Covance University Recruitment Manager in Madison, Wisconsin

Job Overview

Provides University Relations & Recruitment Program Management in support of company university and talent development needs. 3 direct reports.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Manages US team of University Relations Specialist.

  • Responsible for strategy development and execution, maintaining regional budget and collaboration with university and internal business leader stakeholders.

  • Develops and implements University Relations and Recruitment programs and events, including but not limited to Covance Internship Program, Externship Program, Student Mentoring Program, Spring Break/Job Shadow Program, Road Trip Events, Covance on Campus Workshop Events and Campus to Covance Open House/Class Visits/Tours and Tier 1 University research.

  • Leads a multi site Internship Program, including but not limited to program communications (internal & external), candidate sourcing and recruitment, interviewing and selection, program event/workshops, orientation (for interns and managers), evaluations, and end of summer presentations and program close tasks.

  • Develops and maintains an effective University recruitment-related network.

  • Contributes to the continuous improvement of the University recruitment process and adheres to agreed upon process.

  • Deploys branding activities around University recruitment.

  • Responds to campus candidate/student inquires about application process and follow up expectations from the RTA team.

  • Lead university tasks which include, but are not limited to preparation of company/careers brand and event specific collateral, communications and logistics, maintenance of university postings, campus calendar, daily university requisition question reports and other Covance site events for university candidates

  • Manage Central university inventory system ordering/management/distribution

  • Manage annual updates to campus contacts and student organization database.

  • Contributes to the continuous improvement of the University recruitment process and adheres to agreed upon process.

  • LeadUniversityRecruitment in special project requests as needed.

  • Participates in projects that impact the functional area and broader recruiting function.

  • Manages relationships with providers for background checks on intern populations

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 20% travel, primarily regional travel. Travel to other sites on occasion.

  • 80% requires overnight stay. Limited international travel may be required.



  • Associates or Bachelors degree (or country equivalent) and relevant experience with Human Resources highly preferred. Post High School education strongly preferred

  • Four years of Administrative, University or Human Resources Related Experience


Minimum Required:

  • Four years Administrative, University or Human Resources Related Experience

  • Experience ofworking in amatrix

  • Global HR experience preferred

  • Attention to detail, organization and follow-up skills are critical to this position.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Professionalism with first class communication, presentation and interpersonal skills required.

  • Resourceful, creative and proactive. Results oriented with excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to thrive in a constantly changing work environment requiring a high degree of multi-tasking.

  • Skilled in research of recruitment trends and competitive intelligence.

  • Understanding of applicant tracking systems.

  • Excellent interpersonal qualities, including problem solving and strong partnership skills.

  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately.

  • Strong interactive media and computer skills.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Knowledge of Human Resources practices, laws and regulations in geographic areas of operation, especially related to recruiting.

Job Number 2018-22043

Job Category Human Resources

Position Type Full-Time

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