POSITION OBJECTIVE: This position is responsible for assisting in the development, execution, and evaluation of opportunities for alumnae to engage specifically in (1) the Bryn Mawr College summer funding program and (2) creating connections for current students.
The mission of the Leadership, Innovation and the Liberal Arts Center (LILAC) at Bryn Mawr College is to prepare liberal arts students to be effective, self-aware leaders in their chosen life pursuits. This position will do this work by supporting the LILAC Summer Internship Funding Program, which provides funding to Bryn Mawr students pursuing unpaid summer internships. The program has grown to support over 100 students pursuing internships each summer through a robust program that includes a pre-departure orientation, report submissions throughout the summer, and a culminating event in the fall to share experiences with the Bryn Mawr College Community. The position will enhance the summer funding program by helping students forge connections between their work at the College and the world beyond Bryn Mawr. Specifically, this position will create and identify ways for Bryn Mawr alumnae to engage with the funded students through program events and internship partners.
- Establish and maintain a group of alumnae/i who can serve as resources for students in the LILAC summer funding program
- Identify alumnae/i for involvement for the internship funding pre-departure orientation and the Bryn Mawr and Beyond event in the fall to match the diverse internships that students pursue.
- Develop connections with alumni as employers for summer internships, making recommendations to the Assistant Director for Employer Relations and the Associate Director for Employer Relations and Internships
- Assist in identifying and recruiting internship opportunities referred by alumnae/i and parents
- Utilize data of past summer funding and student interest areas to identify industry areas and alumni guests for internship funding programming in upcoming academic years
- Identify ways to involve alumnae/I in programming for the internship funding pre-departure orientation in the spring and the Bryn Mawr and Beyond event in the fall, in partnership with the Associate Director for Employer Relations as well as Alumnae Relations & Development
- Coordinate the LILAC partnership internships funded by the college
- Identify alumni who are willing to host internships that fit the criteria of college-funded internships
- Establish an application process in line with LILAC summer funding selection
- Coordinate and plan student participation in alumnae/i events
Reporting & Database Management
- Track and report on engagement from alumnae/i volunteers in funding program
- Enter alumnae/i-driven partnership opportunities into online career management, collate and track student applications, communicate with alumnae/i employers as needed
- Work closely under the direction of the Associate Director of Employer Relations and Internships in related alumnae/i initiatives.
SKILLS, ABILITIES, EXPERIENCE, AND EDUCATION:
- Bachelor’s Degree required
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, customer service skills, and the ability to work with diverse groups of students, staff, faculty and external stakeholders
- Excellent organizational, project management, written and oral communication skills
- Strong Proficiency with technology, data entry, and learning new database systems
- Highly resourceful with demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize
- Ability to work with sensitive issues and confidential records
- Knowledge of trends in internships, alumnae/i relations, career development, higher education
- Demonstrated interest in the liberal arts education, and commitment to working within a student-focused environment
- 1-3 years of experience in higher education, alumnae/i relations, volunteer management, event management, student personnel, counseling or an appropriate related field as a graduate student or full-time professional
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a professional office environment
- Comfortable with ambiguity in a changing environment
TIME FRAME AND COMPENSATION:
This is a temporary, six-month position. This position will involve about 15 hours per week. Compensation is $17/hour. This part-time position is a non-benefits eligible employee, but does include paid time off and holidays. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applications should submit an application as soon as possible.