelors degree; PHR/SHRM-CP certification preferred.
  • Solid interviewing and relationship-building skills. Innovative candidate sourcing abilities.
  • Tech-savvy. Proficient with all aspects of social and professional networking. Ability to provide development input to company website to update / develop a site to attract talent
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, initiative, and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated experience sourcing candidates for hard to fill positions
  • Familiarity with hiring procedures as well as current staffing industry issues and trends
  • Demonstrated experience developing and executing sourcing strategies
  • Able to multi-task and respond to ever-changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail-oriented team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with HRIS and applicant tracking systems (Ultimate/UltiPro and ICIMs Software a plus).
  • Solid understanding of, and experience with employment law, affirmative action/EEO compliance, and diversity initiatives.
  • Ability to document Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and develop appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to drive and track the HR recruiting and new hire process.
  • Able to maintain highly confidential nature of HR work.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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