We’re looking for a University Relations Coordinator to join our Talent Acquisition team and support Appian's University Recruiting program. Hiring directly from select undergraduate and graduate programs is a key component of Appian’s overall growth strategy and consistently brings outstanding talent to our organization. This role will serve as the central point of contact for university career services and key academic stakeholders to elevate our campus relationships and strategic engagements. We are looking for an individual with an appreciation for the higher education and talent acquisition landscapes, possessing excellent networking, relationship management, and customer service skills.

Appian provides a software development platform that combines intelligent automation and enterprise low-code development to rapidly deliver powerful business applications. Many of the world’s largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk and compliance.



  • Provide comprehensive administrative support for candidates, recruiters, and university partners, upholding the high standards of Appian’s University Recruiting program
  • Coordinate university departmental, student group, and event sponsorships at core schools to ensure timely budget allocation, payment processing, and ROI on spend
  • Manage investment data for each school and influence strategy based on yield and changing marketplace demographics
  • Foster relationships with professors, deans, and career counseling offices in collaboration with university recruiters as the HQ-based point of contact
  • Conceptualize, plan, and execute Professor Day event onsite that showcases Appian as a prestigious employer for outstanding student talent
  • Identify premier opportunities for business leaders to engage in on-campus activities for the purpose of elevating the employment brand and attracting top talent
  • Administer on-campus event registrations, open and maintain job postings across university recruiting technology platforms (i.e. Handshake, Symplicity, GradLeaders) while co-leading efforts to implement new tools for the purpose of improving workflows
  • Orchestrate logistics for on-campus events, including preparation and shipment of materials, tracking expenses, and ensuring adequate alumni representation at events
  • Execute room-only and pre-select on-campus interview scheduling (both virtual and in-person) in coordination with university recruiters and interview teams
  • Research new and engaging topics for Appian’s on-campus speaker series and contribute to content development for unique presentation opportunities
  • Drive student traffic to on-campus events and manage outreach pools using CRM database and communicate with university career centers to guarantee effective multi-channel marketing and cross-functional collaboration
  • Enter and track relevant data in various systems and run standard reports to evaluate the ongoing success of current program initiatives; present data-driven recommendations for improving efficiency and cost effectiveness to business partners, stakeholders, and colleagues
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned


  • 2 to 4 years of professional experience, with a focus in higher education, student affairs, or university talent acquisition
  • Bachelor’s or higher educational degree required
  • Team player with open communication style, superior professionalism, and flexibility in a fast-paced, high growth environment
  • Excellent customer service skills and proven ability to forge mutually beneficial partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to improve processes and increase operational efficiency in a matrixed organization; experience with program operations and/or strategic planning
  • Intermediate fluency with Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets


  • Experience working closely with university offices, academic affairs, or higher education institutions in a professional capacity
  • Familiarity with data visualization, pivot tables, graphing tools 
  • Familiarity with recruiting technology platforms (ATS, CRM, university job boards)



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