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Alumni Affairs Officer

Status: Full-time, non-exempt
Reports to: Senior Director of Career and Alumni Services

About the Position
On the occasion of LEDA’s 15th Anniversary, LEDA is launching a new LEDA Alumni Affairs Department, an initiative that will engage LEDA’s vast network of Scholars who have graduated from college. The purpose of the LEDA Alumni Association is to provide LEDA Scholar college alumni with opportunities to: maintain and deepen their involvement with LEDA; connect with each other and other members of the LEDA Community, leveraging the power of their LEDA network; receive ongoing career and postgraduate support; serve as mentors to undergraduate LEDA Scholars; and connect their employers to the LEDA Career Network.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Career and Alumni Services, the Alumni Affairs Officer will support professional and personal growth of college alumni, create and manage a platform for alumni to connect with their peers and with LEDA stakeholders, and participate in future alumni events and programs.

Key Responsibilities

Alumni Engagement and Program Management

  • Facilitate engagement of alumni in LEDA’s online platforms: LEDA Connect and our Linkedin Alumni Group
  • Coordinate LEDA-sponsored alumni engagement events and activities, including an annual reunion and Scholar-led regional events
  • Build out the LEDA Alumni Council, which will be instrumental in working with the LEDA Alumni Services Department to guide programming and other alumni initiatives
  • Work with alumni to leverage their success stories and make connections with their employers, referring them to the Senior Director of Career and Alumni Services for corporate partnership opportunities
  • Track trajectories of LEDA Alumni to share with stakeholders and generate meaningful connections within the community
  • Provide logistical and administrative support for alumni events

Communication and Outreach

  • Re-establish contact with all LEDA college alumni and engage them in the network
  • Promote networking events and career opportunities for Alumni in bi-weekly Career and Alumni Services e-Newsletter
  • Coordinate communication with alumni on events, volunteerism, and Career Network and LEDA Scholars Program engagement
  • Create event and promotional collateral, such as event program, flyers, website pages, etc.

Career Network Support

  • Support Career Network with coordination and logistics for Career Institute
  • Recruit alumni as career coaches, mentors, and panelists to participate in Career Institute
  • Engage, support, and refer alumni in need of additional career and graduate school planning advisement
  • Support alumni with applications to LEDA employer partners in collaboration with Career Network Staff

Data Management and Evaluation

  • Support and manage build-out of alumni tracking component of LEDA’s Salesforce database
  • Track ongoing activities of alumni in order to further document the extent to which LEDA is achieving its mission of developing the leadership potential of underrepresented students once they graduate from college
  • Develop and administer annual alumni surveys and analyze engagement and career outcomes
  • Maintain alumni records within database

Mentorship Pilot Build-out

  • Build out alumni mentoring program pilot, which includes:
    • Establishing timelines
    • Developing mentor/mentee matching process, guidelines, and training
    • Identifying and implementing mentor/mentee online platform/software to support productive interactions

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as higher education administration, counseling, social work, advising, etc., required
  • 3+ years relevant experience in alumni affairs, or student affairs, or event/communications management, or employee engagement required
  • Previous experience working with and supporting alumni or engaging alumni preferred
  • Strong communication skills and ability to effectively represent LEDA to its stakeholders and externally
  • Experience implementing programs, small- and large-scale events
  • Ability to thrive in a mission-driven environment with strong values and culture; passionately committed to LEDA’s Mission, Vision, Core Values, and strategic direction
  • Experiential or professional understanding of academic and non-academic issues surrounding low-income, first-generation college students
  • Ability to cultivate and build strong interpersonal relationships with LEDA Scholars and LEDA Scholar Alumni, and staff
  • Willingness to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Superior organizational, administrative, communication and problem-solving skills, and ability to multi-task and manage deadlines
  • Strong technical and data tracking and reporting skills (e.g., familiarity with MS Excel, Salesforce, professional and social networking tools/platforms)

Compensation
This is a full-time position, non-exempt position. The salary range is low- to mid- $50,000. LEDA offers medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, TransitChek, at least three weeks’ paid vacation, and paid sick leave.

