Sr Mgr/Dir Executive Recruitment - 90369745 - DC/WIL/PHL/NY (Hybrid)

Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away!

As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to our employees.


Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


This hybrid position can be based in Washington DC; Wilmington, DE; Philadelphia, PA; or New York, NY.


The Sr Mgr/Director of TA Executive Recruitment will set the direction and strategy for the executive recruitment talent acquisition team responsible for developing and driving executive recruitment processes, strategies, and initiatives across Amtrak to deliver a best-in-class recruitment experience.  This position will report to the AVP Talent Acquisition. The Sr Mgr/Director of TA Executive Recruitment will manage and support the executive recruitment function and be a trusted partner to executive leadership and management teams. This leader will need to be fiscally responsible and manage the TA executive recruitment budget. This position provides leadership in creating a culture that values employees by serving as trusted advisors, developing strategic partnerships, and being responsive to organizational needs.




  • Responsible for all Amtrak executive recruitment efforts with a focus on operational excellence and delivering a best-in-class recruitment experience 
  • Develops, assess and measures executive recruitment processes and deliverables and ensures stakeholder accountability 
  • Understand critical talent segments and build key relationships with executive leaders 
  • Partner with executive leadership across Amtrak business units and locations in efforts to optimize, standardize, and automate the executive recruitment processes 
  • Use data and analytics to understand current state, report out performance indicators as well as to drive improvements 
  • Through data analysis, understand talent needs, candidate pipelines and business specific forecasts 
  • Manage external partnerships by building relationships with reputable executive search firms 
  • Oversee all stages of candidate experience and ensure our processes and strategies are attracting top talent 
  • Provide oversight to Amtrak recruiters assisting with executive recruitment
  • Cultivating a culture of excellence and developing clear objectives for executive recruitment




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training, education and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • 10+ years of relevant executive recruitment experience, leading executive recruitment strategies including but not limited to process design, planning, talent prospecting and sourcing initiatives, and employer branding activities. Experience managing executive recruitment partnerships.


MINIMUM KSA (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Demonstrated ability to work with executive leadership to develop strong business partnerships and relationships
  • Able to understand complex business strategies and recommend appropriate recruitment solutions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate at various levels in the organization.
  • Superior organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to manage competing priorities 
  • Demonstrated ability to interface, collaborate with, and influence stakeholder at all levels 
  • Proficient in leveraging technology for executive recruitment processes 
  • Strong knowledge of hiring processes, skill development, and organizational analysis frameworks 
  • Ability to set a strategic talent acquisition strategy, execute that strategy and to measure results through analytics



  • Preferred experience in using SuccessFactors Recruiting ATS, and social media platforms


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



The salary/hourly range is $135,800 - $176,040 for a Sr Mgr Executive Recruiting and $163,000 - $211,140 for a Director, Executive Recruiting. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, internal equity, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.​​

Requisition ID:160405
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Delaware; New York; Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Human Capital 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses. 

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.