BMO Financial Group Senior Campus Recruitment Partner - Capital Markets in Chicago, Illinois


The Capital Markets Campus Recruitment Partner, is accountable to implement a recruitment strategies that are aligned with BMO’s employment brand and will build upon BMO’s reputation as Employer of Choice. As part of the overall Talent Planning & Acquisition Team, this portfolio is specifically responsible for all key candidate segments including campus (students, new graduates, alumni) and diversity (persons with disabilities, aboriginal, veterans, visible minorities, etc.).

This role ensures that consistent, high quality recruiting practices are used, and reflect positively on BMO’s competitive position in the marketplace for top talent. This role specifically focuses on talent acquisition for diversity across all lines of business. The role will enable the attraction of diverse talent into the organization and develop multiple talent pipelines for BMO lines of business through internships, direct hires, career programs, job readiness training programs, etc. This role will also partner with external organizations through presentations, focus group meetings, and special events in order to build deep and lasting relationships that are a key pipeline for strategic intake roles for BMO.

The Capital Market’s Campus Recruitment Partner is responsible for identifying business needs, building business-centric strategies and plans, and successfully executing. The role requires in-depth knowledge in diversity recruiting practices and a commitment to identifying and executing differentiating tactics and strategies. Due to the interdependent nature of recruiting activities across LOBs and enterprise priorities (e.g. campus), the Recruitment Partner must build strong relationships and work effectively with their peers (i.e., other Recruitment Partners, Professional Development, Talent Acquisition Partners, etc.) in order to build and deliver a seamless and aligned recruitment experience across the organization.

The role requires expert knowledge and experience in recruiting practices and a commitment to identifying and executing differentiating tactics and strategies. They are expected to be strong relationship managers and communicators and can manage complex projects with a variety of stakeholder participants – internal and external.

The Capital Markets Campus Recruitment Partner is responsible executing recruitment activities for Capital Markets. This requires an integrated mindset and operating framework.

A. Strategic Framework Design & Implementation

B. Organization Relationship Management

C. Programs and Operations

E. Risk Management & Compliance


A. Strategic Framework Design & Implementation

  • Understand business requirements and intake specifications and ensure that all programs, initiatives, and activities are aligned to the needs of the business and delivering the expected outcomes.

  • Ensure that our Employment Brand and Employee Value proposition is appropriately positioned within the context of all our programs.

  • Ensure that diversity is embedded into all our programs

  • Monitor industry strategies, and develop innovative ideas and initiatives to distinguish BMO from the competition

  • Recommend strategies and tactics that are integrated, flexible, targeted, and relationship-based

  • Develop active pipelines for key roles to meet ongoing business needs

B. Organization Relationship Management

  • Act as the primary point of contact for all internal and external partners and candidates for the programs and LOBs within the portfolio

  • Create consistent and ongoing communication plans/tactics/channels for the team with a strong focus on building relationships with external and internal stakeholders.

  • Enable a trust-based recruiting model that is anticipatory and integrated

  • Manage multiple-stakeholders, stakeholder needs, feedback, and escalations

  • Drive business development in order to promote and expand the campus profile internally and externally

  • Act as the primary point of contact for Executive sponsors

  • Due to the interdependent nature of recruiting, it is critical to partner and integrate with north/south partners

C. Programs and Operations

  • Execute all recruitment activities end-to-end (develop and maintain various recruiting initiatives to identify candidates for open roles and build pipelines for potential hires)

  • Participate in reporting and monitoring mechanisms that track the progress and overall effectiveness of our programs, initiatives, and activities – including providing recommendations and options for continuous improvement and key risk areas

  • Ensure solid business practice management including audit, budget, and reporting controls for the programs within the portfolio

  • Provide feedback to improve the reputation and attractiveness of our programs, initiatives, and activities including having a thorough understanding of the competitive marketplace, competitive positioning and knowledge of business requirements

  • Act as a subject matter expert and recommend/implement appropriate adjustments for recruitment best practices based on your segment(s), maintaining quality benchmarks, processes and standards

  • Build knowledge and subject matter expertise of relevant industry and segment trends and incorporate program revisions as appropriate

D. Risk Management & Compliance

  • Ensure the effective monitoring of operational controls is in place to identify any deficiencies and support the initiation of appropriate actions to ensure controls are adequate.

  • Ensure expenses are in accordance with BMO Policy & Procedures and within prescribed limits.

  • Ensure adherence to all aspects of First Principles our code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

Follow established standards and governance for the candidate database, including the relationship management and contact standards, ensuring privacy of information and a systematic approach for recommending candidates for specific roles.



  • Capital Market’s business knowledge

  • Broad knowledge of BMOFG’s business strategy and priorities, lines of business and their unique talent needs, products and services, and key partners

  • Solid understanding of the organization’s recruitment policies, process and standards

  • At least 5 years direct experience with campus recruiting preferably in Capital Markets or a competitive market place

  • Knowledge of products, services, and technical skills based on segment requirements

  • Undergraduate business degree or MBA (MBA preferred but not required)


  • Superior communication and presentation skills

  • Able to work with complexity and ambiguity

  • Resilient and adaptable during times of change

  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact at the executive, senior management, and non executive levels of the organization and to effectively lead partnerships with external clients

  • Energetic, motivated, solutions-oriented to attract and retain high performing talent

  • Readily assesses/evaluates situations and knows when to solve and/or escalate

  • Anticipates challenges and provides recommended solutions

  • Service and results-oriented

  • High degree of initiative

  • Analytic and problem-solving skills

  • Strong attention to detail; very organized

  • Strong negotiation, impact and influencing skills

  • Ability to work in fast paced/high volume recruitment environment

  • Able to work in a matrix/team environment

  • Demonstrated high performance track record

At BMO Harris Bank, we have been helping our customers and communities for over 130 years. Working with us means being part of a team of talented, passionate individuals with a shared focus on working together to deliver great customer experiences. We stand behind your success with the support you need to turn your potential into performance.

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BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diversity, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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United States-Illinois-Chicago