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AECOM Early Careers Programs Director - Americas in Los Angeles, California

United States of America - New York, New York City

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a remote Director, Early Careers Programs to join our Americas Talent Acquisition team. This position can be located anywhere in the US or Canada.

As our Director, Early Career Programs, you will develop, execute and deliver the crucial strategy to identify, engage, attract and develop our future talent.

This is an opportunity for you to help shape what AECOM has to offer to students and new college graduates. Are you ready for the challenge?

What you'll be doing:

  • You'll define, implement and execute a "best in class" campus recruiting strategy to include technology, social media, employment branding, etc.

  • You'll build a relationship strategy with various stakeholders to achieve a focused, tiered approach to College and University relations which will lead to consistency, efficiency and the best quality hires.

  • You'll ensure that the AECOM campus strategy delivers the best experience for candidates, campus, university and academic stakeholders, HR, talent acquisition team members and our business leaders

  • You'll be a liaison between colleges and universities, student organizations and AECOM

  • You'll oversee the development of candidate pipelines, on campus events, interviews and offer letters.

  • You'll gather data, analyze, present, and develop improvements to our current process as well as the entire performance of the program.

  • You'll serve as an advisor to our business leaders to advise them of trends, events and best practices using data, benchmarking and other factors to ensure the right direction and decisions are made for the university space.

  • You'll partner with the business to help forecast upcoming graduate and intern hire needs and develop delivery strategies to execute expected hiring levels.

  • In partnership with our ED&I team, you'll oversee on-campus diversity initiatives and ensure that we have a coordinated diversity strategy at the national, regional, and campus level.

  • You'll look for new and efficient ways to leverage internal technologies and external platforms for the university program.

  • You’ll meet and present often with leaders across various business lines who will look to you to be the SME in all things university relations.

Who are you?

  • You are a visionary leader with deep and broad expertise in college recruiting strategy and execution

  • You are a creative problem-solver who can see the big picture but still understand the details

  • You live technology, social media and employment branding and you monitor trends and best practices relating to college recruiting. You implement best practices from benchmarks

  • You thrive when wearing different hats: leader, mentor, manager, strategist, advocate, recruiter, analyst, brand ambassador

  • You have a passion for building relationships with business unit leaders, HR leaders, recruiting leaders, campus, university and academic stakeholders and candidates

  • You are inspired and intrigued by our mission to “Imagine it. Delivered.” Developing a “best in class” campus strategy will position AECOM as a premier brand with millennials

  • You can manage up, down and across. You’re comfortable addressing executives and students. Your communication and presentation style is professional yet personal

  • You're comfortable with ambiguity, change management and you are adept at working toward consensus

  • You are a data guru and understand the criticality of using data to lead and guide and make informed decisions.

  • You have an understanding and experience with matrixed organizations and are not afraid to take on supporting, guiding and advising various lines of business in their college recruitment strategies and goals.

What are we looking for?

  • You have experience managing and designing campus recruitment and/or early career professional development programs

  • You should be a strong project manager who can work in a matrixed environment

  • You should have experience managing virtual teams to exceptional performance

  • You should be data-driven and have experience with analysis and reporting

  • You should understand change management principles and should be adept at navigating transformation

  • You will preferably have experience with a similar firm in our industry who services a wide range of clients

  • You preferably will have established relationships with Minority Serving Institutions (HBCUs, HSIs and/or Tribal Colleges)

At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS + 12 YORE or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 4 years of leadership

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing and designing campus recruitment and/or early career professional development programs cross-border in the US and Canada

  • Strong project manager who can work in a matrixed environment

  • Experience managing virtual teams to exceptional performance

  • Be data-driven and have experience with analysis and reporting

  • Understand change management principles and should be adept at navigating transformation

  • Be a stellar communicator

  • Experience in our industry with a firm that provides design, consulting, construction and management services with a wide range of clients

  • Collaborative, able to build relationships and influence key stakeholders

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Travel is required for this position

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Human Resources

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 240520BR

Additional Locations CA - Markham, ON - 105 Commerce Valley Dr W, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave

Clearance Required No

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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