Associate Director For University Relations

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth , NJ 07033

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Right now, around 70,000 of our employees are working to cure the world's most complex diseases. We know that our people are the key to our success, which is why our Human Resources team works to attract, develop, retain and inspire our people so that they can learn, grow and make a true impact on the world. Together we collaborate to create a culturally rich, diverse organization ensuring we remain innovative, agile and flexible.

The Associate Director (AD) of University Relations is responsible for the development and execution of our recruitment of students from U.S. colleges and universities. They work closely with business leaders to understand, quantify, and meet the company's hiring needs while identifying opportunities for enterprise-level engagement and consolidation of efforts. The Associate Director manages a team of three professionals (a Sr. Specialist and two Specialists). They will work closely with the Sr. Specialist for Diversity & Inclusion in the development and execution of a recruitment strategy that prioritizes the hiring of diverse talent from collegiate sources. The AD will also liaise with the AD for Employer Branding to ensure that university-specific content is adequately represented in employer branding efforts.

  • Lead the development and facilitate the implementation of an enterprise-level strategy to recruit diverse talent from U.S. colleges and universities

  • Manage the U.S. University Recruiting team of three professionals

  • Partner in the development and facilitation of a divisional strategy to promote inclusive recruitment, assessment, and hiring practices in coordination with the Senior Specialist for Diversity & Inclusion

  • Work in coordination with the Assoc. Dir. for Employer Branding to ensure alignment between branding and university initiatives

  • Facilitate the recruitment and hiring processes for assigned roles in the university recruiting space

  • Manage the company's relationships with a select subset of diversity partner organizations focused on recruiting diverse, collegiate talent

  • Facilitate the dispersion of best practices among global practitioners of early talent recruiting throughout GTA

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Min of 6 years of experience in recruiting, higher education administration, or related fields

  • Strong communication skills; writing & speaking

Preferred:

  • Experience managing and mentoring people

  • Experience working in Diversity & Inclusion efforts

  • Proven ability to work in a highly matrixed environment and interact with Senior Leadership

  • Previous exposure/experience in managing budgets

  • Familiarity & proven ability to use Handshake and/or similar campus-recruiting technology

  • Record of employing innovative marketing tactics in recruiting

  • Willingness to use data analytics to support business outcomes

Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as "Merck" in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as "MSD" in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world's biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@msd.com

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster

EEOC GINA Supplement

OFCCP EEO Supplement

OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule

We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work, Telecommuting

Shift:

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

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Associate Director For University Relations

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