We are looking for a Program Manager - Campus and Community Partnerships to join our quickly growing, team. Reporting to the Director, Talent Acquisition, the Program Manager will proactively build the necessary intern and entry-level talent pipelines to support a dynamic, fast-paced, and high-growth environment. He/she will manage all aspects of hiring strategy and execution for intern, entry-level, and early career roles at Sleep Number. This role will define, organize and execute our approach to relationship development with and acquisition of talent from colleges and universities across the country. In addition to hiring strategy and execution, this person will also be a key contributor to the development and success of the summer internship and training programs. This role will also build relationships with external organizations focused on building a diverse pipeline of candidates. This individual will demonstrate the ability to build successful working relationships with internal leaders to collaborate on strategic plans and achieve success metrics at target schools. A can-do attitude and hands on approach are requirements for assimilation into this fast-paced role.
Design, manage and actively execute programs and activities to support campus & community group recruiting strategies
Partner with business leaders and other key stakeholders to determine and communicate recruitment strategy, including school/organization selection, pipeline programs, candidate management, and hiring numbers
Manage strategic outreach and partnership with targeted programs and schools, including developing and maintaining strong, collaborative relationships with career services, student organizations, faculty, and community leaders. Continuously evaluating targeted schools and programs based on business and talent needs
Partner with Employer Branding/Marketing to leverage social media and employment branding to build awareness and engage with prospective candidates
Engage students & candidates through traditional and non-traditional methods on-campus and virtually
Develop annual fall and spring recruiting schedules and ensuring appropriate organizational representation at all functions
Partner with coordinator team on all logistics for campus interviews and second rounds/office visits
Ensure a positive candidate experience throughout the interview and onboarding processes
Partner with Organizational Effectiveness to drive development and execution of all aspects of job shadow, summer internship and training programs
Evaluate success of recruiting season by preparing and analyzing statistics on overall results to identify areas for process and performance improvement
Flex to provide sourcing support for Talent Acquisition team as needed during off-peak hiring times
3+ years in a Recruiting (Talent Acquisition) function or related role
Proven relationship management skills including a strong customer service orientation
Full cycle recruiting experience
Ability to travel as needed (heaviest times in Sept-Oct and Jan-Feb)
Advanced candidate sourcing skills
Ability to partner and build rapport with business partners both internally and externally
Continuous improvement track record of identifying opportunities and driving changes to positively impact recruiting results
Project Management skills or the ability to multi-task
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Various ATS systems Workday, Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc
Ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
Excellent communication, follow-up, and organizational skills.
Ability to build, foster and leverage relationships to improve results for TA and for the business overall
Ability to maintain a high-level of confidentiality.
Program and project management
Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.
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