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University Relations Recruiter

Chicago, IL - 3650 W 47th St JBH

Joliet, IL - Centerpoint Way

Aurora, IL - S. Lake Street

Naperville, IL - Brookshire Ct


Job Title:
University Relations Recruiter

Human Resources

United States of America



Full/Part Time:
Full time

Job Summary:
Under general supervision, the position is responsible for driving university and college recruitment activities. The incumbent works with hiring managers and HRBPs to address workforce and staffing needs, serve as a valuable brand ambassador for J.B. Hunt on campus, sell J.B. Hunt's compensation and benefits packages, and advise on pay/salary and recruiting best practices.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:
• Oversee candidate sourcing process and talent pipeline for entry level roles
• Initiate requisition creation and approval process
• Interview, assess and refer graduates to appropriate employment positions
• Advise hiring managers on pay/salary and recommend recruiting strategies and tactics that support the goals and direction of J.B. Hunt
• Extend offers of employment and negotiate offer components within predetermined parameters, with hiring manager approval
• Manage, plan, and facilitate university and college campus recruiting activities such as: career fairs, advertising, company information sharing and interview days
• Implement diversity recruiting efforts across targeted university and college campuses
• Developing and maintaining relationships with students and universities to help achieve the university and college recruiting vision
• Participate in departmental staffing meetings and share data on candidate activity and recruiting progress; report regularly on recruiting activity, tactics, strategy, shortcomings and successes and provide information to help hiring managers and influence workforce planning decisions
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Build strong relationships with internal stakeholder in region(s) you support
• Pipeline and Internship program execution for assigned location in region(s)
• Facilitate talent review discussions for campus hires and determine offer decisions
• Willingness to travel to assigned campuses in region(s) (can be heavy during peak recruiting seasons)
• Maintain region(s) university recruiting budget


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in Business Administration/Management, Communications, Psychology, or related field
  • OR 2+ years combination of experience, education, and training

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Management, Communications, Psychology, or related field, with up to 2-4 years of experience, education, and training. Experience in university recruiting.
  • Ability to exercise discretion
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly learn technical knowledge
  • Ability to make time-sensitive decisions
  • Basic critical thinking skills
  • Basic deductive reasoning skills
  • Flexible to work around candidates' schedule
  • Interpersonal or “people” skills
  • Proficient active listening skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Understanding of the end-to-end recruiting cycle

Associates: Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Associates: Psychology, Bachelors: Business Administration/Management, Bachelors: Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Bachelors: Psychology

Work Experience:
Human Resources, Recruiting

Job Opening ID:
00484389 University Relations Recruiter (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”

Posted 14 Days Ago

Full time


About Us

Fortune 500 experience. Career advancement. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

Headquartered in Northwest Arkansas, J.B. Hunt is a dominant force in transportation and logistics, offering exciting career opportunities both at corporate and at field locations across the country. There are a variety of job types that support our business, so no matter your passion, J.B. Hunt is the place to jumpstart your career.

Why J.B. Hunt?

J.B. Hunt is a leading transportation and logistics company for one simple reason – our people. The career possibilities and benefits of working at J.B. Hunt are endless. From competitive salary and benefits packages, to defined career paths and growth opportunities, we take care of our people and take great pride in our efforts to build and sustain an inclusive workplace for all employees.

What are we looking for?

J.B. Hunt welcomes high-energy, forward-thinking people of all backgrounds and experience levels to join our team. We offer full-time, entry level, professional and management opportunities across all departments. Whether you are fresh out of school or bring years of industry experience, a role at J.B. Hunt could take your career to the next level.