Proofpoint University Recruiter in Sunnyvale, California

University Recruiter

Location:Sunnyvale, CA


Company Overview

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

  • Build and enhance our proven security platform

  • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture

  • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel

  • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

The Role

The University Relations team manages Proofpoint’s multi-national Intern and New College Grad (NCG) program. We are looking for a University Recruiter to join our growing, high performing University Relations team in Sunnyvale, CA. Reporting to the Sr. Manager of Recruiting, you will represent Proofpoint on campus, and will be responsible for recruiting both technical and non-technical interns and NCGs into a variety of open positions. In addition to partnering with hiring managers to understand their talent requirements, you will work closely with the internal UR team to strategize on ways to target top talent, ensure manager engagement and implement program improvements and enhancements. This is an exciting opportunity for a bold, detail-oriented individual who understands the impact of a corporate internship as well as providing a positive intern / new grad experience.

Your day-to-day

  • Sourcing and recruiting talented interns and grads from target universities, using your knowledge of various on-campus programs, activities, etc.

  • Attend on campus career fairs, info-sessions or similar college recruiting events nationwide, as a Proofpoint representative

  • Manage and participate in all university campus teams in preparing for on-campus events, and debriefing following the events

  • Partnering with managers to identify and screen candidates

  • Understand our culture to help assess candidate fit on behalf of hiring managers, hiring teams and Proofpoint

  • Gather competitive intelligence on recruiting efforts on-campus and develop strategies on competing effectively for top interns/graduates

  • Maintain data and metrics on a regular basis

  • Provide recommendations on process improvements and enhancements

What you bring to the team

  • 2-4 years of direct college recruiting experience (technical intern recruiting experience a plus!)

  • Campus relations, research and outreach experience

  • 2+ years using an ATS for sourcing, tracking and managing candidates

  • Understanding of the fast-paced nature of recruiting and working with a sense of urgency

  • Strong attention to detail, including an eye for formatting and aesthetics

  • Strong organization skills and ability to manage multiple competing priorities

  • Ability to travel domestically to attend recruiting events/career fairs

  • A strong drive to ensure candidates have the best experience when applying to and interviewing at Proofpoint

Why Proofpoint

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!

If you are interested in this role, please apply directly. If you have a Twitter account, tweet your LinkedIn profile to @LeilaniAlejo with the hashtag #ProofpointIsHiring and #University - after you apply. All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted within 24 hours of tweeting their profile to us!


Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Proofpoint does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, Proofpoint will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter or agency fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Proofpoint explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.