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University Recruiting Associate Director

Company: Grant Thornton LLP
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

ICS Associate Director University Recruiting Position Summary / Job Description: The Associate Director of University Recruiting reports directly to the Director of University Recruiting and will be responsible for providing vision, leadership, planning and execution of regional talent acquisition strategy, operations and national service line strategies. This individual is responsible for developing, communicating, implementing, and improving regional and national university recruiting strategies. Essential Duties and Responsibilities / Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead a talented team of recruiters and engage with them at a high level to understand their obstacles and challenges.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers, senior leaders, and key business stakeholders to understand the needs of the service lines and drive cross-collaboration initiatives, while developing effective sourcing and recruitment strategies that result in pools of exceptional candidates.
  • Work as part of a talent acquisition leadership team locally (US) and globally to identify ongoing talent development needs and process/efficiency improvements as well as innovative ideas to ensure we are a premier recruiting organization.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with professional organizations, colleges/universities, and offer insight into creative techniques to increase the diversity of applicant pools and reduce the cost and time to hire.
  • Assist with the design, implementation, and management of internship programs for high-potential candidates virtually and/or in-person.
  • Work in partnership with teams and resources to establish university and event strategy, while remaining well-managed through the use of data and metrics.
  • Provide guidance in decision-making by using data and analytics to influence business decisions to support the corporate strategy.
  • Oversee the management of the hiring process from initial outreach to offer negotiation and finally to onboarding.
  • Manage and drive operational excellence and process to drive best practices for the team. Required Skills and Experience / Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree and proven and dynamic University Recruiting experience; 4+ years of Campus recruiting experience; preferably within a professional services firm or similar environment.
  • 10+ years of experience working in talent acquisition
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, including both written and oral
  • Demonstrated history of being a good communicator and a strong leader
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Creativity in problem-solving and intellectual curiosity
  • Thorough understanding of recruiting methods and best practices, as well as applicable policies and federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as Applicant Tracking Systems, preferably Oracle Recruiting
  • Excellent project management skills Additional Information:
  • Occasional Travel is required. The base salary range for this position in the firms San Jose, CA and San Francisco, CA offices is $150,000 - $250,700 per year.About UsAt Grant Thornton, we believe in making business more personal and building trust into every result for our clients and you. Here, we go beyond your expectations of a career in professional services by offering a career path with more: more opportunity, more flexibility, and more support. Its what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better.About the TeamThe team youre about to join is ready to help you thrive. Heres how: Whether its your work location, weekly schedule or unlimited flex time off, we empower you with the options to work in the way that best serves your clients and your life. Here, you are supported to prioritize your overall well-being through work-life integration options that work best for your and those in your household. We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different and we think thats a good thing. Thats why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. See how at When it comes to inclusion, we are committed to doing more than checking boxes. Explore all the ways were taking action for diversity, equity & inclusion at Heres what you can expect next: If you apply and are selected to interview, a Grant Thornton team member will reach out to you to schedule a time to connect. We encourage you to also check out other roles that may be a good fit for you or get to know us a little bit better at Benefits: We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different, and we think thats a good thing. Thats why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. For an overview of our benefit offerings, please visit:
    • Benefits for internship positions: Grant Thornton interns are eligible to participate in the firms medical, dental and vision insurance programs and the firms employee assistance program. Interns also receive a minimum of 72 hours of paid sick leave, and are paid for firm holidays that fall within their internship period.
    • Benefits for seasonal employee positions: Grant Thornton seasonal employees are eligible to participate in the firms medical, dental and vision insurance programs and the firms employee assistance program. Seasonal employees may also be eligible to participate in the firms 401(k) savings plan and employee retirement plan in accordance with applicable plan terms and eligibility requirements. Seasonal employees receive a minimum of 72 hours of paid sick leave. Grant Thornton employees may be eligible for a discretionary, annual bonus based on individual and firm performance, subject to the terms, conditions and eligibility criteria of the applicable bonus plan or program. Interns and seasonal employees are not eligible for bonus compensation. Additional Details: It is the policy of Grant Thornton to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions (including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, working conditions, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, evaluations, and termination) are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or civil union status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic predisposition or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state and local laws, it is the policy of Grant Thornton LLP to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. To make an accommodation request, please contact For Los Angeles Applicants only: We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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