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University Relations Specialist

  • Job ID: 366401433
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Standard Business Hours
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Human Resources
  • Department: Talent Strategies
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.41 to $32.25 / hour


We are searching for a University Relations Specialist to join our UPMC Nursing University Relations & Candidate Engagement Team!  If you are creative, innovative, and very organized, then this may be the perfect fit for you!

This is a regular, full-time position that primarily works daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with flexible work arrangements.

In this role, the University Relations Specialist will focus on and be held accountable to goals for assisting the recruitment team with building meaningful and collaborative relationships with key partners on college and university campuses and within the business, early identification programs, and engaging with students in order to build strong talent pipelines leading to increased market capture at top target schools.  The University Relations Specialist will either lead ownership of the system-wide event process or the virtual engagement book of business and will provide a top-notch candidate and programmatic experience.

Apply online today for your chance to join the team!


  • Ownership of system-wide nursing event process and tracking -OR- virtual engagement book of business. Assist UR Recruiter/Sr. Recruiter with student interactions and events, reporting needs, programmatic and recruitment tasks, and candidate organization and tracking.
  • As requested from UR Recruiter/Sr. Recruiter, act as a resource for students exploring opportunities and seeking guidance on resume best practices, submitting applications, interviewing, etc. while, ultimately, providing a top-notch candidate experience. Facilitate job posting process within applicant tracking system and on school/university posting sites.
  • Review and evaluate candidate applications and/or resume in terms of related experience, education and skill rejecting those not meeting the minimum qualifications on the approved job description within team goal timeframes. Conduct employment screening interviews for applicants within team goal timeframes.
  • Represent UPMC at external and internal functions (i.e., job fairs, UPMC sponsored events, etc.), providing the public with information about UPMC and career opportunities. Execute program management with an innovative mindset and deliver a top-notch program experience.
  • Compile and analyze data/reports. Consistently review processes, look for and recommend opportunities for improvement.
  • Work on multiple, concurrent projects as requested. Maintain confidentiality of all information received within the guidelines of professional recruitment in compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma/GED and two years of experience in human resources operations actively handling recruitment
    • OR Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related field required with a preference of one year of human resources operations actively handling recruitment
    • OR Master's degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field
    • OR successful completion of the UPMC Summer Associates Program/Pittsburgh Fellows Program required.
  • PHR, SPHR certification, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP certification or UPMC HCI Strategic HR Business Partner Certification preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Experience with applicant tracking or HRIS systems is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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