Associate Recruiter, Talent Acquisition

Location: Plano, TX
Department: Human Resources

LEARFIELD is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. The LEARFIELD suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems.

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.

Our people-friendly culture is a hallmark of our style and approach to business and is rooted in values demonstrating intentional and active care for other people. The company and its employees strive each day to live by the company's value statement: “build the team, grow the company, have fun, love and serve others.” 


We are actively seeking candidates for the position of Associate Recruiter, based out of the LEARFIELD Corporate office in Plano, TX. This person will report to the Sr. Manager-Talent Acquisition and be responsible for managing full life cycle recruiting efforts across our Corporate business units.  This individual will identify, engage, assess and secure the industries top talent while advancing our brand across multiple talent pools. This role will also consult and advise hiring managers and candidates through the LEARFIELD selection process. They will build and maintain excellent relationships with executives and direct hiring managers across the business.  Successful candidates will be able to proactively develop and nurture passive talent pools to execute the near and long-term recruiting vision at LEARFIELD. Additionally, this individual will assist with campus recruiting and other TA related projects.  If you’re a developing recruiter who is seeking an opportunity to grow and influence growth with a Sports Media organization, we want to speak with you!


  • Partner with hiring managers to develop and execute recruiting strategies for the designated role and market
  • Develop detailed sourcing strategies by identifying passive and active potential candidates using professional and social networking tools, employee/candidate referrals, industry user groups, web sourcing and ATS searches
  • Develop and execute full-time campus recruiting strategy to fill entry-level sales and servicing roles. Establish and nurture relationships with career center staff, professors and alumni at target schools 
  • Leverage your thorough knowledge of LEARFIELD’s business and culture to help candidates fully comprehend and embrace the career opportunities the company can offer
  • Influence key stakeholders via recommendations based on historical data, current market knowledge and labor trends to driving hiring decisions
  • Advise hiring managers on the compensation process and collaborate with our Total Rewards team to craft a compelling offer package for the candidate
  • Closely follow defined TA processes to deliver a quality and consistent client/candidate experience
  • Maintain 100% data integrity in all TA systems
  • Lead and/or participate in various HR and TA projects to drive business function capabilities across the enterprise


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Possess 2+ years of full-life cycle recruiting experience in the executive search or corporate TA space, preferably recruiting for high-volume positions across multiple locations/geographies
  • Previous campus recruiting experience preferred
  • Experience building proactive pipelines utilizing networking channels
  • Demonstrated skill in providing an exceptional hiring manager and candidate experience
  • Strong time management, organization and prioritization skills
  • Intermediate problem solving and decision-making skills; independent thinker and operator
  • Experience with campus recruiting a plus
  • Results driven and thrives working in a collaborative team-based environment
  • Experience building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
  • Moderate recruiting systems knowledge, specifically in the areas of ATS/CRM utilization
  • Experience leading small TA-related projects



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. LEARFIELD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.