Center for Integrative Leadership – YALI Program Graduate Assistant

Apply for this position in the UMN system, Job ID 316172. Selection is on rolling basis.

50% (20 hours/week)

Summer 2017

Minimum Qualifications:
Interest and experience in the topic of intercultural education and/or leadership
Ability to relate to diversity of constituents
Strong organizational and community relations skills
Communication skills including: speaking, writing and listening
Ability to analyze, problem solve and be flexible in service delivery
Group facilitation skills
Ability to work well independently and also as part of a team
Current driver’s license and the ability and willingness to be trained to drive a passenger van

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred: personal or professional experience in/with Sub-Saharan Africa

POSITION TITLE: YALI Program Graduate Assistant

The YALI Public Management Institute at the University of MN is a leadership development and skillbuilding program that will include cultural experiences, networking, and social events. This position will support participants and coordinate communication and activities.

Start and End Date
•Position is to begin on or about May 30, 2017, with an average of 10 hours/week through June 16 for program preparation.
•Candidates must be available full time the weeks of June 16th-July 30th including some nights and weekends for program delivery.
•Position end point will be approximately July 31, with exact date determined based on wrap up duties.


Logistical tasks such as airport pick-ups and drop-offs and event planning
Attending site visits as well as program events in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends
Creation of program binder and other participant materials
Accompanying participants on visits to business, government, educational and non-governmental agencies. These visits are designed to augment the learning that takes place in lectures and discussions
Assisting in ongoing and final program evaluation and reporting
Assist YALI Academic Co-Directors with development and implementation of program activities. Other duties as assigned

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a long-term effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders and strengthen partnerships between the United States and Africa. This wide-ranging effort has been led by the White House and the U.S. Department of State in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Peace Corps.

The Center for Integrative Leadership (CIL) at the University of MN was selected as one of twenty US Colleges and Universities to host young leaders from Africa this Summer 2017 for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, an intensive leadership development program.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references.

Questions can be directed to Liz Sopdie, Program Manager, at
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