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John Deere University Relations Recruiter in Moline, Illinois

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: Estados Unidos (US) - Illinois - Moline

Function: Human Resources

Title: University Relations Recruiter - 74232

You Responsibilities

The University Relations Recruiter (URR) will be responsible for recruiting activities related to the successful identification, evaluation and hiring of college interns and recent college graduates. Focus areas include strengthening internal functional partnerships, identifying and developing key university relationships and building the early talent pipeline to meet current and future business needs. Engineering will be the primary area of focus.

  • Support full life cycle recruitment activities for early talent positions (primarily intern and development programs).

  • Partner with functional leadership and HR to understand anticipated future work force needs.

  • Builds a diverse talent pipeline to have the right skills and capabilities for current and anticipated future functional needs.

  • Plan and execute on-site and virtual recruiting events; develop innovative ways to promote John Deere as a high-tech, manufacturing company.

  • Serve as a primary contact with assigned college/university to build and deepen relationships with faculty, student organizations and career services.

  • Monitor and understand market demographics to understand the available early talent pool and make recommendations for recruiting strategy enhancements.

  • Continually review the early talent recruiting process for effectiveness and ROI, providing insight and feedback as necessary.

  • Participate on a variety of cross-functional HR teams to enhance candidate experiences.

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in full life cycle recruiting. Must have experience recruiting for technical positions, including software engineers, QA engineers, manufacturing engineers, design engineers, etc.

  • Attentive to detail and well-organized; ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; proven ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff with a high level of emotional intelligence

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically up to 50% during peak recruiting months (September-October; January-February) and up to 25% travel the remainder of the year.

  • Experience in applicant tracking system (ATS) utilization, Success Factors experience is a plus.

  • Strong business acumen - willingness to take ownership, think creatively, and thrive in ambiguity.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Strong Microsoft Suite experience, especially in Excel, Sharepoint and Teams

  • Demonstrated project management experience

  • Experience presenting to varied levels of the organization

  • Exposure to varied technical areas including Engineering, Operations and Information Technology

  • Experience with employment law and related regulations is a plus


Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Communication, Engineering or similar degrees.

  • HR or other-related professional certification is a plus

    What You'll Get

    At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here ( to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

    The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

    John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.