Lead the Piper Center's programming in the area of nonprofits, social services, social impact, education, and post-graduate service and gap years, including the development and promotion of opportunities. Provide comprehensive career coaching for students with an interest in this area. Lead the Piper Center's student Peer Advisor program, including training, supervising, mentoring and evaluating student employees.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
NON-PROFIT AND SERVICE
Provide comprehensive career coaching for students in all class years with special emphasis on nonprofits, social services, social impact, education, and post-graduate service and gap years.
Assist students with strategies for internship and job searching and for networking; advise on resumes, cover letters, and personal statements; arrange practice interviews.
Build relationships across campus with students, student leaders, senior administrators, faculty, and staff in other departments.
Promote meaningful internships, fellowships, and volunteer and leadership development opportunities through targeted emails and outreach to student organizations.
Manage relationships with employers, alumni, and gap year and post-graduate service recruiters.
Coordinate four major events: Northfield Connect, Nonprofit and Government Career Fair, Oles for Public Interest, and Service Expo.
Develop and coordinate additional events, workshops, and information sessions as needed.
Co-facilitate the Social Entrepreneurship Scholars cohort internship program. Assist with application and selection, and collaborate with Piper Center colleagues and faculty supervisors to facilitate leadership development and vocational discernment.
Assist in facilitating the Quo Vadis Sophomore Retreat—a signature program of the Piper Center that provides a foundation of self-awareness, vocational discernment and leadership development for approximately 190 students each year.
STUDENT PEER ADVISOR TEAM
Lead the Student Peer Advisor program, including training, supervising, mentoring and evaluating student employees, and recognizing students' contributions to the Center.
Organize events for Peer Advisors to promote engagement among our students employees and to promote outreach to students across campus.
Work with the Piper Center team members responsible for engagement of young alumni to develop our Peer Advisors into future leaders and drivers of engagement.
Prepare and co-lead the Peer Advisors' four-day training program before the start of the fall semester.
Set the schedule for a team of approximately two dozen students, and track individual students' work awards and the student employment budget.
Prepare and lead ongoing training throughout the academic year.
Monitor projects undertaken by Peer Advisors for the Center and senior coaches.
Organize and lead the team responsible for hiring future Peer Advisors.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibility for the Piper Center's student Peer Advisor team.
CONTACTS: Senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, employers and recruiters.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Strong work ethic with a passion for working in an academic setting.
Team player with an ability to connect with students, senior administrators, alumni, faculty, staff, employers and recruiters.
Ability to manage young adults and multiple projects in a fast-paced, flexible, and ever-changing environment.
Commitment to the goals and values of nonprofits and institutions that support social services, social impact, education, and post-graduate service and gap years.
Ability effectively to advise college students in career planning and academic development.
Excellent counseling, communication, presentation, and organizational skills.
Knowledge of effective marketing techniques and strategies for outreach.
PREREQUISITE(S): Criminal background check; must have own transportation.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Occasional local (Twin Cities) travel to meet with faculty advisors, administrators, alumni, employers, recruiters and other college counterparts. National travel 1-2 times a year to support Piper Center events in major U.S. cities.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Office environment.
FTE: .92 - 1.0 (negotiable)
Term: Either year round (1.0 FTE) or 1 month off during the summer (.92 FTE)
Shift: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Occasional weekend and evening hours as necessary.
2+ years in higher education; demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills; experience in program, project or event management and in leadership development; excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
Master's degree in higher education, counseling or a related field
Counselling or advisory experience and skills; employment in a fast-paced undergraduate liberal arts environment; experience serving diverse audiences.
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