Western Digital Careers
Join our Talent Network

University Recruitment Program Manager

This job posting is no longer active

Location: Irvine, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000038935



Western Digital®


We deliver the possibilities of data.  YOU define what’s possible.




  • Partner with T&OD team to re-implement a Launch Training Program and Mentor Program across the organization 

  • Maintain and track the Launch Training and Mentor Program, inclusive of training of mentors 

  • Manage budget and coordinate annual events, executive exposure and community involvement schedule for Launch participants 

  • Manage and maintain tracking for quarterly/semi-annual review process of Launch participants 

  • Manage rotation and/or graduation schedule of Launch participants 

  • Partner with Compensation team on reimplementation of Launch comp adjustment/promotion budget 

  • Partner with UR Director and HRBP in implementation of new official Launch Programs across the business 

  • Track and report out on Launch participant success and retention throughout their careers at Western Digital 

  • Schedule and facilitate regularly meetings with Launch Program Leads to review project tasks for status, changes to resourcing, skills, etc. and follow-up with notes and action items 

  • Manage UR Coordinators 

  • As a leader in the UR team, assist with hiring, onboarding and training of new UR Recruiters 

  • Act as a back-up for campus recruiting events in which we have event overlap 

  • Monitor and assist in the resolution of project issues   

  • Provide regular status reports to identified project stakeholders 

  • Liaise with Communications department to promote the UR Programs’ milestones on Connect 

  • Act as a sponsor and agent for change, while promoting / encouraging innovation and continuous improvement



  • 7+ years of work experience 

  • Prefer experience in Human Resources/Talent Acquisition/University Recruitment environment 

  • BA/BS degree required, MBA/MS degree preferred 

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with extensive experience creating presentations 

  • Strong  interpersonal, organization, business communication and time management skills 

  • High level of initiative and ability to structure ambiguity 

  • Demonstrated problem solving capabilities 

  • Strong project management skills  

  • Strong attention to detail and follow up skills  

  • Ability to work well under pressure, juggle tasks and work efficiently against deadlines 

  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new responsibilities 

  • Comfort working in a non-hierarchical environment 

  • Team player; works well with others 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with demonstrated expertise in PowerPoint and Excel 





Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.


Western Digital participates in the E-Verify program in the US. For more information click hereEste empleador participa in E-Verify.