IBM Campus Talent Acquisition Partner in Bethesda, Maryland

Job Description

Cities: Austin, Boston, Bay Area, Chicago, DC Area, New York, Raleigh

This position is a long term supplemental role up to 3 years

About IBM

We live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity. Data and technology are transforming industries, society, and even the workplace by creating professions that didn't exist before the emergence of big data, cloud, social, and mobile. As the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, we at IBM are dedicated to every client’s success, we value innovation that matters – for our company and the world, and we value trust and personal responsibility in all relationships. That is what it means to be an IBMer - this is the place to develop your career.

About the Talent Acquisition Organization

The Talent Acquisition organization within IBM is going through a major transformation, offering an investment and career path for talent acquisition professionals. Within early professional recruitment, we are focused on winning the hearts and minds of top university talent. Our goals are to increase the quality of early professional hiring, provide a signature candidate experience, promote IBM as the employer of choice, with a focus on diversity throughout. This team is responsible for the sourcing, attraction and engagement of top university talent across IBM, representing IBM as the face of our opportunities on campus and digitally.

About the Role

The Campus Talent Acquisition Partner will be a member of the Early Professional recruitment team, responsible for candidate attraction and engagement for IBM Business Units, targeting University students. You will be expected to leverage new and innovative recruitment approaches, employing both traditional and digital sourcing strategies to attract the best possible talent. You will partner closely with the Talent Acquisition leadership and Business Unit teams to support the University candidate experience from engagement through on-boarding, with a focus on sourcing and talent identification.

The types of roles you would be selling are unparalleled entry-level hiring programs within IBM, offering distinct, differentiated opportunities that take full advantage of candidates’ talent while offering a fully integrated management, development, and support structure.


  • Work closely with the with other Campus Talent Acquisition Partners, and the Campus Talent Acquisition Manager to implement broad recruitment strategy and campus execution.

  • Develop and design innovative recruitment strategies, based on your market knowledge and domain expertise.

  • Foster relationships with internal stakeholders and senior business leaders to implement recruitment strategy based on hiring forecasts and recruiting priorities.

  • Serve as a partner with the business unit Recruitment Partners and deliver comprehensive support and consultation to their hiring teams who manage the full life cycle recruitment process.

  • Stay abreast of the early professional competitive landscape and leverage marketplace data to inform recruitment strategy.

  • Develop and support strategies for large scale marquee hiring event execution.

  • Operate autonomously towards personal metrics and goals.

  • Work closely with the business unit talent acquisition partners and executive stakeholders to deliver a cohesive execution plan – both on campus and digitally - for attainment towards hiring goals.

  • Effectively communicate candidate value proposition through strategic storytelling and brand advocacy.

  • Build and leverage external relationships with technical, diversity, professional associations, campus administration to help shape sourcing strategy and develop future talent pipelines.

  • Promote diversity recruiting strategies to attract a diverse workforce to IBM by hiring the best talent from varied backgrounds, experiences and styles.

  • Manage individual campus recruitment budgets.

  • Set high recruitment standards ensuring operational excellence and compliance.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated, relevant experience.

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage changing priorities without missing deadlines.

  • Experience planning and hosting virtual candidate engagement events.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively in meetings, via email and in formal discussions.

  • Ability to learn and use new tools to collaborate and communicate more effectively.

  • Strong Microsoft office skills, especially Excel and Powerpoint.

  • Comfortable using data and metrics to assess ROI and performance.

  • Must be willing to travel between 25-50% year round, with increasing intensity in the fall season.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

Preferred 3+ years of experience in university recruiting through full life cycle.

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.