Work Environment
LEDA offers a flexible, collegial work environment that welcomes new ideas and innovation. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send an email with a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to employment@ledascholars.org, with “Alumni Affairs Officer” in the subject line.

Deadline: May 20, 2019

Employment for this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a lawful pre-employment background check, which may include reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to LEDA. Background check information will be obtained and used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

 

Career Coach

Status: Temporary, Contract
Reports to: Senior Director of Career and Alumni Services
Multiple positions open

About the Position
LEDA is contracting with career coaches to advise students during the LEDA Career Institute, a multi-day career exposure conference for 180+ high-achieving, low-income rising college sophomores attending top colleges.

This contract engagement will be from Saturday, August 10, through Wednesday, August 14, during the 2019 Career Institute at New York University in New York City.

Key Responsibilities

  • Previous experience editing undergrad resumes, demonstrating a high attention to detail and drafting relevant content
  • Well versed in internship hiring practices and how to best present highly competitive candidates
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills — both professional and friendly
  • Demonstrated commitment to LEDA’s Mission and Core Values
  • Bachelor’s degree

Qualifications

  • Previous experience working with undergraduates preparing for careers
  • Knowledgeable across industries regarding requirements, hiring practices, and how to best prepare for highly competitive opportunities
  • Excellent communications skills — both professional and friendly
  • Comfort with public speaking to deliver presentations to small and large audiences
  • Demonstrated commitment to LEDA’s Mission and Core Values
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Applicants located in the NYC metro-area are preferred

Compensation
This position is a contract engagement based on terms delineated between the Career Coach and LEDA. Compensation for this position is $50 per hour (virtual training would also be paid), and local travel budget will be provided.

Work Environment
LEDA offers a flexible, collegial work environment that welcomes new ideas and innovation. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send an email with a cover letter and résumé to ledacareerinstitute@ledascholars.org, with “Career Institute Career Coach” in the subject line.

Deadline: May 20, 2019

Employment for this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a lawful pre-employment background check, which may include reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to LEDA. Background check information will be obtained and used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. This position is not eligible for health, dental, or other employee benefits.

 

Career Mentor

Status: Temporary, Contract
Reports to: Senior Director of Career and Alumni Services
Total Positions: 10

About the Position
LEDA is seeking 10 Career Development Mentors to support the 2019 LEDA Career Institute at New York University in New York City. Career Development Mentors will provide group support to LEDA Career Fellows as well as execute daily programmatic logistics during the Career Institute.

The 2019 LEDA Career Institute will take place from August 10 through August 14, 2019. Career Development Mentors are required to be at New York University early on August 10, 2019, and must reside in the residence hall for the duration of the Career Institute. There will be a two-hour virtual training prior to the Career Institute that mentors are required to attend. Each mentor will be responsible for a caseload of 15-18 Career Fellows for whom the mentor will provide support to maximize Fellows’ experience during the Career Institute.

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate daily debriefing sessions each evening
  • Manage programmatic aspects of Career Institute which would include, ensuring Career Fellows are attending sessions, set-up and AV support for each session, introduction of speakers, escorting speakers and employer partners to designated sessions
  • Greet Fellows upon arrival at the airport or train station and facilitate transfer to campus
  • Assist with registration on arrival day
  • Develop a rapport with all Career Fellows and provide guidance and support as needed
  • Facilitate scheduling of career coaching appointments of Career Fellows with Career Coaches
  • Reside in dormitory with Career Fellows to ensure they uphold the community guidelines of LEDA and New York University

Qualifications

  • Candidates must be LEDA Scholars who have earned a Bachelor’s degree and/or an advanced degree (Master’s/JD) at an accredited college or university (recent 2019 grads included)
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Must be very comfortable with public speaking and be able to communicate ideas, advice, feedback and critiques professionally and concisely in individual and group settings;
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Some basic knowledge of career development and job search processes

Compensation
This position is a contract engagement based on terms delineated in a formal contract between the Career Mentor and LEDA. Compensation for this position includes a $750 stipend, travel to and from New York University, as well as room and board throughout the duration of the program.

