What does a Campus Recruiter do?

Campus recruiters locate, woo, and recruit talent to fill job openings for internship positions; recruits are often still in school or recent graduates from universities or colleges. They may work directly for a company or an agency that hires on behalf of companies or organizations. They coordinate and facilitate on-campus recruiting events, which is a primary function of campus recruiting. They participate in job fairs and meetings with key campus groups, attend parties, and other social events.

Campus recruiters ensure every activity they participate in flows smoothly and reach the desired student demographic. Campus recruiters compete with one another in attracting the most promising talent, making it essential that prospects understand the benefits and rewards offered through the organization they represent. They spend time interviewing candidates, sometimes conducting pre-employment processes with students from interview to job offers before they graduate. Campus recruiters need a minimum bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or related fields and fluency in employment interview techniques.

What responsibilities are common for Campus Recruiter jobs?
  • Perform general office duties in support of the football program.
  • Serve as head coach's liaison with campus departments as assigned.
  • Travel with the team to ensure all team needs are met.
  • Lead ongoing dialogue with business stakeholders, recruiters, and colleagues to further develop, execute and enhance our university recruiting initiatives.
  • Identify top schools and programs and build relationships with students, faculty and career services.
  • Work closely with on-call therapists, administrators, psychiatrists and unit staff to ensure smooth admission during evening, late night and weekend hours.
  • Analyze progress and results at core schools, identify best practices and develop strategic recommendations.
  • Manage a team of high-perform coworkers, including performance management, coaching and development.
  • Ability to engage intellectually and physically in all components of the recreation environment.
  • Build a vision that executes on a comprehensive campus recruiting strategy, creating a diverse student pipeline to deliver against bold dynamic hiring plans.
  • Enhance and implement an efficient and standardized interview process that scales across roles and offices.
  • Build upon a high-touch and high-perform talent team by refining hiring forecasting capabilities. establish and report on data driven metrics that create actionable insights.
  • Coordinate recruiting events, community service, fundraising, and alumni events.
  • Make strategic recommendations based on analysis and findings.
  • Analyze and summarize candidate feedback and key trends and present to University Recruiting Team Lead and Recruiting Managers / Senior Associate to aide in interview selections and pre-identify candidates for upcoming recruiting events.
What are the typical qualifications for Campus Recruiter jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in data science, computer science, business or computer engineering.
  • Demonstrated collaboration, attention to detail, and work ethic.
  • Comfortable leading, talent sourcing, and onboarding.
  • A collaborator and critical thinker.
  • Prior consulting experience.
  • Can multitask and prioritize as needed.
  • Demonstrated business acumen and technical leadership capabilities.
  • Fluency in products and services.
EducationBachelor's Degree
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Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience0-1 year

How much does a Campus Recruiter make?

$61,488 /yr
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Campus Recruiter Career Path

Learn how to become a Campus Recruiter, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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5 - 7
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Campus Coordinator
Aug 23, 2021

“It would be great if training sessions are provided at the absolute beginning of the job”

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Nov 30, 2022

“Best workplace to work and get motivated”

Campus Recruiter
Jul 9, 2020

“Good learning and development oppoturnities”

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Campus Recruiter
Oct 10, 2022

“TODAY I found out the lady they hired was my replacement and they announce my firing and her hiring at the same time.”

Camp Staff
Apr 30, 2021

“Not really any career progression”

Campus Recruiter
Jul 9, 2020

“Excellent organisation to start your career”

Penn StatePenn State
Campus Rec
Oct 16, 2020

“it is not the best pay”

American ExpressAmerican Express
Campus Recruitment Director
Feb 11, 2022

“many opportunities to grow your career”

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When working as a Campus Recruiter, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Bilingual, Container, Spanish, Effective Communication, and Microsoft Office Suite.

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The most common qualifications to become a Campus Recruiter include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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