Google: Talent Programs and Event Specialist

Google’s known for our innovative technologies, products and services – and for the people behind them. Whether you are making our staffing systems more efficient, planning for our growth, building relationships on college campuses or cultivating the next generation of computer scientists, you have an eye on the staffing needs of Google and the broader hiring landscape. You are focused on cultivating outstanding candidates for Google’s long-term hiring needs, and work across a cross-functional and international group of staffing teams. You are both scrappy and resourceful, creative and driven – and excited to share the magic of working at Google.

The Talent Programs and Events team, part of Global People Services, is focused on promoting Google as an exceptional place to work for experienced talent, building a robust and diverse pipeline of outstanding candidates, and collaborating cross-functionally and globally to build and refine partnerships and outreach. As a Specialist, you’ll build relationships with external organizations and develop strategies to attract and engage engineers to Google’s workforce. You’ll have an eye on Google’s short- and long-term growth needs and a pulse of the broader brand landscape. You will partner with various Staffing, Product Areas and Site Leads to build a comprehensive outreach strategy from the ground up and ensure effective execution.

Great just isn’t good enough for our People Operations team (you probably know us better as “Human Resources”). Made up of equal parts HR professionals, former consultants and analysts, we’re the champions of Google’s colorful culture. In People Ops, we “find them, grow them, and keep them” – we bring the world’s most innovative people to Google and provide the programs that help them thrive. Whether recruiting the next great Googler, refining our core programs, developing talent or simply looking for ways to inject some more fun into the lives of our Googlers, we bring a data-driven approach that is reinventing the human resources field.

  • Develop and execute events and programs for external candidates, track results and scale where possible. Partner with teams, both inside and outside of tech, to create comprehensive program and event strategies.
  • Plan and execute recruiting and employment branding events, ranging from small intimate programs to large scale productions. Post-event reporting, detailed tracking and analysis.
  • Manage relationships and partner with key external organizations and groups to enhance Google’s brand in the employment marketplace. Build relationships with vendors, internal team members, and a wide range of stakeholders across Google to manage expectations and ensure high-quality event management.
  • Develop and implement events including program mapping and planning, budgets, stakeholder buy-ins, logistics, messaging (internal and external), developing content with Google Leaders to successfully meet event objectives. Contribute to our online presence and public messaging by creating interesting and informational web and collateral content.
  • Ability to travel as required.
Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3 years of experience in program/event planning, recruiting, marketing, HR, consulting or related area.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in program/event management or diversity event planning in a technical environment.
  • Experience using Google products including email, calendar, docs, spreadsheets, and sites.
  • Experience providing effective client support for the coordination and seamless delivery of events.
  • Ability to think broadly and strategically, balanced with high attention to detail.
  • Developed relationship management skills, including consulting and developed interpersonal communications. Developed organizational and communication skills. Comfortable working with Executive-level clients/groups.
  • Motivated and creative professional with demonstrated event, project and budget management skills. Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks, and follow through with team members to achieve group as well as individual goals.


At Google, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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