CareFirst Careers

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Resp & Qualifications

CareFirst, Inc., and its affiliated companies, generally referred to as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), is the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest private sector health insurer, with over $10 billion dollars in revenue, serving the healthcare needs of 3.4 million members in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and portions of northern Virginia. The Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to individuals and groups, as well as state and federal government sponsored plans.

As a not-for-profit, CareFirst regularly ranks among the most philanthropic organizations with $43 million invested in the community in 2019 to improve overall health, and increase the accessibility, affordability, safety, and quality of healthcare throughout its market area. The company’s associates consistently add to this impact by devoting thousands of volunteer hours to numerous community organizations and social causes.

We practice empathy, seek to understand, invest in inclusion, demand equity, and nurture belonging every day for our associates and the communities we serve. We rely on the rich diversity of our associates’ experiences and backgrounds to achieve our mission. In 2019, we proudly held our first Day of Equity and Action. On this day, 5,000 CareFirst associates gathered across five locations to develop skills for creating new dialogues and greater understanding of each other and our communities. In 2020, we hosted a week of Diversity, Equity, and Action programming engaging 5500+ CareFirst associates virtually. Events included workshops on inclusion and the social determinants of health, skill-based volunteering, and featured crucial conversations with executive leaders on their personal connections to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).


The Talent Acquisition Specialist reports to the Talent Acquisition Manager.  This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the end-to-end recruitment life cycle, including meeting diversity goals. The Talent Acquisition Specialist employs sourcing strategies and resources that build networks through social media, job boards, employment agencies, professional associations, employee referral programs, and other creative channels.  This position acts as a trusted advisor to candidates and internal stakeholders. The Talent Acquisition Specialist plays an essential role in building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment through our hiring processes.

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with business leaders to understand needs and develop and implement a sourcing strategy to identify talent. Educate and provide thought leadership around the recruiting process and act as a consultative partner.
  • Develop and implement strategies for identifying and recruiting diverse talent.
  • Act as a talent consultant to shape future recruiting capabilities.
  • Drive offer process, partnering with hiring managers, HRBPs, Compensation, and TA leadership.
  • Work closely with hiring managers, building trust and credibility as an advisor in the recruiting process.
  • Maintain strong pipeline of qualified candidates and cultivate a robust network of passive talent.
  • Provide an exceptional candidate experience throughout the interview process, from initial contact through onboarding.
  • Represent CareFirst at external recruitment events, with a goal of relationship building with potential candidates and community outreach programs to establish and maintain an organizational presence in the community.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory, policy, and procedure guidance.
  • Assist Talent Acquisition Leadership with development and implementation of specific projects.


The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to quickly build credibility with stakeholders, along with the following competencies and experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field; in lieu of Bachelor's Degree, 4 years of additional relevant work experience.
  • 3-5 years’ experience with full lifecycle recruiting, supporting various corporate functions in a high-volume environment supporting junior to mid-level roles; Call-center recruiting experience a plus
  • Successful track record of proactively sourcing and hiring passive candidates. Proven knowledge of advanced sourcing techniques with a focus on attracting a diverse slate of candidates.
  • Proficiency with LinkedIn AND LinkedIn Recruiter.


  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environments and adapt to change as business requirements change.
  • Expert knowledge of recruiting practices, principles, applications, and methods, including interviewing and assessment skills.
  • Strong project management and MS Office skills. Exceptional problem-solving, time management, and organizational.

Performance and success are rewarded through a comprehensive and competitive Total Rewards Program.  This approach is comprised of not only your pay and incentive programs, but also outstanding health insurance and disability coverage, comprehensive wellness programs with free virtual fitness classes, retirement plan contributions, and paid time off (PTO).  Our benefits support you at every stage in life, including domestic partner coverage, parental and caregiver leave, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, and student debt reimbursement.  Our employee-run Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) offer opportunities to meet colleagues who share your interests while supporting the causes that matter to you.  And for many of our employees, we offer flexible work schedules and work from home options to support improved work-life balance.  We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, and we understand that Total Rewards is not one-size-fits-all. This is why in addition to evaluating the marketplace, we continuously assess the needs of our associates to offer a Total Rewards program that makes a difference to you.


Talent Acquisition

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply:

Closing Date

Please apply before:DNP

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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