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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 2023:

 

Section 1

Global Village Guide

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General Responsibilities

The Global Village Guide (Guide) position is a temporary, full-time professional staff member within the Iacocca Institute with oversight over the administrative and logistical aspects of the Iacocca Global Village program (GV) and responsibility as a mentor to Global Village program participants (Villagers). The Guide, under the supervision of the GV Program Director, is responsible for providing support to the operation’s team during the 5-week program, and serving as a mentor/coach to the Villagers. This position does not allow for simultaneous work with another company/employer or sufficient time to take classes. If you cannot free yourself of all your regular job and/or academic commitments during the 5 week program and 1 week guide training, please do not apply.

Qualifications
  1. Must be 21 years of age or older
  2. Should have been a participant of the Global Village in previous years 
  3. Should have experience supervising and mentoring students  in educational contexts
  4. Should have knowledge of leadership development and/or business practices
Responsibilities

Staff Support  

  • Maintain a team mentality as an Iacocca Institute staff member, keeping all inter-personal conflicts and intra-staff disagreements out of sight from program participants 
  • Maintain an appropriate boundary between yourself as a staff member and the Villagers as program participants
  • Demonstrate initiative, dependability, and a positive attitude
  • Model appropriate behavior at all times in terms of timeliness, attentiveness to speakers, detachment from devices, correct dress for occasions, etc.

Participant Support

  • Mentor assigned “guide group” members through leadership development curriculum
    • Learning about the strengths and goals of each group member in advance and communicating with them during online portion of the program
    • Assist individual group members in identifying specific opportunities or connections relevant to achieving their goals for the program and engage other networking connections on their behalf. Follow through to ensure action is taken
    • Lead guide group activities that incorporate leadership and cross cultural learning 
  • Mentor a business project (team of 6-8 students), serving as a supportive resource to the team. Responsibilities may include assisting the team with problems associated with research and communication, making connections relevant to the work, and helping keep the team on schedule for deliverables, as requested by the team
  • Assist with planning of recreational evening and/or weekend activities, including obtaining necessary supplies in advance. Guides should be present during all such activities. If food/supplies are needed, sufficient notice MUST be given to Iacocca Institute staff to obtain necessary supplies

Programming Contributions

  • Plan and execute teambuilding activities in collaboration with Iacocca Institute staff
  • Attend sessions, workshops, and other program activities, giving those events your full attention (e.g. not being on devices)
  • Develop and deliver a professional session or workshop in an area of your expertise
  • Plan and lead excursions as part of larger field trips (e.g. to companies in NYC and/or Washington DC) in collaboration with Iacocca Institute staff

Administrative 

  • Create, distribute, and collect session evaluation forms after each academic session and for project groups, mentors, and companies
  • Interpret and enforce program policies and procedures throughout the program
  • Ensure the protection of individual rights and respectful cohabitation at all times
  • Be familiar with and communicate university rules and regulations related to alcohol consumption, harassment, and mandatory reporting policies

Communication and Resource Referral

  • Meet weekly with GV Program Director and team to relay questions and concerns and engage in team problem-solving and planning
  • Meet weekly with Project Manager to relay issues related to project group dynamics or client company behaviors
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and training sessions
  • Identify, work with, and refer, when appropriate, individuals who exhibit personal, social, and behavioral problems to Iacocca staff for intervention

Additional Duties

  • Anticipate need for food and/or supplies for activities, giving Iacocca Institute staff sufficient notice when any materials are needed
  • Demonstrate initiative, dependability, and a positive attitude
  • Be available each day during the orientation and 5-week program
  • Maintain residence in the dorm for the duration of the 5-week program 
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director
Dates and terms of employment

May-June 2023: Virtual experience 

June 19-23: Mentor training and planning (full time)

June 24-July 29: On campus Program (full time)

July 29 - 30: Wrap-Up/Debrief/Departure

Compensation: $5,000.00, plus housing June 18-July 29 with departure on July 30. Board is NOT included with the exception of designated meals occurring in the dorms and/or full community events. Airfare and visa fees are not included in any compensation offer.

Section 2

Global Village Residence Life Coordinator

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Program Description

The Iacocca Global Village (GV) experience is uniquely designed to meet the needs of future leaders, bringing young professionals, entrepreneurs, and advanced university students from every continent to live and work together in an intensive and extremely diverse learning community.

Global Villagers work, learn and live among an international, culturally diverse group of 60-80 peers from 30-40 countries. In the Village, participants work in cross-cultural teams on real leadership challenges for organizations across the globe, develop their personal leadership vision and plan, and build a lifelong network of global colleagues, mentors and friends. Together, they will create new visions for what leadership means in the future.

