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College Recruiting Manager

Date: Oct 21, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie

James Hardie is the global leader in fiber cement technology and has maintained its innovative and entrepreneurial legacy around the world for more than 125 years. JH invented fiber cement siding products as a durable, lower-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. Its products combine innovation and versatility to offer a variety of design possibilities, matched with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. Currently installed on more than 8 million homes in North America and with global sales of over $2.6 billion (US), we continue to grow our global market in building products through our technology and manufacturing processes.


Due to continued growth, James Hardie is looking for a Campus Recruiting Manager! The College Recruiting Manager is responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success and assist in promoting a strong employment brand on select university campuses. Create a positive candidate experience through a high touch environment. Develop and execute recruiting strategies at select universities, employing traditional strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas. Hires may be for an enterprise program, internship program, or for a functional role. Build and maintain relationships with students & clients to ensure hiring targets are met and recruiting metrics are tracked. Communicate regularly with students, career placement offices, recruiting team, and clients on process / status updates, reputation / trends on campus, and feedback on candidates.  The College Recruiting Manager is also responsible for executing and delivering the campus recruitment plan and strategy while adhering to established budgets. Responsible for the management of campus processes including candidate engagement (pre, during, and post offers), interview rounds, and closing negotiations and offers.


Position Responsibilities:

Develop and implement the campus recruiting and talent pipeline strategy.

Full-lifecycle recruitment for assigned campus roles across multiple functions (full-time and intern), including building the talent pipeline; screening, on-site interviews, hiring, and maintaining positive candidate relationships.

Serve as the advisor to our business leaders on trends, events, and best practices using data, benchmarking, and other factors to ensure the right direction and decisions are made for the college recruiting program.

Build and maintain strong relationships with college campus placement staff and faculty.

Responsible for the design and coordination of recruitment activities. Attend and facilitate hiring events, coffee chats, virtual recruiting events and information sessions at target universities.

Enhance the corporate rotational program by creating meaningful development opportunities for engineering, finance, it and human resources graduates.

Oversees the execution of the employment branding strategy on campuses, including supporting the company’s social media and digital platforms and employment advertising campaigns

Responsible for sourcing, screening, and evaluation of potential candidates

Acts as a consultant to the business, and sets clear expectations regarding the recruitment process

Ability to coordinate multiple projects and programs by using excellent time & organizational skills under the pressure of deadlines



Bachelor's degree in human resources, business or related field.

5+ years of experience in executing and delivering a campus recruiting program with demonstrated experience building and maintaining consultative, influential, and collaborative relationships with multiple levels of internal and external stakeholders.

Strong verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills and networking skills.

Strong project management skills

Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Available for up to 50% travel to college campuses.

In return, we offer advancement opportunities, an engaged and collaborative work environment, competitive compensation with solid bonus potential, a 401k program that matches dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a best-in-class total benefits package.  

At James Hardie, our goal is to remain at the forefront of the building products industry in every market in which we operate.  The foundation of this strategy, and our company identity, is an unwavering commitment to safe people, safe places, and safe systems through our Zero Harm initiative.  As a member of James Hardie, you will have significant opportunity to be a key contributor to achieving that goal.





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