Tuesday, December 4, 2012

2013 Summer Internship Announcement

LeaderShape, Inc. is an international, not-for-profit organization committed to developing more people who lead with integrity. The LeaderShape Institute, is an intensive six-day experience which is conducted on a national basis for participants from across the country. It is also conducted in partnership with universities and organizations from across the country and is highly regarded as an outstanding leadership development program.

Since the start of The LeaderShape Institute in 1986, more than 46,000 young adults have participated in this program. The LeaderShape Institute was acknowledged as an “exemplary program” by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. For more information, visit our web site: www.leadershape.org.

The Summer Program Coordinator serves as an important member of The LeaderShape Institute team. We will select two individuals to work in partnership in serving in this role.  They will carry out logistical and conference management tasks which are crucial to the success of the program.  The Summer Program Coordinators will work alongside the facilitators to help ensure success, while staying one step ahead of the curriculum so that all of the details are organized at the beginning of each program piece.  In collaboration with the LeaderShape Staff, the Summer Program Coordinators will carry out the following activities:

Program Coordination & Management.  Coordination of the national sessions of The LeaderShape Institute requires strong administrative abilities and great attention to detail.  Activities include assistance with session preparation, participant registration, and participant communication.  This will involve time spent working at the LeaderShape home office and time spent staying on location during sessions of The LeaderShape Institute. 

Program Planning & Organization.  Assist with the planning of the national sessions of The LeaderShape Institute by working with vendors and other organizations that play a major role in the overall success of each session. Coordinate travel arrangements and accommodations for participants and facilitators. Assist facilitators during the session by preparing materials for daily activities.  Work in collaboration with facilitators to ensure that participants have a high quality experience while attending The LeaderShape Institute.

Participant Relations.  Communicate the importance of preparing for The LeaderShape Institute by reviewing expectations and answering questions regarding the national sessions.  Work with participants to ensure that they have a high quality experience.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a graduate student in Higher Education/Leadership Development or a related field.  Dates for this position are May 28, 2013 through August 2, 2013 (approximately 10 weeks). This position will require relocating to Champaign, Illinois during this time and attending all of the national sessions of The LeaderShape Institute. The dates for the dates of the national sessions are as follows: June 9-14, 2013 (Tahoe City, CA), July 21-26, 2013 (Champaign, IL), July 28-August 2, 2013 (Atlanta, GA), and July 28-August 2, 2013 (Champaign, IL). A stipend and housing are provided and academic credit can be arranged with the graduate student’s host institution.

Please visit our website to apply. The deadline for submitting resumes for consideration is January 14, 2013.

Please contact Kristen Young via email at kristen@leadershape.org with questions about this position.

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