General Responsibilities

The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) is a temporary professional staff member within the Iacocca Institute with oversight over the residential aspects of the Global Village (GV) program. The RLC position provides time and expertise to support the GV staff with residence life, administration and logistics responsibilities.  This position requires evening and weekend hours, and occasional day hours to set up for the arrival and departure from the dorms of the Villagers.

The RLC also has some responsibilities for bringing the Villagers together as a residential community and providing day-to-day support during the program. The RLC will be under the supervision of the GV Program Director, and will be responsible for the total operation of the residence hall area during the 5-week program. 

Qualifications
  1. Must be 21 years of age or older
  2. Must have a valid US driver’s license, 5+ years US driving experience, and a clean driving record
  3. Must be able to exercise sound judgment to preserve safety and wellbeing of program participants 
  4. Should have prior experience in residence life, e.g. as an RA, camp counselor, etc.
  5. Should have experience supervising and mentoring students in educational contexts.

This position is not compatible with other responsibilities - the RLC should not expect to be able to maintain an additional job or academic course load simultaneously. 

Responsibilities

Dorm Setup

  • During week prior to arrival and during week 1 of the program, assist with dorm setup, including walk-through to determine any maintenance needs
  • Oversee delivery of supplies and equipment

Dorm Oversight during Program

  • Oversee distribution and collection of room keys as well as lost/lockouts
  • Provide all necessary support to participants as related to their accommodation
  • Assist other residential staff in the creation and enforcement of cleaning schedules
  • Act as a liaison with Conferences Services and Facilities to address any housing issues, such as plumbing, electrical, or infestation issues.
  • Interpret and enforce program policies and procedures within the residence hall
  • Monitor participant wellbeing, e.g. excessive alcohol consumption and report concerns to GV program director and team, including GV Guides

Communication and Resource Referral

  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Know and be known by the program participants.
  • Identify, work with, and refer, when appropriate, individuals who exhibit personal, social, and behavioral problems to Iacocca staff for intervention.
  • Interpret and enforce program policies and procedures within the residence hall.
  • Be familiar with and communicate university rules and regulations to participants.

Additional Duties

  • Anticipate need for supplies for the dorm, giving GV program team sufficient notice when any materials are needed.
  • Maintain a team mentality as an Iacocca Institute staff member, keeping any interpersonal conflicts or intra-staff disagreements out of sight from program participants.
  • Demonstrate initiative, dependability, and a positive attitude.
  • Be available each evening during the 5-week program and orientation (except on designated days off).
  • Sleep in the residence hall each evening during the 5-week program and orientation (except assigned evenings off).
  • Maintain residence in the dorm for the duration of the GV program. 
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by Iacocca Staff.
Dates and terms of employment

June 19-23: Training and setup (full time)

June 24-July 29: Program (full time)

July 30: Dorm break down and clean-up, organization of dorm supplies for storage

Hours: ca. 4:00 pm-12:00 am, with occasional daytime responsibilities. 2 days/1 night off per week.

Compensation: $5,000.00, plus housing June 18-July 30. Board is NOT included with the exception of designated meals occurring in the dorms and/or full community events.

Section 3

Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive Residence Life Coordinator

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Position Description

The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) is a temporary professional staff member within the Iacocca Institute with oversight over the residential aspects of the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive high school program (IGEI). The two RLCs, under the supervision of the Program Director, are responsible for the total operation of the residence hall area during the 4-week program and the direct supervision of the student mentor staff. 

Qualifications
  1. Must be 21 years of age or older
  2. Must have a valid US driver’s license, 2+ years US driving experience, and a clean driving record
  3. Must be able to pass required background checks and required trainings for work with minors
  4. Must be able to exercise sound judgment to preserve safety and wellbeing of program participants 
  5. Should have prior experience in residence life, e.g. as an RA, camp counselor, etc.
  6. Should have experience supervising and mentoring students in educational contexts
Responsibilities

Staff Supervision  

  • Develop RLC and mentor staffing schedule prior to start of program, such that all staff have 1 day & 2 nights/week free and 2 staff (mentor + RLC) are “on call” each night.
  • Ensure student mentors are following agreed upon schedule, referring any issues with appropriate execution of mentor duties to Iacocca staff.
  • Assist with the training process for student mentors, June 19-24.
  • Assist student mentors in creation and enforcement of cleaning schedules.
  • Provide on-going direction for student mentors through weekly staff meetings and individual supervision (each RLC is responsible for mentoring 4 student mentors). 

Program Planning and Operations

  • Assist the student mentors in planning recreational activities in evenings and on weekends, including obtaining necessary supplies in advance. At least 1 RLC should be present during all such activities.

