Assistant Program Director, Experiential Learning - College of Arts and Sciences

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory College
ECAS: Pathways Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Under the leadership of Dr. Branden Grimmett, the inaugural vice provost for career and professional development and associate dean of the College, the Pathways Center helps Emory students and alumni reach their full potential through integrated career services, undergraduate research, national scholarships and fellowships, pre-health advising, and experiential learning.


Our division includes a total of 35 team members, 7 of which make up the Pathways leadership team. The Pathways Center serves as a national model for higher education in seamlessly preparing students and connecting them to resources.
Reporting to the Director of Experiential Learning, the hired candidate will serve as a member of the growing Experiential Learning (EL) team within the Pathways Center.


Experiential Learning is primarily responsible for creating, supporting, and enhancing programs that enable students to apply their Emory education in the world at-large through research, applied arts, and internship experiences.

Successful candidates will:
- Have experience in supporting an experiential learning, funding, student-success, academic, or related program in higher education
- Possess strong time-management, organization, and communication skills
- Commit to supporting an inclusive, respectful, and high-performing team culture
Current initiatives of this program include cohort-based internship programs, asynchronous internship courses (INTERN 496 and INTERN 497/R), and the Pathways Summer Internship Funding program.


  • Assists in directing the strategic planning, development, and implementation of programs. Represents the organization at meetings, conferences and other events. May develop and present speeches or presentations to generate or enhance awareness of program(s).
  • Provides technical support by evaluating established processes, conducting training, attending operational meetings and networking with affiliated groups.
  • Monitors progress toward achieving established objectives and deadlines. Participates in planning, administering and monitoring program related budgets.
  • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and collaborates with others to ensure program(s) remain viable. May serve on, hold office in, or chair committees.
  • May write publishable articles and papers. May supervise staff. Oversees or assists in developing operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies. Ensures required records and documentation are maintained. Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program(s) and five years of program related experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Provide the Director of EL with administrative and logistical support in the development of new programs. Oversee the application process for one or more of the EL internship programs, taking a primary role in communicating with students, monitoring the submission of applications, preparing applications for review, and compiling metrics on program impact
  • Enroll eligible students in EL internship courses, process documentation for internships, and coordinate requests from international students for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).
  • Assist with events on campus, including efforts to promote EL offerings to historically underserved populations
    Support the Director and Associate Director when presenting EL programming to on- and off-campus audiences, including orientations, workshops, class meetings, and conferences.
  • Potentially supervise one or more student workers, support other activities of the program and Pathways Center as requested.


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.


Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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