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University Relations Sourcer

Company: Rivian
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract.

As a company, we constantly challenge what's possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations.

We operate development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.

As a University Relations sourcer, you will partner with our team of University Relations partners to generate strong top-of-funnel talent for Rivian early-career roles and internships. In this role, you will identify creative ways to find, engage, and attract early-career talent through multiple sources, including career sites, Boolean searches, employee referrals, and alternate search techniques.


  • Work closely with University Partners and hiring managers to deeply understand requirements of the role, the function, and how it fits into the larger enterprise
  • Strategize different means of building talent pipelines and execute on tactical research, job postings, referral generation, and events and sourcing campaigns
  • Screen and interview applicants to determine fit
  • Regularly track candidate pipeline activity to share with internal stakeholders
  • Recommend and drive improvements to candidate journey


  • 1-2 years in Talent Acquisition, Recruiting, or similar field
  • Preferably with University/Early-Career recruitment experience
  • Proven success in development sourcing strategies and client management
  • Passion for candidate experience
  • Proven ability to foster new partnerships, interact, communicate, and influence

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at


We take your privacy seriously. For details please see our Candidate Privacy Notice.

Keywords: Rivian, Palo Alto , University Relations Sourcer, Other , Palo Alto, California

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