Work Environment
LEDA offers a flexible, collegial work environment that welcomes new ideas and innovation. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send an email with a cover letter and résumé to ledacareerinstitute@ledascholars.org, with “Career Institute Career Mentor” in the subject line.

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Employment for this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a lawful pre-employment background check, which may include reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to LEDA. Background check information will be obtained and used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. This position is not eligible for health, dental, or other employee benefits.

 

Event Coordinator

Status: Temporary, Contract
Reports to: Senior Director of Career and Alumni Services
Total Positions: 2

About the Position
LEDA is seeking LEDA Scholars and LEDA Career Fellows (rising juniors/seniors) to serve as Event Coordinators for the 2019 LEDA Career Institute at New York University. This position will provide residential, administrative, and logistical support throughout the Career Institute. Event Coordinators will reside in the residence hall for the duration of the Career Institute.

This contract engagement will be from Saturday, August 10, through Wednesday, August 14, during the 2019 Career Institute at New York University in New York City.

Key Responsibilities

Support Career Fellows

  • Reside in dormitory with Career Fellows to ensure they uphold the community guidelines of LEDA and New York University
  • Troubleshoot and help answer questions that Career Fellows may have

Event Coordination

  • Provide administrative support during events, workshops, and activities throughout the duration of the program
  • Troubleshoot with regard to resources, technology, and facilities needs for workshops and events
  • Printing and sign placement for programs
  • Run errands as needed

Travel and Logistics

  • Assist with registration on arrival day
  • Facilitate departure of Fellows to airport or train station
  • Support other logistics for arrival and departure of Fellows

Administration of Career Coaching

  • Gather and prepare materials (intake forms, student resumes, and requisite materials) for Career Coaching department

Qualifications

  • Candidates must be a LEDA Scholar or Career Fellow who is on track to earn a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university
  • Experience with event coordination, logistics, and program administration is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Desire to learn, positive attitude, and willing to take on additional responsibilities as needed
  • Demonstrated commitment to LEDA’s Mission and Core Values

Compensation
This position is a contract engagement based on terms delineated in a formal contract between the Event Coordinator and LEDA. Compensation for this position includes a $750 stipend, travel to and from New York University, as well as room and board throughout the duration of the program.

Work Environment
LEDA offers a flexible, collegial work environment that welcomes new ideas and innovation. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send an email with a cover letter and résumé to ledacareerinstitute@ledascholars.org, with “Career Institute Event Coordinator” in the subject line.

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Employment for this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a lawful pre-employment background check, which may include reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to LEDA. Background check information will be obtained and used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. This position is not eligible for health, dental, or other employee benefits.

 

Résumé Editor

Status: Hourly, Contract
Reports to: Senior Director of Career and Alumni Services
Total Positions: 3

About the Position
LEDA is hiring contract résumé editors to edit résumés for participants in the LEDA Career Institute, a multi-day career conference for 180+ high-achieving, low-income rising college sophomores attending top colleges. This contract position will be hourly from early June through the end of July.

This contract engagement will be from Saturday, August 10, through Wednesday, August 14, during the 2019 Career Institute at New York University in New York City.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage case load of approximately 60 student résumés, serving as point person for students regarding résumés including multiple exchanges during the editing phase
  • Edit and critique content and formatting, providing detailed instructions via email and/or phone
  • Track changes and document editing process
  • Finalize formatted résumés via Microsoft Word

Qualifications

  • Previous experience editing undergrad résumés, demonstrating a high attention to detail and drafting relevant content
  • Well-versed in internship hiring practices and how to best present highly competitive candidates
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills — both professional and friendly
  • Demonstrated commitment to LEDA’s Mission and Core Values
  • Bachelors degree

Compensation
This is an hourly, contract position paying $30 per hour.

Work Environment
LEDA offers a flexible, collegial work environment that welcomes new ideas and innovation. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send an email with a cover letter and résumé to ledacareerinstitute@ledascholars.org, with “Résumé Editor” in the subject line.

Deadline: May 20, 2019

Employment for this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a lawful pre-employment background check, which may include reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to LEDA. Background check information will be obtained and used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. This position is not eligible for health, dental, or other employee benefits.

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