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Join the Iacocca Institute staff this summer. We hire temporary employees to help run our programs.

The following positions are open for summer 2022:

Iacocca Global Village 2022 Guide

Student Mentors – Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive

Residence Life Coordinator – Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive


The Global Village Guide position is a demanding one in terms of time, energy and skills required. Please read the following outline of Guide duties and responsibilities carefully before applying to be a Guide. After reviewing the job description details carefully, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kira Mendez at

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GV Guides are fully present and engaged:

  • Reside in on-campus dormitories with Villagers
  • Physically present and easily accessible to Villagers during standard work day hours, as well as evenings/nights in dorms
  • On-call in dorms from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am one to two nights per week
    • Assist with room lock-outs
    • Monitor general safety and comfort in dorms
    • Close down loud parties after 11:00 pm on weeknights
    • Respond to incidents of inappropriate behavior such as excessive drinking or any other activities that endanger health or safety of residents
    • Note facilities maintenance issues and report to Residence Life Coordinator for follow-up
  • Dedicate their time, energy and attention solely to their Guide duties. The Guide position is a full-time job; you will not be able to continue to work for your company/employer back home while a Guide. If you cannot free yourself of all your regular job commitments during your six weeks as a Guide, please do not apply.

GV Guides are members of the GV management team:

  • Supportive of colleagues’ efforts
    • Discuss problems/concerns/conflicts directly with teammate    
    • Volunteer to help colleagues with their responsibilities
    • Watch for opportunities to help out without being asked
    • Consistently act and behave respectfully and positively
    • Criticize in private (directly with that person); praise in public
  • Handle conflict situations effectively 
    • View conflict as opportunity
    • Leverage conflict to enhance relationship; bond team
    • Set appropriate limits
  • Provide support to Iacocca Institute Global Village team as needed:
    • Schedule and prepare Villagers to host executive visitors
    • Monitor executive sessions and Program Workshops and encourage discussion among Villagers
    • Facilitate a course or discussion, as requested
    • Assist with program operations and logistics, as needed
    • Lead local trips, as needed
    • Ensure that Villagers complete and submit all evaluations in a timely manner
    • Serve as group leaders on buses and during off-site visits, including but not limited to, New York City and Washington, D.C.            
  • Lead team-building activities and evening activities in dorms
  • Work toward a common goal
  • Support collaborative atmosphere
  • Complete and submit performance evaluations on their Villagers and members of their respective project teams before the end of their Guide assignment period.

GV Guides act as mentor and coach for Villagers:

  • Are open-minded and build trust
  • Listen actively
  • Do appropriate pre-planning and follow-up
  • Make appropriate recommendations to further Villagers’ goals
  • Demonstrate sincere interest in Villagers’ well-being and growth    
  • Assist in making connections relevant to Villagers’ career and leadership development goals    
  • Are confident in their own abilities and experience
  • Recognize their limitations 
  • Attend country presentations when one of their Villagers is presenting
  • Complete Villager evaluations before departing GV    

GV Guides mentor a Consulting Project Team:

  • Oversee interaction with project client    
  • Facilitate team dynamics on project team
  • Ensure that all project team members are engaged and contributing
  • Act as “trial client”/coach for practice presentations
  • Proof-read and edit final presentation and executive summary
  • Support and encourage fellow project mentors
  • Complete all project evaluations before departing GV

GV Guides model appropriate professional behavior at all times:

  • Balance presence and proper professional distance (Guides play an integral staff role within GV and thus represent Lehigh University, the Iacocca Institute and the Global Village within the global community. As such, the Guide must maintain a sense of professionalism at all times and remember that the Guide's role is to act as a mentor-in-residence, not as a fellow Villager.)
  • Be on time for all scheduled activities
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner
  • Dress properly for all GV activities
  • Speak only well of others        
  • Respect self and others
  • Encourage positive team building activities during free time and at night
  • Be willing to do menial tasks (or tasks not normally done within the scope of their present position) when necessary. This is an expectation of all Global Village staff, whether permanent or temporary.

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Student Mentors are key to the success of the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive. They live in the residence hall with the high school students (ages 15-17) for four weeks and participate in the program with them. This leadership opportunity is certain to be challenging yet exciting as Lehigh prepares to welcome some of brightest high school students in the United States and from around the world to our campus for a unique summer experience. Because of the intense nature of the schedule, student mentors will not be able to take classes or work elsewhere during the time of the program.


  • Attend meals, classes, seminars, trips and tours with the high school students.
  • Serve as a role model and mentor at all times.
  • Live in the residence hall, 24/7, except for assigned day or night off. Be available at all dorm activities according to a rotating schedule with other staff.
  • Advise a mentor group and assist the group with different team projects with local partnering businesses. Projects have real deliverables that involve marketing/marketing research.
  • Work as a team with other Student Mentors, sharing duties throughout the four-week program.
  • Support the high school students as they adjust to the residential experience.
  • Develop different social programs or activities that support the goals of the program.
  • Handle different administrative and program tasks, including driving, under the direction of the Residence Life Coordinator and the Director.
  • Participate in orientation for Student Mentor staff from June 21 through June 25.


  • Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license (issued on or before June 21, 2019) and clean driving record.
  • Must have a solid academic record at the university level.
  • Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, county and national criminal background checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance.

Salary and benefits:

  • $2,200 (plus $120 to cover the cost of cell phone usage and clearance/fingerprinting required of staff members)
  • Housing and meals, June 21-July 24

Interviews will start February 8, 2021 and continue until all positions are filled.

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The Residence Life Coordinator is a professional staff member within the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive office, Lehigh University. Supervised by the Director, the Residence Life Coordinator is responsible for the total operation of a residence hall area during the 4-week program.

Duties include:

  • Supervise the student mentors in their residence life duties
  • Provide leadership for students and staff through programming and discipline
  • Enforce program, university and residence hall rules and regulations
  • Mentor a business project
  • Purchase program supplies
  • Coordinate in-program transportation
  • Act as facilities manager for the residence area including overseeing maintenance and custodial concerns

Salary and Benefits:

  • Office duty June 7-June 18: $10/hour
  • Program June 21-July 24: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Housing and meals, June 21-July 24

Learn more and apply here