University Talent Acquisition Operations Specialist

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DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world. We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk.

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets.

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it. DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.

As a University Talent Acquisition Operations Specialist, you’ll work closely with employees and managers globally to optimize our talent acquisition processes and deliver results. Day to day, you’ll manage many aspects of the recruitment and new hire onboarding life cycles including: scheduling and coordinating candidate interviews, structuring offers of employment, leading the background check process and initiating and managing the new hire onboarding activities.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Interface with candidates, co-workers, hiring managers, and third-party vendors to schedule and manage candidate interviews 
  • Monitor interview and requisition processes in our recruiting system (Greenhouse) and HR system (Workday)
  • Assist in planning and execution of university recruitment event and internship programming
  • Draft and execute employment agreements and supporting documentation
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for candidates and book with the travel team; process candidate expense reports as needed
  • Initiate and monitor background check process
  • Process and distribute new hire paperwork
  • Initiate and monitor new employee onboarding process in ServiceNow; identify opportunities for improvement and automation and implement those changes
  • Act as the liaison between both technical and non-technical teams during the employee onboarding process
  • Generate and audit various recruiting and employee activity/status reports
  • Execute and track candidate technical assessments
  • Handle a variety of HR, TA, and other People Operations projects

You will be right at home if you:

  • Have worked in a TA, HR, or Operations environment, or similar in the past
  • Have excellent organization skills and a meticulous attention to detail
  • Work with a high sense of urgency and consistently aim to deliver high quality work
  • Are comfortable keeping others on task and owning processes
  • Are a tenacious problem solver who can effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Have a strong customer support orientation
  • Take a flexible approach and are willing to constantly adapt in an ever-changing environment
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enjoy interacting with people and building relationships
  • Are proficient in MS Outlook, Word & Excel; previous recruiting system/ATS experience is a plus; experience with Greenhouse, Workday and/or ServiceNow preferred (but not required)

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What are DRW Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
We are committed to creating in-office as well as remote environments to support collaboration and belonging for all of our employees. Success at DRW is measured by performance, not location.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
DRW hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Apprenticeship programs

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also offer on-site yoga, meditation classes, trivia nights., massages, and wine tastings. We also support professional development through mentorship programs, speaker series and "Geek Lunches."

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