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University Relationship Lead

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Human Resources & Talent Acquisition
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JR-0000052476 Requisition #
Western Digital® 

The next big thing in data is you! 

The mission of the University Recruiting Team is to provide a best-in-class experience to students that showcase Western Digital’s people, culture, technology and impact. If you are looking for a fast-paced, energetic environment, where variety and multi-tasking occur daily, this is where you want to be. We are looking for a creative, innovative thinker with strong communication skills who will be able to strengthen the Western Digital brand on campus and be a culture carrier for the company. As the Lead of the University Relationship Team, you will be responsible for the successful strategy development and execution of all enterprise-wide recruitment and diversity campus activities at the Western Digital feeder universities. You will partner with the university recruiting teams, executive champions, school teams, former interns, campus ambassadors and other internal stakeholders, to successfully promote and raise the company's brand while managing a team of recruiters and recruiting coordinators. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop and implement enterprise-wide university recruiting strategy and marketing approach to attract a diverse pipeline of student talent that aligns to business goals. 
  • Manage campus relationships, including career services, diversity partner organizations, sponsorships and student clubs. 
  • Partner with university recruiting and diversity & inclusion teams to design and host all enterprise-wide recruiting and diversity events during the recruiting season and summer internship programs; this includes Day 1 Orientations for intern and full-time NCG hires. 
  • Develop a thorough understanding of our feeder school campuses and competitor landscape, regularly sharing this information with university recruiters, executive champions, school teams and other stakeholders.
  • Create materials to be delivered to school teams for kick-off, debrief and planning meetings, in addition to ongoing recruiting updates. 
  • Track and analyze key performance metrics at the enterprise-wide level to influence data driven decisions and to share results/trends with stakeholders. 
  • Work closely with the Recruitment Branding team to design and develop branding materials and social media strategy for Western Digital feeder schools. 
  • Establish priorities, manage the performance, coach and develop members of the University Relationship team; direct the team through the planning and execution of the university recruitment seasons. 
REQUIRED: 
  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of demonstrated, relevant experience 
  • Previous experience in University/Campus Recruiting preferred; work in a technology or professional services environment or in higher education/career services is applicable 
SKILLS:
  • Client focused individual with outstanding judgment & creative problem solving skills 
  • Thrives in a fast paced ambiguous environment and has the ability to manage changing priorities while meeting deadlines 
  • Demonstrates strong project management skills with exceptional organization and attention to detail 
  • Proven ability to manage a team 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong Microsoft office skills (Excel and PowerPoint) 
ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL 
 The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital. 

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.  

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.  

But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data. 

Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands. 

Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster. Western Digital participates in the E-Verify program in the US. For more information click here. Este empleador participa in E-Verify.

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