Lead Talent Acquisition Sourcing Strategist

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Date: Dec 1, 2017

Location: Herndon, VA, US, 20170

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) is a premier network solutions provider and trusted partner to our customers. As part of our recent acquisition of Level 3 Communications, our portfolio has expanded. More customers. More network. More locations. More opportunities for you. With a global presence in 60 countries, service to more than 350 metro areas domestically, and more than 200,000 miles of fiber; CenturyLink is going places.  At CenturyLink, we believe in growth and innovation, for our customers and our employees. Discover how CenturyLink can expand your potential and take your career to new places if you’re looking to join a company that celebrates diversity and creativity, with industry-leading benefits and commitment to employee advancement.  We’re committed to bringing great talent to our team to help us change the world. One network connection at a time.

Job Summary

We are in the process of filling open positions for the combined company following CenturyLink’s acquisition of Level 3 Communications. All qualified candidates who express interest by submitting an application to an open posting will be considered. However, based on business needs, preference may be given to internal applicants on certain positions. We still welcome, and encourage, all application submissions while we continue our integration process.  Internal applicants are current, active CenturyLink employees, including Level 3 employees who have transitioned to CenturyLink as part of the acquisition.



Job Description

The Lead Talent Acquisition Sourcing Strategist works and provides support to specific initiatives within a team of sourcers to drive full engagement to exceed the deliverables requested by the business unit. The incumbent will be held accountable for recruiting and sourcing passive and active candidates building a pipeline of talent for current vacancies, as well as, future positions through the use of various tools.  As a brand ambassador for CenturyLink’s career opportunities, the Lead Sourcing Strategist will be the first point of contact for passive talent and will own the initial candidate experience.

  • Identify and cultivate meaningful relationships with passive top talent while building and maintain a pipeline of candidates for current and forecasted positions.
  • Perform advanced search techniques to source candidate by job boards, internal databases, talent communities, Boolean & x-ray searches, social media, employee referrals, etc.
  • Be the SME or “Go-To” competitive landscape expert for other members of the Talent Acquisition Sourcing team and other members of the Talent Acquisition community.
  • Participate in assessing candidate skills through deeper analysis and intake discussions with recruiters and hiring managers as applicable.
  • Be the talent expert and think outside the box to produce creative ways to engage exceptional talent to CenturyLink.
  • Work with talent acquisition team members to ensure pipeline is full of qualified candidates for all current and future requisitions.
  • Ability to adjust resource strategies as appropriate to increase traction and traffic of qualified applicants to requisitions.
  • Be a Brand Ambassador:  Build employment brand awareness in the market to increase candidate flow.
  • Develop creative strategies and campaigns to continually build a diverse pool of candidate.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and relevant experience
  • 6+ years experience


  • Experience supporting Federal hiring needs highly preferred
  • Master’s degree
  • 4+ years experience


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Work From Home-Work At Home

Requisition #: 164529

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/ 

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”).  We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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