University Relations Coordinator

Date: May 16, 2023

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

University Relations Coordinator


About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details:

The University Relations Coordinator operates independently to provide administrative support for Grainger's University Relations team. This includes support of the hiring process for internships and early career programs, management of university recruiting event logistics, and other administrative activities related to Grainger's university relations strategy. You will help build Grainger's brand with universities and grow Grainger's early career candidate pipelines.

You will report directly to the Senior Manager, University Relations and will be based in Lake Forest, IL.

You Will:

  • Provide support for the University Relations team
  • Manage university candidate interview scheduling, creation of candidate employment offer materials, and management of system onboarding processes for incoming hires; arrange candidate travel and process expense reimbursements
  • Handle logistical preparation and coordination of recruitment events and university relations meetings
  • Manage invoice payments and cost/budget tracking for engagements with target universities and vendors
  • Manage the university relations Outlook inbox and calendar; maintain team shared drive and recruitment toolkit materials
  • Keep inventory of university recruitment marketing materials; handle shipping of marketing materials for recruitment and other on-campus engagements; manage recruitment marketing material ordering process on a semi-annual basis
  • Help with additional Talent Acquisition support projects during non-peak university recruitment seasons

You Have:

  • 1+ years of relevant work experience
  • BA/BS degree
  • Excellent project management, event planning, budget and inventory management and facilitation skills
  • Customer service experience and ability to develop relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience with Outlook, Excel, and Smartsheets is a plus
  • Experience in an environment experiencing continuous change
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency using common desktop applications and social media
  • Ability to lift and lower packages up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to come into the office 3-4 times a week during busy season (Fall)

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.