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University Relations Manager

University Relations Manager

Shanghai | China

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

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Nike, Inc.'s uncompromising focus on human potential extends to its workforce. Nike Human Resources teams help attract, retain, and reward the world's most innovative people by creating programs to help them thrive. They accelerate company growth as stewards of culture, organizational effectiveness, talent and change. The global Human Resources community includes experts in talent planning, talent acquisition, talent development, compensation and benefits, employee relations and more. Together, they develop a motivated, diverse and engaged global team.
Description

As our University Relations Manager, you'll play an essential role in Nike's University Relations and collegiate recruitment strategy to attract and hire top, diverse university talent and to establish NIKE as the employer of choice on University campuses.  The primary areas of focus for the University Relations Manager are to (1) Own a best-in-class university campus strategy end-to-end (2) Manage relationships with target schools and diversity partners, and (3) Lead the University Relations recruitment team to execute the campus strategy and acquire Intern and Full-Time university talent.  In this role, the University Relations Manager will be a member of the Global Talent Acquisition team, and will be an integral part of the overall success of the University Relations strategy.


  • Create a campus strategy and build talent pipelines at target schools to attract and hire diverse university talent of emerging leaders across Nike's business enterprise (Undergraduate and Graduate/MBA)

  • Build an annual calendar of campus recruitment events and oversee all logistical coordination and execution through planning, resource requirements, needs assessment, and budget review

  • Manage Recruiters and Coordinators to execute the campus recruitment strategy and serve as a coach to ensure team is accountable and equipped to deliver top, diverse candidates with a quality candidate experience

  • Relationship management of target schools (career centers, professors, faculty, student organizations), diversity partnerships, and external vendors to establish Nike as a partner of choice for prospective talent

  • Work collaboratively and cross-functionally with Talent Acquisition, HR partners and business functions to drive University Relations recruitment initiatives

  • Conduct market research to ensure target schools and academic programs are recommended and aligned to meet the organization's university talent needs and business capabilities

  • Establish campus brand awareness and engagement that is a catalyst to lead students to the decision of Nike as the employer of choice

  • Track/Report university relations and recruitment analytics to achieve goals and determine effectiveness of current and future strategy - with the use of data tools and dashboards



  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in University Relations in a large company, including experience building and leading campus recruitment strategies, collegiate recruiting at both the Undergraduate and Graduate (MBA) levels

  • Prior Talent Acquisition management experience - Leading Recruiters and Coordinators, and the full life-cycle recruitment process

  • Proven ability to build external relationships and credibility, as well as internal influence cross-functionally with Human Resources (HR) partners, Hiring Managers, and core business teams

  • Ability to present to all levels of management and academia with strong communication and storytelling skills

  • Experience creating and delivering on-campus communication materials and representing a corporate brand for the purposes of developing strong relationships with universities and students

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan brand events, manage multiple projects and competing priorities, while maintaining flexibility to shift priorities as needed to meet business objectives

  • Prior experience working in applicant tracking systems and candidate relationship management tools

  • Ability to travel up to 30% during the peak recruitment season

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong computer skills - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote


NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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