EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION MANAGER
ABOUT MINERVA UNIVERSITY
Minerva University, based in San Francisco, California, offers a unique undergraduate experience for the brightest, most motivated students in the world. Minerva has been deliberately designed to teach the capabilities needed to solve complex challenges. Combining a reinvented curriculum, rigorous academic standards, cutting-edge technology, and an immersive global experience, Minerva provides an exceptional and accessible education to prepare future leaders and innovators across all disciplines. Minerva undergraduate students come from all over the world to spend their first year in residence in San Francisco, and then live and study in a different major world city every semester thereafter: Seoul, Hyderabad, Berlin, Buenos Aires, London, and Taipei. These rich international experiences provide students with deep global understanding and skills.
ABOUT STUDENT LIFE
The Student Life Team (SLT) oversees the growth and development of students outside the classroom. Student Life staff members work within and across teams focused on residential life and Minerva community development, civic engagement and cultural immersion, wellbeing and professional development of students in preparation for post-graduation employment or graduate and professional school. These teams are unified by a shared goal of supporting opportunities for integrated learning for our diverse and global student community.
We are hiring for two instances of the Experiential Education Manager role, each with distinct orientations and key responsibilities.
Reporting to the City Director, the Experiential Education Manager (EEM) will be an integral member of the Student Life Team, supporting all activities in the city and providing students with a holistic semester. The Experiential Education Manager will design and facilitate educational experiences and large-scale cultural events. The successful candidate will embrace the opportunity to work with young adults from more than 60 different countries, who are eager and excited to grow as they learn about their new environs.
This role requires evening and weekend work.
As part of the Student Life Team at Minerva, the Experiential Education Manager is responsible for:
EXPERIENCE DESIGN AND FACILITATION
Develop programs and opportunities for students to learn about unique elements of the local culture across the semester
Coordinate opportunities for the students to volunteer, explore or get involved, in close coordination and collaboration with the City Director
Facilitate experiential programs with external partners and local professionals in the city; plan in collaboration with Coaching and Talent Development (CTD) and Academics; execute with the support of the entire in-city Student Life Team
Draft and share communications to students through established Minerva platforms such as the Community Portal
Scope, plan and execute large and small scale events and activities, including orientation, feasts and end of semester events
Speak confidently in public contexts, and be prepared to lead a program for 200+ students
STUDENT LIFE TEAM MEMBER
Be visible during the Monday to Friday work week, hosting office hours and occasional small student gatherings
In collaboration with the SLT, manage work study students’ leadership and organization of weekly 10:01s and Minerva Talks (key community traditions), in addition to other community programming
Organize and participate in city preparation and management, including review of roommate assignments, opening and closing the rotation city, plus check-in and check-out duties
Hold the city’s Emergency Phone on a rotational basis with the other team members, across the whole semester, during which the on-duty employee may not leave the rotation city
Other duties as assigned
In depth local city and cultural expertise
Fluent in spoken and written English
Legal residential status in the United Kingdom
Extensive network and local partner contacts
Skills, experience, and interest in facilitating collaboration within a highly diverse, international community; exceptional awareness of intercultural dynamics
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; high capacity for quick communication across multiple channels and global time zones
Expertise in project management; ability to define goals, meet urgent deadlines, organize and prioritize projects with consistent follow-through
Exemplary interpersonal skills with strong student-centered focus and attention to detail
Capacity to learn and use new technology in a very fast-paced environment (Google Suite skills a plus)
Available to work late nights/weekends (with time off-duty during the semester)
Ability to respond to and triage unexpected and serious incidents effectively
Experience of working collaboratively as part of a team and interacting effectively with colleagues, faculty and students
Bachelor’s degree with relevant graduate work preferred
2-3 years’ experience in the fields of culture and education
First Aid and CPR certification preferred (or will be trained)
Strong sense of discretion, confidentiality and tact
Record of sensitivity and respect to diverse cultures, politics, values and forms of communication
This is a 6.5 month contract position beginning November 1, 2023. Compensation is based on annual equivalent of $35,000-$45,000 USD
Minerva University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, particularly those underrepresented within international education.
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