Administrative

  • Organize and maintain program participant medical records and insurance paperwork. 
  • Interpret and enforce program policies and procedures within the residence hall.
  • Work with mentors and students to help ensure the protection of individual rights.
  • Be familiar with and communicate university rules and regulations to students.
  • Act as a liaison with Conferences Services and Facilities to address any housing issues, such as plumbing, electrical, or infestation issues.
  • Help to establish and carry out procedures for Opening Day, Closing Day, and security of the residence halls.

Communication and Resource Referral

  • Provide a daily update to the Program Director on activities and occurrences in the residence hall.
  • Collect and review the In/Out logs, ensuring no problematic patterns are developing.
  • Complete Incident Reports in conjunction with mentor/s and report to Program Director.
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Know and be known by the program participants.
  • Identify, work with, and refer, when appropriate, individuals who exhibit personal, social, and behavioral problems to Iacocca staff for intervention.

Additional Duties

  • Anticipate need for food and/or supplies for dorm activities, giving Iacocca Institute staff sufficient notice when any materials are needed.
  • Maintain a team mentality as an Iacocca Institute staff member, keeping any inter-personal conflicts or intra-staff disagreements out of sight from program participants.
  • Demonstrate initiative, dependability, and a positive attitude.
  • Be available each evening during the 4-week program and orientation (except on designated days off).
  • Sleep in the residence hall each evening during the 4-week program and orientation (except assigned evenings off).
  • Maintain residence in the dorm for the duration of the IGEI program. 
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director.
Dates and terms of employment

June 12-18: Administrative duty ca. 10 hours/week (can be done remotely)

June 19-24: in-person mentor training and activity planning (full time)

June 25-July 22: Program (full time)

July 22-July 23: Cleanup and Departure

Compensation 

$4,500.00 plus room and board, June 18-July 22. Departure must occur on July 23. Airfare and visa fees are not included in any compensation offer.

Applications are due by Monday, January 30, 2023.

Section 4

Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive Student Mentor Position

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Position Description

Student mentors are critical to the success of the IGEI program. Mentors must live in the dorms with the high school participants, ages 15-17, for four weeks, and participate in the program with them. Mentors provide support to students, help facilitate positive experiences and intercultural conversations, advise project groups, and ensure participant safety by exercising sound judgment and enforcing program rules.

Qualifications
  1. Mentors must be at least 19 years of age and have completed at least one year of college
  2. Mentors must have experience working with younger students, either as a volunteer or as a paid staff member
  3. Mentors must complete required background checks and mandatory trainings to qualify to work with minors
  4. Mentors must be individuals of character and sound judgment, willing to enforce rules and report violations objectively, without regard for popularity or personal feelings
  5. Mentors should be IGEI alumni or have comparable experience as a participant in a residential summer program
Responsibilities
  • Accompany program participants to all meals, classes, learning activities, field trips, and recreational activities, on a rotating schedule.
  • Meet twice weekly with your dorm group for check-in and bonding.
  • Meet weekly with your mentor group and designated RLC.
  • Create and review evening In/Out logs, ensuring no problematic patterns are developing. Complete Incident Reports in conjunction with RLCs. Report all concerns, even minor ones, to RLCs and Program Director.
  • Create and enforce a dorm cleaning schedule for all common spaces.
  • Plan and execute recreational activities in dorms on evenings and weekends, in consultation with the Residence Life Coordinators.
  • Act as positive role models at all times. Mentors must take their role as Iacocca Institute staff seriously and maintain an appropriate boundary between themselves as staff and the program participants.
  • Live in the dorms during the entirety of the program and be on campus and available at all times except for designated days/nights off (approximately 2 days/1 night per week).
  • Mentor a business project (team of 6-8 students); responsibilities will include assisting the team with problems associated with research and communication and helping keep the team on schedule for deliverables: a written report and oral presentation to client. Ensure project work is being done during designated times.
  • Meet weekly with Project Manager to provide status updates and alert to any issues within project groups or with client companies.
  • Work collaboratively as a team to create an exciting and safe experience for participants, under the direct supervision of the RLCs. Monitor and enforce a zero tolerance policy on smoking, alcohol, and drug use. Demonstrate initiative, dependability, and a positive attitude.
  • Other duties as assigned by Residence Life Coordinators, Program Director, and Iacocca Institute staff.
Dates and terms of employment

May-June Pre-arrival paperwork and online trainings

June 19-24: In-person training and planning 

June 25-July 22: Program

June 22-July 23: Cleanup and Departure 

Compensation 

$3,000.00 plus room and board, June 18-July 22. Departure must occur on July 23. Airfare and visa fees are not included in any compensation offer.

Applications are due by Monday, January 30, 2023.