University Relations Manager - Research

New York, New York, United States

Ref#: POS-4677

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The Research University Relations Manager is responsible for creating and executing Two Sigma’s University Relations strategy, including determining core schools and programs to target, developing opportunities to collaborate and sponsor campaigns that develop  Two Sigma’s campus presence, and deepen relationships with key universities and professors. This candidate will collaborate and work closely with senior leaders in the Quantitative Research organization as well as with the Human Resources team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attend career fairs and info sessions, meet with professors, represent Two Sigma at conferences, and establish rapport with Quantitative Research talent
  • Attract tenured or assistant professors to Two Sigma for either full-time or consulting engagements
  • Establish and maintain a suite of reports to track success of efforts and make recommendations for improvements through metrics-based evaluation
  • Work with the Campus Recruiting team to develop long-term intern and full-time campus hiring strategy

Experience 

  • 10+ years of experience, with at least 5 years of university relations and program management experience
  • Prior track record of visiting universities year-round to create new and strengthen existing university relations by meeting with chairs and professors of various academic departments and partnering with student organizations
  • Previous program management  experience from a research, scientific, engineering, medical or academic profession
  • Knowledge of tech and financial industries is a plus
  • An interest in Mathematics/Statistics or a STEM degree preferred
  • Ability to communicate and forge strong relationships with professors and industry experts
  • Willingness to travel significantly (at least 50%) and attend events/conferences
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and facilitation skills

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