Assistant Director, AmeriCorps Internship Program, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support, Career Development
Division: Josef Korbel School Int'l Studies

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver is an interdisciplinary professional school of international studies and public policy that prepares students for careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Our program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and networks to design policies, implement programs, and realize outcomes that enhance human capabilities around the world. We offer graduate degrees in International Development; International Human Rights; International Studies; International Security; Global Economic Affairs; Global Environmental Sustainability; and Public Policy as well as several certificate programs. The School’s Office of Career and Professional Development provides services to all Korbel graduate students and alumni of the M.A., M.P.P., and Ph.D. programs and the International and Intercultural Communication Program. The fast-paced office, with 4 professional staff and 7-10 student employees, plays a critical role for students in the professional degree programs.

Position Summary

This position will manage the development and implementation of an AmeriCorps-supported grant that will place DU students with Colorado-based non-profit and government institutions in internships designed to enhance their educational experience while preparing students for the workforce. The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, through its Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), has been awarded an AmeriCorps Planning Grant to develop a program that places AmeriCorps members in internships where they serve high-needs communities while also gaining valuable, career-advancing skills and earn a living stipend. The Assistant Director will manage the one-year planning process and subsequent implementation of the grant.

This position is a full-time, 1.0 FTE benefitted position reporting to the Director for the Office of Career and Professional Development at the Korbel School of International Studies.

Continuation of this position is contingent upon receiving additional grant funding.

Essential Functions

  • Provide strategic vision for the development of the AmeriCorps internship program that meets Korbel’s and DU’s pedagogical requirements, supports the 4D experience, and fulfills the precepts of the AmeriCorps grant program
  • Oversee marketing, communications, and outreach to all stakeholders including external employer partners, students, and the funder - Serve Colorado/AmeriCorps.
  • Develop and manage relationships with Colorado-based non-profit and government partners interested in community-engaged work
  • Work in partnership with other units across the DU campus including Center for Community Engagement, DU’s Career and Professional Development, and Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Develop and implement training and professional development programs that augment the AmeriCorps internship experience for participating students
  • Advise and provide career coaching for Korbel graduate students as related to AmeriCorps internship opportunities
  • Maintain relationship with the funder, Serve Colorado/AmeriCorps

Program Development, Management and Administration

  • Develop a target list of Colorado public and non-profit organizations that fit the Serve Colorado AmeriCorps criteria
  • Manage outreach and engagement with targeted nonprofit and government partners to develop internships
  • Manage operations grant application process (data, narrative, budgets, schedules, etc.) including coordination with Serve Colorado/AmeriCorps and OSRP, Korbel School’s Director of Budget and Finance, Associate Dean of Administration, Assistant Dean for External Relations, and the Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development.
  • Manage development of student recruitment and marketing materials to support program goals and timelines
  • Develop professional development programs and events to augment AmeriCorps members’ experience
  • Manage MOU process for program partners as needed
  • Participate in AmeriCorps training and grantee cohort programs
  • Coordinate AmeriCorps members’ living stipend process


  • Hire, train and supervise student employees
  • Program may also include supervision of additional professional staff in implementation phase

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of career and professional development coaching with specific interest in field of international studies/relations
  • Demonstrated project/program development and management skills within higher education
  • Interest or experience in professional internship, fellowship or experiential learning experiences within higher education
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build and strengthen key campus and community collaborations and partnerships, and to link those relationships to larger divisional and institutional goals
  • Ability to meet deadlines, set priorities, and manage project resources
  • Organized and detail orientated
  • Experience serving diverse student populations
  • Proficiency with MS Word Office Suite and other common professional software

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of experience in higher education
  • 3 + years internship, experiential learning program and/or career or professional advising experience within higher education in international affairs/relations or related fields
  • 3+ years program development and management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing program budgets
  • Familiarity with financial management and databases

Preferred Qualifications

  • MA in higher education or related field
  • Experience developing and managing programs that connect community partners with university programs
  • Interest or knowledge of AmeriCorps fellowship programs
  • Grant writing, management, and administration experience

Working Environment

  1. Standard office environment.
  2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
  3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

  1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
  2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule

The University’s administrative offices are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Work schedule may vary.

In accordance with the University’s flexible work policy, this position is eligible to be considered for partial remote work. Further details regarding this plan will be determined with the hiring manager and are dependent on the division and team specific needs.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) November 30, 2023.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:

The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $65,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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