Head of University Talent Acquisition

| Chicago

 DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 26 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With over 900 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we work together to solve complex problems, challenge consensus and deliver meaningful results. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration.

DRW is looking for a Head of University Talent Acquisition (Chicago based) to join our Human Resources team. This position will report into the Global Head of Talent Acquisition. 

As the Head of University Talent Acquisition, you’ll oversee the global university talent acquisition strategy and manage full life cycle recruitment processes including: developing position descriptions, creating and managing job postings, reviewing resumes, managing interview process and candidate communication, structuring and extending offers of employment, and overseeing background check processes and other on-boarding activities.

What is needed for this role:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) from a Top University
  • A flexible approach and a willingness to constantly adapt in an ever-changing environment
  • 5+ years of University recruiting experience, Financial Services or Technology industry experience strongly preferred
  • Experience using social media, networking tools and research tools to source candidates.
  • Must have strong initiative and sense of urgency, as well as proven experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit for a wide variety of positions on a global basis
  • Proven track record in leading a Global University Talent Acquisition Team and successfully completing global mandates in the STEM space
  • Ability to brand and market both DRW and our opportunities across Top Universities as to broadly appeal to STEM talent
  • People Management, Organizational & Project Management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and previous experience using applicant-tracking systems.

How you will create an impact:

  • Manage all University relationships and continually monitor/adjust our Portfolio of schools as to best align University curriculums with the DRW opportunities & requirements.
  • Partner with executive stakeholders and hiring managers to set and align strategies for each University recruiting season.
  • Perform as a “player/coach”; must be willing to travel extensively to core schools during peak University recruiting cycles.
  • Stay current with the University Recruiting landscape; competitor analysis, compensation, benefits, trends in recruitment - as to constantly be in a position to educate our stakeholders and drive change when needed. 
  • Responsibility for the DRW Brand on campus and ensuring that we are constantly marketing the opportunities at DRW in a robust and effective manner.
  • Partner with Marketing & Communications team to ensure our opportunities, events etc. are appropriately marketed via all channels including but not limited to DRW.com, University sites and social media.
  • Significant focus on Software Development, Quantitative Research and Trading Analyst talent at both the full-time an internship levels; s/he will be expected to design and execute new strategies to better compete for this talent while managing constantly growing and changing demand for talent.
  • Ability to help evaluate, propose and implement new tools, strategies as needed with a keen focus on where we are/are not getting a return on our investment.
  • Consult with the Talent Development Team to tailor the new grad training program for each incoming class.
Read Full Job Description
Apply now
loading ...
Emailed

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ClojureLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PhoenixFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • RiakDatabases

Location

Situated in Chicago's thriving West Loop, our HQ is convenient for Metra and CTA riders alike - and foodies looking for a bite on "Restaurant Row."

An Insider's view of DRW

How does your team reward individual success?

Our team acknowledges individual success and provides an environment to further new ideas. The team then ensures higher management is aware of your contribution. These accomplishments become part of the individual’s and team’s record at the end of the year. This approach I believe has led to a lot of innovations on my team.

Kumbi

Network Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

During my internship in Chicago, I built models in python, ones that are still used on that desk today. The next summer, I returned as a full-time trading analyst and picked up right where I left off. I focus on systematic research and the development and execution of new strategies for the foreign exchange (FX) options desk in Chicago.

Alex

Quantitative Trading Researcher

What are some things you learned at the company?

We’re free to choose the technology stack that best solves each individual problem, so the learning happens project to project. I started programming in C#, but changing teams exposed me to a new suite of languages that I’m now working in regularly

Carissa

Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Working on the risk team, I combine the principles of risk management and computer science. I help direct how we take risk across the organization, and ensure reliability with the use of really innovative tech.

Brawnski

Software Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

DRW is not all work, all the time. We offer a number of activities and events for all interests, like monthly wine tastings, sports leagues, hobby clubs and movie outings to name a few.

Michelle

Systems Team Lead

What are DRW Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Daily catered breakfast and lunch. On-site yoga and meditation classes. Trivia nights. Chair massages. Wine Tastings. Mentorship Program. Game Tournaments. Speaker Series and "Geek Lunches".

More Jobs at DRW29 open jobs
All Jobs
Finance
Data + Analytics
Dev + Engineer
HR
Operations
Project Mgmt
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Finance
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Finance
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago