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The MITRE Corporation University Events and Recruiting Specialist in Bedford, Massachusetts

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

The Student Programs team is responsible for the acquisition and development of emerging talent. Our focus is on talent in high school, college, graduate programs as well as talent 0-5 years into their career. The work of our team is fast paced and at the forefront of positioning MITRE as an employer of choice. We engage regularly with university and strategic partners across the country. We also hire interns and create best-in-class programs for the students who come to MITRE to gain experience and contribute to MITRE’s growth strategy.

In order for MITRE to deliver on its growth strategy, we work to grow talent in areas where there are capability gaps or where there are new capabilities emerging in our work programs. This role will be critical to accomplishing this mission.

The Student Programs team is also responsible for the planning and coordination of events and activities that attract talent. These events occur both inside MITRE and on location with our Academic partners.

This person in this position will help with all aspects of Student Program work with an emphasis on events and program management. This includes sourcing, screening student talent, managing university relationships, design and delivery of events and activities, managing outreach to students and assisting with planning and executing programs and activities for students once they come to MITRE.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 55% Plan and execute effective university events and engagements and assess return-on-investment, often working with MITRE tech staff.

  • 25% Sourcing, screening and hiring of student talent

  • 5% Assist with onboarding, management and out-processing of students.

  • 5% Provide tools, training and consultation that MITRE staff/depts/divisions can use to engage university talent in the effective way.

  • 10% Plan and execute activities and events for MITRE interns and co-op students to enhance talent experience .

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years leading the planning and management of events

  • High level of proficiency in program and project management

  • Experience consulting to stakeholders

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Communications, Marketing, Business or related or equivalent years of experience

  • Exhibits results-orientation and attention to detail

  • Strong team player and collaborator

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in university recruiting and relations

  • Bilingual English and Spanish

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