Experiential Learning Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Experiential Learning Manager                             DIVISION:  Academic Affairs

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Director of Career Development

DEPARTMENT:  Career Development 

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops and or facilitates workshops including Interviews, resumes, etiquette, public speaking, coaching, emotional intelligence, personal finance, etc.
  • Develops relationships and partnerships with businesses, community partners, alumni, and other key stakeholders who can provide experiential learning opportunities including internship-related opportunities for students.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains successful college-wide Internship programs, project management, and reporting.
  • Implements First Destination and Co-Curricular Transcript reporting initiatives to success.
  • Availability to work flexible hours on occasions that will include nights and weekends as necessary.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Professional with work experience and or knowledge of career services or related functional areas and experience with business, management, workforce development, academic programming, and experiential learning.
  • Ability to use career management and career development technology to assist student development. Use knowledge of career, occupational, and employment information for guiding students.
  • Strong technology skills around career counseling/advising including career planning and job search tools and resources and/or career assessments (e.g., LinkedIn, Holland Self-Directed Search, MBTI, social media, computerized career guidance systems such as Handshake, StandOut, and related tools)
  • Experience creating and presenting educational workshops and programs.
  • Innovative thinker and doer. Strong personal initiative.
  • Attention to detail, works with a sense of passion, purpose, energy, punctuality, and urgency.
  • Develop program and content creation for career-related topics that meet the goals and objectives of the Career Center, including experiential learning, faculty, and employer engagement.
  • Relates well with diverse individuals, ability to motivate. Adaptable, flexible, creative, meets deadlines without follow-up.
  • Goal-oriented, self-starter, ability to work effectively independently and in teams.
  • Focused on measurable objectives and documenting outcomes.
  • Superior customer service skills and teammate.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal competence and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations including high-risk, marginalized populations.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills and the ability to analyze, prioritize, and problem solve
  • Proficiency in technology, and MS Office products (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, Word) effective Project Manager with the ability to create reports and maintain databases.
  • Ability to work effectively with internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to present information using excellent written and oral communication skills with different audiences.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and transportation.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree, in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, Business or associated field or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent years of higher ed and or corporate experience.
  • Experience in higher education, academic support services, student experience programming or business, management, business development, HR, workforce, career advising, or related.

PREFERRED CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in program development, workforce, and career development.
  • Professional Development Certifications; Career Development Certification.
  • Strong Knowledge and understanding of industry, employer relations, or business development strategies.
  • Experience conducting experiential workshops, and programs.
  • Knowledge of corporate culture, strategy, and employee onboarding.

To apply for this job please visit www.benedict.edu.

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