University Recruiting Manager

Human Resources San Jose, California Req.Num.: 4788

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Our values form the foundation of who we are and how we operate every day around the world. They show up in our ambition to achieve our dreams, our courage to do what matters, and our tenacity to keep customers happy. At Nutanix, we prize those unique individuals who demonstrate empathy, respect differences, and appreciate others. If you’re authentic, credible and transparent—someone who walks your talk and thrives on collaboration—we want you to join our team!

Be a part of building a company that is truly leading an IT revolution. We make infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. Led by Dheeraj Pandey, one of CRN’s “Top 25 Innovators of 2016,” Nutanix welcomes big thinkers and budding entrepreneurs, those who are unafraid to take on seemingly impossible challenges and interested in learning how to build a business along the way.

Nutanix employees enjoy some amazing benefits and perks: healthcare, plenty of snacks, employee (and family) events, world renowned speakers, training and development, and much more. See what life is like at Nutanix by following us on Twitter: @NutanixCareers and Instagram: @Nutanix

University Recruiting Manager

On the Nutanix Talent Acquisition Team, we provide the tools and resources for you to pave your career as you see fit. There is unlimited access to Hiring Managers, Hiring Team Members, Global Recruiting Org, as well as all other business units (Finance, Comp and Benefits, etc.) to help foster great relationships with your candidates and your Hiring Teams. Our goal is to empower you to be as successful as possible while enabling you to provide a great candidate experience at all times.

As the University Recruiting Manager at Nutanix, you will be responsible for the overall direction and strategy of the University Recruiting Program. A solid university recruiting background, management experience and knowledge of systems are required for this exciting opportunity. Experience with non-technical roles is a plus, to include Marketing, G&A, HR, IT, Legal, Finance and Sales. You will be responsible for not only recruiting the next generation of Nutants, but for creating a robust, innovative, and engaging program designed to accurately depict the amazing opportunities that we have here at Nutanix. We are looking to take our program to a new level which includes breaking down traditional avenues of recruiting, fostering a program focused deeply on diversity and inclusion, and creating an overall experience that is representative of the disruptive Company that we are.


  • Provide first level line management to entire University Recruiting Team, including Recruiters, Sourcers, and Recruiting Coordinators, as well as manage the overall direction of the University Program season by season.
  • Work closely with Hiring Teams (Managers/ Directors/ VPs) to advise on headcount forecast and allocations to meet University staffing needs.
  • Create and deliver strategic plans for each upcoming season (to include presenting to key stakeholders (Managers/ Directors/ VPs) to ensure appropriate buy in).
  • Analyze team metrics to ensure KPIs are met.
  • Analyze compensation data against the market and make recommendations to compensation team as needed.
  • Sustain high levels of operational excellence through effective use of staffing tools, processes and demonstrating fiscal responsibility.
  • Strategize, plan, and execute On-Campus Career Fairs, Interviews, Tech Talks, and Networking Events to promote brand awareness and drive pipeline.
  • Bring creative new ideas and programs to elevate the Nutanix University Recruiting Experience. 
  • Engage in weekly meetings with Hiring Teams and Recruiting Team to identify trends within the market, strategize on outreach, brainstorm innovative selling/ closing tactics and update Teams on general temperature of each University Recruiting Season.
  • Develop best practices amongst the Hiring Team and Recruiting Team and ensure proper execution season by season.
  • Create a global organizational culture that will be the basis for motivation, development, and retention of all University Recruiting employees. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of related work experience in University Recruiting.
  • 2+ years of people management experience.
  • Strong leadership skills including communication, delivery of results, consultative skills, and partnership skills.
  • Must have strong computer skills and experience with Google Docs, Microsoft Office Suite, Workday, HackerRank/ Entelo and Applicant Tracking Systems.
  • Results oriented with demonstrated strategic thinking, innovation and flexibility in dealing with changing and ambiguous situations.



Nutanix is an equal opportunity employer.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy is to provide fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Nutanix hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Nutanix believes that associates should be provided with a working environment that enables each associate to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere.