Experiential Learning Specialist Job in Iowa City, IA at The University of Iowa – 4.1

The Honors Program housed under University College at the University of Iowa seeks a full-time (100%) Experiential Learning Specialist to join their dynamic team.

POSITION OVERVIEW: This position advises UI honors students on their experiential learning curriculum requirement and creates educational programming to assist and guide students to discovering which experiential opportunities best fit their academic and career goals. The Experiential Learning Specialist will take an active role in bringing a student’s attention to the existence and value of experiential learning, conducting work in such a context, reflecting on the work experienced, adding the meaning-making insight gained from such reflection to the student’s reservoir of knowledge, confidence, and self-discovery.

Key Areas of Responsibility Include:
Meet and advise honors students to help them initiate, establish, and conduct experiential learning projects and activities.

Create educational programming for honors students to learn more about personalizing their experiential learning experience and how to successfully complete the curriculum requirement.

Guide students through a process of self-discovery to enrich and enlarge what they gain from their experiential learning activities.

Participate in campus outreach activities with faculty and staff (such as Housing, ICRU, International Programs, departmental honors, etc.) to identify, develop, and/or improve experiential learning opportunities.

In consultation with the director and associate director, develop and supervise the new Peer Experiential Learning Assistants program

  • For a full job description, including all duties and competencies assigned, please e-mail the contact listed below or visit: Job Opportunities (Org 02 & 35) | Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost – The University of Iowa (uiowa.edu).

ABOUT THE DEPT: The Honors Program enriches the undergraduate experience by cultivating intellectual curiosity and practical skill through challenging coursework, creative engagement, and experiential learning to nurture a deeper understanding of one’s discipline and self. We envision Honors at Iowa as an inclusive and supportive community for high achieving students who are in the process of understanding the broader significance of their education, life experiences, and relationships with the goal of awareness and self-authorship.


Education and Experience Required

A Bachelor’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, or other related fields.

Career relevant experience (1-3 years) including jobs, internships, practicum, capstone, etc. Plans, organizes, and manages student consultations that enhance development.

Competencies Required

Demonstrates a working proficiency in each of the following areas:

Commitment to and participation in diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and initiatives.

Collaboration and positive impact with coworkers, partners, and/or students including working with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner and open sharing of information.

Organization skills to include the ability to plan, organize, monitor, and control projects, ensuring efficient utilization of resources, to achieve objectives.

Ability to work independently and remotely, at times. Ability to gauge one’s strengths, limitations and interests, and use of this knowledge for purposes of performance effectiveness.

Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors, preferably to student audience and addressing program requirements.

Ability to use and quickly learn common technological equipment, software and programs that support efficient performance and remote/virtual work. (Such as desktop or laptop, MS Office Suite applications, web platforms such as Zoom, camera and microphone familiarity etc.)

Desired Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, or other related fields.

Experience working with college students, including honors students.

Experience with learning management systems such as ICON, Blackboard etc.

TO SUBMIT INTEREST: To be eligible for consideration, applicants must upload both a resume and a cover letter and mark them each as a “Relevant File” to complete their job submission.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to five (5) professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

  • NOTE: This position is only able to hire within the advertised salary range (see below). Reach out to the contact person to learn more about benefits, compensation practices, and career development opportunities.

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Company: The University of Iowa – 4.1

Company Location:  Iowa City, IA

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