Early Talent and Campus Recruitment Specialist

Req ID #:  147839


For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary


We are looking to add an Early Talent and Campus Recruitment Associate to our Talent Attraction Team. 


The Early Talent and Campus Recruitment Associate attracts top-tier talent into our entry level, internship, and co-op programs, and maintains productive and influential relationships with targeted High Schools (focus area), Universities and Jr. Colleges. Act as CRL early talent employer brand ambassador.  Responsible for driving the attraction process by identifying and interviewing qualified candidates and maintaining strong relationships with those candidates as they move through our hiring process.


Essential Job Functions

• Partner with Talent Acquisition, HR business partners and hiring managers to develop a targeted list of core schools to actively recruit from
• Develop strong relationships with high schools, Jr. colleges and universities through placement offices, faculty, administration, and student bodies to promote the company's brand and image in collaboration with university teams
• Evaluate new colleges and universities with a focus on diversity and forward-thinking talent that will meet future business needs
• Work with internal stakeholders and campus recruiting teams to develop strategies for campus recruiting, set calendar of events, timelines, activities as well as delegate responsibilities to ensure proper participation
• Organize and plan secondary and post-secondary education events (i.e., career fairs, information sessions, on-campus interviews, and other firm sponsored company events, etc.)
• Partner with local HRBP’s and business to drive outreach forward
• Analyze and report on campus metrics to develop new and innovative recruiting strategies for long term and sustained growth
• Identify innovative campus brand collateral and branded merchandise, giveaways, philanthropic partnerships, etc.
• Engage and contribute ideas to be the best-in-class in academic recruiting process and procedure, as well as employment brand development
• Assess trends and leverages knowledge, data, and competitive intelligence to co-create creative, customized sourcing strategies for early pipeline talent
• Support talent acquisition to ensure alignment on current needs within the organization
• Travel approximately 15% to High Schools, Universities and Colleges to source candidates and support recruiting initiatives at networking, recruiting and diversity functions


Minimum Position Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
• 3+ years of relevant work experience, with a preference for campus recruiting experience in a professional services environment
• Ability to work collaboratively with various level of associates and build strong relationships with key stakeholders
• Excellent leadership and mentoring skills
• Interest in driving diversity and inclusion efforts in alignment with campus strategy
• Ability to prioritize workloads as well as coordinate and maintain follow-up on multiple projects simultaneously in high volume, fast-paced environment
• Good presentation, communication (oral and written) and leadership skills
• Professional, confident, and enthusiastic demeanor
• Must be a problem solver with strong project management skills and the ability to stay organized and very detailed
• Proficient Microsoft Office skills
• Intermediate applicant tracking system/application skills

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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