SELF Program Facilitator

The University of Kansas   LAWRENCE, KS   Full-time     Education
Posted on February 7, 2024
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SELF Program Facilitator

Engineering Administration

Position Overview

This is a student support position facilitating leadership development training and experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students within the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows (SELF) Program.

The SELF Program is a four-year co-curricular program that provides passionate and highly motivated engineering and computer science undergraduates the chance to challenge themselves as they develop on their leadership journeys and gain experience in entrepreneurship and business skills.  Facilitators are responsible for seminar facilitation, individual coaching, mentorship, and advising, as well as creating and executing educational projects and activities designed to develop students into entrepreneurs and future business and industry leaders.  Beyond the classroom, facilitators support student engagement in service learning projects and a host of other experiential opportunities.  The SELF Program provides incredible opportunities for amazing, motivated students as well as the talented  professional staff who work with the program and those students.

There are two facilitators:  this one, which works with freshman/sophomore cohorts, and a parallel position which works with the junior/senior cohorts.  The Program Facilitator position works closely with the Director and the other Program Facilitator to plan, implement, and assess programming for the SELF Program.

The position involves growing knowledge and developing skills related to managing multiple projects, the ability to plan small and large-scale events, and understanding of college student development.   The SELF Facilitator will actively seek out and incorporate current leadership, entrepreneurship and business practices and skills from engineering, technology, and business work environments.  They will interact with faculty, staff, and industry professionals in support of the Program and its Fellows.  Facilitators will oversee the Fellow-led Project Teams in major SELF Program activities ensuring that scope is appropriate, project management tools are applied at a basic level, and that key deliverables are identified and achieved.  The Program Facilitator will have primary responsibility for program initiatives occurring during the freshmen and sophomore years as well as some program-wide initiatives.    
More information about the SELF Program can be found here:

This position is a full-time regular appointment.  Some travel as well as occasional weekend/evening work will be required as the needs of the position demand.

Job Description

50% - Student Development

Develop an experiential and applied curriculum, facilitate the inclusion of program-external guests in seminar, and facilitate leadership development seminar courses for the assigned cohorts. 

  • Cohorts generally meet separately at 7:00 am once per week throughout the fall and spring semesters.
  • Develop co-curricular opportunities rooted in basic fundamental engineering project management principles to support the development of relevant and readily applicable entrepreneurship and business as well as additional leadership skills of Fellows.  
  • Engage students one-on-one to provide mentoring of SELF Fellows. Official academic advising is not within the scope of this position.

40% - Administrative

  • Participate in the development of and sustain/support the SELF Program by working autonomously on projects as well as in collaboration with other SELF Program staff. Examples of projects include facilitating and planning industry site visits, planning, implementing, and evaluating relevant and timely workshops and retreats, identifying and engaging guest speakers, and more.
  • Seek out opportunities to identify and incorporate current and future trends in entrepreneurship and business and leadership education and practice into the SELF Program, especially as pertains to technology based corporations.
  • Support proposal, selection, and planning phases of the major SELF Program initiatives in collaboration with the other SELF Facilitator and SELF Director.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date Fellow records through an internal tracking program.
  • Work with SELF Staff to implement and evaluate the annual review processes for Fellows with specific focus on the Fellows in their first and second year of the Fellowship.

10% - Other

  • Develop recruitment materials with the Program Director and Recruitment team. 
  • Support the maintenance of SELF online presence including website and social media.
    • Recruit at relevant STEM outreach events in partnership with the Recruitment team.
    • Assist as necessary with School of Engineering events, such as New Student Orientation, Scholar Day, and Open House, plus major programs such as recruitment events, student trips, and student retreats etc., which are likely to require working some evenings and weekends.
    • Other relevant duties, projects, and responsibilities as assigned by the SELF Program Director or Assistant Dean.
    • Some travel may be required.

Position Requirements

  1. Work location statement –This position is required to work on-site.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in related field and 3 years related experience OR a master's degree.
  2. Excellent written communication skills and organizational skills as evidenced by application materials and interview.
  3. One year of experience with basic computer systems and working knowledge of software applications and programs including, but not limited to, the following: Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master's degree in related field.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work with college students.
  3. One year of professional experience in one of the following areas: higher education, engineering, corporate recruiting, developing and presenting leadership or entrepreneurship programs, career development or business relations, or relevant area.
  4. Exceptional interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively, both collaboratively and independently, as evidenced by application materials.

Contact Information to Applicants: Corey Behrens,

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application includes:

  1. Resume or curriculum vitae
  2. Cover letter addressing how the required and, if applicable, preferred qualifications are met.
  3. Contact information of 3 professional references.

Review of applications will begin February 12, 2024 and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Advertised Salary Range: Minimum $41,299 or commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins 12-Feb-2024

Anticipated Start Date 11-Mar-2024

Primary Campus University of Kansas Lawrence Campus


Reg/Temp Regular

FLSA Status Nonexempt

Employee Class U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Work Schedule 40 hours/week

Job Family EducationalSuport&Delivery-KUL

Work Location Assignment On-Site


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