Job Locations:
Arden Hills, MN (USA)
Ames, IA (USA)

College Relations Recruiter II

In this role you will lead program development and strategy to attract top collegiate talent to Land O’Lakes.  The successful candidate will act as the primary, full cycle recruiting partner for some of our intern talent programs (IT, Finance & Accounting, Dairy Foods Sales).  You will develop relationships with internal and external customers at all levels, as related to college internship and entry level hiring (sourcing through onboarding).  In addition, you will work with the broader college relations team to frame and drive DEI growth strategies across all early talent program portfolio's.

Travel to college campuses across the country is required as well as travel for conferences and internal Land O’Lakes events.  Travel will be approximately 35% during peak recruiting seasons and 10% during non-peak seasons.

This position is based at our Corporate Headquarters in Arden Hills (hybrid work arrangement each week) or remote from Ames, IA.

What you will do:

  • Use your excellent communications skills to develop strong relationships with key partners including internal, university career services, student organizations, diversity/disability offices, and other relevant groups to achieve program goals

  • Leverage internal and external data analysis, trends and benchmarking insights to transform our programs and processes

  • Lead overall DEI early talent strategies in partnership with college relations recruiters, talent program leads and internal groups (ex.ERG’s)

  • Partner with college relations teammates to create operational plans that build: diverse pools and hiring practices, team trainings and deeper connections with qualified diverse talent.  In addition, explore new and innovative opportunities for underrepresented students in the agriculture industry.

  • Continuously seek opportunities for process improvements that drive operational excellence and ensure alignment to company priorities and hiring goals

  • Apply your creativity to source and nurture student leads via Phenom People CRM tool

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related degree with 4+ years of Recruiting experience required. University recruiting, and entry level talent preferred

  • Experience creating successful DEI recruiting strategies and programming

  • Tech Savvy, Strong MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Teams) skills

  • Workday Recruiting and a CRM tool (ie. Phenom People)

  • Must be willing to travel to key schools and conferences.  Heavy fall and spring travel

Required Competencies:

  • Positive and self-directed attitude. 

  • Must possess strong networking skills, ability to handle multiple projects at one time and establish priorities.   

  • Candidate must also be flexible and have the ability to adapt to changes.  All the while maintaining consistency and communication with key stakeholders.

  • Thrives in an environment where you can lead and create.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities concurrently, while maintaining a high level of customer service

  • A proactive, solution oriented and team-building approach to work, ensuring diverse perspectives throughout, willingly pitches in to get the job done

  • Ability to take ambiguous situations and make sound decisions that will benefit all college talent programs

About Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Join us and be part of a Fortune 250, farmer- and member-owned cooperative that is reimagining the business of food. We have been named a Top Workplace by Indeed and LinkedIn, and to the TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

We provide a broad portfolio of benefits to keep you and your family at your best. Land O'Lakes is Where Your Future Takes Root.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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