The Assistant Director, External Relations will play a key role on the External Relations team by assisting with career-related programs. The position will be responsible for maintaining the Kimpton Fellows Program, the Alumni Board Job Shadowing Program, and the Micro-Metcalf Program as well as other External Relations tasks.
Kimpton Fellows Program (40%):
Execute the Kimpton Fellows Program, which places recent graduates of the College in one-year, employer-funded fellowships in cities such as Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Placements include organizations from a variety of industries, including non-profit, government, healthcare, and STEM. The Fellows also attend seminars for professional development throughout their fellowship year.
Recruit graduating 4th year students to apply to the Fellows Program and oversee the selection process for the cohort.
Maintain existing employer relationships and creating new partnerships with organizations in key cities.
Manage the fellowship selection process by working closely with student candidates and employers throughout the hiring cycle.
Build community among the current cohort of Fellows by planning professional development seminars, site visits to local organizations, and social events.
Alumni Board Job Shadowing Program (35%):
Manage the Alumni Board Job Shadowing Program, which provides College students with 1-5-day job shadowing experiences with alumni, parents, and other affiliates of the University during school break periods.
Post application on job board, review applications, and select student candidates to be matched with job shadowing hosts in their preferred industries.
Work with Career Advancement colleagues to identify and reach out to potential hosts, securing enough opportunities that align with studentsâ™ industry preferences.
Maintain regular email communications to students and hosts to facilitate introductions, answer questions, and troubleshoot any difficult cases.
Host orientation sessions for selected students to prepare them for their job shadowing experiences.
Gather feedback from students and hosts about job shadowing experiences, using this data to identify noteworthy outcomes and opportunities for growth.
Facilitate job shadowing opportunities for students outside the traditional program cycles as needed.
Micro-Metcalf Program (15%):
Oversee Career Advancementâ™s micro-internship program, which is an expansion of the Jeff Metcalf Internship Program and places students in short-term projects to build skills and expand their professional networks.
Serve as the liaison between Career Advancement and the company that hosts the micro-internship job board.
Promote the micro-internship platform to College students and work to maintain engagement on the platform.
Track all micro-internship placements for the departmentâ™s overall student outcomes metrics.
Create memos and reports for senior leadership to report on program metric and success.
Other Duties as Assigned (10%):
General administrative and programming responsibilities including, but not limited to, committee membership, meetings with colleagues, participating in all-hands-on-deck programs and other duties as assigned.
Ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of constituents, including students, faculty, staff, senior leadership, employers, and external partners like donors, alumni, and parents.
Must possess exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong customer service focus and a high level of professionalism when interacting with internal and external clients.
Displays an outcomes-driven and action-oriented attitude in written and verbal communication.
Demonstrate University stewardship and serve as a brand ambassador.
Communicate effectively and with influence.
Exhibit resilience and optimize resources.
Ensure decision quality, accountability, and drive results.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required
One year of professional work experience is required; an interest in career services, student employment, and/or recruiting is strongly preferred
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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