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Principal Sr. Talent Acquisition Support Specialist (Des Moines, IA) in Des Moines, Iowa

As Sr. Talent Acquisition Support Specialist, you’ll support the full cycle recruiting process with a focus on delivering an outstanding candidate and hiring leader experience by...

  • Leading tactical logistics of requisitions with a focus on scheduling interviews, working the Recruiting Center front desk, facilitating background and compliance checks, and facilitating the transition of new hires to the onboarding team.

  • Handling the entire candidate lifecycle in terms of scheduling interviews, travel arrangements, and candidate experience.

  • Providing primary support for the Executive Recruiting function.

  • Serving as the candidate’s primary point of contact for information and assistance throughout the interviewing process.

In addition, you’ll provide informal leadership and actively participate in projects that focus on advancing the role, department, and overall Talent Acquisition strategies.

This position is also an excellent way to advance your career. As a growing company with over 16,000 employees around the world, Principal offers a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more.

  • Associate degree or equivalent experience plus 2+ years of related work experience required.

  • Bachelors degree preferred.

  • Experience in an executive recruiting coordinator, senior or executive administrative assistant, or recruiting support role a plus.

  • Proficiency with MS Office programs including Outlook, Word, OneNote, and Teams. Experience scheduling in Outlook required.

  • Experience with Adobe Sign is a plus.

  • Technically savvy with ability to quickly learn various programs, systems, and HR technologies. Experience with the iCIMS applicant tracking system is a plus.

  • Must be able to work swiftly, with a high sense of urgency, in a high volume, fast-paced environment, and be comfortable with frequent shifting priorities and tight, time sensitive deadlines.

  • Requires time management, multi-tasking, strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving, advanced decision-making, reasoning, consultative, and organizational skills.

  • Previous experience with I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Forms is a plus.

  • A high degree of confidentiality required.


This role will be based in our Des Moines, IA headquarters location.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.)

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you’ll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Experience Principal

While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees – individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we’re an exceptional place to grow your career.

Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 2021-30023

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Human Resources

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

FLSA Status: Exempt