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Associate, Global Network Development

Minerva Project

Associate, Global Network Development

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Minerva, based in San Francisco, California, offers a unique undergraduate experience for the brightest, most motivated students in the world. Minerva has been deliberately designed to teach the capabilities needed to solve complex challenges unique to the 21st century. Combining a reinvented curriculum, rigorous academic standards, cutting-edge technology, and an immersive global experience, Minerva provides an exceptional and accessible education to prepare future leaders and innovators across all disciplines. Minerva Schools formed an alliance with Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) to establish the non-profit Minerva Schools at KGI in 2013, a WASC-accredited, four-year, undergraduate institution.


    The Global Network Development team is focused on identifying exciting, productive, and relevant opportunities for students and organizations alike. By building and maintaining active connections with top employers across disciplines, the team provides an extensive global pipeline of project-based, internship, work-study, and employment opportunities across the spectrum of private- and public-sector organizations.


    The Associate, Global Network Development role will join a nimble team that plays an essential role identifying career opportunities for Minerva students and partnership opportunities for the Minerva Schools at KGI. This individual will help support operations for our unique model. The Associate's core responsibility is to assist in the operations of scoping, onboarding, and finalizing paid opportunities that Minerva students can complete during the school year from the cities in Minerva's global rotation. You will support the management of these relationships with the goal of scaling work study opportunities, unlocking summer internships and full-time jobs for seniors. The Global Network Development team prides itself on being highly efficient and collaborative, positive, responsive, and creative in its approach to solving complex problems.

    This is not a traditional career services role. As many of our processes are new, this position offers an opportunity to help design and create innovative internship and work study partnership models and requires collaboration with stakeholders across the Minerva Schools, from academics to financial aid to outreach staff, and briefing senior team members on projects critical to institutional goals. If you are passionate about identifying and promoting young talent, providing global access to high-quality professional opportunities, operations, organization, & logistics, and are drawn to the challenge of building a world-class university from scratch, please read on.


    • Take ownership over the internal operations and systems of the Global Network Development team, including partner and student databases, job on-boarding, and cross-team communication and information sharing.
    • Develop user flow and administrative processes and procedures for partners, students, and staff.
    • Facilitate the Minerva summer internship process by managing internal jobs board, supporting logistics and onboarding, and supporting students and partners through the entire process.
    • Ensure consistency, confidentiality, and adherence to the highest professional and ethical standards of university partnerships and engagement.
    • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of Minerva's program and differentiators, as well as contract management parameters, policies and procedures supporting our international student body.



    • Strong organization, communication, logistics, and project management skills
    • Experience with partnerships/business development and/or consulting
    • The ability to effectively and persuasively communicate with business leaders and academics across cultures
    • Comfort interacting with a variety of internal stakeholders including staff across functions, faculty, Minerva students and applicants
    • Comfort using and learning new technology; tech-savvy and eager to adopt new tools and productivity processes
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends during peak professional development activity periods
    • Excellent English language reading and writing skills for correspondence, reports, and projects


    • The ability to identify company challenges, and experience scoping projects with clear deliverables in close collaboration with partners
    • Business development experience in higher education/ ed tech space
    • Interest in collecting and analyzing data to inform decisions
    • Multilingual and/or international experience
    • Experience working in a startup environment
    • A passion for mentorship and helping students grow personally and professionally
    • Managerial experience or desire to learn
    • Knowledge of international education systems


    • Bachelor's degree
    • At least 3-5 years of work experience or a multitude of relevant or transferable professional experiences


    • A cover letter not exceeding one page
    • Your resume not exceeding one page
    • Contact information for two professional references

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    EXPECTED START DATE: Summer 2019