Job Description

What’s Under the Hood

DriveTime Family of Brands is the largest privately owned used car sales finance & servicing company in the nation. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona and Dallas, Texas, we create opportunities and improve the lives of our customers and our employees by placing a focus on putting the right customer, in the right vehicle, on the right terms and on their path to ownership.

The DriveTime Family of Brands spans across DriveTime, Bridgecrest and SilverRock.  You can find us at the intersection of technology and innovation as we use our proprietary tools and over two decades of industry knowledge to redefine the process of purchasing, financing, and protecting your vehicle. 

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?

In short, as the University Relations Program Specialist you will manage the development, organization, and evolution of our internship program to ensure the delivery of consistently impactful employee experience across the entire internship journey.

In long, our University Relations Program Specialist are responsible for:

  • Design, develop, implement, and manage the internship program through a student-centric mindset to continuously enhance the program strategy.
  • Positively represent the DriveTime Family of Brands and our Core Principles on university campuses.
  • Apply innovative, student-centric approaches with the intent to set the standard in our industry for our internship program.
  • Identify continuous improvement, validation and automation opportunities using multiple data driven approaches.
  • Develop engaging and informative communications and presentations designed to keep employees knowledgeable about the internship program and company university relations.
  • Partner with employee brand designer and copywriter to develop program branding.
  • Build relationships across the organization and work with cross-functional stakeholders to understand pain points and help drive solutions across the business.
  • Plan, communicate and execute events either on site or virtually to increase engagement, usage, and visibility of the program.
  • Develop metrics to align to organizational goals and evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Manage annual budget for university relations and the internship program.
  • Brainstorming potential partnerships, new initiatives, and events to increase brand presence and working closely with university partners to plan and execute various outreach events.
  • Maintaining and developing swag partnerships, processes, orders, and items supporting the university relations and internship programs.

So What Kind of Folks Are We Looking for?

  • Networking guru.  You’ll need to be passionate about connecting with individuals from all levels and aren’t shy in doing so.
  • Rebel with a cause.  You are always looking beyond the obvious for continuous improvement.
  • Takes a hold of the wheel.   You’ll need to take the initiative and be comfortable doing so.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.  An attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change.  You’ll need a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Love of listening.  We need folks that listen with the intent to understand, not just reply.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to talk and write with confidence, charisma, and competence for a wide variety of audiences including management.
  • Organization and time management skills in spades.  You’ll be handling multiple projects and deadlines that will require you to prioritize then re-prioritize then re-prioritize again.
  • Plays well with others.  You will be working in a high-functioning team environment.  We work together in order to win together.

The Specifics:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 1-2 years of experience leading internship programs and/or related programs
  • Experience building content for company-wide communications.
  • High attention to detail with an extreme level of organizational skills
  • Work cross functionally across all departments and experience working with various levels of leadership.

So What About the Perks? Perks matter

  • Medical, dental, and vision, oh my! DriveTime Family of Brands covers a sizable amount of insurance premiums to ensure our employees receive top-tier healthcare coverage. 
  • But Wait, There’s More. 401(K), Company paid life insurance policy, short and long-term disability coverage to name a few.
  • Growth Opportunities. You grow, I grow, we all grow!  But seriously, DriveTime Family of Brands is committed to providing its employees with every opportunity to grow professionally with roughly over 1,000 employees promoted year over year.
  • Tuition Reimbursement. We’re as passionate about your professional development as you are. With that, we’ll put our money where our mouth is.
  • Wellness Program. Health is wealth! This program includes self-guided coaching and journeys, cash incentives and discounts on your medical premiums through engaging in fun activities!
  • Gratitude is Green.  We offer competitive pay across the organization, because, well money matters!

  • In-House Gym. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. So come early, take a break in your day or finish strong with a workout!
  • Give Us a Reason (or not), and We’ll Celebrate.  Regardless of whether there is a holiday or not, we are finding ways to kick back and enjoy each other’s company outside of day-to-day work.
  • Smart-Casual Dress. Come dressed in jeans (you’ll fit right in with the rest of us).
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays. Not just lip service: we work hard, to play hard.

Anything Else?  Absolutely.

DriveTime Family of Brands is Great Place to Work Certified! And get this: 90% of our rockstar employees say they feel right at home here.  We could spend a lot of time having you read about ALL our awards, but we’ll save time (and practice some humility) just naming a few others; Comparably Awards: Best Company for Diversity, Best Company Culture and Best Company Leadership, oh and don’t forget Phoenix Business Journal Healthiest Employers (okay, we’ll stop there)!

Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of our background and drug screening process. DriveTime is a drug-free, tobacco-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

And when it comes to hiring, we don't just look for the right person for the job, we seek out the right person for DriveTime. Buckle up for plenty of opportunities to grow in a professional, fun, and high-energy environment! 

Application Instructions

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