2019-11-08 Waymo
University Relations Manager
Mountain View, California, United States

Waymo is the self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. Building on software and sensor technology developed at Google, Waymo is now launching the world’s first fully self-driving transportation service that will take members of the public from A to B at the touch of a button.

Waymo’s People team recruits and supports the world’s best talent (including, we hope, you). Our HR business partners, program administrators, staffers, and compensation specialists help our employees attain their full potential in a healthy, considerate and supportive environment. We take seriously our role as champions of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) and stewards of the unique Waymo culture.

In this University Relations Manager role, you'll:

    • Develop and execute against a holistic university relations strategy inclusive of key academic relationships, campus events and recruiting campaigns, sourcing, branding and engagement programs
    • Partner closely with Staffing, HR and business functions to align university relations and programs efforts to Waymo’s overall hiring goals, determine candidate profiles and drive the tactical work required to fulfill annual hiring commitments
    • Build and maintain relationships with selected universities, professors, research and student organizations, making Waymo an employer of choice in the eyes of both individuals and key institutions
    • Design and oversee intern, co-op and residency programs and any other innovative approaches aimed at creating robust talent pipelines and converting candidates into hires
    • Stay current and share industry best practices and trends, competitive intelligence, and leading thinking in the university relations and campus recruitment space
    • Compile and analyze data and metrics to track progress and identify areas of opportunity, continuously refining our programs, processes and tool set

We'd like you to have:

    • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
    • 6+ years of recruiting experience, preferably in the technology industry
    • 2+ years in a management capacity and 5+ years of experience with campus/collegiate recruiting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
    • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with internal stakeholders at every level, and externally with professors and academic institutions
    • Proven program management skills, from design through to execution of complex, large-scale initiatives, with a bias for action and self-directed follow-through

It’s preferred if you have

    • Self-starter who proactively identifies opportunities for program and process improvements with a high level of creativity, perseverance and flexibility
    • Articulate and persuasive communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Data-driven decision maker who uses information to derive insights and share progress against goals
    • Comfort with a high rate of change and the ability to successfully navigate ambiguity
    • Demonstrated track record of developing effective partnerships and relationships across all levels of the organization
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and “can-do” attitude - ready to roll up your sleeves and trail blaze through uncharted territory
At Waymo, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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