Abbott University Relations Recruiter in Plymouth, Minnesota

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


University Relations Recruiter will be part of a small team of seasoned recruiting professionals. The role involves devising and executing the campus strategy at colleges and universities across the United States while building and maintaining strong internal relationships with key business stake holders.

University Relations Recruiter will advise the business on recruiting best practices; on-campus event strategy and content; summer intern program design; and candidate selling and closing., The University Relations Recruiter will work with a variety of social media and digital recruiting tools with the support of a collaborative team, both within the recruiting team and in the company.

Basic requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years' professional, post-college recruiting experience

  • Coordinate all campus visits and events, including communicating with schools, registering for career fairs, scheduling interviews, and arranging travel logistics

  • Develop strong and lasting relationships with candidates, academic faculty, career service employees, and any other relevant individuals involved in the recruiting process

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for campus and entry-level sourcing

  • Conduct on-campus interviews and solidify interest in and acceptance for internship

  • Attend conferences and networking events with a clear plan to develop relationships and referral network

  • Stay up-to-date on competitor firm market intelligence, and ensure that Abbott’s campus recruiting strategy remains competitive and differentiated

  • Strong social media and digital savvy

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and oral

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, metrics-driven environment

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly

  • Ability to work across all leadership levels within the organization including executives

  • Demonstrated problem solver with strong attention to detail

  • Experience in customer-facing role and demonstrated ability to build relationships both internally and externally

  • Working knowledge of technology (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with Workday ATS and CRM tool

  • Established relationships with Top 50 universities in the engineering space


BA/BS required; MS, MA or MBA preferred.

Eligibility Requirements: Experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years staffing experience required.

  • A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in a human resources organization, employer brand communications, marketing or related discipline required.

  • Strong knowledge of vendor management required; significant vendor management experience preferred.

  • Quantitative and analytical thinking skills to track and measure ROI, and to collect, analyze and report findings.

  • Strong capabilities in relationship building, client management, strategic and critical thinking, project management and problem resolution.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications.

Key Competencies Required:

  • Excellent project management capabilities

  • Strong communication and presentation skills · Good analytical and conceptual abilities

  • Strong leadership skills and team orientation; must be able to work well in a team environment and also be able to contribute independently.

  • Must be self-directed and able to handle large projects at the same time with minimal supervision.

  • Must be a proficient user of MS Word, Power Point and Excel.




CHR Corporate Human Resources


United States > Abbott Park : AP06B Floor-1


United States > Minnesota : One St Jude Medical Drive




Yes, 25 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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