The Program Manager partners with the Associate Director in coordinating student and employer participation in experiential learning opportunities including: Undergraduate Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) Program, Career Exploration Lab, internships, intern sponsorship, externships, and other career education and internship programs. The Program Manager is also responsible for assisting with the planning and delivery of UG field based curricula; and working closely with the Associate Director and CCD colleagues to grow all programs associated with student experiential learning as it relates to externships, internships, and mentoring opportunities.
• Manages the operational aspects of the Undergraduate MCFE Program including soliciting and managing student demand, information sessions, team formation, creating deliverable schedules and program materials, and facilitating program related events. Designs and manages MCFE project catalog and client documentation.
• Manages student enrollment in the Career Exploration Lab which includes fielding and responding to student and employer questions about receiving credit for an internship; corresponding with enrolled students to ensure successful course completion; reviewing and grading submitted assignments; and partnering with additional departments as needed for program delivery.
• Oversees the student application and marketing of the Intern Sponsorship Award which includes facilitating and participating in the review of all applications and making recommendations for awards; and notifying students of award decisions and overseeing students' successful completion of award requirements, including reviewing recipients' bi-weekly blogs.
• Leads the externship program, a job-shadow program that takes place throughout the academic year. Responsible for all aspects of the program including soliciting students and employers; matching students with employers and notifying them of the match; sourcing externships; marketing the opportunities; collecting applications; and conducting all training for students and hosts.
• Runs student orientation sessions for all Experiential Programs, including the Intern Sponsorship and Externship Programs.
• Tracks student/employer satisfaction through surveys. Evaluates programs, systems, and processes, and recommends opportunities for improvement. Implements key initiatives to add value to employers, students, and alumni. With Associate Director, pulls data and creates reports for bi-annual team retreats. Internship Support:
• Develops business relationships that increase experiential education opportunities for Babson students through internships, externships or career treks.
• Advises employers on experiential education and internship program matters including creating/running an internship program; recruiting and hiring interns; providing internship guidelines for each site; and proactively engaging employers to educate them on best practices for delivering top-notch internship experiences, including legality of unpaid internships.
• Organizes local and national experiential career treks for students to explore potential career fields and network with industry professionals.
• Provides individual and group student advising for students seeking internship experiences. Conducts training and mock interviews for students; critiques marketing materials; develops, provides, and maintains internship guidelines; creates effective educational programs and tools for domestic and international internship searches, and follows up with students and employers throughout the internship to ensure students get the most from the experience.
• With Associate Director for Experiential Learning, builds partnerships and internship opportunities locally, state-wide, nationally, and internationally for students. Consults with employers regarding optimal marketing.
• Acts as liaison between internship sites and students. Oversees and monitors students' performances at internship sites and mediates any issues and/or challenges that may arise between students and internship sites; assesses students' and employers' experiences and performance.
• Supports the Career Education team in developing and delivering programming for foundation students to help them determine career interests and to better prepare for internships and other experiential programs and opportunities.
Works closely with the UG CCD team (not just advising), Academic Services, and the Graduate School experiential programs to collaborate on and promote experiential education initiatives and internship opportunities on behalf of CCD.
• Assists Employer Relations team at Career Expos and other assigned employer/recruiting events when needed.
• Represents CCD at college functions as appropriate.
• Develops print and online reports and written resources, such as “support of internship” letters, intern agreements, guides, and web site content.
• Assists with maintenance of technology and social media resources.
• Assumes additional responsibilities as required.Minimum Level of Education Required is a Bachelor's Degree
Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:
• A minimum of 2-4 years of similar experience.
• Must possess a dynamic, professional demeanor with exceptional organization, written and oral communication skills, including group presentation and facilitation skills.
• Must have a proactive and collaborative attitude, including diplomacy and tact, towards all Babson constituents: recruiters, alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and the Babson community.
• Ability to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail; establish priorities; and meet deadlines
• Must have a motivated and enthusiastic work style.
• Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively on a team.
• Must have program management skills.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Must be able to handle routine interruptions by recruiters, students, and others seeking assistance.
• Must be a creative problem solver.
• Must have understanding of the job marketplace, hiring industries, and job functions.
• Must have strong technology skills; Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
• Ability to work with culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse students, staff, faculty, employers and other constituencies.
• Envisions and proposes new methods to perform tasks that support ET&A; takes thoughtful risks; and accepts new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
• Anticipates and embraces change; demonstrates willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.Working Conditions:
• May be required to work occasional nights and weekends to support program events
• Must have had a valid unrestricted U.S. Driver's License for one year, and maintain throughout employment an insurable (as determined by the College's insurer's criteria) or a satisfactory driving record; must successfully complete and pass the College's vehicle training program within the first 60 days of employment; annual or more frequent review of employee's driving record based on the College insurer's criteria; and safety training as required by management.
Additional Experience, Skills & Abilities:
• Prefer 4-6 years of similar experience