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Experiential Learning Specialist

Company:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Job Location:
Denver, 80217-3362
Category:
Career Development and Services
Type:
Full-Time
Location: Denver, Colorado
Department
School of Business-Office

Position Summary

The College of Business at Metropolitan State University of Denver is hiring an Experiential Learning Specialist, supported by President Janine Davidson's commitment to providing opportunities for all students at the University to engage in Experiential Learning.

The College of Business, in service to our mission of engaging a diverse student population with an inclusive educational experience to become successful business professionals, seeks to increase student learning and retention through purposeful and planned experiential learning opportunities. This position will work directly and collaboratively with staff and faculty within the College of Business to ensure all students are provided the opportunity to engage with Denver metropolitan area businesses or non-profits through experiential learning. This position will also work collaboratively with staff from the university's Classroom to Career Hub (C2Hub).

The Experiential Learning Specialist will enable the College of Business to provide data and track movement toward the University's goal to have 100% student involvement in career preparation & experiential learning programs. This position reports to the Associate Dean in the College of Business.

MSU Denver enrolls over 16,000 students, where nearly 60% are first generation and over 55% are students of color. Located in downtown Denver, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), an INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award winner for 10 consecutive years, and the only Seal of Excelencia certified institution in Colorado. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only institution with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today's college students. The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. MSU Denver is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented and historically minoritized groups.

Responsibilities

Internship Support - 30%
  • Identify student internship needs, wants, and availability. Coordinate with department specific faculty and advisors to ensure student internship credits align with student curricular needs.
  • Connect students to internships via announcements, university approved databases, referrals to workshops & career lab through the C2Hub, and faculty announcements.
  • Work with the COB communications team to create relevant, engaging, and up-to-date social media, newsletter, email, and website content regarding internship events and opportunities.
  • Assist in educating students, through workshops or connection to C2Hub programming, on aspects of the internship search & credit baring process.
Experiential Learning Programs - 30%
  • Collaborate with COB Dean and/or Associate Dean(s) and aligned C2Hub Industry Navigators through regular meetings to support in information sharing & brainstorming regarding experiential learning and career-connected opportunities (events, workshops, certifications, talent pipeline, funding, etc.).
  • Coordinate with faculty who are looking to implement the experiential projects in their courses to support in the development and implementation of projects and create a system for tracking.
  • In collaboration with C2Hub Industry Navigators, identify, liaise with and catalogue organizations in the Denver Metropolitan area that are potential partners for experiential learning in the COB.
  • Promote and, potentially, facilitate the implementation of experiential learning in classes, department and college meetings, among faculty and students.  
  • When requested, schedule and lead an after-action review with faculty and necessary stakeholders following an experiential learning project.
  • Create a process for re-engaging and future tracking of organizations that have engaged MSU Denver COB classrooms in experiential learning. Include follow-ups for long-term efficacy of provided solutions at appropriate intervals (e.g., 3 - 6 - 9 months).
  • Manage career competency related micro-credentialing programs developed and administered out of the COB.
Experiential Learning Outreach and Development - 20%
  • In collaboration with internal COB stakeholders and the C2Hub, identify and connect with for-profit, non-profit, and governmental organizations in order to identify community partners ready to engage MSU Denver students.
  • Collaborate with internal COB stakeholders, including faculty and liaise with external partners to shape and craft potential experiential learning opportunities for students.
Data Collection, Analysis, and Reports - 20%
  • Outline, through data collection, current experiential learning course & departmental offerings within COB to identify gaps and develop recognition opportunities.
  • In collaboration with the Experiential Learning Program Manager, track student participation in high impact experiences such as internships, field work, research, study abroad, and project-based courses through identifying key COB contacts and supporting system alignment. Highlight key trends for consideration.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university program
  • Experience in university career services or higher education, or within human resources, recruiting, or workforce development
  • Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and departmental applications related to the position, including Microsoft Office Suite
Special Conditions Requirements
  • Reliable transportation is required, including to locations that may not be well-served by transit. Must possess or obtain a Valid CO Driver's License in accordance with the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles, if driving a personal vehicle for university related business
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university program
  • Understanding of how to use data to tell a compelling story
  • Participation during schooling in experiential learning activities
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to relate to, network and communicate effectively with diverse constituents
  • Passionate about working with college students and supporting developmental experiences
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within and across teams
  • Commitment to MSU Denver's vision to build a better, more equitable Colorado through innovative and transformative education
Work Hours/Type
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • This position will involve travel in the Denver Metropolitan area. The successful candidate will need reliable transportation to locations that may not be well served by transit.
  • Hybrid work schedules are supported, and it is anticipated that the incumbent will have a combination of days on campus, of outreach in the community, and potentially some remote opportunities. 
Salary for Announcement

The full salary range for this position is $45,300 - $68,000; the anticipated hiring range for this position is $50,000 - $58,000. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, free RTD pass, and more. For a brief overview of these options, please visit our Benefits section.

Instructions to Apply

Application review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please apply through MSU Denver Careers and search for JR100747. Internal applicants must apply through their MSU Denver Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'.

The following documents must be included with your application:

1. Resume

2. Cover letter

3. References. Please include the names and contact information for three professional references.

Applicants will notice on the application portal there is one location (the resume/cover letter submission field) to upload all required materials. Multiple documents can be submitted into this one field; alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF and upload. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit your application.

Official Transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting Representative
Tanya Rogowsky

Posting Representative Email
trogowsk@msudenver.edu

Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at totalrewards@msudenver.edu.

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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