University Programs Specialist

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

When we launched the little white reader, we invented mobile, ubiquitous payments and enabled anyone to start, run, and grow a business. Ten years and billions of transactions later we’re reimagining commerce for businesses of all types and sizes—we’re enabling the independent electrician to send invoices, helping the beauty salon pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

As a University Programs Specialist, you will improve Square’s recruiting event strategy by planning and executing successful events. This is a unique opportunity to partner across many different teams and impact our company’s recruiting efforts. You will represent Square in various capacities, including campus and industry recruiting events, while also maintaining an active Internship Program. You will work cross functionally to understand current hiring needs and plan/execute recruiting events that meet those needs. 

You will:

  • Plan, execute and project-manage our campus programs strategy and recruiting events such as: conferences, tech talks, office tours, roundtable sessions, interviews, special events, virtual workshops, and more.
  • Help source and generate top of funnel activity for internships and New Grad roles via events and referrals.
  • Monitor and measure success and the overall ROI on all programs and recruiting events, and spearhead initiatives that support hiring and conversion.
  • Improve our university recruiting brand through diversity-related projects in partnership with the Inclusion & Diversity and Talent Brand teams to strengthen Square’s employer brand.
  • Lead our SQuad (intern + full time) program for all university hires, year-round. This may include allocation, onboarding, and program schedules. 
  • Build strong relationships with managers internally to run hiring manager trainings and serve as a resource as needed.
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders to develop and deliver talent brand collateral to all events. 


You have:

  • 5+ years related experience in recruiting and/or university relations
  • An understanding of the recruiting function and process to partner effectively with recruiters and the broader Talent team
  • A proven track record of strong project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and make recommendations and drive solutions based on data
  • Demonstrated creativity of going beyond campus job fairs and interview events
  • Experience working with underrepresented communities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships within and outside of Square
  • Ability to travel: required at least 25% of the year or more during peak university recruiting seasons

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: Healthcare coverage, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources