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Associate Manager of Internships

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Program Director for Internships, the Associate Manager of Internships will play an important role in delivering a critical aspect of our program model by supporting the delivery of an excellent internship experience for both the college students, also known as fellows enrolled in our program and our mentors.  The mentor serves as the fellow’s primary point of contact at the internship. Through the analysis of feedback data from both mentors and fellows, site visits to fellow internships throughout the semester, and coaching to both fellows and mentors, the Associate Manager plays a critical support role in the overall quality of the Semester in the City (SITC) experience for our key stakeholders.  The ideal candidate will bring critical thinking and relationship building skills in order to effectively support students and social sector partners. While the primary role of the Associate Manager will emphasize delivering an excellent internship experience for the mentor and fellow, the Associate Manager will also work on cross-functional teams to support the ongoing growth and expansion of the SITC program.  This is an ideal role for an emerging professional interested in developing a wide variety of a core professional skills in a growing organization.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Internship Site Support and Quality Assurance (50%)

  • Conduct 40+ site visits per semester to build relationships and provide on-site support and guidance to fellows and mentors 
  • Disseminate and analyze bi-weekly student and mentor surveys to identify best practices, issue areas and trends across the internship program
  • Provide coaching and support in a “real-time” manner to both Fellows and Mentors on a variety of topics including but not limited to time and project management, self-advocacy, communication in the workplace and more

Internship Cultivation, Matching and Student Support (40%)

  • Support the host organization recruitment cultivation and application processes
  • Leverage research skills and networking opportunities to identify host organization placements in high priority mission-areas based on prospective fellows’ academic interests
  • Work closely with the Director of Internships on the host organization and fellow matching processes each semester 
  • Coordinate logistics and communication for match notifications
  • Analyze data and trends to anticipate recruitment priorities

Program and Classroom Support (10%)

  • Play a critical role in the implementation (both content and operations) of mentor trainings at the start of each semester
  • Support the implementation of workshops during academic classes as they relate to the internship experience and career development 
  • Serve as a member of the program team to share and respond to feedback and observations of the student internship experience; participate in program team meetings


QUALIFICATIONS & MINDSET

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and relevant experience with relationship building, recruitment and/or systems building
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, communication skills with the ability to connect with people
  • Interest and experience in coaching and supporting students with a solution and customer service orientation
  • Strong organizational and research skills, excellent with details and follow-up
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people; A team player, who can relate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment
  • Embody CFSI’s core values of an optimistic mindset, curiosity, teamwork, purposeful effort, kindness, and generosity
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Health benefits with 80% covered by CFSI and 20% covered by the employee
  • MBTA MonthlyLink bus and subway pass (valued at $90/month)
  • Cell phone reimbursement (valued at up to $80/month)
  • 21 vacation/personal days plus 13 organizational holiday days per year
  • Access to regular and ongoing feedback and professional development opportunities internally and ability to leverage organizational resources to seek additional development opportunities externally

College for Social Innovation (CFSI) brings together colleges and social sector organizations to create fully-credited experiential learning opportunities that are meaningful, accessible, and life-changing. Our college students, referred to as Social Innovation Fellows, build skills, a digital portfolio, and a professional network that helps to position them to become the next generation of problem solvers for humanity’s tough challenges. Students are placed in a semester-long internship (400 hours) and also take skill-building and reflection classes twice a week as part of a diverse “Semester in the City” cohort.

College for Social Innovation is now completing a two-year pilot of its Semester in the City program, having enrolled almost 100 students from six colleges and universities and achieved strong initial results. We are looking to further build an innovative and unique educational experience that can add value for students and their home colleges while building a bigger, better, and more diverse talent pipeline for the social sector.

In the next three to five years, we look to create a nationally recognized curriculum and instructional delivery model that generates strong results while growing to serve 350+ students per year and preparing for potential growth beyond Boston. Ultimately, we aim to build a movement to make it common for millions of college students -- representing the full diversity of the nation -- to gain access to careers in the fast-growing social sector. During their Semester in the City, Fellows participate in well-structured and academically-accredited internships where they learn from real-world experiences, build relationships with mentors, and build personal, professional and academic skills.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

College for Social Innovation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. National Service Alumni (i.e. Military, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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