College Relations Program Recruiter

Fairfax, Virginia
Jan 26, 2021
Mar 14, 2021
Full Time
College Relations Program Recruiter

Dewberry has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic team member who wants to jump in and take charge of its company-wide college relations and intern hiring program in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be instrumental in the strategizing, planning and executing of Dewberry's college recruiting program with key members of management to build and recruit our pipeline of intern and entry level talent. This role requires a strong focus on results, a solution-oriented mindset and taking ownership of the program execution and full-cycle recruitment for all intern and entry level candidates. This position will report to the Regional HR Manager.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Program Strategy and Execution
  • Develop strong relationships with the company's operational leaders, external professional organizations, colleges and universities, and industry contacts to identify qualified intern and entry level talent.
  • Support and partner with managers to meet our intern and entry level recruiting numbers for each region. Listen to feedback from managers, understand their hiring needs and develop solutions together.
  • Own the internship program. Plan and execute summer intern events. Manage the intern recruiting process and track conversion rates.
  • Collect feedback from interns about their experiences and share best practices with managers
  • Develop orientation for summer interns
  • Develop recruiting guidelines for managers about our hiring processes, deadlines, recruiting goals and importance of converting interns to full-time employees
  • Provide best practices to managers for interviewing, campus engagement and onboarding for both virtual and in-person environments
  • Publicize recruiting progress, campus engagement and diversity efforts across multiple channels both internally and externally.
  • Use feedback from interns and managers to assess effectiveness of the program and incorporate changes for the next recruiting season.

  • Conduct full-life cycle recruitment for all intern hires Identify and source top intern talent through multiple venues such as job boards, industry-specific sites, college and university campus job fairs and contacts, social media outlets, and other sourcing means.
  • Review intern resumes for skills and qualifications in relation to position requirements while complying with EEO and OFCCP federal regulations
  • Assist with the development of job descriptions if needed and create and post all open requisitions through Applicant Tracking System
  • Conduct phone screens and coordinate interview schedules
  • Advise and consult hiring managers throughout the hiring process to help identify the top candidates and advise on other venues to recruit hard to fill positions
  • Report on resume outreach and candidate activity to the Regional HR manager on a regular basis.

Campus Events (virtual and in-person as required)
  • Plan, develop, coordinate and attend recruiting events (career fairs, classroom presentations, etc) in person or virtually at colleges. Provide training to campus representatives.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships within targeted universities.
  • Coordinate the necessary materials for both virtual and on-campus events including giveaways, handouts, and displays for the college recruitment program.
  • Research and benchmark a variety of topics surrounding best practices and industry information.

Tracking Results
  • Work daily in an applicant tracking system to capture relevant applicant information.
  • Track acceptance rates and intern conversion rates. Use data to provide feedback and best practices to managers around interviewing and onboarding processes.
  • Maintain quantitative data to track results and effectiveness the college recruitment program.
  • Share metrics with leadership on intern and entry level recruiting activity to drive visibility.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • BA/BS degree in a Human Resources related field is preferred.
  • At least 3 years experience in a college recruiting function is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office Suite is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and excellent organizational skills are required.
  • Familiarity with iCIMs, Microsoft Teams, and virtual career fair platforms (Brazen, Handshake, Career Fair Plus, etc) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with the corporate recruitment efforts is preferred.
  • The successful candidate will be passionate about the outcomes of the college recruitment program as well as value professionalism and work ethic in their day to day demeanor.
  • Must be able to travel overnight during the fall and spring recruitment season when universities are hosting in-person career fairs (20% to 25%)

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*All recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.