Campus Recruiting Coordinator

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Human Resources


Chicago, Illinois

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Company Description:

William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates worldwide. 

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

The Campus Recruiting Coordinator will be responsible for managing the overall candidate experience, in partnership with the recruiting manager to provide a “best in class” experience for candidates and the clients we serve. Additional responsibilities include operational oversight of the applicant tracking system, job boards, candidate onboarding, event planning, and management. 

Partner with the campus program manager to support and execute the campus recruiting strategy for the Investment Banking business through: 

School & Event Planning/Management
  • Partner with university career services offices and school team partners to schedule all on-campus events and activities (job postings, interview selections, interview schedule coordination)
  • Track and manage candidates and events through designated recruiting systems (Avature & Yello)
  • Plan and coordinate special programs such as case competitions, diversity programs, and welcome weekend
  • Coordinate all internship program activities/initiatives (e.g. program receptions, performance discussions, mentor matching, learning sessions, etc.)

Candidate Management
  • Serve as a point of contact for candidate inquiries on the recruiting process, arranging travel, onboarding, etc.
  • Manage scheduling for candidates and business partners for all on-campus, virtual, final round, and in-office interviews
  • Assist with the creation and distribution of candidate communications (e.g. event/interview notifications, follow-ups, onboarding, travel coordination, offer letter, sign-ons etc.) 
  • Maintain accuracy of all candidate data points, business participation, and other recruiting activities 
  • Manage all pre-employment activities required for onboarding and training


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1 to 2 years of work experience, preferably in a coordinator or human resources role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across audiences
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize workload independently; strong problem-solving skills and ability to handle confidential information, while exhibiting good judgement 
  • Willingness and desire to learn new technology quickly. Experience with applicant tracking systems and databases preferred (Avature/Yello a plus).
  • Takes a proactive approach to accomplishing tasks, executes consistent follow-up, and demonstrates the flexibility to meet changing business needs

As a William Blair associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.

William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.

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