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Campus Coordinator

Ascend Indiana’s vision is for every Indiana employer to have access to the skilled workforce necessary to thrive, and for every Indiana citizen to have the opportunity to pursue a meaningful career path. Ascend is a catalyst across industry sectors to connect the supply of skilled talent to demand from employers. An initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), Ascend collaborates with corporate, education, philanthropic, and community partners, and is well-positioned to play a leadership role in addressing Central Indiana’s workforce challenges. 

The Ascend Campus Coordinator will work to build employment pathways to companies in Indiana for students. The Campus Coordinator’s role is focused on building awareness and brand recognition of Ascend on campus. The Coordinator will be charged in ensuring that students understand the employment opportunities that exist in Indiana and how Ascend's work on campus provides value. The Campus Coordinator, in consultation with Ascend's recruitment staff, will work to execute a detailed strategic plan aimed at inspiring students to pursue jobs in Indiana after graduation. The Coordinator’s schedule will be determined by Ascend with respect to the needs of specific outreach campaigns. Campus Coordinators will enhance their professional skills in networking, marketing strategies, and communication while gaining an understanding of how Ascend operates.

Ascend partners with universities throughout Indiana and currently has openings at:

  • Butler University
  • DePauw University
  • Franklin College
  • Hanover College
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University
  • Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis 
  • Marian University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Indianapolis
  • Wabash College

Interested applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter with the specific university name to Caitlin Sheesley-Brown (caitlin.brown@ascendindiana.com).

Job Responsibilities

Execute a plan of action

  • Manage and execute the approved engagement and recruitment strategy 
  • Activities will include the following: marketing and social media campaigns to ensure the value of Ascend Indiana is well understood by students (i.e. - hanging posters and flyers, tabling in high-traffic areas, speaking in classrooms, and executing effective email campaigns)

Engage students

  • Plan and execute highly-attended recruitment events within the university
  • Network with student organizations to secure Ascend presentations in classes and meetings
  • Conduct announcements throughout the year in a variety of on-campus settings

Be a brand ambassador 

  • Promote the Ascend brand via social networks
  • Wear Ascend attire when attending Ascend related events
  • Embody Ascend core values through interactions with students, faculty, and staff

Provide additional support

  • Support Ascend staff as needed (i.e. research memos, candidate sourcing, other projects)
  • Report outcomes at weekly progress reviews with Manager of Talent Identification 

Minimum Requirements

  • Applicants should be undergraduate students that are currently sophomores or juniors
  • A detail-oriented self-starter who can think critically and manage to milestones to execute effectively
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Eagerness to work behind the scenes to support ambitious goals
  • Record of achievement in academics, leadership, and/or employment
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite preferred
  • Demonstrate ethical handling of confidential information

Details 

  • Manager: Manager of Talent Identification
  • Work week: part-time, 5-10 hours/ week
  • Undergraduate student
  • Travel: None