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Early Career Programs Coordinator

Amherst College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 22, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Early Career Programs Coordinator

Amherst Campus
Full Time

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Early Career Programs Coordinator position. The Early Career Programs Coordinator is a full-time, year-round position, starting at $21.93 per hour. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

The Early Career Programs Coordinator plays a vital role in supporting signature internships and early career programs in the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning with the goal of expanding available internship opportunities to Amherst students, especially those that identify as First-Generation and/or Low-Income. Specifically, the Early Career Programs Coordinator is responsible for supporting all programming operations, outreach, event planning, and dispersal of internship stipend funds for the Meiklejohn Fellows Program and the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. The Coordinator serves as the Loeb Center's central point of contact for the Shared Services Office, Office of Financial Aid, Office of Donor Relations, and Five Colleges Risk Management in matters related to summer funding, funds management, and stipend allocation. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they demonstrate competencies that support this broadly diverse community.

This position reports to the Director of Early Career Exploration and qualifies for a hybrid work arrangement through Amherst College's Remote Work Program.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Houston and Meiklejohn Fellows Programs Administration
  • Manage student enrollment processes for Houston and Meiklejohn Fellows Programs; create and maintain systems to track student participation and evaluation data related to programs and activities
  • Assist with building and maintaining the online summer internship funding applications for both programs
  • Serve as main point of contact for student applicants, answering questions regarding application processes, providing status updates, and notifying of missing materials
  • Maintain detailed records and shared drives to organize and track applications and funding decisions
  • Assist summer funding committee with funding decision processes and communications, including preparing application packets for reviewers and organizing for review committee meetings
  • Track and earmark funding for stipend awards, and provide other financial support functions, including monitoring program budgets
  • Process and track check requests related to summer internship funding and track student progress through
  • Conduct outreach and follow-up communications with employers and students
  • Distribute and collect reports from student participants of each program at the end of each summer
  • Generate funding reports to share with Amherst Donor Relations and other stakeholders

Early Career Exploration Team Operations Support
  • Coordinate with the Event and Programming Coordinator to ensure all Early Career Exploration Team events are scheduled and spaces are booked and set up appropriately
  • Coordinate staff and peer mentor coverage of events
  • Maintain communications and marketing calendars, and coordinate communication and marketing activities
  • Monitor the Early Career Exploration Team email inbox
  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Early Career Exploration
  • Review student resumes, cover letters, and other internship application materials as needed during heavy student advising seasons


  • Associates Degree, or 4 years of experience in lieu of degree
  • 2 years of related experience
  • Superior financial administration skills
  • Technologically adept including database management skills, proficiency in Google Suite, particularly Google Sheets
  • Highly proficient in all Microsoft Office applications and/or Google Apps. Ability to adapt to new software and learn and adopt new computing devices to enhance work assigned
  • Experience working and learning within diverse teams, and a commitment to effectively serving a diverse student population
  • Self-directed, outcome-oriented, and detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated time management, project management and organizational skills
  • Success working both independently and collaboratively

  • Experience supporting internship program or career center operations
  • Experience in a higher education setting
  • Experience with Workday, Handshake, and/or SurveyMonkey Apply

Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth and development, continued learning, and career advancement.

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. (Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the Career icon from their Workday home screen) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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