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BKD, LLP Campus Recruiter - Des Moines Madison in Des Moines, Iowa

The campus recruiting responsibilities include the execution of full life-cycle campus recruiting as designated in BKD’s university recruiting strategy. Campus Recruiters are highly visible representatives of the firm that promote the BKD brand across campus communities and maintain excellent relationships with candidates, faculty, career center staff, managing partners and other office personnel involved in the recruiting process. Campus Recruiters are responsible for understanding and communicating overall firm and individual office culture, working with offices to identify entry-level and intern hiring needs and attracting candidates to fill these needs across the firm. This role serves as the subject matter expert and primary point of contact for candidates, educational institutions and BKD.

What You Will Do:

  • Manage the full-cycle recruitment process for all campus hires engaging with students, faculty, and career center staff for intern and campus hires.

  • Execute an annual recruiting plan for target universities

  • Plan/coordinate and attend campus recruiting events such as career fairs, student organization meetings, campus interviews, networking events, mock interviews, resume review sessions, etc.

  • Effectively source candidates from targeted universities, personal interaction, and through online sources (LinkedIn), personal interaction, resume review and interviews

  • Develop relationships with and serve as the primary point of contact for candidates through the full recruiting cycle

  • Coordinate with offices to plan and execute our office interview process; participate in-office interview events

  • Manage ATS; maintain accurate and organized documentation on all candidates and candidate interactions

  • Coordinate internship programs and employee onboarding processes as needed

  • Participate in the development and execution of national recruiting activities as needed

    A Successful Trusted Advisor Has:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive attitude

  • A high degree of initiative; ability to think proactively and problem-solve

  • Excellent project management, decision-making, writing and oral communication skills

  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, web-based applications, email, texting with attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and handle sensitive information

  • Ability to confidently and comfortably deliver presentations and speak in front of large groups

  • Solid event planning, organizational and facilitation abilities

  • Knowledge of laws and practices applicable to recruiting and hiring or the ability to gain this knowledge quickly and efficiently

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years campus or corporate recruiting preferred with a strong emphasis on customer/relationship experience and event planning/execution

  • CPA firm or other professional service firm (financial services, engineering, legal) recruiting experience preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Marketing, Communications, Business or related field preferred

    Experience the BKD difference for yourself. For more information about our firm locations, visit BKD, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or other protected classifications.

    It is BKD’s standard policy not to accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.

  • BKD expressly reserves the right not to consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services, and recruiting agencies.

  • BKD further reserves the right not to pay a fee to a recruiter or agency unless such recruiter or agency has a signed vendor agreement with BKD.

  • Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of BKD without having a BKD vendor agreement in place will be considered the property of BKD.

At BKD, our mission is to provide rewarding career opportunities and invest in the success of our people. Through award-winning learning and development, coaching and career advocacy programs, you will have the tools to make every play count and reach your professional goals. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to influence innovation and build long-lasting relationships. As a BKDer, you will be able to learn, lead, serve and be recognized for your contributions.

As a part of our People First culture, we invest in the well-being of our Trusted Advisors so they can provide Unmatched Client Service®. Click here to learn how we invest in our people:

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About BKD

BKD, a national CPA and advisory firm, can help individuals and businesses realize their goals. Our approximately 2,900 dedicated professionals provide solutions for clients in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer a variety of tax, accounting and consulting services and combine the insight and ideas of thought leaders in multiple industries. Learn more at

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