Career Services Fellowship (2 positions)

Elon University in North Carolina

Date Posted February 5, 2014
Type Fellowship
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Career Services Fellowship (2 positions)
Elon University’s Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) – Office of Career Services is pleased to announce two fellowship positions to begin mid/late-July 2014.  The individuals appointed to these full-time, 10 month positions will assist in all aspects of the operation but in particular focus on supporting staff with: (1) career advising, career assessments, and employer relations; (2) collaborating with Student Life to continue leading career programming initiatives within Elon’s innovative on-campus residential neighborhoods; (3) teaching Elon’s student “transitions strategies” courses (one-hour credit weekly courses preparing students for their professional life after college); (4) supporting Elon’s growing list of student professional development programming and events; and (5) assisting with social media and other marketing efforts of the operation.  Please visit the Elon Career Fellows blog for more information on the activities, lives, and professional growth of the 2013-2014 fellows at:
Each fellow will receive $12K stipend as well as university housing and a meal plan.  Fellows are also granted funds for professional development (e.g. conferences and selected career assessment training/certifications) and opportunities for personal and professional growth such as Spanish language classes, and if selected, to participate in service learning programs (e.g. domestic and international alternative spring break trips). This will be the fourth year for our highly successful career fellows program; prior “graduates” of which find themselves extremely well prepared and successful in securing positions in the career services field.
Elon is a private university of approximately 5,400 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students, located in the heart of NC; 40-50 minutes from Raleigh/Durham, 25 minutes from Greensboro, and 2 hours from Charlotte.  Elon University’s campus is a botanical garden and is routinely counted among the “Most Beautiful College Campus.”; Newsweek-Kaplan recently named Elon the nation’s leading college for engaged learning; and US News & World Report ranks Elon among the most “Focused on their Undergrads.”  Elon was again recognized in 2013 by the Chronicle’s “Great Colleges to Work For” survey; Elon ranked high for collaborative governance, teaching, environment, facilities, workspaces and security, confidence in senior leadership, and respect and appreciation.
Upon starting the fellowship candidates must have completed their graduate degree in a related field such as counseling, higher education administration, or human resources. Candidates must be able to commit to the full 10-month appointment to begin in July (the first month is dedicated solely to training).  Successful applicants must possess outstanding communication skills (interpersonal, written, and oral), the ability to effectively multi-task, strong attention to detail, a passion for learning, and a strong customer service orientation.
Application Instructions:
To apply, please visit the Elon University “Employment at Elon” page, and click on “Staff Positions”      Application deadline is March 2nd, 2014.
Elon University is a top-ranked liberal arts university that is widely recognized as a leader in student engagement and experiential learning. The academic program is distinguished by a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences combined with outstanding professional programs. In its 2014 "America's Best Colleges" guide, U.S. News & World Report ranks Elon #1 among Southern Regional Universities and one of the nation's top colleges and universities "with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”
The Elon community is characterized by a strong student-centered mission, a commitment to excellent teaching and a spirit of innovation. The university includes more than 390 full-time faculty members and 5,600 undergraduate and 700 graduate students from 47 states, the District of Columbia and 49 other nations. The university has six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located in downtown Greensboro, N.C. Elon offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and six graduate programs.
The university sends more students to study abroad than any other master's-level university in the nation, and the core curriculum includes a strong global focus. Newsweek-Kaplan has named Elon the nation's "leader in engaged learning" and Princeton Review ranks Elon among the nation's 378 "best colleges." Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and the Fiske Guide to Colleges both name Elon one of the nation's "best value" private universities.
Elon's 620-acre campus in North Carolina's Piedmont region is consistently recognized as one of the nation's most beautiful college environments. The campus includes the 56-acre Elon University Forest, a land preserve and natural area for scientific research.