ZF University Relations Specialist in Livonia, Michigan

University Relations Specialist

GDF - Human Resources


Job Description

Come join the global leader in automotive safety systems to create a pipeline of future engineers who will develop new products to help save lives.

We are looking for a person with creativity, energy, and strong project management skills to put into place a best in class co-op program. Main responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Partner with hiring managers and human resources to understanding future hiring needs and align campus recruitment strategy accordingly.

  • Coordinate co-op networking events and learning sessions each semester.

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with external campus stakeholders (professors, faculty, professional associations, student organizations) at strategic targeted universities.

  • Participate in traditional campus recruiting events and manage the on boarding, evaluation, and rotation of co-ops. Work closely with the talent acquisition team to recommend co-ops for post graduation employment with ZF.

  • Maintain metrics on the success of the co-op program and recommend adjustments as needed.

  • Coordinate with the Social Media Specialist on branding activities and social media campaigns.

  • Assist in the develop and support of diversity recruiting efforts both on and off campus

We are looking for someone with the following qualities, skills and experiences:

  • Outgoing, confident, and approachable person with a passion for developing others

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others both inside and outside of the organization

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced team environment

  • A four year degree in Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Engineering, or another applicable degree.

  • Recruitment or University Relations experience preferred.

  • Ability to travel to strategic targeted universities as required.

Required Education and Experience

Experience and Skill Requirements

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area

Human Resources






United States

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran