College of Wooster — Assistant/Associate Director of Experiential Learning

Assistant/Associate Director of Experiential Learning

Closes: Oct 8, 2020 – 11:59 PM EDT

Job Type:Full-time

Location:Wooster, OH

About The College of Wooster:

Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student's own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.

The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes: Health, Dental, Retirement, and Tuition Remission.

Job Description:

The College of Wooster is seeking an Assistant/Associate Director of Experiential Learning (EL) in the center for Advising, Planning and Experiential Learning (APEX). Reporting to the Director of Experiential Learning and Community Engagement, the Assistant/Associate Director manages existing EL programming, and assists in visioning, promoting, and executing programming to support the College's recently endorsed strategic initiatives around EL, interdisciplinary curricular and professional pathways, and diversity and inclusion. The Assistant/Associate Director holds significant responsibility for advising students. Programs and outreach in EL will be especially important to the College's focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and offering every student the opportunity for experiential learning. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of Wooster's campus community through a sincere passion for, expertise, and understanding of these principles.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Experiential Learning team to develop and execute EL opportunities
  • Advise students on Experiential Learning opportunities
  • Manage internship programs including APEX Fellowships (the College's signature funded, mentored summer internship program) and Parker Dewey micro-internships
  • Partner and coordinate with the other offices in APEX including Career Planning, Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship, and other relevant offices across campus such as International Student Services to build and promote internship opportunities
  • Work with the Strategic Initiative efforts to formalize EL credentialing of extra- and co-curricular activities
  • Manage the Experiential Learning Mini Grants program
  • Liaison with APEX Marketing Team to promote programming
  • Other duties as assigned


Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent; Master's Degree (M.A.) preferred; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact comfortably with a wide range of individuals.
  • Knowledge of EL opportunities and experiences that serve Liberal Arts students
  • Demonstrated experience advising and addressing the needs of diverse student populations, including BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color)/underrepresented/international students and those who bring a range of experiences, traditions, identities, perspectives, beliefs and disciplines
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, including experience with building programs
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with and/or an understanding of the Liberal Arts
  • Track record of planning, promoting and executing inclusive events and activities is highly desirable
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Additional Information:

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation.

The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The College of Wooster is a drug-free workplace.

Application Instructions:

For highest consideration please submit one document containing resume, cover letter, 250-400 word diversity statement, and a list of 3 professional references which includes name, telephone number and email address.

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