Our Company

WillowTree is an award-winning digital product agency driven by innovation and grounded in strategy and user-centered design. We create long-term partnerships with the world’s leading brands to design and build digital flagship products crucial to their core business. We are one of the largest independent digital firms in the US and some of our clients include CBC, HBO, National Geographic, Anheuser-Busch, and PepsiCo. 

As part of our continued growth we are headed to Canada! We’re establishing an office in Vancouver, BC in early 2022 and are looking to bring on a University Recruiter who will act as the program lead there. You’ll be within the first 15 Trees in Canada and will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth of a start-up team with the support and resources of a strongly established company. This opportunity is truly once in a lifetime and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

The Opportunity

As an Early Talent team member you’ll identify, engage, and screen prospective early talent. By managing an efficient hiring process, you'll ensure a positive experience for our candidates and help bring the next generation of “Trees” to WillowTree.

This cross-functional role is ideal for someone who can wear multiple hats —recruiter, trusted advisor, event planner, and program manager. You’ll build the reputation and success of our university programs in Canada through positive candidate experience, employer branding, data analysis, and more!

We understand our responsibility to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place within the tech industry, while pushing to make our industry more representative. Because of this responsibility, we hope you value diversity and inclusion through your work, team collaboration, or mentorship. 

Responsibilities

Strategic Campus Event Execution and Partnership Management

  • Use school-specific and out of the box strategies to develop and execute on-campus recruiting, branding, and event marketing
  • Plan, host, and attend on-campus events including career fairs, tech talks, workshops, university meet-ups, and more
  • Introduce innovative approaches to attract and increase student engagement
  • Partner with internal groups to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within our campus recruiting strategies and hiring goals

Recruiting & Hiring

  • Full-lifecycle recruitment for campus roles (new grad and intern) across multiple functions (e.g. software engineering, product, etc.), including: building the talent pipeline, screening resumes, on-campus/phone interviews, offer extension, and maintaining positive candidate relationships
  • Create a stellar candidate experience from hello to hire (or rejection); communicate quickly, clearly, and in a friendly manner
  • Build relationships with internal business lines to identify hiring needs and develop recruiting strategies accordingly

Co-Op Program Management

  • Execute our internship (co-op) program experience from orientation to candidate conversion, including mentor trainings, performance reviews, social programming, and end-of-summer offer process; build and iterate upon existing program year after year
  • Provide career coaching and counseling to interns as well as guidance and support to intern mentors

Additional Responsibilities

  • Facilitate trainings for early talent partners including on-campus ambassador teams and intern program mentors
  • Assist with other programs and ad-hoc projects (e.g. apprentice program, miscellaneous student programs, or larger Talent Acquisition tasks, projects, and initiatives)

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of University Recruiting experience  
  • Results-oriented with high attention to detail, time management, and organization
  • Ability to execute efficiently as a project manager by juggling multiple priorities and initiatives
  • Confidence operating in a fast-paced, high-growth, and constantly evolving environment while maintaining an optimistic attitude
  • Comfort navigating ambiguity and building from scratch
  • Confidence to make independent decisions and execute quickly

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Greenhouse, Canvas, Handshake, or Piazza
  • Experience coaching or training internal teams
  • Diversity recruitment and best practices (e.g. mitigating unconscious bias)
  • Experience building and scaling talent programs (e.g. internship program)
  • You've recruited for technical and product roles

Why WillowTree?

We offer a place to be yourself.

Our differences, both visible and invisible, benefit our teams, our communities, and the products we craft. That’s why WillowTree strives to build a team with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. You’ll work hard here; however, we’ll balance that with a culture that supports your growth and cares about your well-being. We’re committed to creating an environment of inclusion — a place where every Tree can thrive.

We want you to reach your fullest potential and part of your professional development at WillowTree will include dedicated time to innovate on passion projects and an annual stipend to fund your professional pursuits.

WillowTree upholds our core values in every aspect of our work. We promote safe and inclusive work environments and maintain a drug-free workplace. We celebrate our differences and provide equal employment opportunities to all team members and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Diverse teams build better products. We acknowledge that the tech industry especially lacks opportunity for those who are of non-traditional backgrounds and in underrepresented groups. In order to create the best products for everyone, we know that it's important for our team to reflect the diversity of our users, and we are committed to being the change we want to see.

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