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University Relations Specialist (Can Be Remote)

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
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Position Summary

Responsible for hiring top-tier talent into our internship, co-op and entry-level programs, and maintaining productive and influential relationship with targeted universities and colleges. Responsible for driving the recruiting process by identifying and interviewing qualified candidates and maintaining strong relationships with those candidates as they move through our hiring process. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Partner with HR business partners and hiring managers to develop a targeted list of core schools to actively recruit from while still managing relationships at non-core schools
  • Develop strong relationships with colleges and universities through placement offices, faculty, administration, and student bodies to promote the company's brand and image in collaboration with university teams
  • Evaluate new colleges and universities with a focus on diversity and forward-thinking talent that will meet future business needs
  • Work with internal stakeholders and campus recruiting teams to develop strategies for campus recruiting, set calendar of events, timelines, activities as well as delegate responsibilities to ensure proper participation
  • Organize and plan secondary and post-secondary education events (i.e., career fairs, information sessions, on-campus interviews, mixers and other firm sponsored company events, etc.)
  • Develop and train university teams to help plan and execute university recruiting
  • Analyze and report on campus metrics to develop new and innovative recruiting strategies for long term and sustained growth
  • Identify innovative campus brand collateral and branded merchandise, giveaways, philanthropic partnerships, etc.
  • Engage and contribute ideas to be the best-in-class in collegiate recruiting process and procedure, as well as employment brand development
  • Assess trends and leverages knowledge, data, and competitive intelligence to co-create creative, customized sourcing strategies for early pipeline talent
  • Support talent acquisition efforts with talent acquisition teams during offseason
  • Travel approximately 30% to universities and colleges to source candidates and support recruiting initiatives at networking, recruiting and diversity functions
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience, with a preference for campus recruiting experience in a professional services environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various level of associates and build strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Excellent leadership and mentoring skills
  • Interest in driving diversity and inclusion efforts in alignment with campus strategy
  • Ability to prioritize workloads as well as coordinate and maintain follow-up on multiple projects simultaneously in high volume, fast-paced environment
  • Good presentation, communication (oral and written) and leadership skills
  • Professional, confident, and enthusiastic demeanor
  • Must be a problem solver with strong project management skills and the ability to stay organized and very detailed
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills
  • Intermediate applicant tracking system/application skills
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in human resources, business, communications, marketing or equivalent fields
  • SHRM

    Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
    Required Travel: Up to 50%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time
     Regions: General Office- Cincinnati; Any; Mid-Atlantic; Midwest; Mountain; South; West


    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

     Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Human Resources || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

    Job Segment: Intern, Project Manager, Recruiting, Entry Level, Technology, Human Resources

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