Talent Advisor, Campus Programs - 16-month contract

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Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA Oakville, ON, CA

Company: Softchoice

Why you’ll love Softchoice:

We are a software-focused IT solutions and services provider that equips organizations to be agile and innovative, and for their people to be engaged, connected, and creative at work. That means moving them to the cloud, helping them build the workplace of tomorrow, and enabling them to make smarter decisions about their technology. By doing these things we help them create success for their customers and their people. 

We stand proudly for our people and support their success through career development and advancement. We are recognized and respected for our culture of inclusion and belonging, continuously striving to do what’s good for our people and communities. 

The impact you will have:


Your passion is people – those in early career!
You are a dynamic professional who fosters meaningful partnerships that fuel talent and drive organizational growth. You are a natural collaborator and you’re always up for a challenge. You receive enormous satisfaction from helping others find their dream job and making an impact. 


As the Talent Advisor – Campus Programs, you will build on, and execute our North American campus strategy. In this role, you will drive the recruitment strategy for co-ops, interns, and new graduates across all areas of our business. Your proven experience will be foundational as you leverage relationships you have built with post-secondary schools to maximize the potential of partnerships to support growth across our business, with a focus on new and developing tech skills.


You are driven by finding and engaging the future superstars of Softchoice. Success in this role requires building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, schools, partners, and talent.   In addition, creating a strong “Softchoice” brand presence at targeted campuses across North America will be a critical part of this role.  You will be the face of Softchoice on campus building relationships with candidates and partners. 


What you’ll do:


  • Build on, design, and execute our end-to-end campus talent acquisition program
  • Execute a best-in-class campus recruitment strategy for co-ops, interns, and new graduates across all lines of business with a focus on developing tech skills.
  • Gain solid understanding of our business to proactively develop and execute effective campus recruitment strategies. 
  • Leverage, develop and maintain strong campus liaison relationships with current and new/potential schools and programs.
  • Research and source new academic partners in Canada and the US that align to our future talent strategy.
  • Create and deliver engaging presentations on and off-campus as well as planning, managing, and executing in person and virtual events.
  • Attend on campus events across Toronto & the GTA with the intention of recruiting talent & building brand awareness. 
  • Increase brand awareness across campuses across Canada & the US supporting our brand and career growth opportunities.
  • Build and maintain a pipeline of suitable candidates across various geographies through all stages of the student and early career recruiting pipeline.
  • Screen, shortlist candidates, conduct and lead interview process, manage debrief discussions and offer processes (includes compensation recommendation and offer negotiation).
  • On-board and support all new students and ensure their engagement and development during their term at Softchoice.
  • Create & deliver learning sessions to enhance student’s professional & personal development during their co-op term.
  • Create student communities for past, present and students to programmatically guide them from student to full-time Softchoice status.


What you’ll bring to the table:


  • “Been there and done that” when it comes to building and delivering a successful campus program.
  • Strong relationships with school liaisons in both Canada and the US.
  • Experience in attracting student talent for developing technology roles.
  • A creative and innovative approach and can flow and operate between designing and executing.
  • A high level of comfort presenting to internal and external stakeholders, partners, and candidates.
  • An understanding of what resonates with the students of today and tomorrow.
  • Experience executing projects on a large scale.
  • Successfully manage several competing priorities while meeting expected timelines.
  • Solution oriented with a strong sense of urgency. You like things done yesterday!
  • Articulate in both written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to build credibility and strong relationships with hiring managers and sales leaders
  • 2+ years as a recruitment professional executing full life cycle recruitment
  • 2+ years of delivering successful campus recruitment programs in a previous organization


Not sure if you qualify? Think about applying anyway:

We understand that not everyone brings 100% of the skills and experience for the role.

At Softchoice, we offer opportunities to a diverse group including those with a variety of workplace experiences and backgrounds.  Whether you are new to corporate tech, returning to work after a gap in employment, or looking to transition and take the next step in your career, we are excited to learn more about you and encourage you to apply.  

Why people love working here:


  • We offer hybrid and remote working opportunities.

  • We offer meaningful work and opportunities for career growth.

  • We offer an opportunity to build and grow a career in the technology industry.

  • Recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute for 19 consecutive years.

  • Softchoice has been certified as a Great Place to Work in the United States for several years.

  • We have also been recognized as a Best Workplace for Women, Best Workplace for Inclusion, Best Workplace for Giving Back and Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

  • We have raised over $3 million through Softchoice Cares, our grassroots fundraising organization.  

Inclusion & Equal opportunity employment:

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion & belonging. People seeking employment at Softchoice are considered without regard to any protected category including but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Require accommodation? We are ready to help:

We are proud to provide interview & employment accommodation during the recruitment and hiring process. If you require any accommodation to apply or interview for a position, please reach out directly to asktalentacquisition@softchoice.com. We are committed to working with you to best meet your needs.

Our commitment to your experience:

We are committed to the safety of all applicants and team members. With that in mind, we have implemented digital interviewing for everyone. We understand that you may need to interview with distractions around you (such as children or furry friends) and we will be doing the same.

Before you start with us, we will conduct a criminal record check, verify your education, and check your references.

When you join Softchoice, we will onboard you remotely. Don't worry. It's quick, simple and you'll be connected with your new team in no time.


Job Requisition ID: 6032


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