University Relations Program Mgr

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 by Nike

Portland, OR 97201
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Description

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.


Our University Relations (UR) Program Manager is a newly created role embedded in the University Relations - Collegiate Recruitment team within NIKE's Global Talent Acquisition organization. This role will operate as a cross-functional partner with HR Leaders and Business Function Leaders in leveraging our top, diverse UR talent pipelines to build future talent capabilities. The successful candidate will be responsible to drive and communicate the university talent strategy, timeline, and intern talent demand planning across multiple business units. You'll collaborate closely with business leaders and hiring managers to identify compelling intern projects, assign intern roles aligned to strategic business initiatives, and manage the intern talent conversion and placement process. You'll build tracking/analytical tools to ensure we measure our success and scale our university talent investments throughout the enterprise. In this role, the UR Program Manager will report to the Director of University Relations and will be an integral part of the overall end-to-end talent strategy.


  • Partner with key stakeholders to establish a deep understanding of current and future university talent hiring needs (undergraduate and graduate Masters/MBA) and a comprehensive talent strategy aligned with business priorities
  • Execute end-to-end program management goals, timelines, and milestones across business functions (intern projects, placements, conversions, on/off boarding process, performance evaluations, hiring manager and core team engagement, etc.)
  • Coordinate developmental and networking events for the business function cohort
  • Work collaboratively with Talent Acquisition partners, HR partners, and business function leaders
  • Manage cross-functional relationships, share expertise, and serve as an influencer across business functions and core teams to guide University Relations talent initiatives
  • Track and report talent performance metrics/analytics to determine program effectiveness and identify areas of opportunity for continuous improvement
  • Ability to travel up to 25% during the peak recruitment season


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field
  • 5+ years full cycle recruitment; university relations experience preferred to champion intern talent pipelines and conversion strategy
  • Ability to connect and inspire people to drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration, and commitment across multiple groups with competing priorities (business leaders and students/university talent)
  • Strong program and/or project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and storytelling skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong ability to multitask and manage multiple project deliverables in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong PowerPoint, Keynote, and Excel skills

Reference: 561332609