Director, TA University & Diversity Recruitment

Lake County, Illinois
Jun 24, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.


  • Leads integrated recruitment strategy from early career through professional recruitment with specific intent to deliver top tier diverse slates of talent 
  • Relationship Manager between EED&I and TA specifically pertaining to University Relations partnerships, Diversity Conferences, Strategic partnerships and integrated marketing
  • Inspire a shared vision around AbbVie’s enterprise diversity and campus recruitment strategy, roadmap and goals. Engage key stakeholders within HR and the business throughout the journey 
  • Partner with EED&I, TA and BHR leadership to create innovative, scalable solutions increasing representation of diverse talent.  Ideate and get to actionable recommendations which can be scaled. 
  • Routinely evaluate assumptions, processes, and data identifying new opportunities to work smarter and differentiate AbbVie in the market. The ability to be nimble in the post-COVID world will be critical as much will have changed.
  • Build the brand of Diversity Recruiting & Campus Recruiting both internally and externally via storytelling and data to influence a mindset shift 
  • Build a culture of gathering insights from data, using market intelligence, bringing the outside in through curiosity, benchmarking and knowing the business (start by understanding the business and their talent challenges). 
  • Design and expand reporting and analytics across UR and DR with an integrated lens driving non-incremental representation hiring
  • Leads overall diversity recruitment strategy, inclusive of attraction & engagement strategies and partnerships to yield our unfair share of diverse talent @AbbVie
  • Leads overall University Relations strategy inclusive of core school partnerships driven by data. Expand strategic partnerships beyond recruitment and into the classroom. 
  • Budget management 



  • Undergrad degree required.
  • Minimum 15 years progressive experience in HR with at least 5 years in University Relations and Diversity Recruitment
  • Proven change leader with an emphasis on strong stakeholder management and communication
  • Proven strategic leader driving transformation

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At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.